I’m a staunch advocate of “prevention is better than cure”. As a vegetarian, non-alcoholic, non-smoker, and fitness enthusiast, I am happy to say that I’m starting to reap what I planted earlier on. Barring unforeseen medical conditions, I feel that at 40, I am at my healthiest stage with unprecedented stamina I can only describe in hashtag #pow. I practice the same philosophy when it comes to skincare. While I don’t profess to possess flawless skin, what with acne marks and obvious pores (the awkward memories of my teenage years), I have been wearing sunscreen and using moisturizer for eons. For the most part, I think it is the primary reason why wrinkles haven’t settled in yet.
I had the opportunity to try another skincare line, this time it’s from Rodan + Fields which I am sure you are very familiar with, thanks to its ubiquitous advertorials, commercials and field consultants. Formulated by dermatologists with business structure anchored to MLM, REDEFINE targets the aging demographics with a promise of firmer and flawless skin while reducing visible signs of aging.
Let’s start with my favorite, the Redefine Daily Cleansing Mask ($41, 125ml/4.2 fl oz). It works both as a cleanser and mask which you can use twice daily if need be. Whenever I’d come out of the bathroom with this mask on, hub will call me Mugami (spinoff of Megumi, the lady ghost from the movie Shutter); well I can’t blame the man, it’s ghostly white as you can see from the photo! It has kaolin clay, a popular skincare ingredient due to its purifying properties and dimethicone microbeads for gentle exfoliation. It does smell good (a cross between aquatic and floral) which makes face-washing and masking a delightful experience.
Next in the REDEFINE powerhouse regimen is Pore Minimizing Toner ($47, 125ml/4.2 fl oz). While it’s alcohol-free, I experienced minor dryness which could be related to its PHA (poly hydroxy acid) component. PHA is supposed to be less irritating than AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), both of which are effective in photoaged skin. I tend to go overboard at times so learn from me, use it sparingly. Wet cotton pad lightly, not soak.
With ultra-clean face, it’s time for further nourishment with Overnight Restorative Cream ($73, 30ml/1 fl oz) at night and Triple Defense Treatment ($80, 30ml/1 fl oz) in the morning. Both are creamy yet lightweight moisturizers which can be used interchangeably, except that Triple Defense has SPF 30. While you can use the moisturizer by itself, I layer it over serum for maximum hydration.
Finally let’s tackle Acute Care Skincare for Expression Lines ($220, box of 10s). These are pads you can use anywhere in the face where lines and wrinkles are pronounced. These have “wrinkle reducing” ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and oligopeptides. The technique is to apply it in clean areas and leave it overnight. My immediate reaction? oh it felt prickly (think fine needle points) for few minutes. I don’t have deep lines or crow’s feet yet so I didn’t really notice significant difference (after 6th pair usage), except for smoother texture on the sides of le eyes. But for comparison, here’s a before and after, tell me if you noticed anything substantial. Excuse the pores, I don’t alter my photos to create an illusion of perfection.
Overall I enjoyed these products especially the mask and evening cream. As the saying goes, different strokes for different folks but with proper skincare and healthy lifestyle, believe that you and I can defy aging #vampiresunite
|I received these products via iFabbo, opinions my own as usual.|
Do you think this set is something you can benefit from?