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Canada Ingredient FAQs

Are Rodan + Fields sunscreens approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation?

All Rodan + Fields sunscreens have been awarded the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. This designation is only granted to sun protection products that meet stringent criteria and provide scientific data to demonstrate that the product sufficiently and safely aids in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin.

Do any Rodan + Fields products contain vitamin E?

The following products contain vitamin E:

  • REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask
  • REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
  • REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
  • REDEFINE Age Shield Hand Balm
  • REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum
  • REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex
  • REVERSE Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack (Skin Lightening Treatment)*
  • REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen
  • SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash
  • SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment
  • SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
  • UNBLEMISH Oil Control Lotion SPF 20*
  • ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
  • ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer
  • ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan
  • ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen
  • ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25

* Available in U.S. only.

Do any Rodan + Fields products contain vitamin C?

The following products contain vitamin C:

  • REDEFINE Pore Minimizing Toner
  • REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
  • REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
  • REDEFINE Age Shield Hand Balm SPF 30
  • REVERSE Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack
  • REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex
  • UNBLEMISH Oil Control Lotion SPF 20*
  • ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
  • ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan
  • ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen
  • ESSENTIALS Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25

*Available in U.S. only.

Can I use products containing retinol during the day?

Yes. However, because retinol may increase photo sensitivity and because sun exposure diminishes the efficacy of retinol, we advise that you avoid sun exposure. If you want to brighten your complexion and fend off the aging effects of the sun, you should always apply a sunscreen each morning, seek shade and wear protective broad-brimmed hats and clothing.

Do Rodan + Fields products contain titanium?

The following products contain titanium dioxide:

  • REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask
  • REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
  • REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
  • REDEFINE Brightening Hand Treatment
  • SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment
  • SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
  • UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash
  • UNBLEMISH Oil Control Lotion SPF 20*
  • ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion
  • ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides SPF 20

*Available in U.S. only.

Do Rodan + Fields products contain parabens?

Parabens, a commonly used preservative in personal care products, can also be found in some oral products and foods, including some fruits and vegetables, strawberries, grape juice yeast extracts, barley and vinegar. They have been used safely since the 1920s to help prevent microbial contamination, to increase shelf life and to keep products and consumers safe. Our primary concern is the safety of our products, and, as a result, we follow all FDA recommendations, guidelines and regulations concerning the ingredients we use in our products. In addition to finished products which may add small amounts of parabens added as a preservative to the formula, raw materials containing organic substances (such as botanicals) also need to be preserved, and in some cases parabens are used to help sanitize botanical processing equipment. Some of these botanical ingredients occasionally have very small levels of parabens which are considered incidental ingredients since they approach 1 part per million (0.0001%). As we continue to develop and improve our products, the list below may change, however, please see the list of formulas containing parabens between 0.0001% – 0.15%.

Contains parabens at low levels as a preservative (~0.15%)

  • REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment
  • UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash

Contains parabens at trace levels from incidental addition (~0.0001%)

  • SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
  • REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment
  • REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex

Updated on 2-10-17

Do Rodan + Fields products contain Retin-A type ingredients?

Tretinoin, the active ingredient in the prescription drug Retin-A, is not present in any Rodan + Fields product. Other forms of vitamin A are contained in cosmetic products. Retinol is an ingredient that has been favored by dermatologists for decades to encourage epidermal cell turnover to visibly improve skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores. Retinol can be found in:

  • REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum
  • REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex
  • REVERSE Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack (Skin Lightening Treatment)*

Retinyl Palmitate is found in:

  • REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
  • ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan
  • ESSENTIALS Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25

Can some ingredients increase sun sensitivity?

There are a number of pharmaceutical ingredients that can cause photo (sun) sensitivity. If you are taking prescription medications, consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist for such concerns.

As for commonly used skincare ingredients, very few are photosensitizing, but some may appear to make your skin more prone to sunburn. That’s because leathery, sun-damaged skin often has a thick, dead skin layer that when normalized with retinols and hydroxyl acids may temporarily result in sun sensitivity. Using products that exfoliate the outermost layers of the skin like retinoids and hydroxy acids may temporarily result in sun sensitivity. If you believe your skin is allergic to an ingredient, it is best to discontinue use and contact your healthcare professional for further guidance.

Why doesn’t the SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 contain SHIELDrf?

To best meet the needs of sensitive skin, SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen uses a combination of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to help protect the skin from the sun. Physical, inorganic sunscreens are inert on skin and have the added benefit of helping to keep skin surface cool and reduce the appearance of heat-induced redness.

What is SHIELDrf?

SHIELDrf is our exclusive complex of avobenzone (a key absorber of aging UVA rays) and colorless carotenoids (free radical fighting antioxidants) combined with UVB sunscreen ingredients for effective, photo-stable, broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen protection and minimization of the appearance of photo-aging.