Book Review and Giveaway: Rodan and Fields' Write Your Skin: A Prescription For Change

Skin Care

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Recently, I was excited to receive a copy of the ultra-new, not-yet-released Rodan + Fields book, Write Your Skin: A Prescription For Change.  The book, which will become available in bookstores in November 2009 and retail for $24.95, draws on 40 years of combined experience of the Stanford-trained Rodan and Fields team. According to Dr. Katie Rodan, M.D. in the official press release, “Our patients are our inspiration…Our goal with this book is to extend our patient privilege to women everywhere by offering the best skincare solutions straight from our offices…”  With that said, the book includes all of the following topics, amongst others:

  • How to assess complexions like a dermatologist
  • What the most common skincare concerns are and options for treatment
  • How to combat the key aging culprits
  • How to reverse sun damage and restore a healthy, clear, even-toned complexion
  • About the latest cosmetic procedures and if they are right for you
  • When to self-treat and when to visit a dermatologist

Personal Opinions

As “cosmeceuticals” have combined medicine with mainstream skin care, Write Your Skin: A Prescription For Change cleverly entwines dermatology and scientific research with practical, down-to-earth advice.  The book has enough elusive facts to entice the expert reader (e.g., 20% of sun damage occurs by age 23 with 10% incurring each decade thereafter), but eliminates enough jargon so as not to require a Ph.D. in chemistry.  In fact, with beautiful photographic illustrations in 17 clearly delineated chapters, it’s easy and enjoyable enough to read in place of your favorite beauty magazine.  (I recently took mine to the doctor’s office while waiting for my appointment!)   I can’t say enough, and I’m a huge fan.  Thank you for the wonderful book, Drs. Rodan and Fields – I find you to be so inspirational!

Want to win a copy?

In celebration of the fact that I love this book so much, is giving away a free copy on November 15, 2009! To enter:

  • Each “Comment” below receives one (1) free entry (must include email address for entry);
  • Each Twitter link to the contest receives three (3) free entries (must include @futurederm for entry)
  • Each link to the contest from your website or blog receives five (5) free entries (must e-mail contest[at] futurederm[dot]com with page link for entry).

All entries must be received by November 14, 2009 at 11:59 EST.  All comments, Twitter links, and website links received will be assigned the appropriate amount of random numbers.  Winner will be drawn from random number generation on November 15, 2009 at noon EST.  Please note that reserves the right to withdraw this contest at any time.  Winner will be announced on the site and contacted via e-mail on November 15, 2009.

Thank you for entering, and good luck!  🙂

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    I would love to have this book for my personal library. I am a skincare specialist and always willing to learn more.


    I am an independant Rodan and Fields Consultant in S.Florida and would love to win this book to bring to launch parties and use as yet another amazing tool to represent the doctors.

  • rabDaxybriere

    you have a wonderful site!

  • Erin Walsh

    The older I get, the more I appreciate good skin care. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Karen

    Twittered this contest.

  • Karen

    The book seems intriging. I am always on the look out for skin education.

  • Stacy

    I am a Rodan & Fields consultant and am really excited to share this book with my customers!

  • Heather

    I would love to have another book. I love it and it would make a great christmas present. Go to and try thier great products risk free for 60 days.

  • Heather

    I love Rodan and Fields skin care so much that I am a consultant. Go to my website and let the doctors help you.
    let me know if you have any questions. If you are interested in joining the doctors let me know also.

  • Denise Garcia

    These women really know their faces and would love to read what new things they have to say.

  • Denise Garcia

    Adore these women and love their products. My skin looks amazing and has its glow back. Would love a copy of the book to share. Met these two women in Phoenix and do they look awesome also.

  • Darcy B

    I would love to read this–I have problem skin–I have tried everything –it’s always the same things work for the first 2 weeks–then my pores get clogged and I get large pores and blemishes.

  • Renee G

    Would love ti gave a copy of this book.


  • Renee G

    Would love a copy of this book.

  • Keli Lawler

    Dr Rodan & Fields really know skincare. There are so many promises made from thousands of skincare product lines. Many people don’t know what to believe, what really works and what ingredients are best for thier skin issues. Dr Rodan & Fields tell it like it is and are not biased even though they sell thier own line of products.
    I would love to read their new book.

  • Nicki Davis

    Can’t wait to read this book.!!!! These doctors products are amazing!

  • Kimba

    would love a copy of the book…I have been using their Rodan and Fieldsskincare line for 4 years now and my skin looks amazing!!! I have been able to reverse years of sun damage and acne scars. These doctors are wonderful!

  • safia

    Would love to get a copy of it. Thanks Niki.

  • Linda

    I have mature skin and many of the suggestions I find in magazines and on websites do not address problems specifically related to older women. I await release of your book in November and hope there is a section relating to my age group. At age 60+, most of the damage has been done. How do I do the best I can with what I have?

  • Sandy

    These Dr.’s have covered aging skin well in this book.

  • Frieda Shor

    I’ve always been a voracious reader, and gobbled up books like someone exposed to real food (Ben & Jerry, my 2 boyfriends;-)after a “cleansing diet”.
    Beauty and Aesthetics have always intrigued me, and your company is quite familiar to me.
    What could be better than receiving your book(Where are my manners? Congratulations!) and learning from your years of experience?
    Would Love To Be The Recepient of What Is No Doubt To Be A Bestseller,
    Frieda Shor

  • Frieda Shor

    I’ve always been a voracious reader, and gobbled up books like someone exposed to real food (Ben & Jerry, my 2 boyfriends;-)after a “cleansing diet”.

    Beauty and Aesthetics have always intrigued me, and your company is quite familiar to me.

    What could be better than receiving your book(Where are my manners? Congratulations!) and learning from your years of experience?

    Would Love To Be The Recepient of What Is No Doubt To Be A Bestseller,


    Frieda Shor

  • Kimme

    I really hope I win! I have read the reviews for this book and it seems like there’s something for some one of all ages in it!

  • This is a “must-have” book! Great for gift-giving! Who knew that 80% of our skin’s condition was up to us! Treat it well!

  • Rita

    Never stop learning, right? 🙂
    I’d love a copy.
    Thanks so much.

  • Ann Denise

    Sounds like a great book!

  • Andie Aguiar

    Please contact me to preorder this book for XMAS!
    Every preorder will enter you in a drawing to win a enhancement/essentials product of your choice!

  • Scarlet

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  • Amanda Fowler

    Cant wait to give this book to all my friends and family…. These Doctors are AMAZING….

  • martha hoffman

    my sister is a Rodan and Fields consultant, and although I am new to the products (not from her lack of trying). I am excited to try all the products. I love the Anti-Age. Can’t wait for the book. Sister said she went to conference and has a copy and its amazing!!

  • Regina

    November 15th is my birthday so I hope I am lucky, Rodan & Fields have earned great respect in the skincare industry.

  • Sandy

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  • Sandy

    Sounds like an informative book!

  • Lorese

    I love FutureDerm and any information that will make my skin look younger and healthier.

  • Lorese

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  • Janet

    if they can cure acne, I can’t wait to read about anti-aging !!

  • Janet

    Your Message

  • Cam

    Wow, that sounds like a really great book! I, too, am slowly turning into a FutureDerm addict.

  • Gerianne

    sounds very informative and educational. i am always looking for literature that takes the confusion out of all the all the theories and skincare trends. i look forward to reading it!

  • Beatriz

    Good book and good way to practise my english.

  • Viaa

    I must say..I’m becoming a Futurderm addict. Love your blog! Keep up the fantastic work.

  • Fan

    I’d love to get my hands on this book!

  • Eve

    OMGoodness. I could really use this book. I have suffered from acne my whole life and it is still a struggle. This book could really help me with my skin.


  • Liz

    I’m interested to see what information they have to offer. Sounds like a fun and practical read!

  • Lori Kempton

    I got my autorgraphed copy last night! Let me know if you’d like to pre-order a copy! I can get it set up for you!

  • hina

    I am a chemist and a medical aesthetician i really enjoy reading ur reviews and this sounds like an interesting book . ur doing a great job

  • Ann

    Thanks for the revview and opportunity to win

  • Joyce

    Hi! This sounds like a good book. How does it compare with The Skin Type Solution and The Beauty Bible?

  • Tracy

    I love the topic of skin care so I would love to win this!

  • Jenny

    I’d love to read this book!

  • Elyse

    This looks like a very worthwhile book. I’d love to have a copy!

  • tracy

    sounds like a must read

  • lisa

    i hope they talk about more than pro-active :-).

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