Rodial is a high-end beauty brand based in the UK. This brand has been a staple for many celebrities such as Kylie Jenner and has lately been very popular with social media influencers due to their make-up products. I was very fortunate to be able to pick out three different products from the Rodial Skincare line. I wanted to try out their different lines and ended up with the Rodial Snake Booster Oil, Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel and the Bee Venom Eye Cream.
Maria Hatzistefanis founded Rodial in 1999. The brands name is inspired by Rodi, which is Greek for Pomegranate. All Rodial products contain Pomegranate Ellagic Tannin which is supposed to firm the skin and boost collagen production for a more youthful complexion. Maria came up with the coolest names for the Rodial collections, such as Snake, Dragon’s Blood and Bee Venom. I mean, who doesn’t want to smear a product called Dragon’s Blood all over his/her face!?
Before going into all the products in more detail, I just have to show you this cute little card that was inside one of the products with a thank you message from Maria I love little details like this. A personal message like this is usually found in Indie brands so I was surprised to find one for a big brand like Rodial. It’s a small gesture but I find a personal touch like this very important and it makes me want to try out a product even more.
Rodial Snake Booster Oil
The Rodial Snake Booster Oil (€71,96) comes in a matte, black bottle with a dropper and contains 30 mL of product. This is a facial oil that contains a blend of synergistic ingredients like Syn®-ake that are optimized to reduce the look of wrinkles and lines of expression. It also contains a moisture oil complex which hydrates and softens skin.
The Rodial Snake Booster Oil is transparant, thin and doesn’t feel oily. It gets absorbed into my skin very quickly without feeling sticky whatsoever. What is very noticeable to me is the scent. It sounds weird, but the scent reminds me of my grandmother. She wore 4711 Eau De Cologne all the time and the oil is how it exactly smells like to me, so using this oil brought back a lot of memories, since my grandmother passed away over a decade ago. Because of the scent, I also feel like that this product is more used for a mature skin.
I used this product according to the recommendations by gently massaging 2-3 drops onto a cleansed face and neck, paying extra attention to the areas with expression lines, which is my forehead and the corners of my lips for twice a day.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel
The Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel (€86,00) comes in a coral peach jar with an transparent outer layer which contains 50 mL of product. This is a sculpting gel that helps define facial contours, helping appear firmer and more lifted with ingredients such as Dragons Blood (which is actually sap from the Croton Lechleri tree) that protect against external factors by forming a second skin like protective film and restores to skin hydration, collageneer which improves the appearance of skin and firmness, vollufiline which improves elasticity of the skin and commipheroline, which smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
I was looking for a way to open the Rodial Dragons Blood Sculpting Gel to get some product out, but you actually have to push the top for a small portion to come out. This is enough to use for your entire face, which I used two times a day. Again, I’m obsessed with small details like this. I think the packaging is very innovative. The only downside is that you can’t see how much product is left since the packaging is not transparent.
The gel reminds me of a moisturizer since it’s not transparent but is white instead. It has a thin consistency and smells amazing. I think it smells sweet, fruity and juicy. The gel leaves a very thin layer on my skin.
Rodial Bee Venom Eye
The Rodial Bee Venom Eye (€125,08) comes in a yellow jar which contains 25 mL of product. This is an eye cream with bee venom in combination with plant stem cells and Haloxyl to help visibly improve skin tone and elasticity for a brighter appearance whilst cyclopeptide-5 smooths the look of lines and wrinkles.
I didn’t think that actual bee venom would be there as an ingredient but it in fact is present. The instructions also warn you to not use this product if you have an allergy to bee stings. A patch test is highly recommended. It is also mentioned that no bees were harmed making this product.
The RodialBee Vemon Eye has a light yellow hue and has a creamy consistency. It has a very subtle scent, which reminds me of honey. I also used this according to the recommendations, twice a day in the morning and before going to bed. It says that you have to apply a small amount underneath the eye area and on the brow bone, but it doesn’t say anything about the eyelids itself. I did use the product on my eyelids but just keep notice that this is not recommended.
I’ve used all the products for one month straight. As always, I didn’t use any other skincare product for one week before use. I also didn’t use any other skincare products (aside from facial masks) so the results are from using the Rodial Skincare products only.
What is immediately noticeable to me is that my skin didn’t have any breakouts for the entire month. I usually get acne from time to time no matter what skincare or cleansing products I use, but this time I didn’t get any and the funny thing is that Rodial doesn’t mention anything about reducing acne in the product I’ve used. My skin looks a lot brighter and more even in color too.
I forgot to take close-up pictures of my eyes, but I could see that my wrinkles underneath my eyes were slightly reduced. Only the dark discoloration underneath my eyes and the difference in color between the skin of my eyes and the rest of my face was still present.
Here’s a closeup of my forehead. You can definitely see that the appearance of wrinkles have been reduced and my pores also look a lot smaller. I definitely think that all the products work and would improve my skin even more when used for a longer period.
The only “downside” of using the combination of these Rodial Skincare products is that my skin felt very dry the entire time. I used these products in the December month, which is usually the one of the most difficult months for my skin since my skin is so dry and the cold weather makes it even feel drier. Even though both the Rodial Snake Booster Oil and Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel say that they have moisturizing properties, I don’t think it was enough for that period. It makes sense since I used an oil and gel for the entire month but skipped a Moisturizer, which Rodial does offer in several of their collections so if you want to try out one of these facial products whilst having a dry skin, definitely get a moisturizer too.
I’m very impressed with the Rodial Skincare that I’ve tried so far. I’m not surprised that many celebrities are using their products. They really give an amazing, visible result and the products look very modern give a luxury feeling when used. My favorite line is Dragon’s Blood because of how great the product feels, the scent and packaging. It really made me curious about the rest of the collection.
The Rodial Snake Booster Oil (€71,96), Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel (€86,00), Bee Venom Eye (€125,08) as well as many other Rodial products are available at selected Ici Paris XL stores and Iciparisxl.nl.
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*These products were sent to me for review. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.