Karen Ritchie, Acupuncturist
Rodan + Fields
I have been in health related fields for many years and at present I have a thriving acupuncture practice in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My goal is always to empower my patients/clients in finding what will help them live a more ‘struggle-free’ life. Since my early 20’s, I have been vigilant in caring for my skin, most often choosing products that are as close to “natural” or “organic” as they can be. As a teenager I had abundant acne problems, which I later attributed, in part, to a sensitivity to dairy (after my skin cleared up after stopping drinking milk!)
At first, when my daughter Hillary told me of Rodan + Fields, my first reaction was truthfully --- “oh no . . . another multi-level marketing scheme and it isn’t even organic!”. Hillary told me that she always had amazing results with the ProActive (which is a Rodan + Fields product). I trusted Hillary’s gut instinct when she called to say she was going to give Rodan + Fields a try since her skin has always given her problems, most recently after having three children she has been dealing with melasma (tan or dark skin discoloration). After a couple of weeks of using the products designed to work with this problem, Hillary noticed a marked difference. So, I finished off the “organic” skin products I was using, took the “Solutions Tool” test which suggested that I started with the REVERSE regimen which works with brown spots, dullness and discoloration. I signed up as a Preferred Customer (got some $$$ off for this) and started on the REVERSE 4-product regimen with the guarantee of 60 days return if not satisfied (I like that!) After one week of using the product, I started really liking how different my skin felt, and after two weeks – I really liked the results in the mirror. So, I decided, why not become a Consultant and help clients who come to me with skin issues?
It is my first week as a Consultant and I will let you know how things go. Right now, I am impressed by the products Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields (Stanford-trained Dermatologists) have come up with for the “aging” population. I am excited to try the:
Micro-exfoliator – use only once per week
Micro-exfoliation roller – for skin firming benefits
Multi-Function Eye Cream
Acute Care – use instead of having BOTOX!
There are four different lines to choose from, but some people need to mix and match.
UNBLEMISH – for acne, blemishes & breakouts
REVERSE – for brown spots, dullness & discoloration
REDEFINE – for lines, pores and loss of firmness
SOOTHE – irritated skin and facial redness