AMBER: There’s something you should know about me. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a good beauty product. So when I was recently asked to review the Redefine Macro Exfoliator by Rodan + Fields Dermatologists, I was very excited. That excitement turned into full-on exhilaration when I actually viewed the product. I knew that this was going to be a fun assignment!
I started by doing all my homework. I read the user’s guide and watched You Tube video produced by Rodan + Fields demonstrating exactly how to use the tool. (The video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Hyp6xAaGQ.) The tool is not designed to be used during a breakout so I had to wait a few days for my skin to clear up. As instructed, I used the tool once a week for five weeks. I really had to resist the urge to use it more than once a week! Did I mention how much I love beauty products???
In the doc-smart mode, the Macro Exfoliator has a preset system designed to help you work on each section of the face. It has a handy visual guide showing you the area you should be exfoliating. It’s programmed to the proper suction level and for the appropriate amount of time for each zone. It shows you which direction to sweep the tool over the skin and beeps when the section is complete. In all, the tool is designed to exfoliate your cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, outside eyes, neck and chest in 5 minutes. You can also use the tool in manual mode, but the doc-smart mode is much more convenient.
Well, like so many things in our lives… the first time was not good. I had a difficult time getting my face in the correct position like the video showed and the darn machine would beep to move on before I could get even a quarter of the area finished. Luckily, it’s easy to move through the program again and finish missed sections. I learned quickly, and by the third treatment I was a pro! For the first use. the exfoliator tip is extremely rough but it is designed to be used for multiple treatments and felt much better on my skin by the second time. A cooling gel is provided to soothe the skin after each treatment. I definitely needed it the first time. By the third use, my skin was accustomed to the exfoliation and I completely forgot to use the soothing gel. Most of the areas were easy once I had my face in the correct position. The nose proved to me the most difficult because it obviously isn’t a flat area so I would lose suction often. Practice fixed some of those problems.
Inspecting the device after each use was oddly fun. I would take apart the tip for proper cleaning and see all the dead skin cells that were removed from my face. In some of the pictures you can even see the white flaky skin that was being exfoliated. Each treatment I felt like more and more skin was being removed and yes… I loved it!
What exactly is the tool supposed to do? Rodan + Fields says it, “…smooths and retexturizes the skin’s outer surface for an immediately noticeable improvement in texture and long-term improvement in radiance and tone.” What did I think? I think it’s a pretty good product. My skin was noticeably softer immediately after a treatment and also the next day. The pores around my nose appeared smaller. I did not notice a change in my skin tone, but that may possibly change with longer use. Additionally, my makeup applied a little more evenly. Although I didn’t see a difference in the tone of my bare face, I thought my makeup had the desired “dewy” look that wasn’t there before using the tool. (Dewy is IN, ladies. Matte is OUT!) A Redefine MACRO Exfoliator is a great investment to complement your at-home beauty routine. It will help your skin care products do their jobs, and improve your complexion!
Mini facial: (Mona)
I tried the mini facial pack which included the Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, Redefine Night Renewing Serum and the Redefine Lip Renewing Serum. I was instructed to use the Micro-Dermabrasion Paste in the morning and Redefine Night Renewing Serum/Lip Renewing Serum at night. Rodan + Fields states “All of these products used together helps to reduce the signs of aging-firmer skin and the appearance of less wrinkles.” (I only had the one time pack to sample)
With that in mind, I have to say that I LOVE the Micro-Dermabrasion paste! It goes on dry and then you wash it off with water. Immediately, my skin felt smooth, super soft and firmer to the touch..amazing! I really have never had any product do that to my skin before and with such immediate results!
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Full Disclosure: Social Moms Around Columbus was given products to review in exchange for a blog post-as always, opinions are our own!