A few months ago I was fortunate enough to be sent the complete Rodan and Fields’ Unblemish Kit to test out and review for you all! Prior to receiving my kit, I had for years been using Proactiv Plus’ three step line, and have found it to work extremely well with my skin type. I’ll link that review for you here. For those of you who don’t already know, Proactiv is a line of Rodan and Fields’ Products, so I was thrilled to try out their Unblemish line to see how it compared to Proactiv. My only issue with Proactiv (okay well besides the fact that it has stained more pillow cases and towels than I can count) is that it has a tendency to dry out my already very dry skin. BUT I must say that their newer line of Proactiv Plus has improved in the gentleness department. Either way, I was super excited to try Rodan and Field’s Unblemish kit because I was hoping it’d be more catered towards skin care than Proactiv- which it was! So, without further adieu, let’s get into the review.
Step #1: Unblemish Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash.
The very first step in the skin regiment is to wash your face thoroughly with Rodan & Fields’ Unblemish Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash. This wash, medically containing 3% sulfur, is said to unclog pores and reduce any visible redness. When first trying this product I was extremely surprised to learn of its purple colour- how fun!
Use: Making certain that your face is completely clean of any makeup residue, apply this wash on your entire face. Once soaked in, rinse away with water and pat dry with a towel.
Step #2: Unblemish Clarifying Toner.
The second step in Rodan & Fields’ Unblemish kit, is to apply their clarifying toner to the face using a gauze pad. This allows the pores to further unclog; revealing a cleaner complexion overall. Made without the use of alcohol, this gentle toner aids in the prevention of dry skin.
Use: After drying your face completely, apply the clarifying toner to your face’s entirety using a cotton pad. Once applied liberally, allow time for the toner to soak into the pores.
Step #3: Unblemish Dual Intensive Acne Treatment.
This was the final step included in my Rodan & Fields’ Unblemish kit; however, not the last step in my given skin care regiment to review. Containing 5% benzoyl peroxide, the Dual Intensive Acne Treatment helps to prevent future breakouts from developing.
Use: Once your face is dry of the toner, you’re ready to move onto this next step. Ensuring that your hands are clean, apply a small amount of product onto finger tips and massage into the skin. Making sure to cover all acne problem areas on your face.
*Bonus Step #4: Soothe Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30.
In addition to the complete Unblemish kit I received, I was also sent the Rodan and Fields’ Soothe Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30 to use as my daily facial moisturizer. I really love that it doubles as a sunscreen because it is ever so important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. I insisted on bringing this with me to the Dominican Republic to use as my facial sunscreen and moisturizer, and I am so happy that I did! This product not only protected my skin from the sun’s rays, but it also left my face feeling clean without any oily residue.
Use: Ensuring that your hands are clean, apply this product to your face’s entirety using your fingertips to massage the sunscreen into your pores. Thus, leaving your skin both moisturized and protected!
One kit’s recommended usage given the supplied quantity is two months; however, with the gradual start I was able to utilize the regiment for a full three months. After using this kit for the three months, I found my skin to not only be cleared of any breakouts, but also to be healthier and softer. In fact, my skin just had this healthy glow to it- even Mitch noticed (and when he notices things like that you can be positive it’s working!). By comparing Proactiv and Rodan & Fields, I was able to determine the noticeable difference between the two skin care regiments. While Proactiv was solely acne targeted, Rodan & Fields was more catered towards skin care as a whole. My skin was softer, smoother, and overall healthier when using Rodan & Fields. However, for those with severe acne prone skin, I recommend using Proactiv’s acne eliminating system, as I found it to be tougher on acne. Below I’ve included some images displaying my face before, during, and after use.
As you can see, my skin before using Rodan and Fields’ Unblemish kit had a few mild blemishes and was fairly dull.
During use, my skin experienced a small breakout (pictured below). However, this is a normal outcome to a change of skincare products, and subsided shortly after.
Ignoring the odd, green hue of my after photos, it is clear that my skin is now much more supple and glowy- and it’s all thanks to Rodan & Fields’ Unblemish Kit!!
If you’re a Manitoban reader, then make sure to check out Lesli Trottier’s web page. She’ll help you figure out which kit would be the best suited for your skin type, and give you all of the needed information for ordering with Rodan and Fields. Also, if you’re interested in a part-time, home based business opportunity, Lesli would be more than happy to further inform you of a career with Rodan and Fields. I’ll link her information below for your convenience!
*All product images are courtesy of Rodan and Fields.