Special thanks to Rodan & Fields Independent Consultant, Kara Larson, for providing me with the opportunity to try and review Rodan & Fields skincare products. While the products in this post were given to me free of charge, the opinions expressed here are completely my own.
Kara and I have been friends for as long as I can remember. We’ve gone from sleepovers as kids to raising our babies together with all the stuff of great friendships that lies between. Aside from being besties, she’s also my go-to girl for anything makeup-hair-skincare related. It made complete sense to me when she became an independent consultant with Rodan & Fields – I’m not the only friend who goes to her with their beauty questions.
In a lot of ways, I’m the ideal candidate for a skincare trial. I don’t normally use anything but a cleanser once a day, and while I generally have a good complexion, I am prone to breakouts (especially around that time of the month). With becoming more aware of the need to take skin health seriously – what with me being in my thirties and all (how did that happen again?!) – this opportunity literally made me giddy.
Before starting me on any of the Rodan & Fields skin care lines, Kara asked me a series of questions to see what products would work best for my skin type and daily needs. We settled on a personalized daily regimen of the Soothe (to even out my complexion) and Unblemish lines (to work on the acne). She also threw in a few samples of the Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, Night Renewing Serum, and Lip Renewing Serum.
What I loved
I’ve been using the skincare products for the last two weeks, and have already seen results. My complexion is clearer than before, and my skin is softer than it’s ever been. My absolute favorite products have been the Micro-Dermabrasion Paste and Night Renewing Serum, which made my skin A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-L-Y soft (I seriously could not stop touching my face).
What’s more, the support I’ve received from Kara has been incredible. For someone who’s never done much with their skin, I was a little intimidated to start such a professional regimen. Fortunately, the system was easier to maintain than I thought, and when I had questions Kara was just an email away. There’s something powerful to be said about working with a consultant versus trying to navigate the world of skin care products on your own.
Facebook Event & Product Giveaways
Kara’s hosting a little Facebook party over at her place today and tomorrow (8/27-28), going into detail about all the Rodan & Fields products she’s representing and will also be giving away some product to some very lucky ladies. If you want in, shoot her an email at klarson159[at]gmail[dot]com and she’ll add you to the group.
PS – If you let Kara know you read about her and Rodan & Fields here, you’ll be privy to a special incentive she’s running for orders placed in the next few days!
For more on Kara
Kara is a psychology graduate of North Central University and a beauty school graduate of Empire Beauty School. She’s a momma to two little girls, MOPS coordinator extraordinaire, and newly minted Rodan & Fields Independent Consultant. Ask her your beauty questions on Facebook, follow her on Instagram, or email her at klarson159[at]gmail[dot]com for more information on Rodan & Fields products.