This past year, my skin has definitely taken a real beating. Face masks, while necessary in our current times are not the best when it comes to maintaining good skin! So I’ve had to up my skincare game and I want to share a couple amazing products with you guys that I think we can all put to great use.
My skin is naturally getting more and more dry as I age (along with some fine lines) and I’m sure the climate in Los Angeles doesn’t help either! Thankfully I was recently introduced to Rodan+Fields’ Redefine Intensive Renewing Serum and I’ve been adding it to my nightly skincare regime. With the Intensive Renewing Serum, I am already starting to notice a slight difference with my fine lines after about 10 days of consistent use (important point, you have to give skin care products time to work!). If my skin is really putting up a fight in terms of dryness, a little dab of the Rodan+Fields’ Active Hydration Serum is just the extra little kick I need. All in all, my skin feels smoother and firmer and I couldn’t be happier with the results!
I’ve definitely heard how important it was to add Retinol to my skincare routine but was a little reluctant because my skin is sensitive and Retinol could cause some irritation. But the Redefine Intensive Renewing Serum utilizes Retinal-MD Technology which is a form of Vitamin A. It’s more potent than Retinol but still gentle enough for daily use to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I’m always a little extra wary when adding new skincare products to my regime. I’m constantly on the lookout to see if I have any adverse reactions but thanks to the proprietary technology used by Rodan+Fields‘ that makes the serum gentle enough for almost all skin types, I’ve had absolutely no problems at all.
I am a big fan of the fact that the serum comes in handy, biodegradable capsules. Just twist off the tail, smooth the serum over you face and neck (careful to avoid the eye area) and you’re done! Do not rinse off and let the serum work its magic on your skin. You have a full sixty day supply in the bottle and while I’m sure everyone of us would love instant results, like I said before you need to give skincare products time to work. But the great thing is that Rodan+Fields‘ offer a sixty day back guarantee on all products, even empties! So you can afford to give the product the proper time to start having a visible effect on your skin.
As great as The Renewing Serum has been on improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles on my skin, the Active Hydration Serum is just as important to my regime. My skin can definitely get extra dry from time to time. The Active Hydration Serum is my “secret weapon” when it comes to combatting the effects of dry skin. This Serum really quenches thirsty skin and instantly raises skin’s hydration level by two hundred percent after just one use and maintains that level for 8 hours! Hydration is extremely important to healthy younger looking and acting skin. On a personal note, I noticed an improvement in my dry skin after only a week with the use of this serum.
The two key ingredients in the Active Hydration Serum are Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid. The Hyaluronic Acid deeply hydrates your skin and the Glycerin prevents your skin from losing that moisture. The serum also has the added benefit of prepping your skin to better receive products applied after. With that in mind, I tend to apply it before a moisturizer after cleaning and toning. I am currently using it every other day or on days when I feel my skin is just that little bit more dry and it’s been working a treat! If your skin is more on the dry side, you can use the serum twice daily (in the day AND at night) and if you’re using it only once a day, you can apply either in the AM or PM.
I’m definitely happy I gave these products a proper chance by giving them the necessary time to start having an effect on my skin. I love the visible improvements that I’ve seen and I’d love to hear from you guys if you decide to try them out for yourselves. But for me, these two serums have a home in my skincare routine and that isn’t going to change anytime soon!
I want to thank Rodan+Fields for sponsoring this post.