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We Tried Rhode Skin — Here’s What We Really Think

Rhode skincare products on colourful background.

In the ever-evolving world of skincare, Rhode by Hailey Bieber has emerged as a brand worth watching. Bieber’s impossibly dewy glow has had fans begging her to drop the skin routine — and she finally did, in the form of a line of carefully curated skincare essentials. Take a scroll through Hailey’s Instagram and you’ll find her products sprinkled throughout like Easter eggs, tempting you to know more. Seeing her juicy vacation lips and that sleek lip gloss she seems to take everywhere, we just have to know: are her products worth the hype? We decided to find out.

What you should know about Hailey Bieber’s Rhode products

Rhode’s product line spans six products, ranging from a moisturizing cream to a gel serum. But the star product is their peptide lip treatment, emblazoned with an Allure Best of Beauty award. Infused with high-performance ingredients, the products seem to focus on one goal — moisture. Ooey, gooey, dewy, delicious moisture to keep your skin happy and hydrated. The brand prides itself its simplicity, which you can see from the packaging, and aims to be your go-to essentials. And because they highlight authenticity as one of their brand values, we tried each product in the line to give our most authentic take on whether they live up to their hype.

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Krizia Ramos holds up Rhode's Barrier Restore Cream.
Krizia Ramos

The Barrier Restore Cream brought calm to Krizia’s skin

I’ve heard great things about the Rhode Barrier Restore Cream (BRC) so I couldn’t wait to try this product out. I have sensitive and combination skin where I normally get oily and dry around my T-Zone, so I initially get nervous and need to be careful trying new products. I also only break out when it’s my time of the month (and right now it’s time), so I was hoping this would calm my skin down — and it did. I really like the BRC. It’s not thick or oily, it’s fragrance-free and smooth on my skin. I applied it after doing my usual skincare routine and the BRC was what I needed to lock everything in place. My skin feels moisturized right after and it kind of helped bring the redness of my breakouts down.

Half a finger length, as it suggests on the packaging of the cream is all that’s needed to work its magic and make your skin feel restored. While I do enjoy this, I personally don’t love how it feels during the day under makeup. To me, it felt a tad bit heavy and moved a bit. I would rather use it at night as a moisturizer alone and I feel like my skin would appreciate it more. – Krizia R., Producer/Editor, Slice


Barrier Restore Cream, Rhode, $44.

Mali Raja holds up the Rhode Glazing Fluid.
Mali Raja

Mali hopes the Glazing Fluid gives her the ‘glazed donut’ look

One of the best tricks to always having that glowy “no makeup” look is to start with a skincare serum that has the ability to do just that. For that reason, I do love Rhode’s Peptide Glazing Fluid. It gives you that “lit from within” look that comes through your finished makeup look, or just a simple refreshed and hydrated look for those no-makeup days (which is how I’ve been using it the most).

While I’ve truthfully used some serums that give me a more immediate glow, I feel like this product just has to be used for a longer period of time to gain that look consistently. I did appreciate how smoothly it goes on without a heavy feeling or a sticky residue that some serums leave behind. For now, with just a week’s worth of use, I can confidently say I will be adding it in to my skincare routine to see just how much of that iconic *glazed donut* look it can really give me. – Mali R., Content Creator, Slice

Peptide Glazing Fluid, Rhode, $44.

Tracey Moore holding the Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment.
Tracey Moore

Tracey thinks the Peptide Lip Treatment is a clean girl essential

I was excited to try this product because my lips have always been a real problem area for me. They’re flaky, dry and constantly need moisture. What I’m looking for is more than just chapstick — I’m looking for real hydration throughout the day to heal my cracking lips. 


When I first tried the Passionfruit Jelly lip treatment, my lips felt immediate relief. The jelly-like texture was soothing and the smell was delicious — it smelled like a tropical vacation! The skin on my lips melted together to create a glass-like sheen that could be worn on its own or over a lip colour. The moisture lasted for about four hours before I felt like reapplying again. I was also surprised by the natural colour of my lips after applying this. It’s almost as if the moisture brought out the natural tint in my own lips, which I really liked, so I’d wear this on its own for that ‘clean girl’ look. – Tracey M., Digital Strategist, Slice

Peptide Lip Treatment in Passionfruit Jelly, Rhode, $24.

Ria Ankrah applying the Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment
Ria Ankrah

Ria has thoughts as a self-proclaimed lip gloss expert

I’ve been hearing all about Hailey Bieber’s Rhode skincare line for a while now and as a self-proclaimed lip gloss expert, I knew I had to get my hands on the Peptide Lip Treatment. At first glance, I really liked how the formula includes shea butter, babassu and peptides to help create and maintain “pillowy-soft” lips. The application is easy to apply and practically mess-free. It leaves my lips feeling smooth, soft, and moisturized without leaving creases or gloss lines behind.

I like this product and think it’s a great investment for someone who is looking to splurge on a high-quality lip treatment. It can be used on its own or on top of your favorite lip liner and lipstick. A bonus is that it works well on sensitive skin so you don’t have to worry about feeling irritated after a long wear. Also, a little goes a long way with this product and you can feel the positive difference on your lips instantly. I’m a fan of this ‘new philosophy on skincare’ by Mrs. Bieber and look forward to trying more products from Rhode! – Ria A., Community Manager, Slice

Peptide Lip Treatment in Unscented, Rhode, $24.


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