Thursday, December 22, 2016

My first month on the Rodan + Fields Reverse regimen

Spoiler alert: I had a good experience with the products so I decided to become a Rodan + Fields consultant. All links are to my consultant page,, so if you purchase from that page I will earn a commission (U.S. and Canada only, though Australia is coming soon). The opinions described here are my honest opinions. 

My hair stylist does magic with my hair, so when she got interested in Rodan + Fields and became a consultant, I got interested. The first time we talked, I said no, it's too expensive. She didn't push. It planted a seed, though, and when I started seeing her Facebook posts with the before and after pictures, I thought about it some more. I see her every five weeks for color touchups, so the next time, I asked some questions. She recommended the Reverse regimen, since with all of my triathlon workouts outdoors, I had some brown spots from the sun. I had wanted to try Redefine, the anti-aging regimen, but she explained they were all anti-aging, and that Reverse would give me a nice fresh start. When she told me about the 60-day empty-bottle guarantee, I decided to try it as a birthday present to myself.

Once I placed the order, I couldn't wait to get my regimen. Following the directions on the box, I took a "before" photo.

I followed the instructions, which said to start with Reverse once a day every other day, alternating with gentle products (anything designed for sensitive skin would be great). I am a nerd, so I kept a little pencil in my regimen kit and checked off the days.

I didn't want to waste product, so when I was doing my facial regimen, I'd rub any remaining product on the backs of my hands. After a few weeks, I noticed that the skin there was brighter and clearer. I took a photo and posted on my Facebook page.

Around this time, I started thinking about becoming a consultant. And then, I did it. There are a couple of different kit options, and I chose the Big Business Launch Kit, because it had a lot of products in it I wanted to try, including the AMP MD System and Lash Boost.

I'm still learning the business. I'm excited and nervous. I've never really been successful at selling anything before, but I genuinely like these products and if nothing else, I have a lot of them now.  I have a couple of friends who are interested, but like me, the price is the big obstacle for them. 

The prices are comparable to the premium products I would purchase at Sephora, hoping for a miracle, but I never bought a four-step regimen at once. You don't have to buy a whole regimen either, but as a  Preferred Customer, you get free shipping on products if you purchase $80 or more, so the regimen starts to make more sense.

My first month's results have me a believer. Some of the things you can't see from the photo are how much softer and smoother my skin feels. These results are from one month of the Reverse regimen, plus a few days of the Multi-Function Eye Cream and Lash Boost.

Now, on my consultant's advice, I'm adding in the AMP MD Roller (just the roller for now, not the Night Renewing Serum, because both the serum and the Reverse regimen's step 3 contain Retinol and I don't want to double-up) for my second month. I'm hoping to erase the line in my forehead and deal with sagging skin on my neck. The dreaded turkey neck runs in my family and I am starting to see the first signs. If I can make that go away, this is was all worth it, even if I never sell anything.

I promise not to make my blog one big Rodan + Fields ad, but I will keep you posted on my progress here and there. I'm hoping to blog more regularly about other topics too. 

Have a happy holiday and a happy new year!

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