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NEW UNBLEMISH – Can I use UNBLEMISH for body acne?

You may use the UNBLEMISH Regimen to address body acne as well. Ramp up as directed to twice a day as needed to control acne breakouts on the body. When using the UNBLEMISH Regimen on the body, apply a lightweight moisturizer if skin feels dry. Because Benzoyl Peroxide can bleach fabrics, opt instead for white clothing, linens and towels.

NEW UNBLEMISH – How does the UNBLEMISH Regimen help reduce post-acne marks?

  • UNBLEMISH Regimen helps control the acne cycle and mitigating potential post-acne marks. The Clarifying Toner and Dual Intensive Acne Treatment help reduce the appearance of redness with Allantoin and Niacinimide. The redness indicates post-acne skin trauma and can appear brown on those with richer skin tones.
  • For anyone concerned with post-acne marks it is imperative that a sunscreen be used every day and re-applied as directed. We suggest using UNBLEMISH Shine Free Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 20, which is a lightweight sunscreen, designed specifically for acne-prone skin, to help reduce the appearance of oily skin and defend against UVA/UVB rays.
  • You can also apply DERMACOSMETICS Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF for additional coverage. This product is non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, and oil-free providing three forms of defense: environmental, barrier and photo (against UVA and UVB rays).

NEW UNBLEMISH – Can I use UNBLEMISH if I have sensitive skin?

  • Yes, if your skin is sensitive all of the time and breaks out a little or frequently we recommend that you use the SOOTHE Regimen and follow the directions to patch test prior to a full-face application of the products.
  • We suggest this “patch test” for three days three times a day.
    • Apply a small amount of the cleanser for 30 seconds, then rinse it off.
    • Apply each product on a separate area and re-apply the products over themselves.
    • Watch for a product reaction; redness, dryness, irritation, or swelling.
  • Don’t re-introduce any products that irritate your skin.
  • To address breakouts, we recommend substituting the UNBLEMISH Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash for the SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash in the morning 1-2 times a week increasing to every morning as tolerated if needed to manage your breakouts.

NEW UNBLEMISH – Can I use UNBLEMISH if I have dry skin?

  • Slight tightness or mild redness may indicate that your skin is adjusting to the ingredients in the skincare Regimen. This is a common occurrence and may last up to two weeks. If you experience dryness while using the UNBLEMISH Regimen, layer a moisturizer over UNBLEMISH Dual Intensive Acne Treatment, such as SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment or SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream.
  • To help even dry and oily areas we suggest applying ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum on clean dry skin then layering Acne Clearing Treatment. This oil-free light-weight hydrating formula balances out dry and oily areas.

NEW UNBLEMISH – Can I use UNBLEMISH if I have oily skin?

  • Yes, your skin my need hydration! Benzoyl Peroxide could cause the skin to feel dry or dehydrated. Sometimes this may signal an increase in oil production. To help even dry and oily areas we suggest applying ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum on clean dry skin at night then layering Acne Clearing Treatment. This oil-free light-weight hydrating formula balances out dry and oily areas.
  • Finally, ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides SPF 20 helps to mattify skin and is a multi-benefit treatment that protects skin from damaging sun rays while providing anti-aging benefits. Soothes skin and provides sun protection while light-deflecting minerals immediately create a more even-toned complexion and reduces the appearance of skin redness. The lightweight, complexion-enhancing formula is ideal for all skin types and conditions and can be used with any Rodan + Fields Regimen.
  • You can also apply DERMACOSMETICS Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF. This product is non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, and oil-free providing three forms of defense: environmental, barrier and photo (against UVA and UVB rays).

NEW UNBLEMISH – Should I use the UNBLEMISH Regimen in the morning or the evening?

  • The UNBLEMISH Regimen was designed to be used twice a day to address acne and visible signs of aging.
  • Initially we prefer that the UNBLEMISH Regimen be used in the morning so that you can observe your skin during the day for product compatibility purposes. If you notice dryness, we recommend applying a moisturizer. If you discover any red areas or irritation, we recommend rinsing off the products and applying a gentle moisturizer.
  • Follow the directions to use the UNBLEMISH products every other morning, then ramp up usage as directed in the brochure.
  • When breakouts are under control you may add either REDEFINE or REVERSE (US Brightening) Regimen.
  • However, if breakouts flare up, return to using the UNBLEMISH twice daily as directed until skin is clear then return to using the other Regimen in the evening.
  • Avoid contact with hair and dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by these products containing Benzoyl Peroxide.

NEW UNBLEMISH – How should I get started with the UNBLEMISH Regimen? Are there tips or tricks?

  • Begin the UNBLEMISH Regimen slowly in order to let skin acclimate. Follow the schedule below for best results.
  • Your skin will need approximately three weeks to adjust to the medicinal ingredients. During the first three weeks, use a gentle cleanser, toner, moisturizer and sunscreen when not using the Regimen. Avoid all chemical peels, mechanical brushes, or micro-dermabrasion.
  • If redness and/or irritation occur, take a break from the Regimen for two to three days. During this time, we recommend using gentle, calming products that reduce visible redness such as those in the SOOTHE Regimen.
  • If your skin becomes clear of blemishes at week two or three, you may continue with that schedule and not advance to twice a day. However, if you begin to break out, simply continue to advance to twice daily as directed and tolerated.
  • If skin begins to feel tight or dry, layer in R+F Active Hydration Serum to add instant hydration to skin. Use after tonight, before Step 3.
  • Once skin has acclimated to the UNBLEMISH Regimen, add in REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum at night after the Dual Intensive Acne Treatment for greater anti-aging benefits.
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposure,use a sunscreen re-applying every 2 hours when outdoors and after swimming or perspiring, and wear protective clothing, sunglasses and sun hats.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, lips, nostrils and mouth. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Avoid contact with hair and dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by this product.
  • Skin irritation and dryness are more likely to occur when using another topical acne product at the same time. If irritation occurs, stop using the UNBLEMISH products and use gentle products including a moisturizer until the skin calms down.

NEW UNBLEMISH – How much of each UNBLEMISH product do I need to use?

  • After removing your make-up, use fingertips and gently massage the size of a flat quarter of the Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash on damp skin avoiding the eye area. Keep eyes closed and rinse thoroughly making sure to remove wash from nasal folds and under the chin. Dry thoroughly with a clean white towel.
  • Place 10-15 drops of Clarifying Toner onto the ESSENTIALS Gauze Pad and wipe over the entire face avoiding the eye area.
  • Dispense 1-2 pumps from each side of the Dual Intensive Acne Treatment onto fingertips then blend the two formulations thoroughly and evenly apply a thin layer over the entire face avoiding the eyes, lips, and mouth areas.
  • In the morning, apply an even layer of Shine Free Lotion, Broad Spectrum SPF 20 over the entire face.
  • Wash hands but do not rinse product off face.

NEW UNBLEMISH – Can I use UNBLEMISH as a spot treatment?

The UNBLEMISH Regimen products were not designed to be used as a spot treatment. You have over 10,000 pores on your face and anyone has pimple potential! Chasing the blemish you see today is too little too late.   This blemish has been forming beneath your skin for weeks before it pops up! Whether you break out constantly or once a month, you need a full-face regimen to help clear blemishes and to keep your skin clear.

NEW UNBLEMISH – I am allergic to Sulfur, Sulpha or Sulfa. Can I use the UNBLEMISH Regimen?

An allergy to oral sulfur medications like Bactrim, Septra, Trimethoprim or Sulfamethoxazole does not necessarily predispose someone to be allergic to topical sulfur medications. If you are concerned about an allergy, first speak with your doctor and then (with their approval), try a sensitivity patch test before beginning to use UNBLEMISH Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash as follows:

  • Apply a small amount of the cleanser on your jawline for 30 seconds, and then rinse it off.
  • Repeat this process three times a day in the same area as originally applied, for three days.
  • Watch for any signs of redness, dryness, irritation or swelling.

If you determine you are sensitive to UNBLEMISH Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash, discontinue use and substitute SPOTLESS Daily Acne Wash for your cleansing step.

NEW UNBLEMISH – I am allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide. Can I use the UNBLEMISH Regimen?

You can still benefit from the UNBLEMISH Regimen by replacing Step 3 UNBLEMISH Dual Intensive Acne Treatment with SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment (commonly referred to as Soothe Step 2). This product features RFp3 Peptide Technology that works at the skin’s surface to neutralize triggers and pacify skin. It’s clinically tested to help reduce the visible redness common in acne-prone skin. To use this skincare Regimen, please follow the usage instructions provided for the UNBLEMISH Regimen.

NEW UNBLEMISH – What is the shelf life of the UNBLEMISH Regimen?

The shelf life for products is approximately two years from the date of manufacture, provided they are not exposed to extremes of temperature or light, such as storing them in front of a window.

All of our products undergo rigorous stability testing to ensure their efficacy and quality. Products at our distribution center are replenished on a monthly basis. In your home, do not expose the products to extreme temperatures or light and use the products as directed to achieve guaranteed results.

NEW UNBLEMISH – Does UNBLEMISH provide anti-aging benefits?

Yes, the Unblemish Regimen is a Multi-Med Therapy Regimen specifically designed to clear adult acne and improve visible signs of aging. Skin-nourishing ingredients, such as Colloidal Sulfur, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Vitamins B5, B3 and C help soothe, condition and brighten adult acne-prone skin, while physical and chemical exfoliators help enhance skin cell turnover to address the visible signs of aging.

NEW UNBLEMISH – What makes the UNBLEMISH Regimen different from other anti-acne products?

  • Multi-Med Therapy: Our Acne Regimens build on our Multi-Med Therapy approach (right combination of ingredients, in the right formulations, applied in the right order) to provide complete Acne solutions. Our products are clinically tested and demonstrated to work together to treat and help prevent future breakouts from forming.
  • Exclusive Technology: Our Acne Regimens utilize exclusive technologies and formulas. The UNBLEMISH Regimen takes a different approach more appropriate for aging skin. While extremely effective in treating acne, Benzoyl Peroxide in many acne treatments is often too strong for adult skin – irritating skin and making the signs of aging more visible on the skin. UNBLEMISH leverages a unique, proprietary dual-chamber delivery system that harnesses the power of Benzoyl Peroxide with minimal potential for irritation.
  • Revolutionary Formulations: It is not just ingredients, but formulations that determine product efficacy. The right formulation can dramatically improve ingredient performance and impact results. We are focused on ensuring our formulas maximize efficacy and provide the real results you expect from R+F.

NEW UNBLEMISH – Can teens, young adults, and/or children under the age of 13 use UNBLEMISH Regimen?

  • For children under the age of 13, please see your pediatrician and show them the ingredient list.
  • The UNBLEMISH Regimen gently and effectively treats adult acne, while tackling visible signs of aging.
  • The SPOTLESS Regimen is specifically designed for teens and young adults with mild to moderate acne, whose primary skin concerns are acne and oily skin. If you have any concerns about a younger child using SPOTLESS Regimen share the ingredient list with the Pediatrician before use. The SPOTLESS Regimen is designed for younger, more resilient skin. This is why we recommend the UNBLEMISH Regimen, which was designed specifically for adult skin.

NEW UNBLEMISH – Does the UNBLEMISH Regimen work on cystic acne?

Cystic acne is typically considered severe acne. While the product itself has been used on cystic acne with success, it falls outside the scope of the US FDA acne monograph. We recommend that you see a dermatologist, and if the dermatologist advises to use OTC treatments, UNBLEMISH is a perfect fit.

NEW UNBLEMISH – What are the benefits/clinical results of using the UNBLEMISH Regimen?

When used twice a day consistently, UNBLEMISH helps treat and prevent acne, unclogs pores, and minimizes visible signs of aging.

UNBLEMISH: IMMEDIATE + LONGTERM RESULTS

Adult acne participants in an 8-week study saw clearer, smoother, radiant skin with results that keep getting better overtime.*

ACNE: Percent who achieved visible improvement in acne concerns:

  • Acne – After 1 week: 72%†
  • Acne – After 4 weeks: 94%†
  • Oiliness – After 8 weeks: 97%

ANTI-AGING: Percent who achieved visible improvement in aging concerns after 8 weeks:

  • Smoothness: 97%
  • Radiance and Clarity: 74%
  • Even Skin Tone: 68%
  • Plumpness and Fullness: 61%

* Based on an 8-week U.S. clinical and consumer study of twice-daily use of UNBLEMISH Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash, Clarifying Toner and Dual Intensive Acne Treatment. Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

†Percent of subjects showing improvement in total acne counts.

NEW UNBLEMISH – How does each product in the UNBLEMISH Regimen work?

The updated UNBLEMISH Regimen designed for adult acne and visible signs of aging. It is a four-step skincare system that gently and effectively clears blemishes and prevents new ones from forming, while tackling visible signs of aging. The result is clearer, healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

  • Step 1: Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash – NEW
    • Salicylic Acid with gentle exfoliators and Colloidal Sulfur unclog pores
    • Removes excess oil and helps clear blemishes
  • Step 2: Clarifying Toner – Reformulated
    • Mild Alpha-hydroxy Acids help brighten skin and minimize the appearance of pores
  • Step 3: Dual Intensive Acne Treatment – Reformulated
    • Unique dual-chamber system delivers 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide to help clear and prevent blemishes
    • Skin-nourishing ingredients hydrate and reduce visible redness
  • Step 4: Shine Free Lotion, Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen – NEW
    • Helps control shine as it defends against UVA/UVB rays

NEW UNBLEMISH – How does the UNBLEMISH Regimen work?

  • This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen clears adult acne and improves visible signs of aging. This complete skincare system gently and effectively clears blemishes and prevents new ones from forming, while tackling visible signs of aging. The result is clearer, healthier, more youthful-looking skin.
  • Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields believe that Benzoyl Peroxide is the best ingredient to treat mild to moderate acne, as it attacks acne bacteria without causing resistance. While effective in treating acne, Benzoyl Peroxide is a very potent, oxidizing ingredient that can be irritating and can cause skin to show the visible signs of aging more rapidly. Rodan + Fields developed a unique, proprietary dual-chamber delivery system that stabilizes and activates the Benzoyl Peroxide molecule and adds skin-nourishing ingredients, making it possible to harness the power of Benzoyl Peroxide with minimal potential for irritation for adult skin.
  • The newly reformulated UNBLEMISH Regimen features breakthrough formulas with Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid to clear current blemishes, help prevent clog pores and reduce visible redness caused by acne, while preventing new breakouts. Skin-nourishing ingredients, such as Colloidal Sulfur, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Vitamins B5, B3 and C help soothe, condition and brighten adult acne-prone skin, while physical and chemical exfoliators help enhance skin cell turnover to address the visible signs of aging. This multi-tasking approach will leave adults with acne looking and feeling clearly confident.

NEW UNBLEMISH – How is the new UNBLEMISH Regimen different from the previous one?

The Regimen has been reformulated to be even better tailored to adult skin. The regimen now tackles visible signs of aging, helps visibly smooth skin, evens skin tone and visibly plumps and firms skin. The Regimen specifically treats adult acne and visible signs of aging and provides clearer, healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

  • Step 1: Based on customer feedback requesting exfoliation, enhanced anti-aging benefits and more effective removal of dirt and oil, we reformulated the Step 1 Wash. The NEW Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash now contains Salicylic Acid and gentle exfoliators to deliver enhanced cleansing and exfoliation for an even deeper clean into pores and increased skin cell turnover. The wash also now contains a gentler form of Sulfur (Colloidal Sulfur) to help soothe skin and reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation
  • Steps 2 & 3: We made slight modifications to the toner and, treatment so they could be sold globally, but the textures, benefits and user experience are very similar to the previous formulas.
  • Step 4: We reformulated the SPF to provide enhanced mattifying benefits and reduce the appearance of shine. The formula is now also able to be sold globally.

The steps in the UNBLEMISH Regimen build on our Multi-Med Therapy approach (right combination of ingredients, in the right formulations, applied in the right order) to provide complete Acne solutions. Our products are clinically tested and demonstrated to work together to treat and help prevent future breakouts from forming.

NEW UNBLEMISH – Why did Rodan + Fields reformulate the UNBLEMISH Regimen?

Adult skin is complex and has unique needs. Adults who are dealing with acne concerns also experience aging concerns such as dullness, discoloration or and sensitivity. Our UNBLEMISH Regimen was reformulated to ensure that adults with acne are given the best solution for their complex skin concerns surrounding adult acne and tackling visible signs of aging.

NEW UNBLEMISH – Who is the UNBLEMISH Regimen for?

UNBLEMISH Regimen is specifically designed for adults with mild to moderate acne, who also have other skin concerns, such as visible signs of aging, loss of firmness, uneven tone and texture, discoloration, dullness, enlarged pores, or sensitivity. The ingredients are specifically chosen and the formulas are developed to address the wide variety of additional adult skin concerns.

Will the SPOTLESS Regimen bleach linens?

As with all Benzoyl Peroxide products, the SPOTLESS Daily Acne Wash and Acne Clearing Treatment MAY bleach or discolor linens and fabrics. Be sure to wash the hands after applying the Acne Clearing Treatment and allow skin to dry completely before putting on clothing. Consider switching to white sheets and towels.

 

What is the shelf life of the SPOTLESS Regimen?

The shelf life for products is approximately two years from the date of manufacture, provided that they are not exposed to extremes of temperature or light, such as storing them in front of a window. Our facilities are climate-controlled, so product stores there is protected from temperature extremes.

All of our products undergo rigorous stability testing to ensure their efficacy and quality. Products at our distribution center are replenished on a monthly basis. In your home, do not expose the products to extreme temperatures or light and use the products as directed to achieve guaranteed results.

Both SPOTLESS products are OTC (over-the-counter) products and the expiry dates are printed on the tubes.

Can I use SPOTLESS if I have sensitive skin?

Yes, if your skin is sensitive all of the time and breaks out a little or frequently, we recommend that you use the SOOTHE Regimen and follow the directions to patch test prior to a full face application of the products.

To address breakouts, we recommend substituting the SPOTLESS Daily Acne Wash for the SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash in the morning 1-2 times a week increasing to every morning as tolerated if needed to manage your breakouts.

Patch test a small area of skin using the following directions:

  • Apply a small amount of the product on your jawline or neck. If you’re testing a cleanser, apply it for 30 seconds and then rinse it off.
  • When testing multiple products, apply each product on a separate area. When you test again, reapply each product in the same area as originally applied.
  • Watch for any signs of redness, dryness, irritation or swelling.
  • Repeat three times a day for three days.

If you are concerned about potential sensitivity, you should review the ingredient list with your doctor before using. If you’ve determined you are sensitive, discontinue use. You may want to consider consulting your doctor for further testing to determine whether your skin may be sensitive to certain ingredients so that you may avoid using products containing that ingredient in the future.

Can I use SPOTLESS if I have dry skin?

Yes. If slight tightness or mild redness occur, it may indicate that your skin is adjusting to the ingredients in the skincare Regimen. This is a common occurrence and may last up to two weeks. If you experience dryness while using the SPOTLESS Regimen, layer a moisturizer over SPOTLESS Acne Clearing Treatment, such as SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment or SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream.

Can I use SPOTLESS if I have oily skin?

Yes. Although the Daily Acne Wash and Acne Clearing Treatment contain Benzoyl Peroxide, which dries down acne, the skin may start feeling dehydrated even if you have naturally oily skin. Sometimes dehydration may signal a surge in oil production. To help even dry and oily areas we suggest that ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum be applied on clean dry skin at night, then layer Acne Clearing Treatment. This oil-free light-weight hydrating formula contains powerful water magnets.

To mattify your skin use ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides SPF 20. This multi-benefit treatment enhances skin’s resiliency to the irritating and aging impacts of oxidative stress. Mineral Peptides soothes skin and provides sun protection while light-deflecting minerals immediately create a more even-toned complexion and reduces the appearance of skin redness. The lightweight, complexion-enhancing formula is ideal for all skin types and conditions and can be used with any Rodan + Fields Regimen

Should I use the SPOTLESS Regimen in the morning or the evening?

  • The SPOTLESS Regimen was designed to be used twice daily as a full-face acne treatment.
  • Initially we prefer that the SPOTLESS Regimen be used in the morning so that you can observe your skin during the day to determine if you notice dryness and need a moisturizer or if you discover any red areas or irritation so that you can rinse off the products and apply a moisturizer.
  • Begin the SPOTLESS Regimen slowly in order to let skin acclimate. Your skin will need approximately three weeks to adjust to the medicinal ingredients. Follow the schedule below for the best results.

What are some SPOTLESS Regimen best practice tips?

  • Begin the SPOTLESS Regimen slowly in order to let skin acclimate. Your skin will need approximately three weeks to adjust to the medicinal ingredients. Follow the schedule below for the best results.

  • During the first three weeks, use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer when not using the Regimen. Avoid exfoliating products such as chemical peels, mechanical brushes, wash cloths or micro-dermabrasion.
  • If your skin becomes clear of the acne pimples at week two or three, you may continue with that schedule and not advance to twice a day. However, if you begin to break out, simply continue to advance to twice daily as directed and tolerated.
  • If redness and/or irritation occur, take a break from the Regimen for 2-3 days. During this time, we recommend using gentle, calming products that reduce the appearance of redness such as those in the SOOTHE Regimen.
  • Benzoyl Peroxide will fade colors. Be sure to use white towels and linens.
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposure and always use a sunscreen re-applying every 2 hours when outdoors and after swimming or perspiring. (Skin can feel sun sensitive)
  • Avoid contact with eyes, lips, nostrils and mouth. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Avoid contact with hair and dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by this product.
  • If your skin feels dry, apply ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum on clean dry face prior to applying Acne Clearing Treatment.
  • If irritation occurs, stop using the SPOTLESS products and use gentle products including a moisturizer until the skin calms down.
  • If concerned about potential irritation use this patch test three days three times a day:
    • Apply a small amount of the cleanser for 30 seconds then rinse it off.
    • Apply the second product on a separate area and re-apply the products over themselves.
    • Watch for a product reaction; redness, dryness, irritation, or swelling.
  • When you re-introduce the SPOTLESS products do not use any products that irritate your skin.

 

Can I use SPOTLESS for body acne?

You may use the SPOTLESS Regimen to address body acne as well. Ramp up as directed to twice a day as needed to control acne breakouts on the body. When using the SPOTLESS Regimen on the body, apply a lightweight moisturizer if skin feels dry. Because Benzoyl Peroxide can bleach fabrics, opt instead for white clothing, linens and towels.

How much of each SPOTLESS product do I need to use?

After removing any make up use fingertips and gently massage the size of a flat quarter of the Daily Acne Wash on damp skin avoiding the eye area. Keep eyes closed and rinse thoroughly making sure to remove wash from nasal folds and under the chin. Dry thoroughly with a clean white towel. (Benzoyl Peroxide fades colors)

Dispense 1-2 pumps from each side of the Acne Clearing Treatment onto fingertips then blend the two formulations thoroughly and then evenly apply a thin layer over the entire face avoiding the eyes, lips, and mouth areas. Wash hands but do not rinse product off face.

Can I use SPOTLESS acne clearing treatment as a spot treatment?

No, SPOTLESS Acne Clearing Treatment not designed to be a spot treatment. You have over 10,000 pores on your face and any one has pimple potential! Chasing the blemish you see today is too little too late. This blemish has been forming beneath your skin for as long as two weeks before it pops up! Whether you break out constantly or once a month, you need a full-face regimen to help clear blemishes and to keep your acne at bay. The best way to treat your acne is to use SPOTLESS twice a day.

How do I use the SPOTLESS Regimen?

  • Begin the SPOTLESS Regimen slowly in order to let skin acclimate. Your skin will need approximately three weeks to adjust to the medicinal ingredients. Follow the schedule below for the best results.

  • During the first three weeks, use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer when not using the Regimen. Avoid exfoliating products such as chemical peels, mechanical brushes, wash cloths or micro-dermabrasion.
  • If your skin becomes clear of the acne pimples at week two or three, you may continue with that schedule and not advance to twice a day. However, if you begin to break out, simply continue to advance to twice daily as directed and tolerated.
  • If redness and/or irritation occur, take a break from the Regimen for 2-3 days. During this time, we recommend using gentle, calming products that reduce the appearance of redness such as those in the SOOTHE Regimen.
  • Benzoyl Peroxide will fade colors. Be sure to use white towels and linens.

What is the technology and benefit of the SPOTLESS Regimen?

Oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide are acne bacteria’s worst nightmare — when it’s actually able to make its way into the pores. Each pore in your skin is its own microbiome or environment with natural bacteria that keeps skin in balance. When hormonal changes cause teen skin to produce a thick sticky oil, it plugs up pores, blocking oxygens way in. Starved for oxygen, the once healthy, friendly bacteria in the pore, becomes angry like the Hulk. Bacteria multiplies causing an inflammatory response that results in the unwelcome acne on a teen’s face. Rodan + Fields created the first ever, super oxygenated, liquid Benzoyl Peroxide, proprietary BPO2 technology. First, Benzoyl Peroxide and exfoliators in our cleanser work powerfully on the skin’s surface, punching holes in the oily coating of a clogged pore.

Then our new liquid BPO2 technology penetrates the pore, delivering a highly effective acne fighting medicine and more oxygen. The result – the microbiome is restored back to its healthy balanced state. Spotless provides acne treatment and prevention, starting Day 1.

The SPOTLESS Regimen:

  • Eliminates acne bacteria
  • Deep cleans and clears pores, reducing their visible size
  • Helps clear blackheads, whiteheads and pimples
  • Prevents new blemishes from forming
  • Controls and reduces the appearance of oiliness and shine

What makes the SPOTLESS Regimen different from other anti-acne products?

As a point of company principle, we do not compare our products to competitors in any way (in marketing, testing, etc.). That said, we wouldn’t have launched SPOTLESS without being different! We pride ourselves on launching game-changing innovation in the marketplace. The Spotless Regimen was designed to specifically target teen and young-adult acne in 2 fast-acting steps.

  • Multi-Med Therapy: Our Acne Regimens build on our Multi-Med Therapy approach (right combination of ingredients, in the right formulations, applied in the right order) to provide complete Acne solutions. Our products are clinically tested and demonstrated to work together to treat and help prevent future breakouts from forming.
  • Exclusive Technology: Our Acne Regimens utilize exclusive technologies and formulas. With SPOTLESS we uncovered a new way to deliver maximum Benzoyl Peroxide and Oxygen evenly across the skins surface, deep into pores to increase efficacy for teen and young adult skin. Our proprietary BPO2 Technology dissolves and evenly disperses Benzoyl Peroxide to deliver more of this acne-fighting ingredient and oxygen into pores. The result? More effective acne treatment and prevention, starting Day 1.
  • Revolutionary Formulations: It is not just ingredients, but formulations that determine product efficacy. The right formulation can dramatically improve ingredient performance and impact results.  We are focused on ensuring our formulas maximize efficacy and provide the real results you expect from R+F.

Can adults use the SPOTLESS Regimen?

We recommend that adults use the UNBLEMISH Regimen. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen which was formulated specifically for adult skin, by gently and effectively treating adult acne while addressing complex aging concerns. It combats the entire acne cycle, while creating a smoother appearance, providing a fuller/plumper look, and brightening skin tone.  The SPOTLESS Regimen was designed for younger, more resilient skin.

 

What are the benefits/results of using the SPOTLESS Regimen?

The Regimen:

  • Eliminates acne bacteria
  • Deep cleans and clears pores, reducing their visible size
  • Helps clear blackheads, whiteheads and pimples
  • Prevents new blemishes from forming
  • Controls and reduces the appearance of oiliness and shine

During the acne cycle, acne begins to form days or even weeks before reaching skin’s surface. This means you may still experience breakouts at the beginning of using SPOTLESS. Everyone’s skin is different, but with daily use, you will notice visible improvement in acne in as soon as one day, and with daily use, continue to see improvement in one to four weeks.

In an independent eight-week U.S. clinical and consumer study, the following percept of participants with acne experienced improvement in size (height) and redness of inflammatory acne after:

  • 87% after 1 Day
  • 100% after 1 Week

Even when your skin is clear, continue to use the full Regimen twice daily to break the acne cycle and stop new blemishes from forming.

If your skin does not improve within eight weeks of twice-a-day usage or you have cystic acne, we recommend you see a dermatologist.

I am allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide. Can I use SPOTLESS Regimen?

Both products in the SPOTLESS regimen contain Benzoyl Peroxide. Unfortunately, if you are allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide, you will not be able to use the SPOTLESS Regimen.

If unable to use Benzoyl Peroxide, one can benefit from the UNBLEMISH Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash with Salicylic acid and gentle exfoliators and the SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment featuring RFp3 peptide technology. This multi-pacifying formulation is clinically proven to help reduce the visible signs of redness and inflammation that are common in acne prone skin.

How does SPOTLESS Regimen help reduce post-acne marks?

The SPOTLESS Regimen helps control the acne cycle, mitigating potential post-acne marks. The Step 2 Acne Clearing Treatment helps reduce the appearance of redness with Allantoin and Symcalmin which indicates post acne skin trauma that can appear brown on those with deeper skin tones.

For anyone concerned with post acne marks it is imperative that a sunscreen be used every day and re-applied as directed. We suggest UNBLEMISH Shine Free Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen which is a lightweight sunscreen, designed specifically for acne-prone skin, to help reduce the appearance of oily skin and defend against UVA/UVB rays.

How does SPOTLESS breakthrough the acne cycle?

A pimple takes weeks to form underneath the surface of your skin. What you see at the surface of the skin is the end result. SPOTLESS treats the full face, eliminating breakouts before they surface in 2 steps.

The Spotless Regimen is specifically designed for Teens and Young Adults to fight acne and control oil. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen treats acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1 of treatment. Our patent-pending breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming.

  • Step 1: The Daily Acne Wash is an exfoliating cleanser with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide that penetrates pores to eliminate acne before it starts.
  • Step 2: The Acne Clearing Treatment contains a unique dual-chamber system to deliver breakthrough patent-pending BPO2 Technology to the pores. It reduces the number and severity of breakouts.

Why does SPOTLESS only have two steps when other Regimens typically have four?

Teens/young adults tend to be less compliant in their skincare routine, making it difficult to break the acne cycle. The Doctors specifically designed SPOTLESS for simplicity (fewer steps) to help ensure compliance. The Regimen was developed for the specific needs of teen and young adult skin. SPOTLESS only has two products, but due to the formulations it still contains all the essential elements of our Multi-Med Therapy solutions when treating teen and young adult acne: the right ingredients, in the right formulations, in the right order.

What are the features and benefits of each product in the SPOTLESS Regimen?

The Spotless Regimen is specifically designed for Teens and Young Adults to fight acne and control oil. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen treats acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1 of treatment. Our patent-pending breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming.

  • Step 1: The Daily Acne Wash is an exfoliating cleanser with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide that penetrates pores to eliminate acne before it starts.
  • Step 2: The Acne Clearing Treatment contains a unique dual-chamber system to deliver breakthrough patent-pending BPO2 Technology to the pores. It reduces the number and severity of breakouts.

What is the BPO2 technology in SPOTLESS?

Oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide are acne bacteria’s worst nightmare — when it’s actually able to make its way into the pores. The problem with traditional acne-fighting products is that Benzoyl Peroxide is distributed unevenly across skin’s surface, limiting its effectiveness. Unlike these traditional products, our proprietary BPO2 Technology dissolves and evenly disperses Benzoyl Peroxide to deliver more of this acne-fighting ingredient and oxygen into pores. The result? An effective acne treatment and prevention, starting Day 1.

Each pore in your skin is its own microbiome or environment with natural bacteria that keeps skin in balance. When hormonal changes cause teen skin to produce a thick sticky oil, it clogs up pores, blocking oxygens way in. Starved for oxygen, the once healthy bacteria in the pore, becomes angry. Bacteria multiplies causing an inflammatory response that results in the unwelcome acne on a teen’s face. Rodan + Fields created the first ever, super oxygenated, liquid Benzoyl Peroxide, proprietary BPO2 technology. First, Benzoyl Peroxide and exfoliators in our cleanser work powerfully on the skin’s surface, punching holes in the oily coating of a clogged pore.

Then our new liquid BPO2 technology penetrates the pore, delivering a highly effective acne fighting medicine and more oxygen. The result – the microbiome is restored back to its healthy balanced state.

How does the Spotless Regimen work?

The Spotless Regimen is specifically designed for teens and young adults to fight acne and manage oil. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen treats acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1. Our patent-pending breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming.

  • Step 1: The Daily Acne Wash is a gentle exfoliating cleanser with Benzoyl Peroxide that penetrates pores to eliminate acne before it starts.
  • Step 2: The Acne Clearing Treatment contains a unique dual-chamber system to deliver breakthrough patent-pending BPO2 Technology to the pores. It reduces the number and severity of breakouts.

Why did Rodan + Fields develop the Spotless Regimen?

Through their years of private practice, research, and helping million see their way to clear skin, dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields found that teen skin was very different than adult skin. The Doctors have seen the physical and emotional toll that acne especially takes on teens and young adults. Breakouts can be embarrassing, unpredictable and diminish confidence and leave behind residual red or brown marks and/or pitted scars.

85% of teens and young adults suffer from acne. Acne is present in teen and young adult skin due to hormonal surges, stress, and activities. Oil glands are more active among those with younger skin, which leads to more clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes, and breakouts clustered over more areas of the face.

Although younger skin can tolerate acne targeted ingredients, teen and young adult skin still can become dry and irritated.

The SPOTLESS Regimen is specifically designed for teens and young adults to fight acne and control oil. It is only 2 steps – a cleanser and a treatment – meaning it’s easy to use. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen treats acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1 of treatment. Our proprietary breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming. Just 2 steps in 2 minutes for clear skin.

What is the SPOTLESS Regimen?

The Spotless Regimen is specifically designed for Teens and Young Adults to fight acne and control oil. It is only 2 steps – a cleanser and a treatment – meaning it’s easy to use. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen treats acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1 of treatment. Our patent-pending breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming. Just 2 steps in 2 minutes, twice a day for clear skin.

What’s different about Rodan + Fields teen/young adult (SPOTLESS) and Adult (UNBLEMISH) Acne Regimens

Both SPOTLESS and UNBLEMISH are powered by Rodan + Fields proprietary Multi-Med Therapy, full face approach to effectively combat the entire acne cycle (treating existing clogged pores, managing excessive sebum, blemishes and acne flare-ups, while preventing new ones from forming in the future).

However, the age and condition of skin affects how the Doctors approach the treatment of acne.

Teen and young adult skin tends to be oiler, have clustered breakouts in the T-zone and is more tolerant of stronger delivery of acne medications, such as Benzoyl Peroxide. Adult skin tends to be less resilient and more sensitive with age and in need of gentler approaches to treating acne.  The skin is dryer, and breakouts present on the chin and possibly cheek area often as painful bumps. Adults who suffer from acne are also battling other aging concerns (including slower skin cell turnover, compromised moisture barrier, reduction in collagen and elastin) all of which lead to skin being less resilient and more sensitive.

The SPOTLESS Regimen is specifically designed for teens and young adults to fight acne and control oil. It is only 2 steps – a cleanser and a treatment – meaning it’s easy to use. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen addresses acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1. Our proprietary breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming. Just 2 steps in 2 minutes for clear skin.

The UNBLEMISH Regimen is a Multi-Med Therapy Regimen specifically designed to gently and effectively clear adult acne, prevent new blemishes from forming and improve visible signs of aging. The result is clearer, healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

 

Why does Rodan + Fields have two acne regimens?

Teen skin is very different from adult skin. While acne is the primary skin concern for teens, adults who suffer from acne are also battling aging concerns that need to be considered when treating acne. Our acne Regimens are tailored to the appropriate age groups based on key skin differences and different delivery methods of Benzoyl Peroxide and other skin-nourishing ingredients.

Genetics, hormones and age influence the type and location of acne that 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience. Skin and skincare needs change substantially over time. For some, their skin will change with time and their concerns shift from acne to aging. Adults can experience cyclical breakouts as their hormone ratios change due to natural aging processes. Women especially can continue to suffer from acne for 20+ years.

What is the best approach to treat acne?

Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields believe that Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) is the most effective way to treat mild to moderate acne because it attacks acne bacteria without causing resistance. However, BPO is a very potent, oxidizing ingredient that can be drying and irritating which can cause skin to age more rapidly. In response, the Doctors found a proprietary way to stabilize and solubilize the molecule, allowing them to harness the power of BPO and oxygen with minimal potential for irritation. Our solubilized Benzoyl Peroxide is delivered differently in the UNBLEMISH and SPOTLESS formulations.

Teen skin is very different from adult skin and while acne is the primary skin concern for teens, adults who suffer from acne are also battling aging concerns that need to be considered when treating acne. The Doctors have tailored their acne Regimens to the appropriate age groups based on key skin differences and different delivery methods of Benzoyl Peroxide and other key ingredients.

We use a Multi-Med Therapy approach to combat acne. Most acne products treat individual pimples. The revolutionary Multi-Med Therapy approach to break the acne cycle and addresses the whole face, eliminating breakouts under the skin before they surface. Each Multi-Med Therapy solution is tailored to the appropriate age group to effectively tackle acne based on unique concerns. Multi-Med Therapy combines the right ingredients in the right formulations in the right order.

What’s unique about Rodan + Fields approach to fighting acne?

The Rodan + Fields Acne Regimens are designed to be preventative, full-face solutions. Each Multi-Med Therapy solution is tailored to the appropriate age group (either teens or adults) to most effectively tackle their acne based on their complete skin concerns. There are 3 key revolutionary aspects to the Doctors’ approach to treating acne:

  • Multi-Med Therapy: Our Acne Regimens build on our Multi-Med Therapy approach (right combination of ingredients, in the right formulations, applied in the right order) to provide complete Acne solutions. Our products are clinically tested and demonstrated to work together to treat and help prevent future breakouts from forming.
  • Exclusive Technology: Our Acne Regimens utilize exclusive technologies and formulas.
    • With SPOTLESS we uncovered a new way to deliver maximum Benzoyl Peroxide and Oxygen evenly across the skins surface, deep into pores to increase efficacy for teen and young adult skin. Our breakthrough BPO2 Technology works in an entirely new way providing visible results from Day 1.
    • UNBLEMISH takes a different approach more appropriate for aging skin. While extremely effective in treating acne, Benzoyl Peroxide in many acne treatments is often too strong for adult skin – irritating skin and making the signs of aging more visible on the skin. UNBLEMISH leverages a unique, proprietary dual-chamber delivery system that harnesses the power of Benzoyl Peroxide with minimal potential for irritation.
  • Revolutionary Formulations: It is not just ingredients, but formulations that determine product efficacy. The right formulation can dramatically improve ingredient performance and impact results.  We are focused on ensuring our formulas maximize efficacy and provide the real results you expect from R+F.

What is Rodan + Fields approach to fighting acne?

Despite acne being common, it is a complex disease that requires specialized treatments tailored to your specific type of acne (teen vs. adult) to properly address it.

All skin is not created equal. While acne is the primary skin concern for teens, adults who suffer from acne are also battling other aging concerns that need to be considered when treating their acne.

Most acne products treat individual pimples once they are visible on the skin’s surface. Rodan + Fields applies a revolutionary approach to break the acne cycle that treats the whole face, eliminating breakouts under the skin before they surface. Each Multi-Med Therapy solution is tailored to the appropriate age group to effectively tackle acne based on complete skin concerns.

How are teen/young adult acne concerns different than adult acne concerns?

All acne is triggered by a complex combination of factors, primarily genetics (your inherited predisposition to acne), hormones, environment, climate, stress and medications. However, teen skin is very different than adult skin. While acne is the primary skin concern for teens, adult skin is more complicated.

  • Teen acne includes pimples, clogged pores, blackheads, and whiteheads (and even inflamed pimples) and are usually clustered on the forehead and cheeks. It may be more localized and/or present itself as a symmetrical breakout from baseball caps, helmets or cell phone usage. Further, acne can flare in times of stress such as tests, finals and breakups.
  • As we age, pimples tend to move south on the face with adults more commonly experiencing acne around the mouth and on the jawline and are fewer in number but bigger in size – cystic acne included.

How pervasive is acne?

American Academy of Dermatology reports that nearly 85% of teens and young adults experience acne at some point in their lives.

Up to 40% of adults develop acne at one time or another during their adult years, with some suffering with it for up to twenty years.

What are the emotional effects of acne?

When people have acne, they can also experience low self-esteem, social withdrawal, and depression, and some carry this negative emotional baggage with them throughout their lives. Even mild acne can contribute to low self-esteem, self-consciousness, and poor body image.

Among teens with acne, the emotional impacts can be even further exacerbated. Helping a teen treat acne as soon as it begins can prevent more severe acne, reduce the risk of acne scarring, and perhaps most importantly, deter lifelong stress.

For adults, acne can be especially frustrating as adults are also dealing with skin aging concerns such as visible pores, fines lines and wrinkles, dryness and dull-looking of skin tone.

What are the long-term visible impacts of acne?

Red/brown post-acne marks may appear because injured skin may turn red when the tone is fairer and appear brown when tone is richer in color. Also, post-acne scars may surface as indentations on the skin, which are often described as ice pick scars. Therefore, it is important to address acne early because it is treatable and manageable which helps to minimize post-acne marks and scars.

What Causes Acne/what is the Acne Cycle?

One of the most common misconceptions is that breakouts form overnight. In truth, the acne cycle begins days or even weeks before blemishes reach the skin’s surface. In fact, seeing a pimple is like witnessing the finale, not the beginning of the show.

The acne cycle starts when hormones trigger sebum (oil) production. The sebum combined with dead skin cells lead to clogged pores. When pores are blocked, oxygen can’t get in and acne bacteria can quickly reproduce. The result is inflamed acne blemishes.

What is Acne?

Dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields know that genetics, hormone levels, and stress can spike acne at any age. Acne occurs when sebum and dead skin cells block or clog pores, creating an environment where oxygen cannot get into the pore and bacteria can quickly reproduce becoming active.  Historically Acne has been viewed as a bacterial disease where if you had acne causing bacteria you were going to get acne. BUT, it turns out, everyone has the bacteria that could potentially cause acne whether you breakout or not.

 

Think of your skin as being made up of many micro-environments or microbiomes that require good and bad bacteria to function. As long as the good to bad bacteria are balanced, your microbiome is balanced, and skin stays beautiful and healthy.

 

But, when your hormones fluctuate it can cause an increase in oil production that combines with dirt and dead skin cells to block your pores.  Once that pore gets blocked it causes a decrease in the amount of oxygen into the skin which causes a surge in bad bacteria, throwing your microbiome out of whack.  This imbalance causes your skin to react with inflammation, triggering the start of the acne cycle and the formation of acne beneath the surface of your skin.

The result is inflammation and infection that leads to various levels of acne severity based on one’s unique skin.

 

Acne can take many forms such as:

  • Blackheads – clogged pore that is open (open comedone) to the air and the oil becomes oxidized (causing it to turn “grey to black” or dark in appearance)
  • Whiteheads – clogged pore that is closed with skin cells covering (closed comedone in a non-oxidized/anaerobic environment)
  • Papules and pustules (raised, red/yellow bumps) – closed, clogged pores where bacteria has entered and inflammation results and begins to spread
  • Nodules (larger, deeper bumps) – closed, clogged pores where bacteria proliferates and inflammation is present
  • Cystic acne (large, red, painful bumps that often spread; also, very deep in skin) – closed, clogged pores where bacteria proliferates and inflammation forms and often spreads

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.

Former UNBLEMISH – 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.