One of my funniest memories relating to SKIN happened with a girl I’ve been best friends with since second grade. Every time I revisit the memory in my head, I snicker out loud. And so does she. It won’t be as funny to you–it was one of those ‘had to be there’ moments. But to this day, she still brings it up, and we crack up every time the tale is told.
Sabra and I gotten into her bed (I promise this is G-rated) — probably following a high school football game or our usual group of teenage loitering in the parking lot of the Green Hills McDonald’s. We were ‘good girls’ in high school, so at that point it would not have been following some raging party where we would have been experimenting with ‘bad’ things. Oh, honey, no. Not us. We were so responsible then. Instead, I had recently been experimenting with my mother’s ‘LADY LOVE Cosmetics’. My mother began using and selling the line in the late 1980s–she would have been my age then. A beautician by trade (it’s how she met my Dad), Mom was always into the next cool thing relating to beauty… and in this case, skin care. Allow me to introduce you… to LADY LOVE.
Anyway, this lovely logo featuring the LADY LOVE was all over our home for months, years, I guess? I remember when Mom would receive a new shipment and set it up in her salon and at home. I can still recall the scent of the toner and sparingly pouring it onto a cotton square. I remember the feel of the white plastic bottles and the smooth cap of the night cream. I remember how ‘grown up’ I felt when I went to a “What color / Season are you?” session with my Mom — and that I was a ‘Cool’ — or was it ‘Winter’ (it’s been so long ago; I am old and don’t recall). But I definitely know I wasn’t Hot or Summer.
So the funny memory back in high school simply goes like this:
Sabra and I were in bed. I had just finished cleaning my face, using the Lady Love products my Mom had given me. I washed with the cream cleanser, applied the toner, and smoothed the night cream over my teenage face. So there Sabra and I are… lying there, just girl-talking (most likely about boys, I’m sure). I remember I was rubbing my face, feeling how soft it felt… when suddenly, I TAKE SABRA’S HAND, and moving it across my face, I say this:
“Feel my face.”
and then, taking Sabra’s hand and rubbing it across HER face, I utter the words that make us laugh Every. Single. Time.
I was simply excited that my skin was so smooth, and I guess I just wanted to compare. You know: ‘Here’s what it feels like with Lady Love, and here’s how it feels without…’. Sabra was like, uh, thanks. So, what’s my skin? Chopped meat? Ha ha ha. I’m laughing right now. Again. (Sorry, Sa Sa.)
So here I am, almost 30 years later, bringing up a silly teen memory, but it wasn’t so silly… because it was about being happy– happy in my own skin. And I have decided to go waaaaaaay outside of my comfort zone to help others be happy in their own skin, too — and have joined a team of awesome gamechangers who are doing the same:
We are Rodan+Fields.
And we have the answer to these questions:
What IF it WORKS?
What IF… it erases your fine lines?
What IF… it calms your sensitive skin?
What IF… it fades your dark spots?
What IF… it clears up your acne?
So yes, I jumped on board. Yes, I am a consultant, sharing news about the product. Yes, I know that it seems like half my FB feed (and probably yours) is sharing about the product. But there are hundreds of thousands of valid reasons for the brand’s success: PEOPLE. They’re called happy customers and happy consultants.
“Our company was established on the principle that living better in your skin means living better in your life. We believe everyone has the opportunity to make a difference in their own lives—and in the lives of others…At the core of everything we do is a commitment to create positive change in people’s skin, in their lives and, ultimately, in the lives of others.”
- After creating the highly successful acne treatment line Proactiv® Solution, board-certified dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields founded Rodan + Fields® in 2002 to pursue a line of clinically proven, dermatology-based anti-aging products.
- Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields maintain their private clinical practices in the San Francisco Bay Area and serve as adjunct clinical professors of dermatology at Stanford University, where they both completed their dermatology residency.
- Rodan + Fields puts the power of dermatology-based skincare in your hands, transforming the treatment of aging skin.
- R+F is the fastest-growing Premium Skin Care brand in North America.
- R+F offers a profitable, fun, and flexible way to earn extra income on your own terms–through a business which is web based (no stocking product, no hosting parties). Part time or full time, or even alongside a job.
Aside from the above, there are a handful of reasons why I personally said ‘Yes‘. I knew I did not want to put time and energy into in a company that did not give back to people outside their circle in a meaningful way. And Rodan + Fields does…
Rodan + Fields is about creating meaningful connections
and helping people create opportunity to change lives.
Rodan + Fields® Prescription for Change (PFC) Foundation is at the very core of this mission. Since 2008, R+F has been giving back through the PFC with the goal that everyone can believe in more and empower change for themselves and their community. The PFC Foundation helps students in need on their journey to becoming a prescription for change in their communities by fostering belief in themselves and focusing on helping individuals at a crossroads in their lives. In 2014, the PFC partnered with buildOn to support its work of breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.
To date, PFC has granted nearly $2 million in charitable gifts, sponsored more than 200,767 buildOn student program days and funded a new buildOn high school program in a distressed community to expand services for additional youth in need.
…And for that reason and so many more, Rodan + Fields is a company I am willing to stand behind.
So while the ‘Lady Love’ of my teen years might have long left the building, Rodan + Fields is building dreams–taking the industry by storm and changing lives. There is so much more to the R+F story to be discovered… and my journey with it begins today.
And if you’d like to join me, please, by all means:
Feel my face… Now, feel yours.
And be happy in your own skin.