Thursday, May 17, 2018

rodan + fields - an honest review - weeks 7-9

rodan + fields header weeks 7-9

I'm three quarters of the way through my Rodan + Fields Reverse regimen and Lash Boost serum experiment. (You can read weeks 4-6 here and weeks 1-3 here). While I've continued to see results, I've also had some issues with running out of product too soon and lashes falling out. Here's my experience with both products for the past three weeks:

before and week 9 lashes no mascara before and week 9 without mascara before and week 9 lashes with mascara before and week 9 with mascara

Lash Boost - Weeks 7-9

Week 7 - My eyelashes have started to fall out, sometimes five and six at a time leaving me with thin, sparse lashes, with gaps between. Freaking out, but I assume it's because while Lash Boost extends your lash growth cycle, eventually the growth cycle has to end and they have to fall out. Unfortunately mine decided to fall out in mass. :(

Week 8 - I'm not going to lie, I'm so unhappy with my the way my lashes look. After last week's fallout, the remaining lashes are long, but look weird, with gaps between the lashes. The left eye definitely looks worse than the right. I'm tempted to stop using, but want to press on until week 12 to see if there's improvement.

Week 9 - my lashes are starting to even out - thank goodness - and I've noticed my lashes darkening. At night I keep trying to scrub off my remaining mascara only to realize that's just my lashes, no mascara remaining. My left lashes are still a little wonky looking, but much improved from week 7. Looking back at week 1 vs. now, I can really, really see a difference in the length in my lashes and I'm hoping my lashes will thicken up in the weeks to come. I'm hoping for volume as well as length.

lash boost weeks before - 9 weeks
before, weeks 6 and 9 with mascara

Thoughts so far: I'm still not convinced this is going to be the miracle product that gives me the amazing lashes of my dreams. Yes, my lashes are longer, yes they are a bit darker, but with the weird lash fallout and continued occasional eye irritation, it's not a perfect product - at least not for me. That being said, the tube of Lash Boost has lasted a long time. I'm still on the original and there seems to be a lot of product left, which makes me feel a better about the $150 price tag.

reverse before and week 9 Reverse before and week 9 with no makeup

Reverse Brightening Regimen - Weeks 7-9

Week 7 - Ugh, I ran out of toner this week. Still using the cleanser and brightening complex.  No huge skin changes of note. 

Week 8 - This week I ran out of face wash. No real difference in my skin, probably because I haven't been using as much product to try to make it last until the new product arrives (automatic renewal ships every 60 days).

Week 9 - Hooray for being fully stocked again with cleanser and toner! Also, I'm noticing a decrease in breakouts, which is awesome! After two weeks of not being able to use perform the regimen as I was supposed to, I'm back to the original routine. It's worth noting that while I did run out of face wash and toner, I have a ton of the brightening complex left. I'm still using the originals and haven't tapped into the new tubes yet. I probably used too much of the toner and cleanser to start out with, so I'm using less of it during each application to see if I can make it last as long as it's supposed to. 

rodan + fields weeks 1-3 no makeup eyes open
rodan + fields weeks 4-6 rodan + fields weeks 7-9 weeks 1-9 using Reverse

Thoughts so far: I've definitely noticed an improvement in skin texture from when I originally started using the product and my breakouts are finally starting to clear up. On a daily basis, I don't feel like I've seem dramatic results in reduction of discoloration, but looking at photos, I can see a huge different between week 1 and 9. I've also haven't had to use as much makeup on my skin, which is awesome.

Have you tried Rodan + Fields? I'd love to hear about your experience! You can read my review from weeks 1-3 here and weeks 4-6 here. Stay posted for my final 10-12 week review.

*This post is not sponsored and all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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