Last night was a girlfriend night, a good hang time with a few of my “favorites” that somehow made combining Mexican food, apple cider, ice cream, and peanut butter cookies seem normal. I think that it should be normal. Whatever your thoughts on my food combo is, you have to admit having some serious girl time is therapeutic and completely satisfies that craving of Highschool days when you would sit around doing each others makeup for no good reason. Last night was the “adult” version of that as we definitely talked makeup and fashion- but a hot topic we landed on was how we are closing in on 30 and need some serious anti-aging products. That subject is right up my ally, and I jumped at the chance to show off an amazing new product I received that I kind of can’t stop talking about. Once you’ve read this review- you won’t be able to get it off your mind because the results are that astonishing!
About The Brand
Remember Pro-Active? Yes it is still around and I am sure that most of you, like me, tried it at some point. This however, is not Pro-Active, but it was designed by the same dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields. It is a new line of skincare for every skin type where you can achieve critical anti-aging benefits without having to actually visit a derm office. You won’t even find this in a derm office or at a department store- these items are sold exclusively through independent consultants who want to help you find the best items for your skin either in person, over the phone, or simply through their personal web-link. Okay- I hope I didn’t lose you at the “independent consultant” part. If you know me, this type of thing is not really something I usually promote as I don’t attend cosmetic/skincare parties etc. But this is very different, and very exciting and if I was going to do something like this, this would be it.
What I Received And What It Is
There are many products in this line- but I was sent the coolest one in my opinion called the ANTI-AGE AMP MD™ System – 60 Day Supply . In the picture above you can see this long skinny blue item which is the skin roller I will tell you more about as you read on. Here is what the company say’s about this system, “The best spent minute in anti-aging. We developed the patent-pending ANTI-AGE AMP MD System to amp up your anti-aging results. AMP MD is a non-invasive, skincare roller clinically proven to safely and effectively condition the uppermost layers of the skin to allow for maximum benefits associated with the skin-transforming ingredients of ANTI-AGE Night Renewing Serum. Recommended for use in conjunction with the ANTI-AGE Regimen for best anti-aging results. System contains reusable AMP MD roller, two month supply of Night Renewing Serum, reusable Cleansing Vial and two month supply of Purification Tablets.”
This is the AMP MD- it looks like nothing, but is better than any at home skincare tool I have ever used, including the Clarisonic.
If you look close, you can see these small little dots on the roller. Each of these dots has a medical grade acupuncture needle in it that easily rolls over the skin. With that said, they are needles, so you do feel them, however, it’s not painful at all. When you do this, you are causing a very slight wound to the skin which allows it to heal and create more collagen. So this tool is perfect for someone who is wanting to minimize or prevent fine lines and wrinkles, has large pores, or even someone who might have some acne scarring. We do something similar to this with lasers, same idea, with down time. There is another treatment called professional needeling that does the same as this roller, it’s done in a derm. office, or med-spa and it will cost you way more than this product.
How To Use This
You want to use the roller on one section of the face at a time starting with your forehead, then the left and right side of your face, your chin, and down your neck. When rolling it, make sure to go up and down, side to side, and then diagonal. You want to do this treatment 3 times per week, working up to every night.
**I will be filming a tutorial on how to use this and will update this post once I do. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to do that before posting this.
Before I Used The Roller
Right After I Used It
**My skin looks a bit more red, and I definitely felt like I had given myself a treatment. Almost the feeling of having had a microderm, so a slight sun-burned like feeling. One I enjoy getting because it means I have had a good treatment in my opinion.
After I was done doing the roller, I put on the Night Renewal Serum. Above is a picture of the container of the serum capsules. When you open it up, there are 30 blue capsules and you should use one after each time you do the roller. You just twist the capsule and then squeeze the product out and apply to the skin.
What This Does
From Their Site: “ANTI-AGE Night Renewing Serum Each mono-dose capsule contains a potent, proprietary blend of time-released peptides and retinol. Retinol enhances cell turnover to improve skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores, while peptides boost natural collagen production to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and increase skin firmness and elasticity.”
After your apply the serum, you should use a night cream, I did not receive the night cream from this system- but it’s always a good idea to stick when an entire line as they are synergistic with each other.
The Next Morning Was LOVE
Check out my after picture from the next morning! I want to point out that this is the exact same lighting, camera, and spot in my home and I did zero retouching and have no makeup on what so ever! My skin is a night and day difference from the night before, I am amazed and in shock at how much I love this roller and product! I never saw results like this with the Clarisonic. With that said, they do two different things, I am just pointing out that they are both tools to be used at home. If I were to choose one, I would go with this.
Caring For Your Roller
You need to be picky with this roller! Don’t set it on tables, it should be either on your face, in the disinfectant tube (below), or in it’s appropriate case so as to not mess up the needles.
Cleaning Your Roller
1) The clear tube and the tablets that comes with the roller are what you use to disinfect your roller after each use. Grab the tube- fill it up to the line with water and place the tablet inside. The water will turn a bright blue.
2) Place the end of the roller into the cap of the clear tube. Make sure to lock it in, I struggled with this step- it’s actually hard to get it in there! But once it’s locked in, it’s not going anywhere.
3) Place the cap and roller into the blue water and let it soak for 15 minutes. DO NOT let is soak over night- when the solution has changed colors to a light blue, it is time to take it out. Again, about 15 minutes.
Price and Value
I am a huge believer in investing in your skin and taking care of it as it is the body’s largest organ! If you were just to purchase what I am showing you here, the price is $200.00. Not bad for an amazing tool and skincare product. If you were to go to a dr. and have this done it would cost you $85+ per treatment. Obviously you will need to replenish the capsules and the disinfectant tablets, but the roller doesn’t need to be replaced if taken great care of. There are other items in this system that go well with the roller and with the capsules and they are sold as a system as well.
How To Order
Thanks to Becky Skipper who sent me this to try out and who is also an independent consultant for R&F, I was able to check this new favorite out! Because she sent it to me, all of the links on here that are to the website are her personal links so that you can order through her. She can also help you discover what system would work best for you, or you can go HERE and click on “customize your routine” to see what the Dr.’s would recommend for you.
**If I didn’t already have this, I would ask for it for Christmas…that’s how much I love this!