I'm getting a Rodial Boob Job!

Beauty Cred on 15 May 2008 at 12:00am

That's right. Ok, it's not the kind that will require a doctor to mark up my breasts with dotted lines and things. No anesthesia. No recovery time. True, my results won't be as dramatic or lasting. But I'm getting a Rodial Boob Job and you're coming along with me.

I'm in that now-you're-empowered-I-am-woman- hear-me-roar 40+ thing. And yes, I've given birth. That's 2 strikes in the at-bat of maintaining breast perkiness. I don't really care how perky my breasts are, but I do notice my bikini tops don't fit the way they did when I was 33. And I'm two cups sizes larger since then, too. The baby weight left but it left some baggage back at Carousel 36D, if you're following. Rodial Boob Job says it  will have an instant lifting and firming effect. Here's my first impression...

Rodial Boob Job comes in a pump, and the pump works well--not sticking or having to pump numerous times. The formula is lotion-like and smoothes on easily. Rodial Boob Job recommends applying in an upward fashion to breasts and decollete--the standard anti-gravity instructions. So I do that. And, as if to expect some Invasion of the Body Snatchers moment, I stand, eyes fixed on the mirror, and wait for my transformation.

Ok, I'm still waiting. To be honest, I do notice a change. It's not a real visible change, but I feel a slight tightening, as I did when I was reviewing Lush Bust. I also notice something I really like--my breasts feel incredibly softened and smoothed. Not that my breasts are a rough texture to begin with, but Rodial Boob Job leaves them extra silky-to-the-touch.

Rodial Boob Job also claims the following:

You will see a gradual increase in cup size within 56 days as well as gaining an instant lifting and firming effect. Increase in cup size by 8.4%.

56 days is pretty darn precise, so I figure Rodial must have done their homework or had fun playing darts. And I don't need (or want!) an 8.4% increase in cup size, but I guess I can live with it if I have some firming going on. So I've got 54 days to go...

Was it worth it? Rodial Boob Job makes remarkable claims for a topical breast formula. I definitely like the way it makes my skin feel (very silky!) and my breasts are a bit firmer, which is what I was looking for. But an 8.4% cup size increase on yourself is hard to measure. At £125.00, currently about $240, it's pricey, so make sure you're ready to commit!

Comments (6)

Does this product work and does anyone know how much it will cost to purchase in the UK?
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I ordered Rodail's Boob Job on Ebay for about $140. It has been a few weeks, and I am not sure if Boob Job does much. Since I used it after using the Lushbust product, (which I had a positive result from) I think I may have actually gotten smaller! I like Lushbust and I think I will stay loyal. I feel bad I spent so much on Rodial for the dismal results I had. At least I did not spend $175 retail for it!
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I had checked out "Boob Job" a few weeks ago. They say as "fat cells move around your body after eating, it blocks the fat in the area where it is applied" ... Is that true? I did buy the lushbust product, bc it did work for me for fullness, but I am open to new things. Maybe I will order and find out how this one works compared. ..I'll let you know!
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Reality is that beauty companies can publish or promote stats that are derived from biased or limited research. They are not bound to double-blind placebo studies, or to a minimum population because the results are not used for any market approval or scientific review. Bottom line: the percentage quoted is a claim and Rodial knows that it's unlikely anyone will challenge that claim. 8.4% could be what one person who used this experienced and the company marketing folks ran with it. In an AAA cup, 8.4% won't bring you to a AA. Just like lip plumpers, this affects the skin and that's it. No cream can trigger the body to do anything -- in that case it would be a drug delivered transdermally (through the skin) and that my friends is a medical claim, and that requires FDA approval!
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Editor's Note: Thank you Marie for your comments! The one thing that I found interesting about Rodial Boob Job was the precise "8.4%" increase in cup size stat. I don't think I've ever seen a beauty company publish (or rather, promote) such a seemingly insignificant improvement--and truly, how do you measure it? My take is that this, as well as Lush Bust, are really more "feel good" formulas that temporarily create a smoother, slightly tightened feel--purely driven by the ingredients that go on topically. To expect dramatic results--or I daresay, results akin to a breast lift, would be absurd. But by stating 8.4%, I think Rodial knows that...I'd love to hear what other BeautyCred readers think--and especially those who've tried Rodial Boob Job or other formulas such as Lush Bust. The other one I've seen is Shiseido's Body Creator Aromatic Bust Firming Complex which is touted in Tatler magazine to "trigger the brain into breaking down fat in the breasts". Hmm...
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The reality that every woman needs to accept is that short of gaining weight, having a breast augmentation or a hormonal influx, no cream, gel, supplement or exercise is going to increase your breast volume (of course padding does the trick too, but only when you are clothed!). Rodial is a company with great skincare, but to suggest that a topical can do anything more than treat the skin or produce an affect on the skin is simply deceptive. A breast is composed of glands and fatty tissue, all enveloped by the skin. Cream on the skin can only treat the skin, it cannot reshape a sagging breast, or add volume to a small breast. To date, only a surgical breast lift can reshape a sagging breast, only a breast augmentation (placement of an implant) can enhance breast size when you are both clothed and unclothed. There is some advanced research into fat injections to enlarge the breast, but this is still investigational and costly. Add stem cells to the fat injections and the results are even more positive, but again, this is years from being a potentially widely used, accepted practice.
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