Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Rodan + Fields

I've always been someone who teeter-totters between skin care products. There are a few tried-and-true products in my arsenal but I haven't really committed to any certain lotion or potion. Since I have somewhat decent skin without using many products, I have never put much thought into what I was putting on my face (if anything at all some days). Bad, I know. As I leave my twenties this year, it's officially time to do some research on anti-aging products in hopes of maintaining a youthful glow.

Rodan + Fields is a new trend in skincare that I recently learned about. Founded in 2002 by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kahty Fields, Rodan + Fields is their second dermatology-based brand launched after their acclaimed success with ProActiv.

After less than a week of using the Rodan + Fields Anti-Age line, there was a noticeable difference in the way my skin felt and looked. It truly seemed to glow. Below are a few questions I asked Jessica Spitzer, a local Rodan + Fields expert, about the line.

Where did you find Rodan + Fields or how did you first hear about it?

Jessica: I was contacted by a patient of my dad who knew I had just moved to Dallas and that I was looking for some side projects/very part time hobbies to meet people and join a team of hardworking, caffeinated individuals. My sponsor Rachael introduced me and I was instantly hooked!

Wow! That’s great! Why didn’t you just keep buying the brand at the department stores? What made you decide to start selling it?

Jessica: Well, in an unprecedented move, Rodan + Fields became the first top selling skincare line to exit the department store for the world of direct selling. The doctors found that the success they were seeing on the store shelves was coming from word of mouth recommendations. Rodan + Fields then decided that direct marketing was a better business model for them. So, they jumped in and never looked back. They have grown tremendously from the sales they were seeing in the department stores. However, this new direct selling model is still on the ground level and it was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss out on.

What is your favorite thing about the Rodan + Fields brand?

Jessica: I like that the brand was founded by two female Dermatologists who still practice in San Francisco. I also LOVE the technology that supports our products as well as the free marketing. For example, Rodan + Fields provides a prescriptive survey to identify each consumer’s personal needs to create the best skin care routine possible. Our products even come with the support of an advice nurse who is available quickly via phone; she is there to answer our questions and the questions of our clients. This is literally the quality AND service I used to get from the dermatologist.

So if you were buying the skincare from a Nordstrom counter, it must be pretty expensive. What does a typical skincare set cost?

Jessica It is actually very affordable for the quality you receive. These are products designed by dermatologists, without paying for the office visit or prescription. Each product comes with a full 60 day money back guarantee. I’ve seen the best results when people use a full skincare regimen. Each regimen has a different skincare focus: Anti-aging, Reversing sun damage, Sensitive Skin and Acne treatment. The price of the regimens range from $160 – $200 for complete skin care sets. They include four items tailored to each skincare focus. The sets typically include a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and treatment. My clients can save money by joining my preferred customer program which saves you 10% off your products, gives you free shipping on scheduled orders, includes quarterly newsletters and allows you the flexibility to edit your orders or cancel at any time with no penalties.

What is your favorite product?

Jessica: My favorite product is the night renewing serum. It’s like a vacation for your skin! When I use it, the next morning I see glowing results immediately. Some of my other personal favorite products is the anti-aging regimen, something I never thought of using - but I definitely see more prominent lines in my forehead as I get older and this has significantly helped them subside. Even on my most tired days, I still see that glow on my face!

Please feel free contact Jessica Spitzer for more information. She is an absolute doll and will answer any of your questions. You can also order on her site as well as check out her biz site if you are interested in becoming a consultant.

I was provided with samples of the products in the Rodin + Fields Anti-Age Line. All opinions are my own. 


Kelli Long said...

You know I am a sucker for great beauty products! I'll have to try them out.

Allison said...

Yeah, reach out to Jessica if you have any questions. She's so sweet! I think you'll really like the products.