Why I Stopped Selling Rodan and Fields Products

June 7, 2013 - Comment

Did you know the FDA doesn’t regulate the cosmetics and personal care industry? Did you know many ingredients in personal care products are not safe? The Ski…

Did you know the FDA doesn’t regulate the cosmetics and personal care industry? Did you know many ingredients in personal care products are not safe? The Ski…

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MariaSanchezKS says:

Thank you, both of you, for this valuable information. I was just about to join RF with the $995 kit but said I wanted to think about it for a day. I wasn’t told any of this information. But I was told I was getting in at the ground level of the company which was very exciting to me. Not true, I see. And I was happy about the whole no party thing after having done Pampered Chef/Tupperware years ago. But it looks like you clearly have to have parties/events, to build your business. No thank you.

MsAntiEstablish says:

MissHilton, your mother sounds like she was a wise woman. I think what people forget is that your skin IS your body. In fact, it’s your bodies largest organ and accounts for 16% of your body weight. The avg woman uses 10-15 beauty products each day, most of which contain some sort of harmful chemical. And you’re right, tests have shown that these chemicals end up in your bloodstream. We as consumers need to demand better.

MissHilton Yeah says:

The first thing I noticed in a SAMPLE of Rodan & Fields was parrafin…which can lead to breat cancer and fibrocystic ovarian disease. As someone whose mother passed away from blood cancer and who had been a cosmetologist, she warned me that everything you put on your skin ends up in the blood. Looking younger shouldn’t have to result in chemotherapy and death!

Susie Sunshine says:

PLEASE READ!!! If you are thinking about becoming an R+F Consultant, please read this blog! It will tell you vital information your future Sponsor has probably NOT told you. Things like the average annual income of an R+F Consultant is only $4,115. I show you proof. Also what happens when you don’t maintain your monthly minimum. And a bunch of other stuff! rodanandfields-pleaseread.blogspot.com

MsAntiEstablish says:

Thanks for your message. The best place to get information is the Skin Deep database. Search Google for Skin Deep. Just enter “Rodan” in the search field and all of the products will come up. You can also enter specific ingredients in the search field to learn about their toxicity. The Skin Deep database is headed up by Johanna Congleton who has an MSPH in Environmental Science from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University.

SonPraisersDance says:

I am unable to findthe information on the sites you recommended. Please help me. I have just decided to join the team. One of my main concerns was the ingredients. Not sure why, but I did not research the ingredients before making a decision. Please send me links.

karensheehyaal says:

I’m very dissappointed in Rodan & Fields for other reasons.  While finalizing a near $400 order, I received notification that I would be shipped a free, one-month supply of peptides. When I didn’t receive the peptides with my order, I called to inquire why. I was told that offer was only valid in December! But you told me you were going to ship me a free, one-month supply of peptides! Too bad. When I asked her to cancel me as a preferred customer altogether, she said, “no problem!”

Brittany Bosse says:

I don’t use any commercial products anymore. For my face, I wash it with a mixture of baking soda, ground oats and honey. I used cold pressed grapeseed oil for my moisturizer. Instead of shampoo, I use a baking soda mixed with water to “wash” my hair and apple cider vinegar and water for a conditioning rinse. I make my own deodorant, toothpaste, lotion, body powder and soap. I started doing this to counteract skin sensitivities. And it’s way cheaper than anything out there and works.

TriciaRodanFields says:

This is completely false. Ingredients are available for viewing on websites, right under the product that is being viewed. All one has to do is click on the link that says ingredients and usage.

PrincessWinikins says:

The Rodan and Fields products are terrible. They are packed full of chemicals and using them gave me a headache in additon to not working as promised. A medical expert (doctor) told me to stop using the Reverse system as the chemicals can lead to problems. The sunscreen is the worst! Never use this stuff on your face. Also, when you buy the products, you will notice that the incredients aren’t listed and the consultants don’t want to talk about the ingredients.

MsAntiEstablish says:

The fact that these, and many other chemical ingredients, are in many products is mentioned in the video and a major problem. I simply choose not to sell them and was shocked by consultants who are willing to overlook harmful ingredients at the thought of making money off of them. That’s why I made the video. Oh, and you may not want to rely on Wikipedia for scientific research…think.

audreycoppock says:

Did you red the FULL description of what these ingredients are and their application?
Wikipedia the ingredients….Propylene Glycol, Triclosan.
Did you know that food and many more products also contain these ingredients. You cant isolate where the problem comes from when it is everywhere. The fact is this, you either choose treat your concern or you don’t….doesnt matter what company you represent…just like meds…the side affects are endless but I want to treat my infection….think

audreycoppock says:

Arbonne is a scam. The RE9 skin care system is touted as being high-end yet showed no change for the better in the three months I used it. Anyone who gives Arbonne high reviews is a consultant or has a lot of money to blow on overpriced lotions. Arbonne seems to be very aggressive at removing any negative presence they might have on the Internet, judging by their demands to take down this page.
Can you provide me with a complete list of ingredients?

MsAntiEstablish says:

Please click through on the links in the video description for more supporting information.

MsAntiEstablish says:

Apparently you haven’t done enough due diligence. There are numerous studies that have found traces of many lotion and cosmetic chemicals in breast milk, urine and blood. The amount of absorption is contingent on many things including an individuals age, area of application, and duration of contact. So lotions have a higher absorption rate than shampoos. The important thing tough, is that the skin IS your body. Why put toxic chemicals on your skin when there are safer alternatives.

LadyBudSkinHealth says:

You bet I have; I do my due diligence. Anyone interested in the topic can talk firsthand with medical professionals such as nurses, pharmacists, and MDs. Sometimes, arguments like yours depend on people lacking basic scientific understanding of the functions of the skin as a barrier, the fact that all matter contains chemical compounds, how molecule size relates to skin permeability, and more.
I have no interest in an ongoing debate, so this is my final comment. I block everyone; no offense.

MsAntiEstablish says:

I joined R&F unaware of the harmful chemicals in most skin care products and cosmetics. However, I began researching to gain knowledge and was surprised by what I found. I have made clear that the statements in the video are based on research by numerous highly educated doctors and scientists. I have mentioned a few in my comments and would be happy to send links to anyone who is interested. I tried to send them to you but you blocked me. Have you researched any of the information here?

LadyBudSkinHealth says:

Most likely, I’m as qualified as you are; I’m an average Joe w/a Master’s degree & understand science.
Why start w/R&F if you prefer “all-natural” vs. clinically proven, guaranteed botanical/medicinal? You could’ve found ingredients on any R&F site before joining.
Re: qualifications, I say the rigorously educated, board-certified MDs who specialize in skin & how all substances react w/it, treat patients daily, & formulate products are far more credible than an anonymous video maker w/a grudge.

Arbonnepure says:

I totally understand!! I was actually just curious if you would like to try a sample! I am so sorry I wasn’t clear! I never want anyone to think I’m jumping on them abt the business!!! I apologize for that but would love to share a sample with you! They are a vegan company that follows a strict European guideline!! Let me know if you would like a sample! No worries either way!!! Thanks and happy new year!!!

MsAntiEstablish says:

Thank you for the offer. I’m not sure I’m interested in getting back into direct selling. Best of luck though.

Arbonnepure says:

Have you ever looked at Arbonne? I have been selling it for 6 years….it actually cleared my son’s eczema….that was my first introduction and couldn’t believe the results as we were going to Duke Hospital bec it was such a severe case….I then tried the anti aging line on half my face and in 2 days noticed a difference! Been using it ever since….Would love to send you a sample! It is pure-safe and beneficial which is impossible to find!!!!!! Let me know if you would like more info!!!

Arbonnepure says:

Arbonne is a great alternative! They were actually in an independent test against both department store brands and NWM brands….Arbonne was number 1! They are Vegan certified and follow the European guidelines which are far more strict! I would love to send you a sample if you would like…..

MsAntiEstablish says:

My references are clearly stated in the video. I also state in the video that most major cosmetics companies use harmful ingredients, I just happen to be familiar with R&F because I once sold their products. This is why I have run into “so many” of their reps. I don’t know anyone that sells for the companies you mentioned.

MsAntiEstablish says:

I made this video because I once sold R&F products. When I shared the information I had found with my business partners I got the same response, weak justifications for selling problematic skin care products. I found it shocking. Perhaps you can tell me how you are qualified to state that repeated application of trace amounts of a toxic substance to your skin is safe? If it was a one time application I might buy your argument, but repeated application, day after day, is where the problem occurs.

MsAntiEstablish says:

I do not have a medical degree nor do I claim to have one. The sources I used are stated in the video. These sources are backed a number of scientists including David Andrews, who holds a B.A. in chemistry from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern University. Also, Johanna Congleton who has an MSPH in Environmental Science from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University. Are they credible enough?

1998melp says:

A very “anti-establishment” video. But you forgot to tell us where you got your medical degree!

mbmptc says:

I echo LadyBudSkinHealth’s comments. Your credibility would be enhanced if you shared the scholarly sources & reference links you used, including your credentials to offer a legal opinion, and offered commentary on more than just this one company. It almost sounds as though you hold a personal animosity towards Rodan and Fields.

Arbonne has 10x the number of reps, MaryKay has 100x, and Avon 200x. Surprised you’ve run into “so many” Rodan reps and not reps from the other companies.

MsAntiEstablish says:

I don’t have any specific recommendations but you can use online resources like Good Guide and the Environmental Working Groups safe cosmetics database called Skin Deep to research safe alternatives. The only way we can force change is with our wallets.

Posie1970 says:

I was just getting ready to order this (R&F) when I came across this video. Do you have some healthy alternatives?

MsAntiEstablish says:

Kristi, I agree with you on both fronts. The reason I made this video is because i found so many people selling these particular products that refused to accept the truth on how dangerous they can be, especially to pregnant or nursing women. What we put in our bodies is definitely the most pressing concern, but what we out on them is a close second. Thanks for commenting.

Kristi Willis says:

I can appreciate your comments but to be fair you will be very busy to include many skincare companies and I would think more importantly must include the food industry as well. I’m much more concerned with what I consume than what I put on my skin.  Just my thoughts.

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