Let’s be honest, I’ve seen more wrinkles on my face in the last five years than I care to admit. I don’t know whether it’s a combination of diet; lack of sleep; gaining weight, losing weight & then gaining it again (which I understand affects skin elasticity). It’s probably a combination of all three. Then again, I’m sure all of that time spent laying out in the sun during my high school years (before I knew any better) probably contributed to those sun spots & lines around my eyes.
Whatever the case may be, sometimes it bugs me to see those “expression lines” around my eyes. I have also noticed those “smile lines” around my mouth deepening over time. When I heard about this revolutionary product from Rodan + Fields called REDEFINE Acute Care™ Skincare for Expression Lines, I decided to give it a try.
Now I know there’s this whole school of thought where one should embrace their wrinkles (I “earned” every one of ‘em – what does that really mean?) & age gracefully. I say, whatever makes you happy, then go for it. I don’t see myself getting Botox or fillers (never say never though, right?) but with REDEFINE Acute Care™ Skincare for Expression Lines, you can treat these problem areas at home – no needles required!
The idea is that you put these patches on your face, smooth it over those lines you want to minimize & let the patented liquid cones “melt” into the wrinkles.
According to Rodan + Fields, the liquid cone technology used in Acute Care contains hyaluronic acid & anti-aging peptides to “create super potent liquid micro cones that melt into a wrinkle.” There’s a lot of data behind this product, but what I really wanted to know is if it works on my skin.
I received four sets to use (1 pair of patches per set). Over the course of one month, I used two sets for my mouth area & two sets for my eyes. Before I went to sleep, I washed & dried my face. Then I carefully placed the patches over the desired area. Wear overnight & while you are sleeping…BOOM, the magic happens! Ok, maybe not that dramatically.
So how did it turn out? The treatment that I applied around my eyes worked minimally. I have fine lines around my eyes but bigger wrinkles underneath. I was hoping that it would completely get rid of the ones underneath, but that’s not realistic. Remember, I received four sets to sample, but there are 10 sets when you purchase the package. So it’s quite possible that had I done the entire treatment of 10 sets, I’d have a different outcome.
I was much more satisfied with the treatment of my “smile” lines. I think it was much more effective at minimizing the lines around my mouth & I was happy with the results.
So what did I learn from this other than to never do close-up shots of my face without make-up (at least cover-up), really good lighting & possibly Photoshop?!? My goodness, some of the pics that didn’t make the cut for this post…my kid could probably blackmail me with them. I have now nicknamed the bags under my eyes “LV” after Louis Vuitton!
Seriously though, what I learned from this experiment is that the folks at Rodan + Fields have developed a great line of products. I also tried a sample of their micro-dermabrasion paste, night serum & lip serum. Katie Rodan & Kathy Fields are the dermatologists that developed Proactiv. Under Rodan + Fields, they have created a variety of products that can treat four common skin concerns: Hypersensitive Skin, Adult Acne, Sun Damage & Aging. Something for everyone!
If you’d like more information on Rodan + Fields products, contact Alisa (Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant) via Alisa’s website & don’t’ forget to check out the Rodan + Fields Facebook page to get the latest updates!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I received complimentary Rodan + Fields products which helped facilitate this review. All images are mine unless otherwise noted. As always, my opinions are 100% my own.