Harness The Power Of Nature With Our Brand Of The Month: Rodial
Posted by Rachael Funnell in Skin Care
Beauty is often misperceived by some non-beauty-believers as a soft area of science, products put together with generous descriptions that contain basic ingredients and have little effect. Well, just to blow any sceptics out of the water we’d like to introduce our brand of the month Rodial, who create dramatic products with dramatic effects.
Maria Hatzistefanis, founder of Rodial, began her journey in cosmetic production in 1999 as she noticed, following her successful international career in journalism, that there was a gap in the market for results driven treatments. Maria set out to create a beauty brand with a difference and so Rodial was born, thriving in its mission to produce high performance beauty essentials.
Rodial products are far from boring, it’s not usually considered normal to associate words such as “Bee venom”, “Snake” and “Dragon’s Blood” with luxurious beauty treatments, but after discovering Rodial, that all changed for us. As an authority in beauty, Maria has created a unique brand with some truly groundbreaking innovation going into the production of her miracle-working products. Each Rodial product contains the same world-class anti-ageing ingredient, Pomegranate Ellagic Tannin, which firms skin, boosts collagen production and results, reliably, in a more youthful complexion.
But ever on the mission to change the face of beauty, Maria didn’t stop at spearheading her own brand, as she has gone on to create the “Sculpting App”, a bespoke guide for Rodial followers where they can learn how to get the most out of their products.
As of Autumn last year, Rodial also launched their YouTube channel, Mrs Rodial, which gives watchers an exclusive insight into Maria’s life as well as countless makeup tutorials and skin care tips.
It’s safe to say that Rodial is a brand that goes above and beyond in more ways than one, so to introduce this ground breaking ambassadors of innovative beauty, here are some of our handpicked favourites from our brand of the month.
February can be a weary month and with work back in full swing and the days still getting colder, we find ourselves needing a little extra help banishing dark circles and maintaining a clear complexion. Whilst, sadly, there is no “magic corrector pen” with which to make our imperfections disappear, Rodial have created the next best thing with this Airbrush Makeup Heavy-Duty Foundation Paste £35. This versatile foundation paste is an absolute miracle worker when it comes to concealing imperfections, leaving you with a flawless, photo-ready finish. Despite being a “Heavy-duty” foundation, we love the way this product sits lightly on the skin whilst still providing an expert airbrush-effect that lasts throughout the day. Perfect for hiding the “5-hours sleep panda-eyes” look we seem to rock so often…
As an effective treatment for those sleepy, tired eyes we think this Bee Venom Extreme Performance Eye Cream £82.44 is the ultimate solution. This extreme performance cream uses Bee Venom (toxin melittin) to fool the skin into thinking it’s been stung, which stimulates increased blood circulation to plump-out the appearance of sunken eyes and fine lines. In case you’re worried, this product doesn’t feel like you’re being stung and most importantly, no bees are harmed in the process! Smiles all round.
Using a unique blend of plant stem cells and haloxyl, this cream leaves the under-eye area visibly brighter as tone is evened and skin’s elasticity is improved to prevent and treat wrinkles under the eyes. The combined use of this restorative eye treatment and the airbrush effect foundation will make panda-eyes a thing of the past, which is good because sleep-deprived chic was never a good look.
Just to throw another terrifying animal into the mix Rodial, inspired by the effects of the Temple Viper venom, have created this game-changing triple-action Snake Chin & Neck Lift Gel £79, which prevents the formation of wrinkles. Temple Viper venom kills prey by paralysing the victim’s muscles, which inspired Rodial to recreate this muscle-freezing magic and create a product that works almost like a safe, topical Botox (oh we do love science). This incredible breakthrough product instantly lifts and firms the contours of the neck area, leaving you with a seductively svelte neckline.
Finally, for a product that gets results while you sleep, allow us to introduce the amazing Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Night Cream £58. Now we know what you’re thinking, “but Dragons aren’t real?!”. Well, no, the product doesn’t actually contain real Dragon’s blood, but it does contain an extremely clever resin, so named for its vivid red appearance, which is packed full of beauty benefits. The Dragon’s Blood resin is extracted from trees which when cut weep sap which looks like blood and has a variety of uses in varnishes, beauty and even medicine. In skin care this bizarre substance is specifically harnessed for its incredible anti-inflammatory and skin plumping effects. This wonder product can reduce redness and puffiness whilst improving the tone of skin and plumping-out fine lines and wrinkles. The hyaluronic acid provides long-lasting hydration that reaches deep within the skin, so you’ll be able to achieve a clearer, smoother and more even complexion simply by falling asleep. Sounds pretty good, right?
Like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock film, this is the grisly scene that results in the skin saving Dragon’s Blood.
It’s safe to say we’ve gotten a little giddy over Rodial. With such mind-boggling science and game-changing ingredients, we think there’s no turning back once you discover this innovative brand. With such an eclectic collection of unique cosmetics, we never know what the daring people at Rodial are going to think up next, but we’re very much excited for the future of this brand.
If you’d like to explore the groundbreaking range from Rodial, click here.
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