When it comes to beauty success stories, it doesn’t get better than the path Drs. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields. In case you didn’t know, they created Proactiv (which is always my first recommendation when someone asks me what they should use to treat acne). Their sophomore collaboration was Rodan + Fields, and I actually worked with them when they launched this first-of-its-kind advanced skincare range at Nordstrom almost 15 years ago. (For the record: They are possibly the nicest ladies you’ll ever meet.) Fast forward to today, and Rodan + Fields is among the top-selling skincare brands ever thanks to its unique sales model.
After seeing more and more magazine articles and blog posts about needling, I was intrigued. Basically this noninvasive, virtually painless treatment involves a roller with little needles on it that makes teeny tiny holes in the skin. There’s no bleeding, but these tiny “injuries” not only stimulate your skin’s healing response (which produces more collagen), they also help skincare products penetrate deeper. So without hesitation, I reached out to R+F to see about trying their AMP MD System.
It’s been about a week and I can say is HOLY COW. My skin looks better than it has in a long, long time—which actually made my 38th birthday a lot easier to deal with. Each night after I wash my face, I use the roller over my forehead and cheeks in 3 or so directions on each area. It doesn’t hurt at all, but it makes me sneeze. Every time—which is somewhat funny. Then I break open one of the retinol- and peptide-packed Redefine Night Renewing Serum capsules and apply like any other product.
Cleaning the tool is an adventure in and of itself. The kit comes with a storage tube and tablets that remind me of the denture cleaner I used to have for my retainer (no, I don’t have dentures—yet). Simply drop a tablet in the storage tube with water once a week and you have a fresh, germ-free tool to get rolling with.
I’m willing to bet you know at least one girl who’s working for R+F these days (around these parts I know of about 20–and each and every one of them has asked me to sell for them), so it shouldn’t be hard to place an order. (You can also click the above link.) Trust me, this is an investment that delivers visible results super-fast, so there’s no need to worry about buyer’s remorse. I promise!