Interview with Skin Activist Kristal Wong, a Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant

This week for the Community Centered segment, I wanted to take a closer look at a company that’s been generating buzz in the beauty and skin care industry.  In fact, Oprah is talking about it… and if she’s talking about it then I want to know why.  


If you’ve been up late at night with insomnia, then chances are you’ve seen the Proactiv infomercials featuring endorsements from celebrities including Jessica Simpson and Katy Perry.  Proactiv was the first brand launched by Dr. Rodan + Dr. Fields; two Stanford trained dermatologists who wanted to give healthy glowing skin to people suffering with acne.  With the success of their business, they sold Proactiv to focus exclusively on their upper scale skincare line, Rodan+Fields.  Rodan+Fields offer a multitude of options from sensitive skin to anti-aging for consumers across all ages.


I met up with Kristal Wong, a skin activist and an Executive Consultant at Rodan+Fields to get the inside scoop on their skin care lines.


D& D:  How did you begin with R+F?

KW: With 3 pregnancies, the stresses of being a busy full-time working mom was starting to take a toll on my skin. I noticed my pores getting bigger, dark circles under my eye and sunspots becoming more prevalent, and overall skin becoming more dull and dry. After using Rodan and Fields’ Multi-Functional Eye Cream, I loved how my eyes felt throughout the day - never dry or irritated. I tend to have dry skin and this eye cream keeps my eye area moisturized. It’s made the overall eye area brighter, less puffy, and lines becoming less prevalent. I’ve tried numerous eye creams from other premium skincare brands, and Rodan+Fields’ is by far my all-time favorite.


D& D:  Why did you become a consultant?

KW: After seeing before & after pictures of other customers with real results, I was convinced. I knew the products had great potential to really help change skin, lives, and give people hope. I wanted in. This was my calling to reach out and help others. The company encourages everyone to take before and after pictures. If after 60 days, you don’t see results. You can return product for full refund. Even with this great policy, Rodan+Fields has a low ~2% return rate. This further convinced me that the products were achieving real results!


Aside from the desire to help others, I saw this as an incredible opportunity to own my own business without expensive overhead, extensive capital requirements, or expensive start-up costs like other franchises. I loved the lifestyle flexibility - being able to share the products with other women and men wherever and whenever I wanted - both in-person and online, and at kids’ classes, evenings, weekends. Really, the sky’s the limit.




D&D:  Can you give us a brief overview of the R+F lines?


K&W:  There are four distinct product lines. REDEFINE is an anti-aging line comprised of a light exfoliating cleansing clay mask, pore minimizing toner, daytime treatment cream and overnight moisturizing cream.  REVERSE is a regimen for treatment of sunspot, discoloration and dullness. UNBLEMISH, a combination of cosmetic and OTC ingredients, targets the elimination of acne and post acne marks.  SOOTHE, is a regimen for sensitive skin, it is Pepto-Bismol for the skin.  It has RFp3 technology to literally block the inflammation process and repair the skin’s lipid barrier.



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Community Centered:  Browistry SF

Community Centered is a segment highlighting talented individuals and businesses in the beauty, fashion and health industries.


This week's spotlight is on Browistry; a skin studio boutique in the heart of the San Francisco Financial district.  Browistry, offers brow shaping, lash lift services and facials for both men and women.  


With the change in season and temperature, I asked owner and skin expert, Denise Elias- Wu her advice on skin care and beauty.



What are your favorite products for maintaining flawless skin and the perfect glow?  


Her favorite products are :


SK II Facial Treatment Essence:  a refreshing lightweight miracle water that replenishes and smoothen skin surface texture.

Image Skincare  Vital C serum:  Hydrating Serum enriched with Vitamin C, A and E to address environmental damage and nourish the skin for that perfect youthful glow.


Hemp seed oil:  relieves skin of dry patches, blotchy skin, improves skin tone and inflammation


What are Lash Perms?   Lash Perms is one of the services offered here at Browistry; which leaves lashes looking younger and perkier.  We use silicone pads, instead of traditional rods; the curl looks softer with minimal damage.  Results last up to 6 weeks.


For additional information on services offered at Browistry, visit their website at:


There's a special 20% off on Facial services for new clients and first visits.  Mention you saw it on Diamonds & Dames Beauty.