Rodan & Fields for Melasma
Like many of you, I had spent many hours researching Melasma cures, treatment and creams. Time after time, I came across the Rodan & Fields Reverse product. The before and after pictures were certainly alluring and it seemed I couldn’t escape them…they were in my Instagram feed, my Pinterest feed and my Facebook feed. Shouting at me…saying, “Buy me, Buy me”.
Because Rodan & Fields has a high price tag, at first I resisted and tried many other things…but nothing was working..and I felt I had nothing to lose (except $200) that I finally broke down and ordered the Rodan & Fields Reverse regimen.
Above is a picture of me before using Rodan & Fields.
Now this regimen is pretty intense and requires 4 different products each day (and eventually 2x a day!).
- Exfoliating Cleanser
- Highlighting Cream A&B
For the first week, you are supposed to do the regimen once a day in the morning and then as the weeks go on work your way up to do the entire regimen twice a day. Needless to say, I was very excited to get this going and hopefully see some results…after all…I had just spent $200.
At first..the exfoliating cleanser was fine, it didn’t irritate my skin at all. The toner tended to leave my skin pretty red, but I thought that was pretty normal. The highlighting creams were fine and the sunscreen smelled good, so each day I did this complete regimen before putting on my makeup.
However, when I got to the point of doing the regimen twice a day the exfoliating cleanser was really irritating to my skin and left it quite red. Looking back now, I believe this was the reason that my Melasma got worse…my skin was constantly being irritated from the products.
Flash forward 3 weeks and this was my skin. I was breaking out in several places…and I NEVER break out. Knock on wood, acne has not afflicted me in the way that Melasma has so I was very surprised to see myself with several pimples as a result of using R&F products.
But because I was committed to the process, I continued to use it twice a day for 2 months and unfortunately, it did not work…at all. And if I’m being completely honest I think it made it works because I now have spots on my cheeks that did not exist before I started Rodan & Fields. I was completely heartbroken to have wasted that much money and time in the hopes that it would go away.
So the moral of the story is don’t believe everyone’s before & after pictures!