REVIEW: RoC® Retinol Correxion MAX Products

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There comes a point in one's life when they must face reality. For years I continued to treat my skin with the same products I had used throughout high school and college. "I don't need anti-aging products", was what I continually told myself.  I live in Florida, and as long as I use an SPF (most of the time), I convinced myself that I didn't need anti-aging products. I saw my 20s go by; I saw my 30s go by; and I was parked at my 40s, but in my rearview mirror, fast approaching were my 50s...WHATTTTT!? When did that happen?
I took a good, hard, long look in a 7x magnification mirror...What the heck were those fine lines around my eyes and on my forehead, and when did they get there? I was determined to do all I could (without surgery) to fix that. So it was then that I started my maturing skincare journey, to seek those products to help aleviate any fine lines and wrinkles.

One of the bandwagons that I was quick to jump on was the Retin-A, Retinol trip.  I had often heard about Retin-A but also heard several horror stories about it, so I went to the non-prescription strength, Retinol. What is Retinol? Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and is the top anti-aging ingredient recommended by dermatologists**.  So next I had to decide which products I wanted to try. I was fortunate enough to get the chance to try a product line that I had often seen in my local drug stores; and although I had never tried any of their products, I was familiar with those gold RoC®RETINOL packages.

This past spring & summer, RoC®RETINOL released 2 new products: The first being the

The packaging promises "Smoothing micro-spheres exfoliate away all traces of dirt, oil and dead skin that can interfere with absorption of anti-aging ingredients" and "After just 1 use, you’ll get smoother, radiant skin".

They also claim that this cleanser is: "Designed to optimize the performance of the RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® MAX Wrinkle Resurfacing System, the RoC® MAX Resurfacing Cleanser preps skin to achieve the maximum results. Using beads to exfoliate away dead skin cells, the Cleanser helps prime the face for the MAX System treatment, all while making skin smoother and more radiant."
My Experiences: My first thought was, wouldn't any facial cleanser do this, "prep the skin". But I did in fact note a distinct difference in how receptive my facial skin was to the next step in this product line. As I have blogged about previously, I love to exfoliate my skin. While this is not as abrashive as some true exfoliators, it does leave my skin feeling smooth and clean, while not leaving it feeling stripped.
The next product released in the RoC®Retinol Correxion MAX product line is the RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System
So again, the packaging promises to:
  • Improves the look of wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and cheek while also improving the overall signs of damage associated with sun exposure
  • Clinically proven to be up to 4x more effective than a series of three dermatologist peels*
  • Two-step system for maximum results
    • Anti-Wrinkle Treatment with RoC® RETINOL to smooth deep wrinkles
    • Resurfacing Serum with E-PULSE® Technology to boost radiance
  • Leaves skin dramatically smoother
  • Rich essential moisturizers such as glycerin, shea butter and dimethicone

Together the 2 components of the RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® MAX Wrinkle Resurfacing System work to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also improving the appearance of skin tone and appearance.
My Experiences:  Tube #1, the Anti-Wrinkle Treatment, applies smoothly with no irritation. The RoC® website does mention that a slight tightening sensation may occur, but again, I experienced no irritation or tightening.  Tube #2, the Resurfacing Serum, I can truly say that this is my favorite step in the process.  I will admit, at first sight, the gray product surprised me; but it applies like velvet! Even the next morning, my skin is velvety smooth.

I have been using these 2 products for about 6-8 weeks now. What really made me take notice that something was happening was on 2 separate occassions within 1 week of each other, while I was out with only powder on to control my shine, I had people compliment me on my skin. WOW! This stuff must really be working, LOL!  I ran back to my 7x magnification mirror to see for myself. The fine lines I had once seen on my forehead and around my eyes were definitely diminishing. I also noticed that I was using less concealer because my skin tone was improving.  So I am loving the RoC® Retinol Correxion MAX Products, and can't wait to incorporate some of the other RoC® products into my skincare regimen.

So I am saying don't be hesitant to fight the battle of aging. The sooner you start that battle, the better. The RoC® RETINOL product line can be found at most mass retailers, drug stores, and grocery stores.  I have also seen the RoC® product line on sale quite often at chain drug stores, such as Walgreens.
For more information on Retinol**, click Here.

Grace, Peace, & Blessings.
* These products were sent to me for review consideration by the PR department of the Manufacturer. These however are my honest opinions. I am not employed by nor was I paid by this company.

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