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How many applications in a bottle of Essentials Foaming Sunless Tan

It is difficult to say how many applications are in the bottle because people may not use the Foaming Sunless Tan over their entire body. Also, a petite woman will use far less than a large man. The good news is that our dual-active formula ensures even, natural-looking colour without exposure to the harmful UVA and UVB rays.

How should I apply Essentials Foaming Sunless Tan on my face?

To apply it on the face, first cleanse the face, then gently massage the ENHANCEMENTS MicroDermabrasion Paste on wet or dry skin. Rinse and pat dry. Apply the ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan as directed on your face, then follow with a moisturiser and sunscreen if applied during the day. Don’t forget the last step of your skincare routine to protect and perfect your glowing skin with Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF 25.

How do I use Essentials Foaming Sunless Tan on my body?

1. Take a shower and use ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste to exfoliate every part of your body where you will be applying our ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan. (Note: If you shave your legs, do so at least 6 hours before applying ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan. Shaving after you apply will reduce the life of your glow.)

2. Focus on one area at a time, apply 1-2 pumps of Foaming Sunless Tan into hand and rub onto skin. Begin at the centre and blend outward. Use sparingly around hands, elbow, knees and ankles. Wash palms immediately after application. If you do make a mistake, non-acetone-based nail polish remover can be used to remove any unintended colour.

3. Allow Foaming Sunless Tan to dry to the touch before getting dressed. If you can wait 15 minutes or so before getting dressed, that’s even better. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing over your Sunless Tan for 3-4 hours after application to allow colour to develop evenly.

4. After 3-4 hours, apply ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer, to extend the life of your tan and keep your skin moisturised, softer, and healthy looking. Continue applying the moisturiser over the next three days to extend the life of your tan because Foaming Sunless Tan and Daily Body Moisturizer both contain RFDcell that nurtures healthy cells and helps extends the duration of your faux glow.

Finally, understand that colour develops as the proteins on your skin respond to the colour-inducing ingredients in Foaming Sunless Tan. This response creates the notorious smell that is often associated with self-tanning products, so it’s a good idea to apply Foaming Sunless Tan at bedtime, and to sleep in loose fitting pyjamas and then shower in the morning.

How does Essentials Foaming Sunless Tan work?

Foaming Sunless Tan provides your skin with sun-kissed natural looking glow as the proteins on your skin respond to the colour-inducing ingredients in the product. Our dual-active Foaming Sunless Tan contains RF-Dcell Technology, which prolongs your sunless tan by calming climate-induced stressors that may rob skin of moisture and colour. The end result? A radiant, long-lasting self-tan.

Why did the doctors develop essentials Foaming Sunless Tan? (Dermatologist Insight)

The Doctors know that many consumers like having a natural-looking tan but also know how important it is not to expose skin to the harmful, ageing effects of the sun’s UVA/UVB rays. With the launch of R+F ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan, the Doctors harnessed the power of science to create this product as a safer way to achieve a long-lasting summer bronze without the risk of sunburn, age spots, freckling, dryness, or crepey skin.

Why did the doctors develop Dermacosmetics Radiant Defense Perfect Liquid?

  • Through Rodan + Fields, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields address real skincare problems women face with dermatology-inspired solutions.
  • They heard three main things:
    1. Women of all ages and skin tones were beyond thrilled with the results they received from their daily Regimen use and wanted to protect their results.
    2. Also, these women often still liked to use products after their regimens that instantly perfected for a more polished look.
    3. And they weren’t happy with the experience. Whether it was foundation or BB/CC creams, women often feel these products mask their natural glow, clog their pores or harm their skin.
  • So, the Doctors thought of everything these women’s skin goes through every day –the environment, stress, sun, the list goes on.
  • They set out to create something to protect and instantly perfect the glowing skin these women had earned through daily regimen usage.
  • They challenged Rodan + Fields powerhouse team of scientists to create a dermatology-inspired skincare product that instantly perfects while letting your skin’s natural radiance shine through. And most importantly, that protects your natural glow with powerful good for skin ingredients

What is Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid

Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid is a multi-tasking Glow Guard that perfects the look of skin and protects your natural glow, delivering a radiant, healthy looking complexion. Formulated with our proprietary RD3 Complex, it provides skin with three types of defense: environmental defense, barrier defense, and photo defense (SPF 30 in US/CA, SPF 25 in AUS). This last step in your skincare routine not only provides powerhouse protection but also instantly perfects skin, blurring imperfections without clogging pores or breakouts.
Radiant Defense is available in six luminous shades that can be worn alone or blended together for a customized glow. Plus, coverage is buildable so you are in control of the perfecting process.

How does the unique technology work?

The unique formula contains the proprietary RD3 Complex that provides 3 powerful forms of defense:

  • Environmental Defense: Helps neutralize the harmful effects of environmental aggressors.
  • Barrier Defense: Helps repair skin’s natural moisture barrier to defend itself against dry, irritated skin and the visible signs of emotional stress.
  • Photo Defense: Contains broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against sun damage caused by UVA and UVB rays and absorbs infrared light.
  • Rodan + Fields’ proprietary RD3 Complex combines a powerhouse of ingredients including an exclusive peptide, RFP2, which acts as a shield alongside antioxidants such as Blueberry Fruit Extract and Red Algae.

Who can use Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid?

This product is for all skin tones from fair to deep. It comes in 6 flexible, natural looking shades that can be worn alone or mixed together for a customized glow. It is also appropriate for all skin types, even for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It is non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic so it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. It is the perfect last step to every skincare routine for Soothe, Unblemish, Reverse and Redefine users or those new to Rodan and Fields.

Why should I purchase this product?

Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid takes hybrid skincare/tinted products to the next level by providing skin breakthrough protection with perfecting aesthetics. Other tinted products like foundations or BB/CC Creams, can often feel heavy or greasy, lack efficacy, cause breakouts, clog pores and either provide to heavy or too light coverage. R+F’s formula is powered by our breakthrough RD3 Complex to provide three forms of defense (environmental, barrier and photo). In addition, the lightweight formula instantly perfects to deliver a radiant, healthy-looking complexion. Plus, it provides buildable coverage, so you can control the perfecting process.

What are the clinical results?

Clinical ResultsRadiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (SPF 25 in AUS) has been clinically tested and found to be non-comedogenic (i.e. won’t clog pores), non-acnegenic (i.e. won’t cause breakouts) and provides all-day tinted coverage wear. The product delivers results instantly and over time.

The following percent of participants noticed these instant results:

*97% noticed more even-looking skin tone

94% noticed healthier-looking skin

91% noticed a reduction in visible redness

89% noticed a reduction in visible pores

86% noticed an improvement in visible discoloration

The following percent of participants noticed these results in their bare skin after 1 week of usage*.

66% experienced improvement in overall appearance (healthy glow) 66% experienced improvement in skin smoothness

60% experiencedimprovement in radiance

57% experienced improvement in evenness of skin tone (redness)

51% experiencedimprovement in suppleness

*Based on a 1-week U.S. clinical and consumer study. Results may vary dependingon multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

How does it fit into the Rodan + Fields Philosophy?

The Doctors aim to give Rodan + Fields consumers the best skin of their lives with powerful dermatology-inspired solutions. Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid is formulated to be the last universal step in your skincare routine to perfect and protect the glowing skin you’ve earned through daily usage of R+F Regimens. It was designed to help your skin face all the challenges you encounter in a day, such as environmental aggressors, UVA and UVB sun rays, and visible signs of emotional stress.

How can I find which shade is best for me?

Radiant Defense is available in six luminous shades that can be worn alone or blended together for a customized glow. There are 2 ways to find your shade-in person and online. Make sure you have a clean face prior to finding your shade. If you are wearing makeup, use the Instant Makeup Remover Wipes to remove any existing facial makeup so you begin with a bare face.

  • In Person: If your consultant has the full shade lineup of Radiant Defense in person or you have received a sample card, you can try multiple shades to find your match. There are 3 easy steps.
    • STRIPE: Using your fingers or Q-Tips, apply stripes of the three closest shades on your jawline and see which one blends away into the skin.
    • SELECT: Whichever shade best complements your natural glow and disappears into your skin is your shade.
    • SEE: See the instantly radiant results!
  • Online: Virtually try on all six shades from your smart phone, tablet or computer using the Digital Shade Finder. This innovative tool is located on the Rodan and Fields website and in the recommendation section of the Solution Tool. There are 3 easy steps.
    • SNAP: Take or upload a photo. Ensure photo is taken in natural light, with no makeup on, hair pulled back and no glasses
    • SELECT: Select which shade you want to try on. There are 6 radiant shades to choose from and because they are so flexible, you may find that 2 shades may look good on a person.
    • SEE: See the instantly radiant results! Pull the Before & After slider across the screen so you can experience the results. Your Before photo is on the left and your After photo is on the right side of the screen.

What if two different shades look good on my skin tone?

The 6 natural-looking shades were designed to be very flexible and to provide buildable coverage. Often a person can easily wear 2 different shades, so it is a matter of personal preference which one you choose. Select the shade that you feels best complements your natural glow! If you feel you are in between 2 shades, you can purchase both and mix together for a customized glow.

How do I use Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid?

  • Use all the steps of your Regimen as instructed, including the sun protection step. Now, onto the last step of your skincare routine, Radiant Defense.
  • You can apply Radiant Defense two ways –with your fingertips or with the Liquid Brush.
  • Shake well and gently squeeze a pea-sized amount of Radiant Defense onto fingertips, or if applying with the Radiant Defense Liquid Brush, to the back of your hand. Dab the product onto the forehead, both cheeks, chin and nose.
  • Smooth and blend evenly over entire face in an outward direction. The tapered design of the brush is perfect for easy application along every facial contour such as around the nose and under the eyes. Don’t forget to blend up to the ears.
  • Radiant Defense has buildable coverage so you control the perfecting process. Apply more product in a soft, dabbing motion for additional coverage as needed

How do I clean the Radiant Defense Liquid Brush?

Rinse bristles under warm water (keeping the water away from the metal handle). Apply a dollop of mild soap to your palm and gently swipe the brush back and forth. Rinse and repeat until brush is clean. Gently squeeze out excess water. Lay flat on paper towel to air dry. You may also repeat the same process with the ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Remover Wipes instead of using soap  and water.

How much Radiant Defense do I need to use?

Shake well and gently squeeze a pea-sized amount of Radiant Defense onto fingertips, or if applying with the Radiant Defense Liquid Brush, to the back of your hand. Smooth and blend evenly over entire face in an outward direction.Apply additional product and repeat application as necessary to achieve your desired level of coverage.

Should I use Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid in the morning or evening?

Radiant Defense can be used anytime you’d like to enhance your skin’s natural glow and
provide powerful protection. It can be applied throughout the day but you should not wear this product to bed.In fact, it should be thoroughly removed with ESSENTIALS Make Up Remover wipes before beginning the steps of your evening Regimen to avoid discoloring
linens and fabrics.

Can people with oily skin use this product?

Yes, Radiant Defense is designed for all skin types, even oily and acne prone skin. The lightweight, oil-free formula is non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic so it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. In fact, Radiant Defense, actually minimizes the visible appearance of breakouts, pores, and post-acnered/brown marks. If the naturally radiant finish is not desired, simply layer Mineral Peptides(US and CAN only) to mattify the finish

Can people with sensitive skin use this product?

Yes, Radiant Defense is designed for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Plus, it visibly reduces the appearance of skin redness. If you are concerned about potential irritation we suggest utilizing a patch test prior to a full-face application. For three times a day and for three days in a row apply a small amount of the liquid over the same area. Do not use if the skin has any signs of redness, irritation or discomfort.

How does Radiant Defense compare to Mineral Peptides? (US and CAN)

Radiant Defense is a liquid Glow Guard with Broad Spectrum SPF that instantly protects and perfects. Its formula contains the proprietary RD3 Complex to provide three kinds of defense: environmental, barrier and photo to instantly smooth and complexion correct to provide immediate radiance. The formula comes in six flexible shades and is appropriate for all skin tones (fair to deep) and all skin types (even sensitive and acne prone skin). Mineral Peptides is a mineral powder formula with SPF 20 that is available in 3 shades. You may layer Mineral Peptides over Radiant Defense if a more matte finish is desired.

What results should I expect with Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid?

  • Radiant Defense instantly provides a radiant, healthy-looking complexion, perfecting the look of skin by:
    • Evening skin tone and blurring imperfections
    • Visibly reducing redness and the appearance of pores
    • Leaving skin looking glowing and luminous without creasing or settling into lines/wrinkles
  • After one week of continued use, even when not wearing the product, you may notice an improvement in overall appearance (healthy glow), skin smoothness, radiance, evenness of skin tone (redness) and in suppleness

Can I use Radiant Defense if I am pregnant?

We test all of our products for safety and efficacy and want the best for our customers. As with any skin or health-related questions including pregnancy, medications, allergies, and medical conditions or treatments, we advise you to have a doctor review the ingredient listings of all skincare products prior to use. This best serves the continuity of care for you and supports your best results.

Why did the doctors develop Essentials Complete Eye Makeup Remover?

The Doctors know the importance of starting with clean skin to get the most benefit out of the Regimens and other R+F products. With the launch of R+F ESSENTIALS Complete Eye Makeup Remover, the Doctors provide a solution for people to remove eye makeup and provide a clean slate for their evening skin care routine around the eye.

The Doctors designed a makeup remover specifically for the eye. Complete Eye Makeup Remover is formulated to be gentle enough for the thin skin around the eyes. It instantly removes waterproof eye makeup with a gentle swipe.

Why should I purchase Essentials Complete Eye Makeup Remover?

Complete Eye Makeup Remover is designed to be gentle enough for sensitive eyes, but powerful enough to easily remove stubborn eye makeup without irritation.

Complete Eye Makeup Remover doesn’t leave an oily residue after use. Formulated with Biotin and Panthenol, Complete Eye Makeup Remover helps to condition the skin and helps maintain healthier looking lashes.

Why is using the Complete Eye Makeup Remover important to my skin/lashes?

If you wear eye makeup it is important for your skin to return to a makeup free state to avoid potential eye irritations. Regularly leaving mascara on overnight can lead to dry brittle lashes. Complete Eye Makeup Remover provides a solution to removing all your eye makeup while delivering beneficial ingredients to the skin. Complete Eye Makeup Remover is soothing and leaves the eye area feeling calm.

What are the clinical results?

  • 100% of self-perceived sensitive eye users agreed that the Essentials Eye Makeup Remover was gentle enough for their sensitive eyes
  • 94% agree it easily removes even stubborn eye makeup instantly
  • 91% agree it leaves skin feeling nourished and moisturized
  • Clinically tested by an Ophthalmologist
  • Safe for sensitive eyes
  • Approved for contact lens wearers

What is the technology and benefit of Complete Eye Makeup Remover?

When the two phases combine, this powerful yet gentle formula erases the most stubborn eye makeup. Formulated with moisturizing and skin conditioning ingredients, Complete Eye Makeup Remover promotes lash health and moisturizes the delicate skin around the eyes.

The activated milky layer is a result of the powerful two phases coming together. This powerful dual phase formula creates a temporary emulsion to completely erase eye makeup, even waterproof mascara.

Why did the doctors develop Essentials Instant Makeup Remover Wipes?

The Doctors know to start with a clean face to get the most benefit out of the Regimens. With the launch of R+F Essentials Instant Makeup Remover Wipes, the Doctors provide a solution for people to remove daily impurities and prep the skin for Step 1 of the Regimen.

The Doctors created a makeup remover wipe that cleans the skin but does not strip the skin after use. Instant Makeup Remover Wipes gently remove makeup and daily impurities while delivering ingredients that condition and moisturize the skin.

Why should I purchase Essentials Instant Makeup Remover Wipes?

Instant Makeup Remover Wipes combine an ultra-soft biodegradable cloth with a premium makeup removal formula to create a best in class makeup remover wipe. Instant Makeup Remover Wipes do not leave the face feeling stripped and easily remove stubborn face make up. This product is soothing and leaves the face feeling calm. They are created for people to get the most out of their Regimen.

How do I know if I should use Instant Makeup Remover Wipes?

Instant Makeup Remover Wipes are perfect for the person looking to immediately clean their face of makeup or daily impurities. If you wear face makeup, including long wear foundation, Instant Makeup Remover Wipes are a great solution to ensure a clean slate before using R+F Regimens or other R+F products.

ESSENTIALS Complete Eye Makeup Remover and Instant Makeup Remover Wipes are designed to be universal first steps in your skin care regimen.

What are the clinical results of the Essentials Instant Makeup Remover Wipes?

  • Instant Makeup Remover Wipes quickly and effectively remove even stubborn long-wear face makeup with a gentle swipe.
  • 100% of subjects agree Essentials Instant Makeup Remover Wipes instantly removes all of my face makeup
  •  94% agreed it leaves skin feeling nourished and moisturized
  •  94% agreed it removes long wear face makeup with a gentle swipe
  • 92% agreed it removes my face makeup with a single wipe