Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rodan & Field's REDEFINE + ACUTE CARE-Review


I had been dying to try out this new skincare line by Rodan + Fields (yes, it's the same gals that created the cult favorite Proactiv) so I was beyond excited when iFabbo sent it to me to try it out!  I have been using it for about 5 weeks now and overall I am happy with the results but some of the products definitely were show stoppers while others I am still on the fence about.  

What is it?  It's called Rodan & Field's REDEFINE and is a skincare regime for the the appearance of fine lines, pores and loss of firmness  The kit contains 4 products, Daily Cleansing Mask, Pore Minimizing Treatment, Triple Defense Cream and Overnight Restorative Cream and the retail price is $193.00.

Daily Cleansing Mask
I cannot even tell you how much I LOVE the Daily Cleansing Mask!  Of course masks are my favorite skincare product but this mask cleanser is really unique.  All you do is apply a thin layer of the clay-based cleansing mask and it dries really quickly, about 2 minutes, and draws out all the grime from your pores but it doesn't strip the skin of it's necessary moisture.  It also contains microbeads that lightly exfoliate your skin as you wash it off.  All your left with is super clean, soft and smooth skin.  Love it!


Pore Minimizing Treatment
The Pore Minimizing Treatment is another product that I am in love with!  It's basically a alcohol-free toner but not only does it exfoliate pore clogging dead skin cells using  polyhydroxy acids but it also helps reduce the appearance of pores.  I don't really have overly large pores so I can't say that I noticed a difference in my pore size or appearance but I love the way my skin felt after using it.  Love it!!


Triple Defense Cream
This is one of the products that I am on the fence about.  This is basically the day time moisture out of the skincare line.  It contains anti-aging ingredients and SPF 30  to help reduce lines and wrinkles and also helps firm the skin.  Overall it's a great moisturizer.  It hydrates really well and leaves my skin feeling soft but within just a few days it also made my face break out.  I kept using it for a couple of weeks thinking it might work itself out but to no avail.  Even though I am 41 I still have oily, acne prone skin so I think this was just a little too intense for my skin type.  However, I decided to start using it on my decollete and I have been having really good results with that so far.  I have had a few minor blemishes but nothing that has made want to stop using it.  So, that's why I am still on the fence.


Overnight Restorative Cream
This is the other product that I am on the fence about.  This is the overnight treatment that is supposed to leave your skin super-hydrated, firmer and diminished lines by morning.  I was only able to use this product a few nights as well before it started breaking me out.  I think both the Triple Defense Cream and this Overnight Restorative Cream are just a little too intense for my oily, acne-prone skin.  I even tried to use this on my decollete but it broke me out there as well.  As much as I wanted to love this particular product it's just too powerful for me.  So sad... :(



And now, for my new Holy Grail product...

Acute Care for Expression Lines
I was also sent this box of Acute Care for Expression Lines by Rodan & Fields.  What is it?  It's magic that's what!  In all seriousness, they are patches that are applied at night to freshly cleansed and dry skin and directly onto a wrinkle.  In the morning when you peel off the patch there is actually a noticeable difference.   
The patches have Liquid Cone Technology which feel like little needles when they first touch your skin but they quickly melt into your skin when you smooth the patch out.  Line erasing peptides and other age defying ingredients are literally melted deep into your skin thanks to that Liquid Cone Technology.
I thought leaving these on overnight would be irritating but I didn't notice them on at all and they stay on until you peel them off.  The result lasts a full day or longer but with continued use you are supposed have longer-lasting results.  I love, love, love these things!  The Retail Price is $220.00 for 10 pairs.  At that price I would expect some magical results so at least I can say the results are indeed magical!  Holy Grail quality for sure!

If you are interested in learning more about Rodan & Field's REDEFINE or ACUTE CARE head over to rodanandfields.com.  Overall, I am really impressed with this skincare line.  While 2 of the products may not have been the best choice for my type of skin the other 2 were fantastic.  I think they are excellent quality products and would love to mix and match some of the products from the other three skincare regimes.  

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using iFabbo.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 
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