Rodan & Fields REVERSE Regimen for Dark Spots & Discoloration
This blog post is sponsored by Rodan + Fields. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Hey beauty lovers! I am excited to be talking to you guys about a new skincare line that I have been using for the last month. I have been using Rodan + Fields skincare products to treat a skin concern that I have suffered with for years. I am talking about dark spots and discoloration. Rodan + Fields has a new line called REVERSE Regimen to help diminish discoloration and dark spots and guess what? I have seen a difference!
WHAT IS SKIN DISCOLORATION?
In short, skin discoloration is the darkening of the skin. This happens due to the overproduction of melanin (pigment responsible for skin and hair color). Over production of melanin happens due to sun damage, and skin concerns such as post-acne marks, scars, or a bug bites.
For me, the slightest little skin trauma turns into a dark spot and I mean the darkest of dark spots especially on my face. It has been a problem since I was little. So I was quite excited to try a complete line with Rodan + Fields and not just a stand-alone spot treatment.
WHAT IS REVERSE REGIMEN BY RODAN + FIELDS?
Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen is a 3-step system or 4 if you add the REVERSE Targeted Dark Spot Corrector that works together to visibly reduce dark spots and discoloration and brighten the skin too. Step 1 is the REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Cleanser. This is a skin brightening cleanser that includes glycolic and lactic acids. Step 2 is the REVERSE Intensive Brightening Toner. This is like a prep to get your skin ready for the treatments. It is gentle and no burning sensation.
Next is the REVERSE Targeted Dark Spot Corrector that I like to use during the daytime. This you put right on the dark spots itself. The best thing about this product is that it contains new technology that specifically only targets dark marks and spots without the halo effect. With some products, if you put it on areas of the skin that do not contain dark marks, the skin surrounding the dark spot can appear lighter, thus creating a “halo”. REVERSE Targeted Dark Spot Corrector is formulated with a proprietary ingredient blend featuring a molecule that selectively targets areas of discoloration without leaving a halo effect and T-Catappa (Indian Almond Leaf Extract) that works to significantly diminish the appearance of existing surface discoloration in as little as two weeks.
After using the Targeted Dark Spot Corrector, the last step for the day time routine is doing Step 3 AM product which is the REVERSE Brightening Defense Fluid Lotion SPF 50. Because this Regimen has retinal (at night only) and other acids, it is important to use a good SPF. But, it’s important to use SPF with any skincare routine. Most products will only have SPF 15 or 30 and I rarely find anything higher. I am happy this contains SPF 50 along with other brightening ingredients including their patented RF3 Antioxidant Complex that enhances skin’s resilience to environmental aggressors that can lead to discoloration.
Now for my nighttime routine, the first two steps are the same but using Step 3 PM the REVERSE Tone Correcting Treatment. This nighttime complex combines 10% stabilized Vitamin C + 2 types of Retinoids. This product is designed to only be used at night.
WHAT WAS MY RESULTS?
Well, I definitely notice a difference the first week. The brand recommends easing into the Regimen starting with every two days, moving to every other day and so on. This Regimen is quite strong and I actually had to slow up on it because I began to use it every day for the first 3 days, and I noticed peeling. However, this is normal process that certain ingredients, like retinoids, can have on the skin. So then I remembered that I needed to start slowly and use it every other day. The exfoliation helped with brightening the skin by getting rid of the dead skin on top. After that first week, the peeling slowed down.
My spots are not completely gone but are visibly reduced which makes wearing less coverage with makeup easier. I did find that using a makeup remover before using REVERSE’s cleanser is helpful. The cleanser is not designed to take off heavy makeup, so I use something else to remove it and then use the cleanser on more clean skin. But overall, I am pretty happy with the results so far. To see more optimal results, continue use for 8-12 weeks!
So if you have discoloration issues with you skin, I do recommend Rodan + Field’s REVERSE Regimen and REVERSE Targeted Dark Spot Corrector. You can purchase their products or other products to address your skincare concerns here. I hope you found my experience helpful for you. Stay tuned for more beauty tips!