Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Rodan + Fields Redefine Night Renewing Serum

Rodan   Fields Redefine Night Renewing Serum
Press Sample

My husband and I made it back from St. Thomas very, very late Sunday night (really Monday morning) and I didn’t have a post in the queue which was why you didn’t hear from me yesterday. It was a day of catch up at work but I’m back in the swing of things and have a lot to share this week (including some stuff from the trip). Right now, though, I’d like to tell you about a nifty product from Rodan + Fields: the Redefine Night Renewing Serum. I received samples of this from a Rodan + Fields rep (you can see my first post about the Redefine line here) so keep reading for my thoughts on this product.
Rodan   Fields Redefine Night Renewing Serum 2

Rodan   Fields Redefine Night Renewing Serum 3
Night Renewing Serum is a retinol-based (Vitamin A) liquid that is packaged in small blue ampules and are promoted to “improve skin texture and firmness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.” Ingredients include:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Myristoyl Tetrapeptide-8, Retinol, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-8, Methylmethacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, BHT, Polysorbate 20

In plain English, that translates to: silicone (a couple different kinds), emollients, thickening agents, skin conditioning agents, antioxidants, collagen boosters, a film forming agent and an emulsifyer.

The Retinol (a form of vitamin A) and the peptides are really what does the trick here and are excellent ingredients for any anti aging skincare regimen. According to my dermatologist, tretinoin (found in prescription strength Retin A, Reynova, Tazorac and Avita) and it’s over the counter counterparts, products containing retinol (like this one) are the “gold standard” to anti aging skincare. Prescription strength products, like the Retin A that I use, are absolutely considered the best, but are not for everyone. For people who cannot tolerate those, products like Night Renewing Serum are absolutely recommended for similar results.
Rodan   Fields Redefine Night Renewing Serum 4
Retinol contains retinoic acid, which is well received by the skin, basically tells the skin cells to “act normally,” rather than as an aging cell. It supplies antioxidant capabilities to the cell and also supports the development of structural qualities of the skin like collagen production. Peptides function in a similar manner, which make them good companions with retinol in anti aging skincare. So all of these things are nice to find in Night Renewing Serum!
The delivery method for Night Renewing Serum (the blue pods), is excellent because they keep the active ingredients away from light and also provide portion control. In the picture above, I show the entire contents of one ampule  which is enough for one application. I found the serum to be easily tolerated (keep in mind that I am a long time Retin A user) but the first time user may experience some minor irritation during the first couple of weeks, which is normal when using retinol for the first time. Rodan + Fields recommends “building up” to full use of this product by applying every other evening to start.

I like this product and it’s marketing lives up to its ingredients list. Each jar contains 60 pods, which is enough for 60 days, and costs $89. That’s not inexpensive but is comparable with similar products that I’ve seen in department stores. Even though that’s actually more than I pay for a tube of Retin A (which lasts me about 60 days), I know not everyone can tolerate a prescription product and anything that gets more women (and men) to take care of their skin, is good by me!

I received my Rodan + Fields products from the lovely Jill Rowan. You can purchase this product and more at her website, located at https://jrowan.myrandf.biz/ .

Have you tried Night Renewing Serum? If not, you should!

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