My Review Of The Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen

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Those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile will know that my most vexing skin concern is the hyperpigmentation and freckles on my cheeks. Because of this, I always have some kind of brightening treatment in my skincare routine. I have tried many and some of have worked better than others but it wasn't until Rodan + Fields sent me the Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen that I used an entire regimen designed to brighten the skin. So have I been missing out this whole time?

Rodan + Fields was founded by dermatologists, Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields who you may know as the duo behind Proactiv, the popular skincare line designed for acne prone skin. The Rodan + Fields line includes a comprehensive range of skincare designed to address specific issues in five categories: Redefine for aging,  Reverse for age spots and uneven skin tone, Unblemish for adult acne, Spotless for teen and young adult acne and Soothe for sensitive, irritated skin conditions, like rosacea. In addition to their skin care kits, they also carry a variety of enhancements and dermacosmetics for the face and body. I'm a fan of their Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid and Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex.

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Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen

$190 (Full size 5 step regimen kit)

The Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen is billed as a Multi-Med Therapy Regimen that works to reduce the appearance of dullness and skin discoloration as well as improve overall skin tone and texture to reveal noticeably brighter skin and a more even and youthful looking complexion.These products come in a kit and are meant to work together. I received the REVERSE Brighten regimen which includes five products: a Deep Exfoliating Wash with alpha-hydroxy acid to clear away dead skin cells; an Intensive Brightening Toner with a brightening blend of salicylic Acid, kojic acid, licorice and mulberry extract, a Dual Active Brightening Complex with vitamin C to target skin discoloration and retinol to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 50+ protection. The kit comes with detailed usage instructions as well as a recommended regimen schedule to get your skin acclimated to the system for the best results.

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Rodan + Fields REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash

$43 (125 mL / 4.2 fl.oz.)

Rodan + Fields REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash is a brightening cleanser made with alpha-hydroxy acid which deep cleans the skin thoroughly while refining the effects of sun damage. Recommended usage is once every other day, increased to twice daily as tolerated. This is a non-foaming creamy cleanser that has a faint minty scent. The micro beads are effective but  don't feel scratchy. I've been using this in the mornings usually every other day and it does make my complexion look fresh and smooth. I don't use it in the evening because it doesn't remove makeup and most definitely can't be used around the eye area. Since I don't like to overuse physical exfoliants, I actually kind of wish there was a version of this cleanser that brightens without the beads. As it stands, it works better for me as an exfoliator rather than a daily cleanser.

Water/Aqua/Eau, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diethylhexyl Sebacate, Polylactic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Jojoba Esters, PEG-40 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Pentylene Glycol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Ceteareth-20, Hydroxyacetophenone, Lactic Acid, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985)

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Rodan + Fields REVERSE Intensive Brightening Toner

$48 (125 mL / 4.2 fl.oz.)

Rodan + Fields REVERSE Intensive Brightening Toner is formulated with a proprietary blend of salicylic acid, kojic acid, vitamins and licorice that works target skin discoloration and even out skin for a more radiant complexion. Recommended usage is once every other day during the first week and twice daily, in the morning and evening, as tolerated. When I tried this toner for the first time, I could see why you have to work up to it. It has a strong scent of witch hazel and if my moisture barrier wasn't built up the way it is now, this toner could've been quite drying on my skin. Even though it's a key step of the routine, this was probably my least favorite product to use. Well at least it didn't make my skin feel tight. When using this, I always make sure to apply my next layer right away to avoid drying out my skin.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Ethoxydiglycol, Alcohol, Kojic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salicylic Acid, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Tocopherol, Alanine, Glycine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Fragrance/Parfum, Sodium Sulfite, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Citral, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool

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Rodan + Fields REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex

$99 (2 x 25 mL / 0.85 fl.oz.)

Rodan + Fields Reverse Dual Active Brightening Complex is the third step in the Reverse Brightening Regimen. It works as a potent skin brightening and anti-aging treatment with vitamin C and retinol which work to brightens as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains kojic acid and licorice which have been proven to improve skin discolorations over time. The vitamin c and retinol are packaged in separate tubes and to use, an equal amount of each product are dispensed and mixed together just prior to application. The reason for the dual tubes and the this method of application is to ensure the maximum efficacy of the ingredients. The vitamin C is a touch grainy and the retinol is creamy and together they form a silky textured cream which was actually hydrating enough to not require a moisturizer of top and not once did I experience any redness, sensitivity or dryness. I've never used vitamin C and retinol in tandem like this and I do like how it provides dual action brightening and anti-aging benefits at once.  And I don't usually use retinol during the day but it's less daunting in combination with vitamin C and SPF 50 sun protection. The packaging is a little bit of a pain but if it makes the product more potent and effective then I'm all for it

Vitamin C Formula Ingredients
Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Bis-isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Ethoxydiglycol, Ascorbic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kojic Acid, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Polysilicone-11, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Maltodextrin

Retinol Formula Ingredients
Aqua (Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Polysorbate 20, Retinol , Ethylhexylglycerin, BHT, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Hexylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

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Rodan + Fields REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen

$42 (50 mL / 1.7 fl.oz.)

Rodan + Fields REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen is a facial sunscreen that provides skin-brightening and anti-aging benefits along with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. It features a unique formula of stabilized Avobenzone and colorless carotenoids along with vitamin E and green tea which neutralize free radical damage and licorice and mulberry extracts to help brighten skin. This sunscreen has a smooth, creamy texture with a subtle citrus-like scent. It has a silky feel upon application and sinks into the skin without any white cast, grease or residue. This is a serviceable sunscreen and my husband and I both used it when we were in Miami. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of avobenzone, I like the high SPF and that it also contains natural skin brighteners. A protective sunscreen is integral to any good skincare routine and is especially vital when skin brightening is a goal.

Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 10%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 2.6%, Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylyl Methicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Alcohol Denat., Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyacrylate-15, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Fragrance/Parfum, Isohexadecane, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyacrylate-17, Polysorbate 80, Polydecene, C11-15 Pareth-40, C11-15 Pareth-7, Sorbitan Oleate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citral, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool.

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The Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen is packaged in clinical looking plastic tubes and jars. Using these products was an interesting exercise in sticking with a single regimen. This would probably be easier for people who like a preset skincare routine but I found myself missing some of my other products at times. Even though I wasn't crazy about every single product, I do get the goal of this kit and how they are designed to work together for optimal results. While the ingredients aren't anything new or groundbreaking, they are proven to work and the results for me were impressive especially when used in conjunction with my Clear + Brilliant treatments which amplify the effects of skincare products. The Dual Active Brightening Complex was my favorite step of the regimen. I'm not sure if I would use this regimen again since I like putting together my own routines to meet certain goals but I can see this type of regimen being ideal for someone who is looking to address a specific skin concern or someone who wants a simple prefabricated routine that they don't have to think about.

The Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen which comes as a complete kit in various configurations and the products can also be purchased individually direct from the Rodan + Fields website.

Have you tried any Rodan + Fields products? Any favorites?

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Have never tried this brand before, but they look fab. I like kits that all come together as it always helps one to work better and not mix as usually that causes my skin irritation. Am happy you were able to try them out and liked it. Happy Monday x

Jackie Harrison said...

I like the idea its a kit which make it easier if wanting to do a routine if it meets your skin issues. You did a amazing job with the reviews and pointing out ingredients that will help when making a decision of the products.

Emmylou said...

I've never tried the line before, chingu, but I do love the Proactiv line. Unfortunately, I can't use anything with salicylic acid, but this kit does sound fab. My eldest son's skin does well with SA:)

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

I am interested in matching the tone of my skin, I have tried several products without good results, this line seems great and very complete, as well as a luxury presentation. Have a nice day Rowena!

Lilli said...

Hello Rowena! Didnt know the brand but sounds good. I dont know if my skin would tolerate the whole regimen treatment but definitely Id be curious to try the Brightening Complex in particular. Hope u are good and having a nice week ahead! xo

Doctor Anne said...

Although I am usually one to mix and match different brands, I find the thought of one line aimed at a specific concern intriguing.

Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

Lena L said...

Ah, the memories! Proactive made probably the biggest difference for me in my early twenties. I love the idea of a complete set of a brightening regimen because brightening requires a teamwork! I am a little disappointed to see Avobenzone in the sunscreen but other stuff looks really good especially the toner and the complex.

Corinne said...

I've not heard of this brand before but it looks decent. I'm lucky that Ive never had an issue with my skin pigmentation. It;s a bit on the pricey side though!

Corinne x

Jenny said...

I've always been curious about Rodan + Fields since it's an MLM, but I do like their use of researched proven ingredients and how they've packaged the vitamin c and retinol separately! The price is quite pricey though, and I personally prefer mixing different brands as well.

♥︎ Geeky Posh

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merel said...

Oooh wow! I need to try this.

X Merel

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh wow I had no idea they had expanded. Not sure if I would do the regime, it is a bit pricy and often in sets there are things I don't use. But there are a number of products here I would totally try

Allie of

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Those products sound really nice if a little pricey :)

Kinga K. said...

I need to try them :)

Dressed With Soul said...

Thanks for sharing as I have never heard from this brand before! I like especially the SPF 50 and now I'm curious trying out the products by myself. What a pity they are a bit pricy ...
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

Ivana Split said...

I haven't used anything by Rodan and Fields but this whole brightening range looks very promising and quality made. That last one, the product that combines high SPF and brightening properties seems like a great two in one gel! I like that it contains vitamin E and has natural brightening ingredients.

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

looks like some interesting products here! i like it a lot and want to try now

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