Youthful Skin With Rodan and Fields
I was introduced to the amazing line of Rodan + Fields skincare because of their Lash Boost Serum that I got hooked on a couple of years ago. Known to have the best lash conditioning serum on the market I was curious to try their other products. I’ve use everything from their sunscreen, to their daily skin Regimens and have been beyond happy with all of the results. Founders Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields are Stanford-trained Dermatologists who’ve used their expertise and over 30 years in practice to formulate products that are readily available to consumers. Backed by scientific research, they developed innovative products and proprietary technologies with Dermatologists, doctors, PhDs, and R&D experts.
Recently I tried their revolutionary REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum which features ground-breaking Retinal-MD Technology that elevates anti-aging skincare to the next level. This Intensive Renewing Serum is formulated with Retinal-MD Technology, a form of Vitamin A that’s stronger than Retinol but gentle enough for daily use. I apply it nightly after I wash my face and before I moisturize. The serum instantly smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The serum ultimately helps reveal vibrant, younger-looking skin and a more even-looking skin tone. Typically, it takes four weeks to see a difference, but I actually started seeing a difference just after 3 weeks!
The single-use capsules give you the perfect amount to apply to your face, and I even use some on my neck area too. The formula is protected from light and oxygen to maintain potency in these beautiful blue capsules. The capsules are made of plant-based gelatin coated in beeswax and a jar lasts 60 days (60 capsules). The REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum is recommended for nightly use so the formula can be fully absorbed without any risk of sunlight affecting your skin. Apply one capsule after toner and before moisturizer. It’s so easy to use – just twist off the tail on the capsule and smooth the serum over your face and neck (avoiding the eye area). As soon as I applied the serum to my skin it felt instantly smooth, like it usually does after a facial. Remember not to rinse it off and try to avoid contact with fabrics because it may turn yellow by using this retinoid product.
I’ve previously used a Retinol that was too strong for my sensitive skin and my face felt like it was on fire. If this has happened to you too this is not normal, stop using it! The beauty of the REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum is that it’s more effective than Retinol and gentle enough for sensitive skin. The main difference between Retinol and Retinal is the speed in which it yields results. Retinal is 20 times more potent than Retinol and has been clinically demonstrated to produce faster, more dramatic results. Also, Retinal has a much higher exfoliation rate than Retinol, which contributes to even-looking, radiant skin. Retinal is more effective than Retinol, and the Retinal-MD Technology makes it less irritating – making it the most effective and well tolerated form of Vitamin A. Rodan + Fields proprietary formulation is the first to effectively stabilize and deliver this ingredient to reduce the potential for irritation, making it gentle enough for everyday use across all R+F Regimens. The REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum combines a potent blend of peptides and Retinal-MD technology that empowers the skin’s own renewing and rebuilding process to help prevent and visibly correct the signs of aging by reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The calcium buffering system encapsulates the Retinal molecule to minimize the potential for irritation, making it gentle enough for almost all skin types.
Dermatologists have been prescribing Vitamin A for decades to smooth and firm the look of skin for a healthy, more youthful appearance. When used on a regular basis it delivers long-term benefits. However, prescription Vitamin A can cause irritation, making it difficult for certain people to use daily. So how can you take advantage of the Vitamin A benefits without the irritation or the prescription? The alternative and more effective way is to use Retinal (with an A), which is actually one step closer to prescription Vitamin A than Retinol. Yes, Retinal is a more concentrated form of Vitamin A than Retinol is, producing faster, more dramatic results. The Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum is as close to prescription Vitamin A as you can get without the risk of irritation.
After 4 weeks of using the REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum the lines under eyes have been significantly reduced and my skin tone is much more even. It has also improved the tone and texture of my skin and smoothed the overall appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I’ve also noticed when I do wear makeup, it’s absorbed into my skin more effectively. I feel like I don’t have to wear as much makeup and my healthy skin can really shine through. Having a skincare regimen should be the core of your daily routine and finding the right products that are formulated for your skin type is essential.
What’s the price of these magic capsule you might ask? The REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum is $102 and is worth it because if you go out and get a facial it would cost you more than that. This serum will give you long lasting results if you use it every day. It’s available for purchase on rodanandfields.com or through a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant.
I also wanted to share a few other products that I use from Rodan + Fields everyday. The REDEFINE Regimen is a 3 step skincare routine that I use every morning and night. 1. REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask is a cleanser that gently exfoliates to visibly soften and smooth skin, and purify pores. 2. REDEFINE Pore Minimizing Toner has clarifying ingredients that minimize the appearance of pores. 3. REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 is a moisturizing sunscreen that I use every morning and visibly improves lines, wrinkles and skin firmness. 4. REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream is an ultra-moisturizing night cream that visibly firms skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
The Brow Defining Boost creates the appearance of volume, fullness, buildable coverage + definition instantly + over time like the Lash Boost does. I especially love this because of the tint in the serum that creates fuller, thicker brows instantly.
Living a healthy lifestyle which includes exercising, drinking lots of water, alcohol to a very minimum (or none at all) and most importantly keeping my stress levels low have helped my skin look decent for my age. But as I’m quickly approaching 45, and not interested in getting botox or fillers just yet, I’m always looking for skincare products that are anti-aging and Rodan + Fields products have always delivered.