In a time full of chemical peeling and cosmetic surgery offers, Rodial has chosen a different way: To build a bridge between scientific and natural skincare, with help from a combination of advanced technologies and carefully chosen ingredients from the plant kingdom, often descendent from old civilizations traditional medicine.
The result is a line of very effective skincare-products that target specific areas of concern – fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation spots, cellulites and stretch marks. Today, Rodial is known as an acclaimed alternative to plastic surgery.
Rodial was founded by Maria Hatzistefanis in 1999. While still at university, she spent her free time writing articles for a Greek fashion magazine. That’s where she noticed the rising popularity of plastic surgery, which stemmed from a desire for instant results. However most people wanted the result without the surgery, which lead to the idea of alternative treatments that would still give noticeable results.
After graduating, she went to New York to study for an MBA. She then started working with corporate finance for Salomon Brothers. However in 1999 she decided to quit her job in finance and go for a career in skincare. The department store, Fenwick in London was the first to give her a shot at success. However the breakthrough came when other major stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols decided to carry her brand Rodial. Today, the brand is the most popular skincare line at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge. Rodial is now sold in 35 different countries and at the most exclusive department stores (eg. Myer in Australia, Nordstrom in the US and The Bay in Canada) and at carefully chosen spas and beauty salons. Rodial is an exclusive skincare line, which Maria Hatzistefanis says is natural, since the majority of the most potent ingredients are expensive. Among the many satisfied customers are superstars such as Victoria Beckham and Claudia Schiffer. The product line consists of facial care, body care, sun protection/self tanners and skin supplements.
Glamoxy Snake Range is inspired by the Temple viper snake venom. Synake (neuropeptide) has the same effect as the venom in which it reduces muscle cell contraction, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, making them less visible. The line consists of: Snake Serum (best seller), Snake Pen and Snake Mask. The Glamtox range fades hyperpigmentation and stimulates the collagen production, while having a soothing effect on the skin. Rodial skincare line includes: Cleanser, Five Minute Facial, SPF 15, Night, Glam Balm Wipes and sticks. Glam Balm Multi is a multi purpose product with many areas of use, which makes it a must have. It reduced wrinkles with up to 30 percent and plumps the lips with up to 40 percent in only 28 days. Also comes in Glam Balm Lip and Glam Balm Hand. Chin Neck Lift is a groundbreaking gel that shapes, tightens and lifts the skin around the chin and neck. Dragon’s blood sculpting gel defines and contours the face by tightening the skin with ”dragon’s blood” (resin from the Croton lecheri tree in the Amazon).
Tummy tuck is a Rodial bestseller and non-surgical alternative to plastic surgery. It has the ability to reduce the tummy width with up to 2 cm in only 8 days. The same range also includes tummy tuck sticks. Boob Job is a revolutionary gel that slows down the fat cells and stores them on the bust, increasing it with up to half a cup size. The main ingredient is a natural phytosterol derived from an Asian root. Arm Sculpt™ is a specifically designed for the arms and helps shape and smooth the skin. It has a documented effect on hyperkeratos (bumps on the upper arms). Stretch MX is clinically proven to even the skin tone and minimizes stretch marks. Crash Diet is a gel formulation that’s designed to break down stored fat, and helps to drain and promotes water retention. The range also includes: Sticks and Smoothie. Body Sculpture is a slimming gel that reduces cellulites and increases the skin’s firmness with active bio marine extract, wheat protein and caffeine.