I might still be a novice when it comes to makeup but when it comes to skincare I am on top of it. Growing up with three older sisters I learned skincare at a young age, I can even remember using anti aging cream at around 9 because it was “preventative”. Since then I have tried manyyyy different types of face washes and lotions that I think I can finally read my skin.
The issue I worry the most with my skin is that its dull and dry. I learned early on that exfoliating is something I have to do, however, my skin also can be sensitive at times so getting the right balance can be tough. This makes me hesitant to try anything harsher than Cetaphil with my Sonic brush.
However, when Kristen from Rodan + Fields contacted me about trying out their products I was instantly curious. I really liked that they have an online test called their “Solution Tool” that helps you figure out which line of products is best for your needs. I got the Reverse regimen, which I wasn’t surprised about at all because it combats dullness and that is my number one issue. This is the description of the Reverse regimen: “Clean the slate and see a brighter future for your skin. Exposure to the sun and the environment can leave you with less-than-youthful skin. Erase the appearance of premature aging, including brown spots, dullness and discoloration with REVERSE. REVERSE Regimen exfoliates, visibly brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and defends against sun exposure for a long-term solution for a radiant complexion.”
The Reverse regimen comes with four different products. The first step is a Deep Exfoliating Wash. It says to start with once a day, every other day and work up to twice a day but I know my skin couldn’t handle that so I stayed with once a day, every other day. I feel like it has been the right amount of exfoliating to combat my dryness without irritating my skin. The second step is the Intensive Brightening Toner. I personally love toners. Every time I use one I just picture it wiping off all of the excess dirt left behind and cleaning out my pores. I found this one surprisingly really gently and have been happy with it. The third step is Dual Active Brightening Complex. I really liked this step because this is something I never would do on my own. You take the two different serums and you squeeze a small dot of each onto your palm and mix them together and then rub it on your face like a lotion. Right afterwards I always felt a little bit greasy but it goes down after a few minutes and leaves you just looking dewy and hydrated. The fourth and final step is the Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen. You all knowwww how I feel about sunscreen so this step is so important.
Overall I have been very pleased with the Rodan + Fields products. In all honesty when I first started using it I broke out a bit but I was informed that this was just my skin being cleared out, which was right because I haven’t broken out since! I also have noticed a HUGE difference in the size of the pores on my nose. My nose is definitely my trouble spot and I’ve always struggled with blackheads but I can personally notice a significant difference in the appearance of them. This makes me really happy haha!
Now for some Rodan + Fields information! Did you know that the doctors that founded the company are the same doctors who created Proactiv? They’re no longer with Proactive but I found this really interesting. Another great thing is that they have a 60 day money back guarantee. I love when companies offer things like this because it makes me feel more comfortable to try the product. 30 days really isn’t enough for a face product so 60 really is nice!
Kristen has so nicely offered a special for Sequins & Strawberries readers! For any reader who becomes a Preferred customer by the end of August and spends $80, they will receive a free gift. All you have to do is click Preferred at check out to receive: your choice of free gifts, 10% off all orders, free shipping, special pricing and purchase opportunities on newly released products, and a reminder email every 2 months about product replacement so you never run out! And don’t worry, you can change your product selection at any point!
*Thank you to Rodans + Fields for providing your Reverse Skincare line. While the product for this post may have been gifted, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help to make Sequins & Strawberries possible.