A few weeks ago I celebrated my birthday, and since I was turning 62, I decided that this was the year that I needed to get serious about tackling the visible sign of aging that I was beginning to see in myself. Actually, I started about 6 months ago when I treated myself to the Redefine Regimen by Rodan and Fields, and I loved what I was seeing so much that I recently became a Rodan and Fields consultant.
If you're like me and on Facebook, you've seen the dramatic before and after pictures that Rodan and Fields consultants post periodically. I first started noticing those last year, and about the same time, I saw a few articles about the products in magazines and wondered if the products would work for me. Now, I have to give you a little background information. I sold skincare and cosmetics years ago before I ever started teaching school. Back in the 70s, I was a line girl for several companies including Borghese, Orlane, Ultima, and several fragrance lines. Back then I received extensive training on skincare, and since then, I have always taken good care of my skin. I have been very conscientious about removing makeup before bedtime and have made sure I have moisturized and exfoliated my skin.
Fortunately, I have good skin although it is somewhat sensitive to some chemicals including those found in sunscreen. I was able to get by using inexpensive products until I hit my mid-fifties. Suddenly the expression lines were getting deeper and my skin was loosing its elasticity, and I knew that I needed to be using more effective products that contained retinol, hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides and all that good stuff. So I would find myself staring at the products at the drugstore that I thought I could afford, and it was just so darn confusing as to what I needed, even to someone who had a background in skincare. But most importantly, I didn't want to waste money on products that would not get results.
So about that same time, a friend named Stephanie McGrath whom I had met at Haven, a blogging conference, started posting those before and after photos on Facebook, and she noticed that I was "liking" them. So she reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try the products. She was so sweet to mail me a sample of a "mini-facial" containing a micro-dermabrasion paste and a serum. OH MY GOSH, after using those 2 products I could see an immediate difference in my skin. Even Leo noticed! So I decided it was time to invest in myself, and I ordered the 4 basic products in the Redefine Regimen.
That was over 6 months ago and although almost NO ONE has ever seen me without makeup on, I'm showing you these photos so you can see for yourself the dramatic difference that you can see in my crow's feet lines!!! I knew that my skin was changing for the better but the proof is in the photos! Not only are the lines diminishing, but the texture is much more refined, the pores are smaller, and the skin is not so saggy!
After using the 4 basic products in the Redefine Regimen for a few months, I then ordered the little blue roller that you see in the photo above. Let me tell you, that thing is MAGIC! That along with the serum that you apply afterward is stimulating my collagen to firm my skin! And I also started using the eye cream morning and night about a month ago. All I can say is that after seeing the results in my photos, I made the decision to become a consultant to not only get a discount on the products but to share them with you.
If you've never heard of Rodan +Fields skincare products, they were developed by these two ladies, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, creators of the highly successful Proactive products that were designed to treat acne. In 2002, they developed a new skincare line that was sold in top tier department stores that addressed all skin concerns such as aging, sensitive, sun-damaged skin in addition to acne. Now, instead of being sold in department stores, the line is sold by independent consultants. All of the products are dermatology based and clinically proven to work on most skin without a trip to the dermatologist to obtain them.
By the way, when I was considering using Rodan and Fields, I happened to already have an appointment with my dermatologist for my yearly body scan since I work outside in the garden and cannot use chemical sunscreens. I asked him what he thought of the products and he said that they had the same effective ingredients in them as any that he could sell me in his office! Gotta appreciate his honesty! And although the Rodan + Fields products are a little pricey, I knew that they wouldn't be nearly as costly as the ones sold at the dermatologist's office.
And it's not just me who believes in these products. Rodan + Fields has become the fastest growing skincare brand in the US over the last 5 years, all without any paid advertising to promote their products. They are the #2 premium skincare line in the US right behind Clinique. Just this past year, the products began being sold in Canada with the Australian market poised to open near the end of this year.
Rodan + Fields doesn't guarantee 100% satisfaction but what they do guarantee is that if you are not satisfied, you will get a full 60 day refund even if you used and even emptied the containers! That was very reassuring to me when I was considering using the products.
If you are happy with your current skincare products, then stick with them! But if you'd like to know more, then just reach out to me through the contact form on the blog for a free skincare consultation to determine which products are right for you. Won't you join me in turning back time?
And thank you, Stephanie, for turning me onto these products!
The thing that I find most interesting is that people often mention the cost . IS it really that pricey as you too mention ! I’ve actually done some comparisons ! Have you gone to a department store cosmetic counter lately ? If you price just one item at the este launder counter it can be $90 ! The thing that is so great about Rodan and Fields is that it’s not just one product -you get a whole regime . If you put together a whole regime at lacome -este lauder -Clinique -how much would it cost? I’ll bet a lot more than Rodan and Fields ! Rodan and Fields gives you a cleanser a toner a treatment and a moisturizer all in one pack ! The reason they do this ? Because if you want to see results -you need to take each of these steps! If it sounds daunting -it’s not -takes me about 3 minutes to do it all ! That’s very little time for the amazing benefits! Want to know how I know all this? I too am a consultant ! However -I would not be selling a product that I didn’t believe in-I am 69 and you can check out my photos on my Facebook ! The only issue I have is getting women (especially in my age group) to believe that they could spend a little bit of time and money on themselves to look great!! Not sure if they don’t think they are worth it or they just don’t care ! Your face is the first thing you see in the am and it’s the first thing everyone else sees when you go out in the world ! It jus takes a few minutes to wash your face -You are worth it!
Okay -so now I suppose I may have helped you with your business???? I won’t deny that i would like my own business to grow -however on the flip side -my ultimate goal is to show women the amazing benefits of this skincare -If you’d like to view my photos -go ahead and visit my Facebook page. Illona Hayes.
None of my photos are retouched and actually they are just candid shots -none of which were taken for advertising -just everyday photos of me -and I DO NOT wear make up -except mascara ????. I usually don’t go out without mascara ????
I haven't been able to find the form you spoke about. I would love to get some information on some products.
I am interested in the products
I'm impressed with your pics. I, too, am a retired teacher, so your know that money is an issue for me.
I'd like further information about these products & the prices.
P.S. I want your garden. My husband and I aren't able to care for a big garden anymore; however, ours never looked anything like your huge beds.
I would love to hear more about these products. Could you send me information?
I'm so glad that we are now " skin care sisters", Miss Jane! You are a lovely lady & so much fun! I just hope we can get together in real life one of these days! I just feel a good ole belly laugh coming on!
You look great!! I started with Soothe in March through a friend in Atlanta who is a consultant. We decided on Soothe b/c of my Rosacea and sensitive skin. I was amazed at how good it felt the first day I used it. Then I went to the Reverse Regime to turn back the clock on the brown spots and even skin tone....amazing! I just started the Redefine Regime and my skin is beautiful. All of this time I have been rolling to beautiful skin! I even go without makeup a whole lot of time. The multi function eye cream twice a day completely took my dark circles away and no other product ever did that.
I know this is long but I wanted you to know how excited I am for you starting the product and becoming a consultant!!
You look amazing already and you will do great. These products are everything they say they are and well worth every dollar.
Congratulations Jane on your new venture. There is remarlable improvement in the photo. I started using Rodan & Fields a few months ago after attending an online party with you and Stephanie. I love the products. Jean
WOW...I'm totally impressed, you look great and cudos for being brave to show the true before and after photos :0) I have a few years on you and this has certainly peeked my interest. Thanks for sharing.
Jane you always look fantastic so darn pretty. Congrats on the new job, I know you'll do well!
So glad you joined me sweet lady! Now we get to have all kinds of fun together. 🙂 Plus your skin looks fabulous!