A riddle for you!

Name something every human has- men and women alike. We see it everyday and so do other people. We can touch it. It can give us confidence or make us self-conscious. It goes everywhere with us and we are never separate from it.

What am I talking about?

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The answer is:

 

S K I N

 

My face is serious business to me. I wear makeup about 2 days/week on average, so I take my skin seriously. And, well truth be told… it has been a thorn in my side since I was about 13 years old. I have extremely finicky, acne-prone skin. Still. And I’ll be 34 soon (four days to be exact, but who’s counting?! Me. I’m counting.) When I come across products or skincare tips that work for me, let’s just say I like to SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!

 

About a year ago I ditched all my over the counter cleansers and lotions and opted for DIY scrubs, oils, and masks. And after trying many different combinations and recipes, I found my favorite! It’s an organic sugar, raw honey, essential oil scrub that I use daily (I’ll be posting this recipe on my Pinterest page soon). I tend to have oily skin (unless the weather chills), so this scrub keeps my skin from greasin’ up throughout the day.

BUT.

That’s a big but, I cannot lie. If I have not sweat my face off in my workout on a particular day or if they weather happens to mercilessly dry out my skin, this scrub is not my favorite. Basically, my face needs to be producing enough oils to scrub off or else I’ll be scrubbing the dickens out of my face- and I’m pretty sure all the experts would frown upon this sort of activity.

 

SO! My dear friend, Marianne in Colorado sent me some enticing Rodan&Fields products to test! I tried the Redefine Daily Cleansing Mask and the new Redefine Intensive Renewing Serum as well as the Redefine Lip Renewing Serum.

Here’s my scoop:

First impression. The mask is fluffy! It’s what I would imagine spreading a soft cloud onto my face would feel like. It’s not runny and foamy, it’s fluffy and foamy. And it spreads generously. The renewing serum is light (not oily or greasy, but moisturizing) and it doesn’t sit on the top of the skin. It absorbs and feels very natural to the touch. And the lip serum! I mean, don’t tell, but I wore it day and night. It’s glossy, but not thick and it stays on.

What I love. My skin was like the skin of a goddess when I woke up the next morning after using these products the first night. And then… three days in, blemishes- GONE. Blackheads- GONE. And smooth, flawless skin replaced that thorn-in-my-side-skin I had grown accustomed to. My lips felt plumper too. I don’t even know if that’s one of the expected results, but vah-vah-VOOM!

What I won’t lie about. I am very cynical about facial products. I do not suffer from the placebo effect with this sort of business. After searching for a few months for a mask that hits the mark and doesn’t make my face flare up, dry out, grease down, or cave in… I can finally stop looking! As with all products, I encourage everyone to do their due diligence and look at the ingredients.

 

If you’re searching for stocking stuffers, quick gifts for friends (cough cough, like those friends who have a birthday coming up, cough cough), party favors… or let’s be honest, a little somin’ somin’ for yourself- then you should get started with Rodan&Fields! To get in touch with Marianne, click here.

 

Happy Halloween, ya freaks!
XOXO,

MK

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