This post is sponsored by Rodan + Fields. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
You ladies know how important good skin is to me! I love trying new products and rediscovering old favourites.
I’m not getting any younger so I’ve increasingly been reaching for products that target fine lines, wrinkles and that give my skin that bouncy feeling that it naturally seemed to have in my 20s.
I was a bit skeptical at first as I usually am when brands release new and improved formulas of products that I already use and love but, let me tell you – I had a positive experience with everything. The products seem to work better and faster than ever!
What I love the most about this routine is that it takes the guesswork away from finding products that work well together (I’m sure you know the feeling of being overwhelmed with options at Sephora); all you have to do is follow the 3 steps as all products are designed to be complementary. Perfect for skincare newbies and veterans alike.
Not only that, but Rodan + Fields recognizes that a single routine won’t necessarily work for everyone; it’s all about customization, which I love! You get to choose one of two products for the cleanser and AM and PM moisturizers, which allows you to pick the texture and ingredients that you like – no more compromises to be made when it comes to your skincare preferences. As a skincare fanatic, I’m all over that!
Let me walk you through my new anti-aging skincare routine.
Step 1 – Cleansing
While you’re supposed to choose one or the other, I actually ended up using both the clay REDEFINE Daily Clay Cleanser and the Daily Foaming Cleanser. I switched them out every so often for their respective benefits.
I reached for the REDEFINE Daily Clay Cleanser if I had been wearing a lot of makeup that day or if my skin felt congested as Kaolin clay is amazing to exfoliate and really draw out impurities. It’s the perfect mix between a mask and a cleanser – as a mom of three, I don’t have much time for self-care so I love multi-purpose products.
On the other hand, I really liked the rich lather of the REDEFINE Foaming Cleanser – you can feel the AHAs working to gently exfoliate your skin and, after a few days of use, I found that my pores looked tighter and the texture of my skin was visibly smoother and more even.
Both have actually been formulated to include new ingredients to target fine lines and wrinkles and improve your skin’s firmness, so you really can’t go wrong! A good option would be to use one at night and the other in the morning.
Step 2 – Toner
Toners are often the forgotten step in our skincare routines but, when used regularly, clearly have benefits. Since the REDEFINE Pore Refining Toner is a step in itself in the 3-step routine both morning and night, I did find myself using it everyday and I wouldn’t go without it now!
I used the toner twice a day, after cleansing in the morning and at night; it’s packed full of key ingredients such as niacinamide, fruit acids and Deep Sea Water, which aim to brighten the skin and prep it to absorb any other product that you apply next. A real game-changer.
Step 3 – Moisturizing
In the morning
Over the years, I’ve truly learnt the importance of wearing sunscreen everyday – there’s literally no point in having a complicated skincare routine if you don’t slather on the SPF. But let’s be real, sometimes I tend to skip it as I’m often rushed in the morning.
This is why I love that the REDEFINE Triple Defense Cream contains a broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect my skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays from strong California sunshine! I really liked the rich texture of the cream which is packed-full with peptides to minimize the appearance of wrinkles – my skin just drank it up.
Hot Tip: apply on your neck, décolletage and hands to help prevent discolouration like dark marks and spots, which are a tell-tale sign that you’ve spent too much time in the sun!
If you have oilier skin, then I would probably recommend trying the REDEFINE Triple Defense Lotion which has the same great ingredients and sun protection, but in a lightweight formula. I might start reaching for that one as the weather heats up and my skin gets oilier!
In the evening
As I did in the morning, I found myself reaching for the REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream over the Overnight Reparative Lotion as I liked the rich and luxurious texture of the cream, but if you prefer the feel of a lightweight moisturizer then the lotion would be nice.
You know I love my retinol but I’m always looking for gentler alternatives, which is why I was pleased to know that the REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream contains Bakuchiol, which is a plant-derived alternative to retinol. Combined with Glycolic Acid, Niacinamide and R+F’s exclusive peptide technology, I woke up with glowy, plump-looking and hydrated skin.
The Lowdown on R+F’s New + Improved REDEFINE Regimen
I would highly recommend trying the Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen if you’re looking to get serious about anti-aging – it’s so important to prevent rather than treat and I’ve found that using skincare targeted for my skin concerns has made a huge difference over the years.
What I really like about the new formulas is that they not only target wrinkles, which I’m lucky enough not to have much of (thanks for the genes mom!) but also loss of firmness and texture – as I age, I’ve definitely noticed that my skin is not as soft and plump as that of my daughters, so that’s definitely a concern for me.
Ultimately, while I love trying out new products that I come across on social media, nothing beats good-old science-backed, derm-inspired ingredients – no matter how cool the packaging, if you’re not using the right ingredients layered in the right order you won’t get the results that you’re hoping for, which is exactly what dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Field had in mind when they developed this easy-to-follow 3-step skincare routine.
And remember to give new skincare products a chance! Nothing works overnight and you must be diligent for at least 4 to 8 weeks before you can decide if something works for you. There’s nothing I hate more than spending tons of money on popular products just to find out that they simply don’t work for my skin, so I love the fact that R+F stands by their formulas and offers a 60-day satisfaction guarantee, even with empties.
My final thoughts? I love feeling confident in my skin and strutting down the street knowing that no one would ever suspect that I have three kids that are almost teenagers and a thriving business that has me pulling some late nights and early mornings! With so many options to choose from, I bet you’ll love the new REDEFINE collection too.