So here are my six month pictures I took back in December and forgot to post. Blows me away how much less my eye lids sag from an accident in the 7th grade. My neck waddle seems better too!
Well, I must say I'm stunned. I honestly didn't feel like the eye cream was making that much of a difference until I saw these two pictures side by side. I tried really hard to get a new picture as close to the first one as possible. I can definitely see a difference in my under eye area. I certainly don't look as tired. I also feel like my skin overall is making an improvement. It looks firmer and healthier, I think. I also see less wrinkles on my chin. I think my turkey neck might be getting better too, but I can't tell from this picture because of the shadow. (Hey, whatever works!) Anyway, I don't sell Rodan+Fileds, but if you're interested in knowing more, here is a link to my consultant. Her name is Nancy May and she's the best! (She won't try and hard sell you). Just click the Nancy May button below and leave her a Facebook message.
I call week 4 the half way point because Rodan+Fields comes with a 60 day "empty jar" return policy on their products. So if I decide after 8 weeks I'm not seeing a difference, I get my money back. I'd have to say that the lines around my eyes and mouth are much less. I also feel like my skin tone is better. I think I'm starting to see some changes in my eyes as well. I've been using the Rodan+Fields Multi Function eye cream for two weeks now, and while looking in the mirror I don't feel like I see much of a difference, but when I put my "before and after" two week pictures side by side, I think I am starting to see a change. What about you? Please let me know what you think, I'm really curious....you know, sometimes it's hard to see the forest for the trees.
Okay here is this weeks side by side. I have to say right off the bat that the lighting is somewhat different because the sun was out last Thursday when Elly took my picture, but not this Thursday! I do see a slight improvement again this week, so I'm happy.
Speaking of that, someone asked me today if I was getting paid to do this. The answer is NO! My co-worker started selling Rodan+Fields and gave me a few samples to try. I told her I would document the process for her as she begins her side business, so she's been helping me pick the right products and I am now buying them from her. I've worked with Nancy for the last five years, and when I started seeing her skin tone improve so much, I wanted to jump on board too! Below is a button for you to click if you'd like to find out more. It goes directly to Nancy's Facebook page
Next is a side by side of my eyes to document Rodan+Fields Multi Function Eye cream. I really didn't think it was making much of a difference until just now when I saw these two pictures side by side. I still have bags and dark circles, but they look less severe, so I'm encouraged. The one thing that I did notice right away is how much softer the skin around my eyes feels. Kind of strange, I know, but they really do feel smoother. ]
Next week I'll do a half way picture, which will be four weeks of using Rodan+Fields. I'll compare before I started using Rodan +Fields to 4 weeks of using it. I call it the half way point because their products come with a 60 day no questions asked money back guarantee. So until then, have a great week. Next is a side by side of my eyes to document Rodan+Fields Multi Function Eye cream. I really didn't think it was making much of a difference until just now when I saw these two pictures side by side. I still have bags and dark circles, but they look less severe, so I'm encouraged. The one thing that I did notice right away is how much softer the skin around my eyes feels. Kind of strange, I know, but they really do feel smoother. ]
Next week I'll do a half way picture, which will be four weeks of using Rodan+Fields. I'll compare before I started using Rodan +Fields to 4 weeks of using it. I call it the half way point because their products come with a 60 day no questions asked money back guarantee. So until then, have a great week.
By the way, here is Nancy May, my Rodan+Field's consultant. She is by far the classiest person I've ever met, and if you have any questions for her, don't hesitate to ask. Just click the link above that says "Rodan+Fields" and you can connect with her on Facebook.
(By the way, if you've ever watched Grace&Frankie on Netflix, she's Grace and I'm Frankie!)
Well here we go from week 1 to week 2 and I have to tell you, I'm surprised at the difference I see between the two pictures. I felt like there was such a difference last week, I didn't think I'd really see much this week, but I do. It looks like some of the lines are not as deep around my mouthand I also see less definition in the laugh lines. I continue to use the Redefine line of Rodan+Fields products which is a 3 step system. I have also added the Amp MD roller and night serum to my routine every other night. I copied this off of the Rodan+Fields website to explain what it does:
"How Does the AMP MD™ System Work? Take a firm position on aging skin with our patent-pending REDEFINE AMP MD™ System. The noninvasive AMP MD Micro-Exfoliating Roller and REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum are clinically proven to safely and effectively amp up your daily skincare routine for a firmer, more youthful appearance. Recommended for use with REDEFINE Regimen for best results. Used as directed, the AMP MD System: Conditions the skin’s surface using micro-needle tips. Increases appearance of firmness and elasticity. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Improves skin texture and minimizes the appearance of pores with a proprietary blend of retinol and peptides."
It's true what they say about the pores because they seem smaller to me (even the one on the side of my nose that was way bigger than the rest...I have to really look to see where it is now!)
This next week I'm going to concentrate on my under eye bags and dark circles because I just got the eye cream I've been wanting. I think we all have a few things about ourselves that we'd like to change and this is probably my number 1 complaint. I have learned that if I get the right frame for my glasses that I can mask how bad they've gotten over the years. It's my own little "makeup concealer trick". So here goes, I'm going to unmask my eyes and we'll see together if this eye cream will live up to it's claim of "minimizing the look of fine lines, bags and dark circles".
Hiding behind my glasses
Without glasses (hard to take a selfie and look into the camera). I'm not as tired as I look in this picture!
And close up and in bright light. They really look like hell!
Okay, I've been using the Rodan+Fields Redefine products for one week now and I'm liking my results so far. My skin feels significantly softer. In fact, I can't keep my hands off my face because it feels so much smoother. I also feel like my laugh lines are little less defined. I feel like my skin is firmer and has a better color as well. As a matter of fact, I had a light coat of mineral powder in the first picture and none in the second. I also tried as best as I could to get a picture that was the same distance, lighting and expression as the first one. I hate those before and after pictures that you know are fake because of lighting etc. Anyway, it was really hard and I took a million pictures and this one seemed to be the closest. Next week I'll try and get a head on picture so you can see my dark circles and bags which I usually hide behind the rim of my glasses (my little make-up concealer trick) because that is mostly what I'd like to change. I can live with laugh lines but the baggy eyes are driving me nuts and I'm not a surgery type of person. I have the Rodan+Fields eye cream on order and hope to get it soon. In the meantime I'm using their 3 part system which is a mask face wash combination, toner and the day and evening moisturizers. Anyway, thanks for reading and I'd love to hear your comments and please feel free to be honest.