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Why did Rodan + Fields-formulate ESSENTIALS Body Sunscreen? (dermatologist insight)

We re-visited the ingredients and entire formulation of the ESSENTIALS Body Sunscreen then made improvements in efficacy, stability and environmental sustainability. Key ingredients include:

  • Avobenzone, Octisalate, Homosalate, Octocrylene: Provides Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Water/sweat resistant agent: A film-forming polymer is included to provide water/sweat resistance, resisting sweat and great for swimmers for up to 80 minutes.

Together this unique formulation offers more benefits to skin exposed to the elements.

Why should I purchase ESSENTIALS Face + Body Sunscreen?

With so many sunscreens available on the market, Dr. Katie Rodan + Dr. Kathy Fields understand the significance of a stable, effective and safe formulation for ESSENTIALS Face + Body Sunscreen. Rodan + Fields made certain that the sunscreen is:

  • Gentle for all skin types, however if your skin is sensitive, we always encourage a patch test to determine if your skin is reactive.
  • Can be worn on both face and body – oil free, non-acnegenic, and non-comedogenic
  • Leaves no white or chalky residue, even on darker skin tones
  • Ultra-lightweight texture absorbs easily into the skin
  • Moisturizes skin to combat the dehydrating effects of sun exposure keeping skin comfortable and refreshed
  • Water/sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes, making it perfect for unpredictable, spontaneous and active lifestyle.
  • Sweat resistant for 80 minutes and will last through the most rigorous physical activities.

With all these advantages in one formulation every member of your family will enjoy using ESSENTIALS Face + Body Sunscreen.

How do I know if I should use ESSENTIALS Face + Body Sunscreen?

Rain, shine, snow or clouds will not stop UVA (aging) rays from reaching skin and breaking down collagen and stimulating pigmentation resulting in accelerated aging. On sunny days there is the added potential for sunburns and excessive dryness.

ESSENTIALS Face + Body Sunscreen is formulated to include many requests from our customers and Consultants: oil-free, non-comedogenic (will not clog pores), non-acnegenic (does not cause acne), 80-minute water resistance, hydrating and for both face and body.

This formulation can layer over any Regimen sunscreen for all day usage.

How and when do I use Essentials Face + Body Sunscreen?

In the morning use your Rodan + Fields Regimen as directed including the sunscreen to benefit from the specific ingredients chosen for the skin concern that you have. You may layer Essentials Face + Body Sunscreen liberally all over the face and/or body 15 minutes before exposing skin to sun. Reapply as needed after 80 minutes or after swimming or sweating. For children under 6 months, consult a doctor before using.

You may layer Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid or Mineral Peptides over your face for the added benefit of environmental protection and a tinted flawless finish.

How much ESSENTIALS Face + Body Sunscreen do I need to use?

Apply the size of a teaspoon for your face and apply liberally for your body 15 minutes before going outside.

Then re- apply every 2 hours while out in the sun. Although ESSENTIALS Face + Body Sunscreen is water-resistant, no sunscreen is waterproof. All sunscreens will come off in the water or with perspiration so when swimming or perspiring. We also encourage you to seek shade, wear broad-brimmed hats and to wear sunglasses, long sleeve shirts and pants.

How does Essentials Face + Body Sunscreen compare to other R+F sunscreens?

Each Rodan + Fields Regimen Sunscreens are specifically formulated to address the manifestations of the skin issue so it is best to begin with the sunscreen that comes with your Regimen then layer the ESSENTIALS Face + Body Sunscreen on as directed.

Rodan + Fields also offers ‘finishing’ sunscreens with a tint; Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid and ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides as shown below.

REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment: Powered by the Triple Defense System, this multitasking moisturizer improves the appearance of lines, wrinkles and skin firmness — plus protects skin from the sun’s damaging rays.

REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen: This face sunscreen protects skin and provides skin-brightening and anti-aging benefits. It ensures that the REVERSE Regimen has every opportunity to visibly decelerate early signs of skin aging that appear over time. It also helps protect from dullness and discoloration.

UNBLEMISH Invisible Matte Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Formulated specifically for adult skin with acne and visible signs of aging, this oil-free sunscreen helps reduce shine and brightens, as it protects from damaging UVA/UVB rays linked to fine lines, wrinkles and darkening of acne marks.

SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30: This broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen is designed for sensitive skin and contains only mineral-based sunscreen ingredients that help defend against skin-irritating UV rays. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly as it calms, soothes and minimizes visible redness.

RECHARGE Protect + Blur This good-for-your-skin lotion blurs imperfections and makes pores virtually disappear. It contains lightweight Broad Spectrum SPF protection that leaves a smooth, soft surface—leaving a face ready for the day – with or without make-up.

Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid: This tinted, multitasking liquid formula protects and instantly perfects skin. A lightweight, oil-free Glow Guard delivers a beautiful finish to your skincare routine and protects the glowing skin you’ve earned.

ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides Broad Spectrum SPF 20: See immediate and lasting skin benefits with this easy-to-apply mineral powder that provides broad spectrum SPF sun protection. Use anytime, anywhere to instantly help reduce visible redness and uneven skin tone.

The following products in the U.S. contain vitamin E:

REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask
REDEFINE Rejuvenation Mask
REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum
REDEFINE Age Shield Hand Balm
REDEFINE Hand Brightening Treatment
REVERSE Intensive Brightening Toner
REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex
REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment
REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen
SOOTHE Rescue Mask
SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash
SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment
SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream
SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
SPOTLESS Acne Clearing Treatment
UNBLEMISH Oil Control Lotion SPF 20 (RETIRED)
UNBLEMISH Invisible Matte Defense SPF 30
ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum
ENHANCEMENTS Bright Eye Complex
ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Body Replenish
ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer
ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan

The following products in the U.S. contain vitamin C:

REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream

REDEFINE Rejuvenation Mask

REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex

REVERSE Skin Lightening Toner

REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment

SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream

UNBLEMISH Clarifying Mask

ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan

ESSENTIALS Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25

ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste

ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum

ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Body Replenish

SPOTLESS Acne Clearing Treatment