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Rodan and Fields was founded by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, world-renowned dermatologists, we are a premium skincare brand built on a legacy of innovative dermatology-inspired skincare products backed by clinical results. The brand works as a social commerce brand that enables independent consultants to pursue their dream of running their own business.
Since Rodan and Fields skincare is sold through consultants, I was contacted by Nicole (IG @lexbreegman ) to test a few of their products and share my honest opinion. Rodan and Fields have multiple specialty lines for various skin problems, like redness and wrinkles, but since I don’t have any huge issues with my skin, Nicole and I agreed on a few targeted products I should try. After a nice and long chat I had with her, I can recommend her as your consultant for this skincare line in case you decide to go ahead and try some. She truly pays attention to your needs and recommends the products that may help.
I have to admit, knowing that Rodan and Fields skincare was made by the same people that created Proactiv was a bit of a turn off for me. I never tried Proactiv, but I heard various stories, from very positive to very negative ones, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from Rodan and Fields skincare, but I decided to keep and open mind and test it as I would any other product.
The first product I tried is the Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25 from Rodan and Fields Essentials line. I have dry lips and have to constantly use a lip balm, throughout the year, so I always get excited about trying a new one. This is a pretty basic lip balm that should work for pretty much anyone. It has a great grapefruit scent, but no taste, which is the perfect combination. I love the oval shape of the packaging – depending on how you turn it, it fits thin or thick lips alike. It may not seem as a huge advantage, but if you have ever applied a lip balm inside your mouth or around the lips by accident, you’ll know what I’m referring at (my lips are on the thinner side).
Another great thing about the lip balm is that it contains broad spectrum SPF 25. Most of us forget to use lip balms with a sunscreen, but it’s very important, since the skin on our lips is very thin.
Performance wise, the balm works as well as any other regular lip balm, but I did use it up a bit faster than most. I’m assuming this is because most lip balms I use are thicker, while this one is soft and melts easily on the lips. Overall, this is a pretty basic lip balm, with added sunscreen, but I need only a little bit, and it hydrates my lips well.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Avobenzone 2.5%, Homosalate 8%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 2.2%.
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’abeille, Hydrogenated Avocado Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax, Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Dimethicone, Fragrance/Parfum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate.
Rodan and Fields Daily Body Moisturizer is also from the Essentials line. Although I have dry skin, I don’t usually use a body moisturizer every day, but Nicole said this one would probably work the best if used daily. To properly test it, I decided to use it daily for about 2 weeks, and then every other day for the next few weeks, to compare it to my other body moisturizers that I use every other day.
The moisturizer has a scent that is very similar to the lip balm – I’d say this is more of a mixed citrus scent, not pure grapefruit, but very fresh and not overly strong. The tube packaging is very practical and it’s easy to get the lotion out of it. I’d definitely describe the texture as that of a thicker lotion – it’s not greasy and absorbs very fast. This is one of those rare body moisturizers that absorbs instantly as you’re applying it. I can literally get dressed right after applying it, which is great for rushed mornings. There is absolutely no greasiness, but it keeps my skin moisturized for a day.
Like I already mentioned, my skin is very dry, so usually lotions don’t work that well for me. That being said, this one works well if used daily. Since it’s winter, making my skin even drier, when I used it every other day I did notice some dryness on day two. I’d say this is a perfect product for people with normal or oily skin, that need moisture without any greasiness, while for me this would be a perfect summer lotion, when I need less hydration that I need during cold winters. So, it’s definitely working, you just need to adjust frequency of use to the season and your skin’s needs.
INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Tocopherol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Cetyl Phosphate, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearic Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Triethanolamine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate.
Rodan and Fields Multi-Function Eye Cream is the first product from their Redefine line I’ve tried. This line is formulated to target lines, pores and loss of firmness, and since I’ve noticed most of my early lines around the eye area, it made sense to try this eye cream. Nicole sent me a 3 ml sample, which is 1/5 of the full size, and packaged in a similar jar as the full sized product.
Since I’ve already mentioned a jar packaging, I know many of you prefer different packaging. However, I wouldn’t even call this an eye cream – this product has a thick balm consistency, and I don’t think any other type of packaging would work for it. I normally use eye creams that are much, much thinner in consistency, so trying this eye “balm” was a learning curve. From what I’ve noticed, the best way to use it is to get a very small amount from the jar, melt between your fingers for a few seconds, then gently spread all around your eye (under and all over the orbital bone). You only need a small amount, and in few cases I used too much some of the product was pilling under my eye (again that learning curve).
I used the eye cream twice a day, morning and evening, and the 3 ml lasted for 4 full weeks. I definitely need less of this product than my other eye creams. The cream hydrates my eye area well, and fully absorbs within 5 minutes, with no greasiness. I found that my makeup applies well over it. I didn’t notice any huge improvement in my fine lines, but I think I’d need to use it longer to see such effects (I believe anti-aging skincare needs 3-6 months to show visible results).
INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysilicone-11, Butylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Glycerin, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Caffeine, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Steareth-20, Polyurethane-40, Lecithin, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Honey Extract/Mel/Extrait de miel, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Tetrapeptide-21, Tetrapeptide-16, Tranexamic Acid, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. May Contain (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
The next product I’ve tried is the Rodan and Fields Micro-Dermabrasion Paste from their Enchancements line, and Nicole sent me 5 pouches (2-3 uses each) of the product.
The microdermabrasion paste is quite thick and resembles a softened butter and sugar mixture (if you bake, you’ll know what I mean). However, their website stated that this is an oil-free formula. I checked out the ingredients and the first one is isoparaffin, a.k.a. mineral oil, so if you’re avoiding mineral oils this is not a product for you (but in all honesty, they are not advertising as natural products, so you can’t really expect an all-natural product).
The paste is quite scrubby, and not recommended for sensitive skin. Actually, this is the most exfoliating facial product I’ve ever used. You start applying it on dry skin, then GENTLY rub, then wash off. To make it more gentle, start with damp skin. I used it on dry skin and it removes everything! All the dead skin is gone, and my skin is extra smooth after every treatment. I like the formula because this is one of the rare scrubs that doesn’t get into my hair once I start rinsing it out (my biggest scrub pet peeve).
It is recommended to use the paste 1-3 times a week, and I used it twice a week. It helped even out my skin, but I found it a bit too strong, so after the first two weeks I started using it on damp skin and liked it better that way. I love the instant results, though – the paste feels like an at-home instant facial!
INGREDIENTS: C11-13 Isoparaffin, Sodium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Sucrose, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Trihydroxystearin, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Linalool, Lyral, d-Limonene, Fragrance, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985).
As someone with dry/combination skin, I find that winter months really dry out my skin further. I tend to have less issues with my shiny T-zone and more with flaky, irritated cheeks. For this reason Nicole sent me a 3-day sample of Rodan and Fields Active Hydration Serum, to increase my skin’s hydration levels. This serum features proprietary 3D3P Molecular Matrix which draws in moisture from the atmosphere and locks it in.
Unlike other hydration serums I’ve tried, instructions say to immediately apply the next step in your routine after this serum, without waiting for it to sink in. I suppose that way this serum helps other skincare work better. The serum is a very thin liquid that doesn’t absorb as fast as I expected, and with another layer of skincare over it it takes a few minutes for it all to sink in. It definitely adds a new level of hydration to the skin, which I noticed the most after using a slightly drying clay mask – the serum applied after the mask made my skin smooth and it didn’t look dry.
I used the serum 3 days in a row, and my skin looked better, but when I ran out I noticed it started becoming dry again. I think this is a serum that needs to be used continuosly, and when used every day it absolutely works. I love that it can easily be layered with other products, due to its thin consistency.
INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Bis-PEG-12 Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sea Salt/Maris Sal/Sel Marin, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Calcium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Lecithin, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Gellan Gum, Ceteareth-25, Lactic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenic Acid, Cholesterol, Hydrated Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disodium Phosphate, Fragrance/Parfum, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene.
Lastly, I tried a few samples from the Redefine anti-aging line. Dry skin ages faster, so I was happy to try these samples, you can’t start with wrinkle prevention too soon. The first sample is the Redefine Daily Cleansing Mask. This mask has a toothpaste consistency, with tiny scrubby particles, and takes only 2 minutes to use, it removes the upper layer of dead skin well. My pores were already OK, but this mask managed to pull dirt out of some of the more stubborn ones. I needed to rub a bit to rinse it off, and it was a bit drying, but hydration and redefine serums applied afterwards took care of that. The mask has a light scent that I can’t place, but it didn’t bother me.
INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua/Eau, Kaolin, Butylene Glycol, Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Bentonite, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Oleth-10 Phosphate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Lactate, Sorbitan Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance/Parfum, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
The second sample is a tiny silver ampule of the Redefine Lip Renewing Serum. The serum has a thick consistency and enough product for 2-3 uses, but I used it all at once as directed. It gets a bit more liquid on the lips, and has no scent or taste. It felt very soothing on my dry lips, and I used some around my lips, too. It’s not sticky, but it doesn’t absorb fast, so it’s the best to use it at night and let it do its magic over night. I can’t say of it works on wrinkles in one use, but it made my lips hydrated and very smooth.
INGREDIENTS: Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polyisobutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Lipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tribehenin, Fragrance/Parfum, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate.
The last sample is the Redefine Intensive Renewing Serum. I applied this serum over the Hydration serum. The renewing serum comes in a bigger blue ampule and has a thick balm consistency. It’s actually not greasy and makes my skin matte, giving it a velvety feel. I couldn’t stop touching my face. I haven’t noticed any scent, and one ampule has the perfect amount for one use. The serum feels almost like a primer and would be great under make up, but I used it in the evening so can’t say how it would perform that way.
INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Retinal, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydroxyapatite, Bis-Ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Ethoxydiglycol
I truly enjoyed trying Rodan and Fields products. My favorite products would be the Redefine Lip Renewing and Intensive Renewing Serums – as soon as they touched my skin I could tell I was in love. All the other products are great, too, but these two were just amazing.
As I mentioned in the beginning, Rodan and Fields products are sold through consultants, and I from my experience with Nicole, I can definitely recommend you in case you want to try some products from this company. You can always contact her on Instagram – @lexbreegman
These are the retails pricess of the products I’ve tested (in USD):
- Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25 – $18/ 2-pack
- Daily Body Moisturizer – $26/ 200 ml
- Multi-Function Eye Cream – $62/ 15 ml
- Micro-Dermabrasion Paste – $80/ 125 ml
- Active Hydration Serum – $108/ 30 ml
- Daily Cleansing Mask – $43/ 125 ml
- Lip Renewing Serum – $56/ 60 capsules
- Intensive Renewing Serum – $99/ 60 capsules
Have you tried any of the Rodan and Fields products? Does any of these sound appealing to you? Do you have any specific skin issues you’d like to target?