As stated in my previous post, Reverse is the regimen that I use at this time. I’ve been using this product for about 5 weeks and I have already seen results. This regimen starts off slow and is only used every other morning for the first week, then every morning, followed by every morning and every other night, to every morning and every night. Here are my results so far..
For only using this product a handful of times I have to say that when I look in the mirror I find myself smiling at the difference I see! So, what exactly does the Reverse Regimen do? It is designed to reduce the appearance of brown spots, dullness and discoloration using the right combination of ingredients that help promote a more even and healthy skin tone. According to Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields the Reverse Regimen-
- Clears away dead, dulling, discolored skin cells. Absorbs into the uppermost layers of skin with brightening vitamin C and retinol
- Reduces the signs of photoaging with UVA/UVB SPF 50+ sunscreen protection.
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines to perfect skin’s surface and light reflectance.
The Reverse Regimen is comprised of Five Components (two of which get combined into one). These include the Deep Exfoliating Face Wash, the Intensive Brightening Toner, the Dual Active Brightening Complex (the two the get mixed), and Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen.
The Deep Exfoliating Face Wash is probably the most exfoliating face wash I have ever used, which meant it took a minute for me to get comfortable with. It is comparable to going to the beach and picking up some sand from the ocean floor and rubbing it over your face, gently of course. While this feels good on your toes and feet I never imagined what it would feel like on my face. Just know it is a different kind of feeling, ultimately leaving my face smooth and super soft. To achieve this outcome the wash uses Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Polyethylene Beads which removes dulling and dead skin cells to leave your face fresh and brighter than before.
The second step is the Intensive Brightening Toner. The toner utilizes a proprietary blend of kojic acid, antioxidants, salicylic acid and licorice to brighten, renew, and refine your skin while gradually fading discoloration. What I enjoy most about this toner, and many of the other R + F products, is that it doesn’t smell bad. A little goes a long way with this stuff and the refreshed feeling is always nice after application.
Third is the Dual Active Brightening Complex which combines two lotions to achieve one amazing effect. When used together this mixture combines Vitamin C, Retinol, Kojic acid and licorice to enhance the brightening of your skin while diminishing fines and wrinkles as well as fading discoloration over time.
The fourth and last part of this regimen only needs to be done in the morning and can be reapplied throughout the day depending on how much time you spend in the sun. This is the Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen. This sunscreen is great to use during the day, even if you are not going to the beach in part because it does not smell like sunscreen! This R + F sunscreen utilizes an exclusive complex of stabilized avobenzone (a key UVA blocker), colorless carotenoids (free-radical fighting antioxidants), vitamin E, green tea, licorice extract and mulberry. These ingredients combine to protect and brighten your skin.
Here are some more results from the Reverse Regimen:
Reverse Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack:
Want to get rid of your stubborn dark marks faster? There is also the Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack which features 2% hydroquinone to help even skintone quicker. This is used in place of the Brightening Toner and Dual Active Brightening Complex.
One of the most important things to remember when working on your skin care, regardless of what you are using, is to remember to always use sunscreen. The sun, while extremely important in providing us Vitamin D and can help us feel better mentally and physically, can be highly damaging to our skin. Skin Cancer is an extremely dangerous and potentially deadly disease. I have seen first hand the effect of skin cancer on an individual and it can be incredibly painful and often avoided by the use of sunscreen. Whether this is purchased through Rodan and Fields or through the local convenient store it is always good to have on hand.
I hope that this post answers any questions about the Reverse Regimen. If it brought up a question of whether or not this regimen is right for you send me a message and I would be happy to talk through your concerns.
Remember to always smile at yourself in the mirror, it helps us feel better about who we are!