Facing Off with Rodial

I got the chance to indulge in a facial with the skin care company Rodial. I understand that they’re a pretty big deal in the UK, but I honestly don’t know that much about the brand. So I took the opportunity to learn as much as I can.

They claim to be a ‘hybrid’ company, fusing natural ingredients with cutting edge technology for high performance. They’ve been around for nearly a dozen years, and focus on results-driven formulas. Celebrity fans include Victoria Beckham and Beyonce.

I listened while the esthetician cleansed, exfoliated, masked, and moisturized my face, and left feeling refreshed and hopefully looking a little better than I did when I got there.

Here’s my take on the company: there is a LOT to choose from. They offer products for the inside of your body (crash diet sticks and smoothies), and every conceivable part of the outside of your body (there are products for your belly, your breasts, your chin and your neck). It’s easy to get confused, and it’s really easy to overlap.

I think I’m most attracted to the Snake Serum (which doesn’t actually contain snake serum or venom or body parts). I like the idea of the mask as well. It claims to radically brighten and tighten the skin. It’s a fascinating concept; she used a bit of it on me and my skin hasn’t produced a drop of oil since she did it, and that was hours ago. I don’t know if it’s tighter or radically brighter, but it’s NOT oily. For me, that’s something.

She suggested that I use it with my regular moisturizer and even as a primer. You guys, I flipped that little box over and saw the $160 price tag, and decided that it would be the most expensive primer EVER! No thank you. I do like the idea of it as treatment though, so we’ll see how that goes.