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WHAT IS ACTIVE HYDRATION BODY REPLENISH?

ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Body Replenish is a fast-absorbing, ultrahydrating daily body cream. Unlike traditional body products, Active Hydration Body Replenish features R+F’s proprietary 3D3P Molecular Matrix, which continuously draws moisture from the atmosphere and locks it onto your skin, restoring skin to its optimal hydration level. Additionally, Active Hydration Body Replenish adjusts to your skin’s needs – delivering hydration to areas that need it most — leaving skin feeling softer, smoother, more nourished and hydrated all day.

WHY DID RODAN + FIELDS DEVELOP ENHANCEMENTS ACTIVE HYDRATION BODY REPLENISH?

Our Doctors recognise that besides sun protection the next priority for getting and keeping great skin is daily hydration — but the right kind of hydration. As an answer to dry and ageing skin on the body, Rodan + Fields Research and Innovation team developed ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Body Replenish.

Assaults to skin include: Natural ageing, hormonal changes, environmental challenges in winter, in summer, when using a sauna, swimming in a pool, playing sports, sweating (salt), or exposure to sun and/or wind with very little protection. Skin becomes dry, dull, and rough from extreme weather conditions, indoor heating and air conditioning, and pollution. Natural ageing processes slows cell turnover, dead skin cells build-up making skin look and act older.

This unique light-weight cream delivers an immediate increase in hydration the first time you apply it and delivers continuous hydration throughout the day. The additional benefits of Jojoba, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter help lock in hydration while conditioning the skin for lasting benefits over time.

HOW DOES ENHANCEMENTS ACTIVE HYDRATION BODY REPLENISH ADDRESS SKIN DRYNESS IN A NEW WAY?

Powerful water magnets quench dryness by adding hydration to the skin’s surface. The best ingredient to achieve this is Glycerin. Unfortunately, Glycerin is sticky by nature so most formulas contain only 1-3% Glycerin, making them less effective. Our Research and Innovation team created a new molecule to deliver 30% Glycerin in lightweight formula. Using Active Hydration Body Replenish daily will help skin look softer, smoother, younger, more nourished and radiant.

WHAT RESULTS SHOULD I EXPECT WITH ACTIVE HYDRATION BODY REPLENISH?

With daily usage, your skin will feel softer, smoother, more nourished and hydrated. In fact, a clinical study revealed that Active Hydration Body Replenish doubles your skin’s hydration level in just 4 weeks.*

Additionally, the study found that after four weeks:

  • 100% of participants had improvement in overall healthy skin appearance
  • 97% of participants had improvement in skin radiance
  • 94% of participants had improvement in the look of crepiness

    *Based on a four-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.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS FROM ACTIVE HYDRATION BODY REPLENISH?

By using Active Hydration Body Replenish you can expect to immediately experience softer, smoother-looking skin that stays hydrated all day. In a one-week consumer study, 90% of participants reported that their skin felt instantly softer after using Active Hydration Body Replenish and 89% reported that their skin felt immediately nourished.*

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

WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY IN ACTIVE HYDRATION BODY REPLENISH?

Active Hydration Body Replenish is powered by Rodan + Field’s proprietary 3D3P Molecular Matrix that draws in moisture from the atmosphere and locks it onto your skin. Active Hydration Body Replenish adjusts to your skin’s needs, delivering hydration to areas that need it most, resulting in younger-looking, younger-acting skin that continues to look healthier over time.

CAN YOU USE ENHANCEMENTS ACTIVE HYDRATION BODY REPLENISH ON YOUR FACE?

No. Although the same unique 3D3P Molecular Matrix found in one of our top selling products, Active Hydration Serum is found in Active Hydration Body Replenish, Body Replenish was designed specifically for the skin on the body, which has unique needs. Because of slower cell turnover, skin on the body skin is even more prone to dryness, dullness and rough patches than your complexion.

WHY SHOULD I PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT (VERSUS OTHERS)?

Active Hydration Body Replenish is not like any other product. This formula includes 3D3P Molecular Matrix – our proprietary, one-of-a-kind structure – invented in our R+F lab. We created a new molecule to address hydration in a different way, binding Glycerin to Hyaluronic Acid and attracting hydration to the skin throughout the day as needed. Our technology allows us to deliver a high dose of 30% Glycerin versus other formulas that only contain 1-3%, making this body cream more effective.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I SHOULD USE ENHANCEMENTS ACTIVE HYDRATION BODY REPLENISH?

Whether on your face or body, your skin experiences daily challenges from external assault such as extreme weather, UV exposure, indoor heating and air conditioning, and pollution. And as you age, skin gets dry and dehydrated at a more rapid rate since cell turnover slows down, which causes dead skin cells to build up, making skin look and feel older. Use ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Body Replenish daily to reduce dull-looking skin in the winter, or dry and flaky skin in the summer. Notice the immediate difference after just one use.

HOW DOES IT FIT INTO THE RODAN + FIELDS PHILOSOPHY?

Multi-Step Science is based on delivering the right ingredients, in the right formulations, in the right order to deliver visibly transformative results. ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Body Replenish was formulated with proprietary technology to pull and hold water onto the skin, natural moisturisers and conditioners to lock it in and further help skin in challenging environmental conditions and peptides to help smooth lines and texture for younger-looking skin. When used with your other R+F products such as Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, it enhances your Multi-Step Science experience.

WHY IS HYDRATION IMPORTANT TO MY SKIN?

Proper hydration should be the cornerstone of any skincare routine. One of the culprits of ageing skin is dryness. Whether you experience dryness due to hormonal changes, the environment or age, it can make skin look older. In fact, research shows that dry skin actually behaves like older skin. As the outer surface becomes dry, cell turnover reduces which results in skin that is more prone to sensitivity, lines and wrinkles, and is less receptive to skincare products. As skin ages, it requires more hydration to perform optimally, and can become more difficult for skin to take in hydration or other skincare ingredients.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE DRY OR DEHYDRATED SKIN?

Dry or dehydrated skin can feel tight and appear flaky or rough, with fine lines and pronounced wrinkles. However, dry or dehydrated skin is not always visible. Even without visibly dry patches, your skin could be dry or dehydrated underneath and in need of additional hydration.

DO I NEED ACTIVE HYDRATION BODY REPLENISH IF I LIVE IN A HUMID CLIMATE?

Living in a humid climate does not mean that your skin in hydrated. Active Hydration Body Replenish was formulated to work with all skin types regardless of climate with the right kind and right level of oil-free hydration. R+F’s proprietary 3D3P Molecular Matrix draws and locks in moisture from the atmosphere, forming a water reservoir on the skin’s surface, allowing it to take in hydration as needed. Skin will feel and look smoother, softer and more radiant, and not greasy or oily.

CAN I USE ACTIVE HYDRATION BODY REPLENISH ON BABIES, OR 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, and medical conditions or treatments, we advise you to have a healthcare provider 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.

Due to the sensitive and developing skin barrier of babies, we do not recommend any product use. Please ask your healthcare provider for product recommendations.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Polysorbate 60, Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Calcium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl p-Cresol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Fragrance/Parfum, Behenic Acid, Carbomer, Ceteareth-25, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cholesterol, Dimethiconol, Gellan Gum, Hydrated Silica, Lecithin, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Sea Salt/Maris Sal/Sel Marin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Disodium Phosphate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool, Tin Oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

WHAT IS MICRO-DERMABRASION PASTE?

Micro-Dermabrasion Paste is a sugar & salt-based face and body exfoliator for more vibrant-looking skin. It sloughs away dulling, dead skin cells and encourages younger, more vibrant cells to the surface for brighter, smoother-looking skin after just one use. This powerful exfoliator features brightening Vitamin C and super-antioxidant Vitamin E to soothe for more even, healthier-looking skin.

HOW IS NEW MICRO-DERMABRASION PASTE DIFFERENT FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION?

Micro-Dermabrasion Paste was reformulated as industry ingredient and processing standards have evolved. The modifications to the formula are minor and keep us up to date – but do not impact the excellent exfoliation and ingredient technology that provides the impressive efficacy you’ve come to expect from R+F. This formula remains compatible with all R+F Regimens and is recommended for use 1-3 times per week on the face and body.

The formula is no longer oil-free but remains suitable for dry, oily and combination skin. We incorporated Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil – the right kind and amount of light-weight oil to assist with the glide over the skin and to replenish the surface lipid layer that was exfoliated away. Oils are known to soften and liquify lingering sebum and dirt and rinse off cleanly. Micro-Dermabrasion Paste is not intended for extremely sensitive skin.

The jar and packets have also been updated for a more elevated, premium look that matches the high quality of the product inside as well as the look & feel of the rest of the ENHANCEMENTS product line.

HOW DO I USE MICRO-DERMABRASION PASTE?

Massage directly onto the face and/or body for 30-60 seconds, avoiding eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. For face: use in place of a cleanser. For body: use prior to moisturizing. Use 1-3 times per week. For maximum exfoliation, do not wet skin before use. For gentler exfoliation, use on damp skin and slowly add water to lessen the intensity of the exfoliation. Not intended for extremely sensitive skin.

CAN I USE MICRO-DERMABRASION PASTE WITH MY REGIMEN?

Yes.

  • With RECHARGE Regimen:
    • Use fingertips to gently and evenly massage on make-up free dry skin in place of RECHARGE 3 in 1 Super Cleanser one to three times a week for added exfoliation.
  • With REDEFINE Regimen:
    • Use fingertips to gently and evenly massage on make-up free dry skin in place of REDEFINE Gentle Exfoliating Wash one to three times a week to whisk away dry flaky skin.
  • With REVERSE Regimen(s):
    • Use fingertips to gently and evenly massage on make-up free dry skin in place of REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash one to three times a week for added exfoliation.
  • With SOOTHE Regimen:
    • If skin is not excessively sensitive, use fingertips to gently and evenly massage on make-up free WET skin in place of SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash once a week to gently exfoliate flaky skin.
  • With SPOTLESS Regimen:
    • We do not recommend using Micro-Dermabrasion Paste on active acne. However, use fingertips to gently and evenly massage on make-up free dry skin in place of SPOTLESS Daily Acne Wash one to three times a week for added exfoliation, avoiding blemishes and red tender areas.
  • With UNBLEMISH Regimen:
    • We do not recommend using Micro-Dermabrasion Paste on active acne. However, use fingertips to gently and evenly massage on make-up free dry skin in place of UNBLEMISH Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash one to three times a week for added exfoliation, avoiding blemishes and red tender areas.

CAN I USE REDEFINE INTENSIVE RENEWING SERUM AND ENHANCEMENTS MICRO-DERMABRASION PASTE TOGETHER?

Once your skin has acclimated to nightly usage of REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum, you can introduce Micro-Dermabrasion Paste one to three times a week in the morning as tolerated. If you have excessively sensitive skin, we do not recommend you use REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum or Micro-Dermabrasion Paste.

HOW DO I USE MICRO-DERMABRASION PASTE TO SHAVE?

Use Micro-Dermabrasion Paste on damp skin before shaving to set up hair for a close shave. This salt and sugar scrub can also buff off dead skin that increases a smooth shave and decreases razor burn. Wash off Micro-Dermabrasion Paste and follow with shaving cream and your normal saving process.

For best results, after shaving, use SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment, which is an excellent aftershave for men with sensitive skin or for those who just want to alleviate razor irritation associated with dryness.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REVERSE DEEP EXFOLIATING WASH AND ENHANCEMENTS MICRO-DERMABRASION PASTE? AND WHEN DO I USE EACH ONE?

REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash is a multi-mechanism exfoliator that simultaneously cleanses and helps to visibly refine sun damaged, blotchy complexions. Alpha hydroxy acids loosen old, dull skin cells as tiny beads effectively sweep them away. With a fresh, polished surface, skin appears brighter and prepped to receive the benefits of the rest of the REVERSE Regimen. This can be used daily. ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste is sugar & salt-based face and body exfoliator for more vibrant looking skin. Use it one to three times per week in place of your cleanser to help improve skin tone and texture.

CAN I USE MICRO-DERMABRASION PASTE IF I’M PREGNANT OR NURSING?

Yes, Micro-Dermabrasion Paste is a cosmetic facial and body scrub and is suitable for everyone (except those with very sensitive skin). We recommend that a woman who is pregnant or nursing consult with her healthcare provider about her current products usage and/or before making any changes to her skincare routine. Providing the U.S. ingredient list, Canada ingredient list or Australia ingredient list will help inform the provider.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN MICRO-DERMABRASION PASTE?

C11-13 Isoparaffin, Sodium Chloride, Ethyl Canolate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sucrose, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Silica, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985).

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.

ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste with Regimens

Using ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste:

  • With the REVERSE Regimen:
    Use on dry skin in place of REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash three times a week for added exfoliation.
  • With REDEFINE Regimen:
    Use on dry skin in place of REDEFINE Gentle Exfoliating Wash three times a week to whisk away dry flaky skin.
  • With SOOTHE Regimen:
    If skin is not excessively sensitive, use on WET skin in place of SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash to gently exfoliate flaky skin.

ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste and shaving

Use ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste on damp skin before shaving to set up hair for a close shave. This salt and sugar scrub can also buff off dead skin that increases a smooth shave and decreases razor burn.

For best results, use SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment, which is an excellent aftershave for men with sensitive skin or for those who just want to alleviate razor irritation associated with dryness.

Can I use ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste and REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum together?

Once your skin has acclimated to nightly usage of REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum, you can introduce ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste in the morning one to three times a week in the morning as tolerated.

If you have sensitive skin we do not recommend you use REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum or ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste.

About ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 15

ESSENTIALS Lip Shield goes beyond moisturisation to provide SPF 15 protection for the lips. Use daily for soft, smooth and healthy-looking lips. Peptides visibly smooth texture, moisturisers soften skin, and provides SPF 15 protection. Use all year long to moisturise and protect the delicate lips.