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WHY DID THE DOCTORS DEVELOP DERMACOSMETICS RADIANT DEFENSE PERFECTING LIQUID? (DERMATOLOGIST INSIGHT)

Through Rodan + Fields and as practicing Dermatologists, 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. Women often still like to use products after their Regimens for an instantly perfected and polished look.
  3. They weren’t happy with the experience. Whether it was foundation or BB/CC creams, women often felt these products masked their natural glow, clogged their pores or harmed their skin.

The Doctors thought of everything 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 our powerhouse team of scientists to create a dermatology-inspired skincare product that instantly perfects while letting your skin’s natural radiance shine through and protects your natural glow with quality ingredients.

WHAT IS RADIANT DEFENSE PERFECTING LIQUID?

Radiant Defense is a multi-tasking, 4-in-1 tinted skincare product. It provides lightweight, flexible coverage that instantly perfects skin, while also providing the overtime benefits of great skincare.

Use daily to:

  • NEUTRALIZE skin-dulling environmental aggressors
  • REPAIR skin’s natural moisture barrier o PROTECT against sun rays
  • PERFECT for instant radiance

WHY WAS RADIANT DEFENSE REFORMULATED?

Rodan + Fields is committed to Multi-Med Therapy (Multi-Step Science in Australia) with the right ingredients in the right formulation in the right order. Ingredient technology is constantly evolving, so we have slightly modified the sunscreen in the Radiant Defense formula to improve upon our MultiMed Therapy philosophy and increase global appeal. As our business becomes more global, we are always working to be more compliant to global regulations that continuously evolve around the world. And, because reformulation is an involved and complex process we are taking a phased approach. We are launching the new shades in the modified formulation while we work to reformulate the existing shades over time. But, rest assured that the formula modifications do not affect formula aesthetics or performance, and regardless of what formula you have you can expect the same great benefits of Radiant Defense.

Also, please know that R+F meets or exceeds all safety and regulatory requirements in the markets we do business in – however we are always proactively looking to the future so that we may enrich the lives of more women across the globe.

WHAT ARE THE CHANGES TO RADIANT DEFENSE PERFECTING LIQUID?

Radiant Defense now has an expanded shade range, with four new shades (Cream, Honey, Caramel and Truffle) for a total of 10 flexible shades. In addition, the new shades now provide mineral-based sun protection, without octinoxate, but with the same great results. All Radiant Defense shades will eventually transition to the new octinoxate-free formula.

WHAT ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS?

Rodan + Fields’ proprietary RD3 Complex combines antioxidants, peptides, skin conditioners + sun protectants to neutralize environmental aggressors, repair skin’s natural moisture barrier and provide sun protection. Ingredients include Blueberry Extract known to brighten skin, Red Algae Extract known to enhance barrier function, Ectoin known to help repair skin’s moisture barrier and our proprietary RFp2 peptide known to soothe skin and reduce visible redness.

WHO CAN USE RADIANT DEFENSE PERFECTING LIQUID?

The full line comes in 10 flexible shades designed to work across a broad range of skin types and tones – from fair to deep. Each shade is flexible and provides natural-looking coverage that can be worn alone or mixed together for a customized glow. It can be used by those with sensitive, and even acne-prone skin because it’s non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and non-acnegenic (won’t cause breakouts). It is the perfect last step to every skincare routine for all R+F Regimen users or those new to Rodan + Fields.

WHY SHOULD I PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT (VERSUS OTHERS)?

Other tinted products like foundations or BB/CC Creams, can often feel heavy or greasy, lack efficacy, cause breakouts, clog pores and either provide too heavy or too light coverage. Our lightweight formula instantly perfects and delivers smoother, more even and healthier-looking skin in just one week. It won’t clog pores or cause breakouts and provides buildable coverage so you can control the perfecting process. In fact, 78% of people who tried it found Radiant Defense to be better than competitive products.*

* 78% of 523 Preferred Customers surveyed preferred Radiant Defense to other tinted products.

WHAT ARE THE CLINICAL RESULTS?

Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (SPF 25 or SPF 30 in AUS depending on shade) has been clinically tested and provides all-day long-lasting coverage. The product delivers results instantly and over time.

INSTANT RESULTS:

Percent of participants instantly noticed:*

  • 97% more even-looking skin tone
  • 94% healthier-looking skin
  • 91% a reduction in visible redness
  • 89% a reduction in visible pores
  • 86% an improvement in visible discoloration

1 WEEK RESULTS:

Percent of participants noticed the following (on their bare skin) after 1 week of use*.

  • 66% saw improvement in overall appearance (healthy glow)
  • 66% saw improvement in skin smoothness
  • 60% saw improvement in radiance
  • 57% saw improvement in evenness of skin tone (redness)

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

WHY ARE SOME RADIANT DEFENSE PERFECTING LIQUID SHADES IN SPF 25 AND OTHERS IN SPF 30 IN AUSTRALIA?

We are currently in the process of updating all Radiant Defense shade to SPF 30 over then next year. The newly launched shades (Cream, Honey, Caramel and Truffle) are SPF 30, and the shades launched in 2018 (Shell, Beige, Sand, Golden, Almond, Espresso) in SPF 25 will be transitioning to the new SPF 30 formula.

HOW CAN I FIND WHICH SHADE IS BEST FOR ME?

Radiant Defense is available in 10 shades that can be worn alone or blended together for a customized glow. There are two ways to find your shade- in person and online. Make sure you have a clean face prior to finding your shade. Remove any makeup, with the Instant Makeup Remover Wipes so you begin with a bare face.

  • In person: If you have all 10 shades of Radiant Defense or you have received a sample card, you can try multiple shades to find your match in three easy steps.
    • STRIPE: Using your fingers or Q-Tips, apply three stripes of your 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 10 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 three 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 10 radiant shades to choose from and because they are so flexible, you may find that two shades look best 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.

HOW DID YOU DECIDE WHICH SHADES TO ADD TO RADIANT DEFENSE?

We surveyed thousands of people and used multiple factors to help us decide which shades to add to the Radiant Defense line up.

  • In-home use test more than 700 women identified shade gaps within the existing range
  • Internal and external research to identify shade gaps
  • A post-launch survey of more than 2,500 Consultants and PCs to identify additional shades that were desired

HOW DO I USE RADIANT DEFENSE PERFECTING LIQUID?

Use all the steps of your Regimen as instructed, including the sun protection step, then apply Radiant Defense.

Using your fingertips or the Liquid Brush. It has buildable coverage, so you control the perfecting process.

  • 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.
  • Apply more product in a soft, dabbing motion for additional coverage as needed.

HOW DO I CLEAN THE RADIANT DEFENSE LIQUID BRUSH?

There are multiple ways you can clean the Radiant Defense Liquid Brush

  1. 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 the brush is clean. Gently squeeze out excess water. Lay flat on paper towel to air dry. We recommend washing your makeup brush at least once a week.
  2. You can also first use an ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Remover wipe to remove excess product from your brush and follow the washing instructions above.
  3. If you purchased an offer that includes the Brush Cleansing Mat (Radiant Defense Beauty Bundle, Radiant Defense Pro Pack, Radiant Defense Pro Pack Deluxe or Flawless Finish Booster Kit) you may use the Brush Cleansing Mat to clean your brush. Rinse bristles under warm water (keeping the water away from the metal handle). Apply a dollop of mild liquid soap to the Brush Cleansing Mat and glide the brush back and forth over the silicone ridges in horizontal and vertical directions to create a lather. Rinse and repeat until the lather runs clear and brush is clean. Gently squeeze out excess water and reshape bristles before laying brush flat on a clean paper towel to air dry.

SHOULD I USE IT IN THE MORNING OR THE 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, minimizes the appearance of breakouts, pores, and post-acne red/brown marks. If the naturally radiant finish is not desired, simply layer Mineral Peptides (U.S. 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 ONLY)?

Radiant Defense is 4-in-1 tinted skincare with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 that instantly perfects and improves skin over time. The ten flexible shades come in a liquid form providing a dewy finish for a broad range of skin tones and types (even sensitive and acne prone skin). Mineral Peptides is a powder formula with SPF 20 that is available in three shades. You may layer Mineral Peptides over Radiant Defense if you desire a more matte finish.

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
  • Reducing visible 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 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.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN RADIANT DEFENSE PERFECTING LIQUID?

There are currently two ingredient lists for Radiant Defense as we are in the process of reformulating the product.

U.S. ingredient listing for the following shades: Shell, Beige, Sand, Golden, Almond, Espresso

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 3.49%, Titanium Dioxide 3.20%, Zinc Oxide 3.74%
Inactive ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Honey Extract, Oligopeptide-10, Tetrapeptide-16, Boswellia Serrata Water, Hydrolyzed Rhodophyceae Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Ectoin, Carnosine, Hydroxyacetophenone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Alumina, Bis-Ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, BHT, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

U.S. ingredient listing for the following shades: Cream, Honey, Caramel, Truffle

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.44%, Zinc Oxide 4%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Lecithin, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Oligopeptide-10, Tetrapeptide-16, Honey Extract/Mel Extract/Extrait De Miel, Carnosine, Ectoin, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrolyzed Rhodophyceae Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Polysorbate 20, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isostearic Acid, BisEthylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Sodium Chloride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

CAN ingredient listing for the following shades: Shell, Beige, Sand, Golden, Almond, Espresso

Active Ingredients / Ingrédients Actif: Octinoxate 3.49%, Titanium Dioxide / Dioxyde de titane 3.20%, Zinc Oxide / Oxyde de zinc 3.74
Inactive Ingredients / Ingrédients Actifs: Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Honey Extract, Oligopeptide-10, Tetrapeptide-16, Boswellia Serrata Water, Hydrolyzed Rhodophyceae Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Ectoin, Carnosine, Hydroxyacetophenone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Alumina, BisEthylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, BHT, 1,2Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
CAN ingredient listing for the following shades: Cream, Honey, Caramel, Truffle
Medicinal ingredients (w/w) / Ingrédients médicinaux (p/p): Zinc Oxide / Oxyde de zinc 4%, Titanium Dioxide / Dioxyde de titane 3.44%
Non-medicinal ingredients/Ingrédients non médicinaux: 1,2-Hexanediol, Alumina, Aqua/Eau/Water, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Bis-Ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Boswellia Serrata Extract,

Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Carnosine, Cetyl Peg/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ectoine, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Honey Extract/Mel Extract/Extrait De Miel, Hydrolyzed Rhodophycea Extract, Hydroxyacetophenone, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Oligopeptide-10, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Peg/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysilicone-11, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, Silica, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Tetrapeptide-16, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract. May Contain/Peut contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), CI 77891.

AUS ingredient listing for the following shades: Shell, Beige, Sand, Golden, Almond, Espresso

Water, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, CocoCaprylate/Caprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Honey Extract, Oligopeptide-10, Tetrapeptide-16, Boswellia Serrata Water, Hydrolyzed Rhodophyceae Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Ectoin, Carnosine, Hydroxyacetophenone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Alumina, Bis-Ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, BHT, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

AUS ingredient listing for the following shades: Cream, Honey, Caramel, Truffle

Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, CocoCaprylate/Caprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Lecithin, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Oligopeptide-10, Tetrapeptide-16, Honey Extract/Mel Extract/Extrait De Miel, Carnosine, Ectoin, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrolyzed Rhodophyceae Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Polysorbate 20, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isostearic Acid, Bis-Ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Sodium Chloride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).