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April 22, 2014 |
It’s never really been a secret that I have struggled to keep my skin clear. Ever since high school I have had breakouts pretty consistently, and it all comes back to the fact that I truly have hormonal acne. Woof. As un-glamorous as it sounds, it’s true. I’ve been to countless dermatologists and have been put on countless medications both topical and oral…all of which are pretty darn scary to me and contain some pretty intense chemicals. The final straw was when I was once again prescribed a medicine in which I had to take a pregnancy test each month to confirm that I was not pregnant because these medicines could cause grotesque birth defects. Um, no thanks to that situation or putting those things in my body. In the end, I can try my best to maintain a healthy diet and a good skin care/cleansing regimen, so when Lindsay asked if I wanted to try out Rodan + Fields I was very open to the idea. In the past, ProActive has worked for me, so I was happy to know that Rodan + Fields was created by the same doctors. Lindsay sent me their online Solution Tool and I was able to input any concerns about my skin and it made suggestions on which products would work best for my situation. We decided on the UNBLEMISH treatment regimen, with a side cocktail of the REDEFINE eye cream to make me look less like a tired, worn out mom and more like a well-rested twenty nine year old.
I began using the products right away and am very very pleased with the results. The face wash is creamy and goes on very smooth, it’s not harsh at all and instead leaves my skin feeling moisturized. The dual acne treatment was gentle enough for my entire face (minus the eye area), yet cleared up any potential spots before they surfaced. And as much as I love the UNBLEMISH, the real star of the show was the REDEFINE eye cream. Oh my, this stuff is legit. Let me start by saying, dark circles and fine lines under the eyes have never been an issue for me. Insert LK a year ago and we have an issue. It was really starting to bug me…I upgraded my concealer and I even went to Sephora to get a sample of the $100+ bottle of Caudalie eye elixir….because at that point I would have tried anything/paid any amount of money to help remedy this. Literally, after one use of the REDEFINE I could tell a difference! The circles were virtually gone and the fine lines were no longer. I actually wake up some mornings and when I look in the mirror, I am genuinely surprised at how not tired I look. Ladies, you really should treat yourself to this stuff, it is worth every penny of it’s $60 price tag and will last 4-6 months using twice a day.
I had originally planned to tell you only about the products, but you have to meet Lindsay….she’s just too sweet and her story is too good! Lindsay and I met in Dallas years ago through her cousin Alison (hi, Ali!) and have kept in touch (mainly via Facebook/Instagram) ever since. She has two absolutely adorably handsome little boys and I just love seeing what they are getting into! Here’s her story:
Mommy of two :) says
April 22, 2014 at 1:28 PM
One thing I would change about my skin is my under eye darkness which was nonexistence until my two lovely babies where born 😉 Hope you are doing well, Mallory! Instagram:email@example.com
April 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM
Hey Pam! I'm so with you on the under eye circles…ugh! Hope that you're well, those babes are precious! xo
Steven and Julie says
April 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM
One thing I would change is my under eye circles. Wish I could blame them on my baby, but I've always had them 🙁At IG at Julie_Stanley
Good Luck Julie! This stuff works miracles, I swear 🙂
Beth of designPOST Interiors says
April 22, 2014 at 3:20 PM
What is with breakouts after our 20's?? Its not right- didn't we already do our time in jr. high!?
April 23, 2014 at 2:27 PM
Um Yes! Did my time already, what the heck!?
April 26, 2014 at 3:20 PM
hey beth! unblemish banishes adult acne…the best! let me know if you'd like to order, all of our products have a 60 day money back guarantee.
Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors says
April 22, 2014 at 5:45 PM
I was just thinking how pretty you are so sign me up! If I could fix just one thing about my skin, it'd probably be my undereye circles. Already following you on IG (cosycarolina) 🙂
April 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM
Carrie- You are too kind, but I assure you it must just be good angles! Thanks for following along and good luck…this stuff is amazing! xo
April 22, 2014 at 9:40 PM
Ok, now I'm really interested in this stuff. I struggle w/hormonal acne too and that's definitely the one thing I would change! firstname.lastname@example.org
April 23, 2014 at 2:29 PM
Hey Stacy! I'm very glad that I tried it…of course I was a little skeptical with my history, but great stuff! Hope that you're well 🙂
April 26, 2014 at 2:40 PM
hi stacy! i also struggle with hormonal acne and after using the unblemish line my face cleared right up. the dr's formulated this line specifically for adult hormones so it works wonders! i would love to get you set up if you are interested in ordering. all of our products come with a 60 day money back guarantee!
Stylista Fitness says
April 23, 2014 at 3:29 AM
I would like to get rid of blackheads! FOREVER!
April 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM
I'm with you on that! Why must we deal with these things?! Good luck and thanks for following along 🙂
April 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM
we have a fabulous beauty tool for blackheads. it is our macroexfoliator and it is incredible. it removes 5 million dead skin cells per use. it is a vacuum for your face. the diamond tip is the same the dr's use in their California office and it pulls impurities right out. i love my macroe! we also have a great microderm paste that is a gritty scrub that works wonders on skin and blackheads. i'd love to get you set up…all of our products come with a 60 day money back guarantee!
April 23, 2014 at 1:48 PM
I used to have hormonal acne too – giving up dairy and caffeine (I was a coffee addict) cleared it up completely in a week. All the hormones in dairy (whether added or naturally occurring) can mess with your hormone levels. I, like you, went to countless dermatologists, doctors and they all prescribed medication – so I did my own extensive research (it helps I work at an Ivy league institution surrounded by scientists) and I no longer have issues. I miss dairy, but I allow myself to have it every once in awhile. Just a suggestion – everyone is different 🙂
April 23, 2014 at 2:34 PM
Steph- Great input…thanks so much! My resolution this year was to create a better diet for my family and I and I would say I'm about 60% there. I gave up carbonation and am down to one cup of coffee a day. I don't drink milk, but would say that I get about one serving/day of dairy from cheese. I also buy all organic/hormone free meats. I do def still slip up with some processed stuff…but I agree with you I think that my change in diet has noticeably helped as well….and I FEEL SOOO much better! I love the affirmation that it helped you, because it makes me want to push harder to cut it all out!!! Thanks girlie 🙂
April 23, 2014 at 8:08 PM
It's really hard giving up dairy (I'm Italian!) – but I am always on the look out for better skin care for my face & have heard that Rodan & Fields is great for dark spots (which I still have) so I've been meaning to try. Now I just might have to. Great post! Thanks again 🙂
Aaryn Rubin says
April 23, 2014 at 8:50 PM
I'm using the unblemish line also-but added in a moisturizer from the soothe line. I love it too! I think it has really helped, however I'm finding that I do still break out around the time my birth control decides it's period time.
Meghan Moody says
April 23, 2014 at 9:32 PM
I so NEED to try this!!!! I've tried so many eye creams and haven't had much luck! The one thing I would change about my skin is my lines around my eyes and circles under my eyes…no amount of coffee can help it!!! lol!!! Already following on insta…email@example.com
Kristen Mcclary says
April 24, 2014 at 1:47 AM
the one thing i would change about my skin is my acne that always flares up around my period i hate it instagram name proudmommy808
April 26, 2014 at 3:18 PM
hey kristen! isn't acne so annoying? our unblemish line corrects this and works wonders! i'd love to help you if you have any questions! all of our products are a 60 day money back guarantee!
Ash Dig says
April 26, 2014 at 1:56 AM
There are several things, but the number one thing I would fix about my skin is getting rid of the constant breakouts & the scars they leave behind! I've tried everythinggg. Grr. Great blog by the way. & I love that this line addresses acne and other skin problems. I follow you on Instagram! (beautysearching_ash)
April 26, 2014 at 2:42 PM
hey girl. the unblemish line is great for breakouts and scars. we actually have a toner that reduces the appearance of acne scaring. my husband had ance scaring and he now uses this line and loves it. the dr.'s that created proactiv now have the unblemish line for adult acne…i'd love to get you set up on this if you are interested. all of our products come with a 60 money back guarantee!
Pink Southern Belle says
April 26, 2014 at 3:01 PM
Hey! The one thing that I would change about my skin…. Hard to narrow it down to one bc I have two�� The first would be the fine lines around my eyes. I spent a little too much time in the sun when I was younger. Luckily I learned how bad it was for me around 23 and started wearing sunscreen everyday:) gbpartin/ firstname.lastname@example.org I already follow you on instagram��
April 28, 2014 at 2:50 AM
One thing I would change about my skin is.;.acne scars!!! I've had acne since I was about 9 years old and it was always really embarassing for me, my classmates(boys and girls) would come up to me and say "what's that red zit on your nose?" and I would ignore them and run away. I don't have acne anymore but I have bumps and redness that still remain to this day. It suckss. My instagram is @freestuffles and my email is email@example.com
Marion Laubach says
April 28, 2014 at 5:55 PM
I would love to try the REDFINE eye cream! I have always had dark circles under my eyes, and it's just gotten worse since I've had V.
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