Friday, July 25, 2014

Rodial & NuFACE Microcurrent Retexturizing Facial at Space NK: An Extraordinary Experience and Review!

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When Space NK in Sherman Oaks and Rodial invited to have a very special Rodial & NuFACE Microcurrent Retexturizing Facial featuring Rodial's NEW Superacids Probiotic Line-- I was just thrilled by the prospects. This event was not just the opportunity to celebrate the launch of Rodial's new Super Acid Skincare Collection, but it was also a wonderful opportunity to receive a magical facial from the much celebrated Rodial esthetician Cari Orr. If ever you have the opportunity to receive a Rodial facial from this gifted woman-- I strongly urge you to do so. Mine was nothing short of truly amazing!

Cari used a variety of Rodial products on me, but she was very excited about introducing me to their new Super Acid Skincare Collection. This amazing new line is "formulated with a powerful selection of resurfacing acids, enzymes and probiotic technology to further aid the exfoliation of dead skin cells and increase the rate of cell renewal to help retexturize, resurface and refine." It nourishes and protects skin while exfoliating and retexturing the skin, and while removing dead skin cells it softens and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, "fruit acids and powerful enzymes brighten and refine, reducing the appearance of age spots while probiotic technology helps to strengthen and protect the skin from daily external aggressions."
Cari began my facial by using Rodial's Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water, a product that is so amazing that Rodial can barely keep it in stock!

Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water ($36.00 7.04 oz. from Space NK & Rodial): Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water removes "all traces of make-up and give skin a burst of freshness with dragon's blood cleansing water, a gentle, hydrating and soothing cleansing water for the eyes and face." It is such a gentle and soothing formula that it didn't bother my sensitive eyes in the least! I now understand why this is such a popular product, and definitely need a bottle in my life!

This non-sting, no rinse formula is infused with refreshing Rose Water to remove make-up and impurities whilst Dragon’s Blood soothes sensitive and stressed skin. Vitamin B3 illuminates and evens skin tone for an instant burst of energy and an instantly brighter complexion. Gently cleanses away dirt, grime and makeup.

Additional features:
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-redness properties
Ingredients: Rosa Damascena Flower Water, PEG-6 Caprylic/ Capric Glycerides, Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Geraniol, Citronellol.

Cari then used the Rodial's Glamtox Cleansing Balm to remove all traces of any remaining makeup, but also to nourish the skin.

Glamtox Cleansing Balm ($59.00 for 3.52 oz. from Space NK & Rodial): "Rodial Glamtox cleansing balm gently melts away make-up and cleanses the skin. Almond, jojoba and wheatgerm oils nourish the skin while a blend of vitamins helps brighten the complexion and reduce the appearance of age spots and pigmentation. This rich cleanser slides on like a balm and turns into a milky toner when rinsed with water." This is the most luxurious cleansing balm that I have ever encountered-- it is utterly divine, and yet another product that I really want to have in my personal collection.

  • Reduces the appearance of age spots
  • Nourishes and softens skin
  • Ideal for jet set/fast paced lives resulting in dehydrated skin
  • Restores moisture to extremely dehydrated skin
  • Helps to calm sensitive or irritated skin from cosmetic procedures
Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, PEG-8 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Polyglyceryl-3-Diisostearate, Tribehenin, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Behenate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Salycilic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Palmytoylproline, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Nymphaea Alba (Water Lily) Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol
Rodial Super Acids & Rodial Stem Cell Super Food lines
The next step that Cari took was using the new SuperAcids X-Treme Acid Rush Peel on my skin, and let me just say this is one potent and highly effective peel!

SuperAcids X-Treme Acid Rush Peel ($94.00 1.7 oz. from Space NK & Rodial): "Unveil a fresh, even and a more luminous complexion with this ultimate resurfacing facial peel to completely rejuvenate the look of skin." Truth be told, my skin looked and felt so good after this peel that I would have been thrilled by the results of the facial if it had ended here, but this was just the beginning of what was to come!

A potent combination of azelaic, glycolic and lactic acids effectively exfoliate and retexture, revealing a new layer of skin with the appearance of imperfections and fine lines and wrinkles reduced. A complex of pronalen fruit acids™ and powerful prozymex® enzymes brighten and refine, reducing the appearance of age spots, skin blotches and uneven skin tone. Beneficial biotilys® probiotic technology helps to strengthen and protect skin from daily external aggressions by boosting hydration. The complexion is left looking smooth, clear and with a renewed youthful glow.

  • Significant brightening effect after 30 days
  • Prevents and corrects sun damage
  • Corrects and evens out skin tone
  • Brightens and increases radiance
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ VP Copolymer, Glycolic Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Lactate, Azelaic Acid, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone, Lactic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Behenyl Alcohol, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol Denat, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Quadrangularis Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Protease, Subtilisin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Farnesol.
Rodial Dragon's Blood Collection
It was in this next step that I really got to see the effects of this Microcurrent Retexturizing Facial. Cari used the Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel and Dragon's Blood Hyluronic Mask in conjunction with the Dragon's Blood Hyluronic Tonic and NU FACE Microcurrent device. The sensation of using the three Dragon's Blood products with the NU FACE Microcurrent device is one that is best described as having a therapeutic warming sensation. I found the experience so pleasant that I never wanted it to end. However, what is even more amazing is the metamorphosis that my skin underwent as a result that makes me want to get my own NU FACE device!

Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel ($98.00 for 1.7 oz. from Space NK & Rodial): "Rodial's Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel is an innovative anti-aging formula that helps to volumize and define facial contours." This is an amazing plumping and volumizing product that is a must-have to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and it is wonderful on the lips because of its plumping properties!

Dragon's Blood works by forming a unique second skin-like film around the face which effectively protects, reduces redness and firms for a smoother, plumper more youthful looking complexion.

  • Plumps and adds volume to sagging skin
  • dragons blood protects against external aggressors
  • Reduces redness
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Laureth-4, Polyacrylamide, Phenoxyethanol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Laureth-7, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Lupinus Albus (White Lupin) Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Limonene, Dehydroacetic Acid, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Geraniol, Potassium Sorbate, Linalool, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Sorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract

Dragon's Blood Hyluronic Mask ($48.00 for 1.78 oz. from Space NK & Rodial): "Drench your skin with moisture with this amazing plumping and soothing face mask." Drench your skin, indeed! This mask unbelievably soothing and moisturizing! It felt amazing on the skin!

Hyaluronic Acid and tensors immediately plump fine lines and tighten wrinkles whilst providing comfort to dehydrated skin. It works to reduce redness with anti-oxidant benefits whilst Gransil smoothes imperfections for a smoother and firmer complexion. 

  • Dragon’s blood hyaluronic mask has a subtle and refreshing peach and rose scent.
  • Plumps fine lines and tightens wrinkles
  • Smoothes imperfections
  • Deeply hydrates and reduces redness
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Squalane, Sucrose Palmitate, Galactoarabinan, Glyceryl Linoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 60, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Geraniol, Linalool, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract.

Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Tonic ($42.00 3.52oz. from Space NK & Rodial): "The instant skin reviver! Dragon's blood hyaluronic tonic is an innovative Hyaluronic formula that locks in moisture for 24 hours." Cari kept spritzing this delectable tonic on my skin, and it felt utterly divine!

Dragon's blood hyaluronic tonic is packed with skin soothing Rose Water and Dragon’s Blood to comfort sensitive skin whilst protecting against external aggressions.This skincare essential is ideal for an instant energy boost, soothing in-flight refreshment or to set make-up. Vitamin B3 and Zinc instantly brighten for a refreshed and even complexion. Skin is deeply hydrated, firmer and pores appear more refined.

  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrates and smoothes the appearance of skin
  • Helps to brighten and refresh skin
  • Can be used to set make-up in place
  • An instant skin reviver, ideal for an instant energy boost
Ingredients: Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol, Zinc Gluconate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Geraniol, Citronellol.
NuFACE Microcurrent Therapy Anti-Aging Skin Care System
The NuFACE Trinity is, "a multi-solution, skin care device innovatively-designed with interchangeable treatment attachments to help rejuvenate and improve your appearance. The Trinity was clinically-tested for improved facial contour, skin tone and wrinkle reduction in as little as five minutes a day." 

Improve your facial contours, skin tone and overall youthfulness in as little as five minutes a day with the NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device. The FDA-cleared tool provides you with unparalleled professional results in one easy system that works through interchangeable treatment attachments to help rejuvenate and improve your appearance. It features a smart skin sensor for customized delivery; a beautifully engineered ergonomic design; as well as push buttons, an auto-shutoff and rechargeable battery for total comfort and ease.

To learn more about this wonder-device visit I can tell you right now come hell or high water I am getting a NuFACE Trinity because it makes that much difference in the appearance of the skin!
Rodial Glamoxy Snake & Bee Venom Collections
After Cari finished using the NuFACE Microcuurent device on me she applied the Bee Venom Moisturizer all over my face.

Bee Venom Moisturizer ($190.00 1.76 oz. from Space NK & Rodial): "The revolutionary bee venom moisturizer is an advanced formula that revitalizes and renews for naturally younger looking skin. 72% of trial volunteers felt the cream left their complexion looking firmer." This Bee Venom Moisturizer has serious plumping properties, and not only did it radically plump my fine lines, but it also did so gently and without any discomfort whatsoever.

Containing plumping agents to smooth the appearance of fines lines, hyaluronic acid for intensive hydration and working in synergy with plant stem cells for an overall more youthful appearance and combat the damaging effects of the Menopause on skin.

  • Revitalizes and renews the skin
  • Promotes skin elasticity
  • 96% of trial volunteers said skin felt intensively hydrated
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyldodecanol, Squalane, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Phenoxyethanol, Gryceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate, Tribehenin, Alcohol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Ceteth-20 , Steareth-20, Glyceryl Behenate, Ectoin, Lecithin, Polyacrylamide, Xanthan Gum, Capsicum Annuum Meristem Cell Culture, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, C13-14 isoparaffin, Disodium EDTA, Geranylgeranylisopropanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Laureth-7, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Citronellol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Cyclotetrapeptide-24 Aminocyclohexane Carboxylate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bee Venom.

Glamoxy Snake Serum Pen ($95.00 from Space NK & Rodial): "Freeze time and unlock younger looking skin with our celebrated GLAMOXY™ snake range. Containing a selection anti-ageing essential ingredients with advanced neuropeptides and oxygenating Syn-ake to help freeze and lift, skin will feel instantly smoother and younger looking." All I can say is WOW! This is the most effective, immediate and efficient line plumper that I have seen. This is the perfect product to eliminate the "11" between my eyebrows. While I have few lines on my face-- I do have the "11" because I have a rather animated and expressive face, and this is the perfect product to banish the number 11 from my life!

Attain a younger, more relaxed look with this highly-concentrated oxygenated serum. It contains a double dose of peptides to smooth lines, fill wrinkles and give your face a youthful glow. The clever pen delivery system provides a massaging effect to further release expression lines around your forehead, eye and mouth.

Cari then applied the Bee Venom Eye Cream to my eyes, and once again I really need to buy this eye cream-- it made my eyes look amazing!

Bee Venom Eye ($140.00 for 0.88 oz from Space NK & Rodial): "The revolutionary bee venom eye is a targeted eye treatment to immediately plump and smooth whilst reducing the appearance of dark circles with a unique blend of 6 active ingredients." A definite must-have because it not only plumps, but it likewise treats dark circles! It is for these reasons I absolutely want this eye cream in my life!

It is specially designed for the eye area and delivering intense moisture, increased cell vitality and a plumper, more smoothed appearance. It has also been proven to help combact the damaging effects of the Menopause. Bee Venom works in synergy with plant stem cells to help visibly improve skin tone and elasticity, whilst Cyclopeptide-5 smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area. Haloxyl™diminishes the appearance of dark circles for a brighter, wide-awake look.

  • Delivers intense moisture to the delicate eye area
  • Plumps and smoothes the appearance around the eye area
  • Diminishes the appearance of dark circles
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Ethylhexyldodecanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Polysilicone-11, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gryceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tribehenin, Steareth-20, Alcohol, Glyceryl Behenate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Ceteth-20, Ectoin, Lecithin, Polyacrylamide, Xanthan Gum, Capsicum Annuum Meristem Cell Culture, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Disodium EDTA, Geranylgeranylisopropanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Laureth-7, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Hydroxycitronellal, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Citronellol, Sodium Benzoate, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Cyclotetrapeptide-24 Aminocyclohexane Carboxylate, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bee Venom.

After retexturing and peeling my skin, Cari naturally applied a healthy dose of sunscreen to my face in order to give my skin added protection, and she used Rodial's Stem Cell Superfood Day Cream SPF15 for added moisture, and then followed it with their new SPF 30 X-Treme Dark-Spot Sun Filter.

Stem Cell Superfood Day Cream SPF15 ($62.00 1.7 oz. from Space NK & Rodial): "Stem Cell super-food day cream is the SPF day cream with a difference from Rodial. This illuminating moisturizer hydrates skin for complete nourishment with a super-food complex of Rose Hip Seed Oil, Goji Berry, Wheat Germ Oil and Pomegranate Extract." This is a beautifully moisturizing and illuminating day cream that makes skin look and feel wonderful!

Fortified with Functional Fillers to optically enhance skin tone’s appearance and designed with advanced stemcell technology from the PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose, skin’s vitality appears boosted and hydration levels increased to help bring out the radiance of healthy, youthful looking skin.

  • Instantly illuminates skin while reducing redness and imperfection
  • Promotes a healthy and youthful complexion
  • Protects the skin with essential vitamins and fatty acids
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Homosalate, Propylene Glycol, Benzophenone-3, Glyceryl Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Polysilicone 11, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Parfum (Fragrance), C13-14 Isoparaffin, Rhododendron Ferrugineum Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Laureth-7, Dehydroacetic Acid, Isomalt, Lactic Acid, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Citronellol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alpha-Isomethylionone, Lycium Barbarum (Gojiberry) Fruit Extract, Limonene, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Geraniol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)

Cari applied Rodial's new SPF 30 X-Treme Dark-Spot Sun Filter all over my face, neck and décolleté so that my walk from Space NK to my car would not be unprotected from the sun's harmful rays-- particularly given that my newly texturized skin needed added protection.

SPF 30 X-Treme Dark-Spot Sun Filter ($56.00 1.7 oz. from Rodial): "An ultra-defensive sunscreen moisturizer which offers broad spectrum protection against harmful UV rays and combats the visible signs of aging."

This easily absorbed, multi-beneficial formula contains chromabright™ to correct the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone and help prevent further damage. Aquaxyl® offers extreme and long lasting moisturisation whilst optical blurring gransil reflects light particles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and simultaneously mattifies shine. Biotilys® probiotic technology further helps to strengthen and protect skin from daily external aggressions by boosting hydration and preventing irritation.

  • Significant brightening effect after 30 days
  • Prevents and corrects sun damage
  • Corrects and events out skin tone
  • Brightens and increases radiance
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, Cyclopentasiloxane, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsequioxane, Polysilicone-11, Xylitylglucoside, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Anyhydroxylitol, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xylitol, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Xanthan Gum, Limonene, Dimethiconol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Linalool, Laureth-7, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate, Sodium Benzoate, Geraniol, Farnesol, Potassium Sorbate.

Then Cari finished by adding the Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel to my lips in order to plump them, and even protected my lips by applying the Stem Cell Superfood Day Cream SPF15 to them.
Bee Venom Collection
Super Acids
Overall Assessment: Cari Orr is, without question, an exceedingly gifted esthetician, and she's such a lovely person that just being around her is a transformational experience. When you consider her great skills used in conjunction with Rodial's utterly amazing products-- you end up with a winning combination that would be very difficult to replicate! I love and want all of the products that Cari used on me, and definitely plan on collecting them.

While my skin is good to begin with, thanks to taking good care of it (and my genes), it was definitely taken to the next level after the Rodial and NuFACE Microcurrent Retexturizing Facial. My skin was lifted, hydrated, retexturized, and utterly transformed after the facial. The following day when I woke up, my skin looked rested and completely rejuvenated.

I urge you to call your local Space NK to see if they are planning a Rodial Facial Event, and book an appointment if it comes to your area! There is a Rodial Facial Event at the Santa Monica Space NK tomorrow (July 26, 2014), but I don't know whether or not it is already booked full.

Facial provided free of charge courtesy of Space NK, Rodial & NuFACE. All views expressed are categorically my own (Affiliate Links).
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  1. Oh this place would be HEAVEN for me! I am a big Rodial fan. I've tried and loved products from the bee venom line, the dragon's blood line, the superfood line and I really like those exfoliating pads.

    1. Hi Melissa! It really would be total HEAVEN for you! It was an unbelievable experience! Rodial has so many wonderful products, and I want SO many of them! I'm obsessed with the Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel and the whole Bee Venom Line. Plus the Snake line is so amazing! I'm using the Super Acids products and am so impressed! The pads are AMAZING!!!! Have a lovely weekend! <3


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