Let’s talk skincare! This is something that I get asked about A LOT. Let me start by saying, I am not a huge fan of direct sale businesses. We all get annoyed by the constant FB/IG posts about the same stuff and the random messages from some girl you knew in middle school pretending like you are still BFFs and “just wanting to check in…oh, I forgot to mention I’m selling this new *insert gimmick here* that’s the best thing ever.” With that being said, I use Rodan + Fields, and it happens to be a direct sales business. I know, I know…. But I swear it REALLY is the best skincare line ever! Ha!
Anyway, after I had Lincoln I was in desperate need of something to help control my breakouts. Having 3 kids in under 4 years AND I also had a miscarriage between Adalyn and Annie, so 4 pregnancies in 3.5 years… needless to say my hormones were all out of whack. I was exhausted and stressed (hello – 3 kids under 4) and my grocery store skin care that I had being using since 10th grade was no longer cutting it. A friend of mine was selling Rodan + Fields and I figured that trying their Unblemish line was worth a shot. It worked WONDERS. It cleared up my skin, and kept the breakouts in check despite the crazy hormones and stress. After about a year of using it, we were tight on money and trying to save so I took one for the team and went back to my grocery store, 10th grade skin care. Price wise, R+F is comparable to any department store skincare line, but definitely more expensive than good ole clean and clear. As soon as we were able to loosen up our budget a little bit, R+F was the first thing I splurged on!
R+F has 4 different lines of skincare that can accommodate all skin types/needs, plus a bunch of extras and add-ons. I use a combination of two of the lines – Unblemish and Redefine. For my morning routine, I use the Unblemish face wash, toner and acne treatment then the Redefine AM cream (which is SPF 30, so my skin is protected). For my night time routine, I use the Redefine face wash and toner, then the Active Hydration Serum and finish it up with the Redefine PM cream. For years I used the Unblemished line morning and night, but have added the Redefine and Active Hydration Serum for their anti-aging benefits. The Active Hydration Serum – while a bit pricey – is quite possibly my favorite skincare/beauty product. A little bit goes a long way, so it lasts a while and it makes your skin sooo incredibly soft and smooth.
R+F also has a few “Enhancement” and “Dermacosmetic” products that I absolutely love too! Now we all know eyelash extensions are alllll the rage these days, but the R+F Lash Boost serum, in my opinion, makes lash extensions completely unnecessary. All you have to do is swipe it on top of your lash line every night before bed – kind of like you’d put on eyeliner. Within about 4 weeks you’ll have people asking how your longer, fuller lashes look so amazing! I also love their Mineral Peptides and Radiant Defense. For me, most days I just use concealer under my eyes and the Mineral Peptides as my powder. On days that I’m getting a little more dressed up, I will throw on their Radiant Defense in place of a foundation. (I know, my makeup routine is super fancy.)
After buying and loving so many of their products and sending tons of people to my friend, Liberty, that I buy my R+F from, she convinced me to just create a consultant account for myself. If you are interested in learning more about R+F and finding a skincare line that is right for you, they have a tool on the website that will help you and recommend which of their products are best for your skin type. Their Preferred Customer program is a replinishment program that will save you a little $$, and your order can be changed each cycle or paused depending on your needs. Feel free to comment below with any question you may have and I will do my best to answer!