Is Rodan And Fields A Scam?

Would you like to know whether Rodan + Fields is a Scam? There are some Multi-Level Marketing Scam Companies that make MLM to have a bad reputation.

Many people do not check out the MLM before they join most likely because they trust the person recruiting them who might also know until it’s too late.

What Is Rodan And Fields About?

Rodan and Fields was launched in 2002 by Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields; the products were sold in departmental stores.

In 2003, they sold it but they reacquired it again in 2007 and transitioned it into a Multi-level Marketing company. Its Headquarters is in San Francisco, California, USA.

Currently it serves:

  • United States
  • Canada (Rodan + Fields Canada)

Rodan Fields in Canada was launched in 2015 which is about 8 years. This was the first place for the company to expand to.

  • 2017 it expanded to Australia (Rodan + Fields Australia)
  • Japan. It is expected to be launched in Japan in 2020. The formulation of the products will be catering for the Japanese Market.

The Rodan + Fields Products

The products are mainly Skin Care Products (creams, moisturizers, exfoliators, cleansers, toners, sunscreens).

The Rodan + Fields skin care is well researched. The founders of the company are both dermatologists who have done extensive research on the ingredients that go into each product.

They have a wealth of knowledge as they had previously created Proactiv Solution which is also a skin care product. (Proactiv no longer belong to them).

They company is one of the fastest growing skin care company in the United States.

How the products are Distributed

The products are distributed by their independent distributors who earn by:

A) Selling the products to customers at retail price having bought at a whole sale price

B) Through their downline; that is people they have recruited and the ones they recruit. The earning can go to several levels down; thus, the name “Multi Level”.

They get their customers and prospects by communicating through the phone, face to face as well as through social media.


MLM companies are investigated a lot and Rodan and Fields is not an Exception; For example, in 2020, United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gave the company a warning for making misleading earning claims related to Coronavirus.

Is Rodan + Fields A Scam?

I would say that:

  • The company is not a scam neither is Rodan and Fields a pyramid scheme. According to Wikipedia:

A pyramid scheme is a business model that recruits members via a promise of payments or services for enrolling others into the scheme, rather than supplying investments or sale of products”.

The company has genuine products that customers are happy to buy.

My Personal Opinion

According to my opinion, I would say that Rodan and Fields is for anybody who is interested in buying good skin care products and can afford to buy.

From my Research findings, I would say that the products are good and I would happily buy them.

On the business side, I am not so sure you would make a full time income unless you are the type of person who is very good at socializing and fully committed to telling almost everyone you talk to about the Rodan Fields Skin Care and how the products can be a business.

You need to recruit a lot of people because according to statistics,

  • The turn over of most MLM consultants is very high and
  • The fact that very few people make money.


If you think you are the type of person who can sell and recruit for the company without giving up when many of the consultants you have recruited quits, then go ahead and join the Rodan and Fields.

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