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Test Drive: Rodan + Fields Body Micro-Dermabrasion

Posted: Friday, Jul. 20, 2012

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Rachel Sutherland

Rachel Sutherland has been a professional journalist for 14 years, most recently as the Style Editor for the Charlotte Observer. Her writing and styling work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country. She is often a featured guest on syndicated radio programs The Matt & Ramona Show and The Satisfied Life. Find her at or email her:

Exfoliation is the key to life, well at least my life. Head-to-toe, my skin would be a flaky, dull mess without a few products to aid in the regeneration of skin cells. Especially during the summer.

So it was with great optimism and even higher expectations that I met Rodan + Fields Body Micro-Dermabrasion during a recent home party.

And I am pleased to say that in spite of my preconceived notions about direct sales beauty and skincare, I am madly in love with this highly effective product.

The packaging is genius — it’s self-contained and looks just like a stick of deodorant. The compact, capped package makes in-shower application a breeze. Just uncap, twist up and rub the gentle abrasive stick on your arms, shoulders or any place you need gentle exfoliating.

The stick, for which the editors of Harper’s Bazaar have professed their love, has three-in-one function: exfoliating, cleansing and conditioning for all-over renewal and a smooth even look and feel. $30,

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