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Ever since I can remember, I have dealt with acne that led to visible dark spots. Skin discoloration and dark spots are a common concern for people of all skin tones and types, known to be caused by acne, age, sun exposure, or hormonal imbalances. I have tried many different creams and regimens to remove the dark spots and to ideally get a more even skin tone. I’ve recently started using the Rodan + Fields New + Improved Reverse Regimen + Reverse Targeted Dark Spot Corrector [rodanandfields.com]. I have used quite a few of their products in the past and have gotten good results with them. In this post I am going to highlight about REVERSE collection, the step by step process, and my results from using the Regimen. I’ll also be sharing my final recommendations in hopes to give insight to others that might be experiencing the same issues with dark spots as I have.
About REVERSE Regimen
REVERSE Regimen works to visibly correct and prevent the appearance of dullness and discoloration including dark marks, sunspots and unwanted freckles. Leveraging R+F’s unique Multi-Med Therapy approach and proprietary technologies, the 3-step skincare routine works to brighten, visibly even, defend and tackle and prevent skin discoloration caused by aging, blemishes, and the environment.
The REVERSE Regimen [rodanandfields.com] works to perform at the optimal time of day for better than ever results. During the day, Niacinamide works to visibly even skin tone, while patented RF3 Antioxidant Complex to enhance skin’s resilience to help skin defend itself from environmental aggressors and pollution, that can lead to visible discoloration. At night, the PM complex combines the brightening power of 10% stabilized Vitamin C with the revitalizing strength of proprietary Retinal MD Technology and Kojic Acid into one boosted formula to visibly even skin tone and minimize the appearance of dark spots, brown spots.
The 3 step process is pretty easy to use. You are provided a formula to use day and night. Rodan + Fields’ unique approach is simply the right ingredients, in the right formulations, applied in the right order. This philosophy is used to address core skin concerns, like skin discoloration, head-on to delivery visibly transformative results. Here are the items that I used.
AM Step 1 – Deep Exfoliating Cleanser ($45)
Step 2- Intensive Brightening Toner ($50)
Step 3- Brightening Defense Fluid w/ SPF 50 ( $40)
*You also use a Targeted Dark Spot Corrector to apply directly to stubborn dark marks after cleansing + toning..
PM Step 1-Deep Exfoliating Cleanser
Step 2- Intensive Brightening Toner
Step 3- Tone Correcting Treatment ($100)
*You also use a Targeted Dark Spot Corrector to apply directly to stubborn dark marks after cleansing + toning.
Both day and night, I integrate the Regimen [rodanandfields.com] into my skincare routine. In the mornings, I start with Step 1, REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Cleanser.
The skin-brightening cleanser buffs and micro-refinishes the skin’s surface for a more radiant appearance. Physical and chemical exfoliants remove dulling and pigmented surface cells to enhance skin’s natural turnover and remove over-pigmented surface cells for a brighter complexion that is more even in texture, revealing younger-looking skin. I start off by wetting my skin with lukewarm water then gently massage evenly over face for 30-60 seconds, next I rinse my face thoroughly and pat dry.
Next is Step 2: REVERSE Intensive Brightening Toner. This is a brightening and skin-softening solution that minimizes discoloration on the skin for a radiant, luminous complexion. skin prep It targets the appearance of skin discoloration, softens the look of dark spots, and increases the efficacy of the steps that follow. With this product I use a cotton pad to swipe over my clean, dry face and neck. I do not rinse it off. I then allow it to dry before moving on to step 3.
Before the Step 3 of my Regimen, I use the Targeted Dark Spot Corrector and place it directly on the stubborn dark marks on my face. I also apply a moisturizer as the final step of my face cleansing Regimen.
Now it’s time for Step 3, REVERSE Brightening Defense Fluid Lotion SPF 50. This is a very lightweight lotion that protects the skin from environmental aggressors and harmful UVA/UVB rays, which can lead to dullness and skin discoloration and accelerate the visible signs of aging skin. The high level of SPF protection helps to prevent future visible discoloration from forming.
I dispense a pea-sized amount of product and apply evenly over my face and neck. It is recommended that you reapply every 2-3 hours when exposed to sun and after towel drying, swimming or sweating.
At night, I repeat Step 1 and 2 of the Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen [rodanandfields.com].
Like in the AM, I use the Targeted Dark Spot Corrector and place it directly on the stubborn dark marks on my face. I also apply a moisturizer as the final step of my face cleansing Regimen.
For Step 3, I use the REVERSE Tone Correcting Treatment at nighttime. It combines the brightening power of 10% stabilized Vitamin C with the revitalizing strength of proprietary Retinal MD Technology and Kojic Acid into one boosted formula to visibly even skin tone and minimize the appearance of dark spots and brown spots. I dispense a pea-sized amount of product and apply evenly over my face and neck
I am very pleased with my results thus far. I have noticed my visible dark spots look much smaller than before and they are less visible, less noticeable. They look less defined and not as intense. My skin tone looks more uniform and even. My skin looks cleaner and more translucent. Overall, I am very satisfied with the results. I will continue to incorporate the regimen into my skin care routine and keep you all updated for the results.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
REVERSE Regimen [rodanandfields.com] U.S. Retail Price: $195. REVERSE Targeted Dark Spot Corrector [rodanandfields.com] U.S. Retail Price: $66. Available through Rodan + Fields Independent Consultants or at rodanandfields.com [rodanandfields.com].