Rodial Hydrate and Glow Routine

Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Night CreamRodial Review Finished LookWhen it comes to my skincare, I am always on the look out for the next product to add to my routine, to give me the skin of a goddess – and we all know what Venus’ skin must have been like; glowing, radiant and hydrated. Now, I can’t promise you that products can transform you into a full blown Greek Goddess, but Rodial can get you pretty damn close. Their products will have your skin glowing amongst the stars in no time.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying out the Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water to take off my makeup. It had been a long time since I had used a micellar water and boy had I forgotten how easy they were! This beautiful water, infused with rose water and dragon’s blood (from the Croton Lechleri tree) is refreshing and hydrating, whilst still removing makeup easily and quickly. In the past some micellar waters have left my skin tight, but not this one. I love the fact that with this product I am starting my skincare routine, even as I’m removing my makeup, with something that will help give me a glow. The vitamin B3 helps brighten the skin over time, making this not just any micellar water, but a pretty hard working one. I have also loved using this product in the mornings to refresh the skin and have found it to be the perfect quick fix for dull, tired skin.

About twice a week I have also been using the Super Acids x-treme after-party Scrub in the mornings for a good exfoliation. Sure, I haven’t been to any parties recently, but that doesn’t mean my skin hasn’t needed a good scrub. Normally I’m not a fan of physical exfoliants, but the Bentonite clay beads in this product aren’t just any old rough beads to just make you feel like your exfoliating. These beads actually help absorb excess oil from the skin, help purify pores as well as gently exfoliating the surface of the skin. The only other product I’ve ever tried like this one is the Alpha H Micro Cleanse Super Scrub which just happens to be one of my favourite skincare products, so it was love at first scrub for me with the Super Acids x-treme after-party Scrub. The scrub is also packed full of Glycolic and Salicylic acids to exfoliate dirt and build up in the pores to reveal fresh, glowing skin. If you’re worried that all sounds a bit too much there’s also a generous dollop of vitamin E in the scrub to protect and repair skin as you go. All in all this scrub is one of my favourite Rodial products I’ve ever tried! My skin was soft, smooth and bright after use without feeling stripped or dry.

If you’re in the market for a new night cream can I please recommend the Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Night Cream. Nothing could have prepared me for the beautiful, rich texture of this product. To hydrate and soothe Rodial have used Shea butter to keep skin plump throughout the night. I have been really loving the effects of the Dragon’s Blood ingredient to nourish and repair my skin in the night. Then of course, as the name would suggest there is a huge amount of Hyaluronic acid in there – one of my favourite skincare ingredients for super moisturised, radiant skin. Not only is the cream the perfect product to mean you wake up hydrated and soft, but it’s also full of Retinol Lipodisq Solution. As skincare junkies will know, Retinol is the only ingredient on earth that is proven to reverse the signs of ageing. Retinol helps repair damage caused by sun, environmental factors and skin stresses. Although I do not have any real wrinkles yet (although I found my first grey hair the other day!) I do have some sun damage and wee fine lines around my eyes – so I’m hoping with prolonged use the Hyaluronic Night Cream will magically (or rather, scientifically) solve my skin woes. Rodial have also used skincare wonder ingredient Chromabright to help even out skintone and has been boosting my skins radiance from the moment I wake up.

It’s hard to pick a favourite of the products I tried from Rodial, but the Skin Tint+ with broad spectrum SPF20 is a strong contender. Now the nitty-gritty of it is that this lightweight base has amino-peptides for brightening the skin as you wear it and is super hydrating alone…but the bit I wasn’t quite expecting is that this product is a fabulous base for every single day. Don’t be fooled by the name, Skin Tint+, this little tube packs a whole lot of medium coverage, which is perfect for me for everyday with a little concealer around the eyes. I found that the product sets to a natural, glowing finish which doesn’t need powdering and gave me a lovely bright base. Throughout the day the Skin Tint is comfortable and lasts around four hours perfectly without powder and around seven with a light dusting. I am between shades at the moment, so used a blob of Skin Tint+ and Skin Tint+ to get my perfect match. I found the best way to apply this base is by sweeping on with fingers and then lightly buffing into the skin with a brush, to ensure a flawless finish.

There really is something to be said for having a good stash of products that can save even the most tired, grey skin in it’s hour of need. I am crazy about everything I have tried from Rodial but if I had to pick my favourites it would have to be the Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Night Cream and the Skin Tint+ – oh but – no wait – you get the picture, it’s too hard to choose!

Will you be trying any of the products I have mentioned to get your own hydrate and glow routine started? Let me know in the comments below!

Sam

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  • LaaLaa

    Great review of Rodial’s products, I’ve never tried the brand myself but I must have to get some more micellar water. Your skin looks amazing x

  • I have to admit I’ve never really tried much Rodial but I have just brought the Super Acids x-treme after-party Scrub and just got a sample of the moisturiser and now I really want to try them! x

    • Awesome, hope you enjoy the products!

      Thank you for your comment x

  • These products all sound great! Rodial makes some really good skincare.

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

    • They are an awesome brand, and I think you get what you pay for with them!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Jessica Dearnley

    Those product look great. I need to try more Rodial products, I’ve heard a lot of good things about them.

    • Let me know if you do, I’d love to hear what you thought!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Joanna

    These products look great I’ve never tried the brand before.

    • Hope you liked being introduced to the brand!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Christine Dodd

    Dragon’s Blood sounds so exotic – I didn’t realise it was a from a plant!

    • Haha! I know, doesn’t it just?! The Croton lechleri is found in the Peruvian Amazon!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I’ve heard a lot about the Rodial range but never managed to try any of the products before. Great rundown x

    • Glad you liked the post Rhian!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Louise

    My skin has been a bit ‘meh’ lately so I think I’ll have to try this. Also your photos for this post are great! So many people just post photos of a product so it’s so refreshing to see images of the product actually in use x

    • Thank you very much Louise! I don’t see the point in just taking pictures of the products – so to be as helpful as I can I always like to show the textures and final results of the products!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • My skin is so DULL at the moment, I feel like this might be just what I need!

    • This routine would be perfect Sarah!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I have never tried any of the roidal products before but I have fine lines too especially on my forehead and round my eyes so I will be willing to try anything xx

  • This sounds like such a nice routine. I definitely have to give some of the Rodial products a shot.

    • Let me know if you do Liz, I’d love to hear what you thought!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I’ve tried Rodial products before and really liked them – would love to try the night cream especially from these!

    • Everything I have ever tried I have really liked, and that night cream is to die for!

      Thank you for your comment x

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    Your skin looks glowing! Pregnancy has made my skin really dull, so I need to liven it up!

    • Thank you very much! I have heard that can happen after pregnancy :(

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I love the look and sound of the Skin Tint, they are kind of my thing right now x

    • Yes! They are perfect for a ‘slap-on-and-go’ product!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Never heard of the brand Rodial but it looks like their products are pretty good! Will look out for these :)

    • They are stocked in Marks & Spencer and John Lewis in the UK if you want to try them out in store :)

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Love the sound of some of these products – need to check them out x

    • They are lovely Hannah, let me know if you try any of them out!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Love this little routing and the photos of you using the products are fab x

  • Sounds like a brilliant routine, not tried any of the products but they look good :)

    • It’s been working for me :)

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Nayna Kanabar

    I love reading about different makeup routines people use as I am hopeless at following any set routine.

    • I usually like to switch and change lots of my products, but it’s nice when you find something that just works!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • tp keane

    these look like some amazing products. Not heard of them before.

    • Rodial are a great brand, but seem to be little well known! Thank you for commenting x

  • This product sounds great, your photos are breathtaking!

  • fashion-mommy

    I love your photographs, a great way to see the products actually in action.

  • Melanie Edjourian

    These sound like really good products. I need to get my hands on some of those.

  • You have such great skin! I think these sound really good.

  • Dragons Blood Night Cream?!? Sounds amazing! Looks like you have a good routine there. My mummy is awful and just uses soap and water!! Eeeeek!

  • I haven’t heard of Rodial before but their products are definitely doing their job because your skin looks amazing! x

  • Laura Haley

    The dragons blood stuff sounds fab, and you can’t beat a good micellar water. Looking up Rodial as we speak.

    • I do love a good micellar water, but before this one I had kind of forgotten about them, so lovely to have one back in my routine!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I’m new to Rodial but from what you say, it sounds like a great buy. These are fantastic pictures – so in depth. What lovely clear skin you have (at the risk of sounding like the big bad wolf!)

    • Haha! As long as you don’t huff and puff and blow my blog down Helen!

      So glad you enjoyed the post and liked the pictures!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • the dragon blood range does sounds interesting. ive never tried rodial before

    • The Dragon’s Blood range has really caught lots of people’s attention – and for good reason! The products are great!

      Thank you for commenting x