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ESSENTIALS & ENHANCEMENTS FAQs

Do I need Active Hydration Serum if I am using another R+F moisturizer (e.g. SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment, REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment or REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream)?

Hydration and moisturization address dryness in different way. Hydration adds water to the skin, while moisturizer do not actually add water to the skin, but rather they form an occlusive barrier on top of the skin to seal in the moisture that is already there. Active Hydration Serum and its 3D3P Molecular Matrix adds continuous hydration to the skin. It has been clinically tested to work synergistically with all R+F Regimens to boost results.

Can you substitute Active Hydration Serum for Night Renewing Serum when using the AMP MD Roller?

No. Active Hydration Serum and Night Renewing Serum have different benefits. The REDEFINE AMP MD Roller has been clinically tested and patented with the Night Renewing Serum to firm the appearance of the skin. Active Hydration Serum can be used in addition to Night Renewing Serum to amplify the effects, however, it should not be used to replace Night Renewing Serum.

The great news is that they can be used together to amplify effects. Just apply Active Hydration Serum after rolling with the REDEFINE AMP MD and before the REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum.

Can I use Active Hydration Serum with my AMP MD and Night Renewing Serum?

Yes. Active Hydration Serum is safe for use with REDEFINE AMP MD and REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum. In fact, Active Hydration Serum helps prime skin and can amplify the effects of product layered on top of it. When used together you are able to maximize the anti-aging benefits of your Regimen. To incorporate with AMP MD Roller and Night Renewing Serum use the following steps: 1) Cleanse and tone skin; 2) Roll with AMP MD Roller; 3) Layer Active Hydration Serum; 4) Apply Night Renewing Serum; and 5) Continue with Step 3 or the remaining products in your routine.

Can I use Active Hydration Serum with my AMP MD?

Yes. Active Hydration Serum is safe for use with REDEFINE AMP MD. In fact, Active Hydration Serum helps prime skin and can amplify the effects of product layered on top of it. When used together you are able to maximize the anti-aging benefits of your Regimen. To incorporate Active Hydration Serum with the AMP MD Roller in your nightly routine use the following steps: 1) Cleanse and tone skin; 2) Roll with AMP MD Roller; 3) Layer Active Hydration Serum; and 4) Continue with Step 3 or the remaining products in your routine.

How do I use Active Hydration Serum with my Regimen?

Active Hydration Serum works best when layered under a moisturizer or other skincare product. Apply after cleansing and toning. Do not wait for product to dry, immediately follow with the remaining steps in your skincare routine.

Use prior to Step 3 when using the REDEFINE, REVERSE or UNBLEMISH Regimens. Use prior to Step 2 with the SOOTHE Regimen. Just remember: Wash. Tone. Hydrate. Condition.

What are the clinical results of Active Hydration Serum?

Active Hydration Serum has both hydration benefits as well as Regimen-specific benefits. All users of Active Hydration Serum will experience smoother, softer, more radiant-looking skin.

HYDRATION BENEFITS: Immediate and continuous hydration for smooth, soft, radiant-looking skin.

Immediate Boost of Hydration:
 •Instantly raises skin’s hydration level by 200% after just one use and keeps it there for 8 hours*

Continuous improvement in skin’s moisture level over time*:
 •100% increase in skin’s moisture retention after 1 week*
 •94% saw an improvement in moisture after 2 weeks**

Long-term visible improvement after 2 weeks:
 •93% of participants saw smoother skin
 •87% of participants saw more supple skin
 •86% of participants saw more radiant skin
*Based on an eight-day U.S. clinical study. **Based on a two-week U.S. consumer study.

REGIMEN BENEFITS: When used with your R+F Regimen you will experience additional skin benefits beyond what your Regimen provides, plus smoother, softer, more radiant-looking skin. When Active Hydration Serum was added to each R+F Regimen, participants in an 8-week clinical study achieved the following results:

Active Hydration Serum + REDEFINE Regimen Benefits = Increased Radiance
 •100% had smoother skin
 •100% had softer skin
 •100% had more radiant skin
 •96% had younger-looking skin
 •88% had healthier-looking skin

Active Hydration Serum + REVERSE Regimen* Benefits = Fewer Fine Lines
 •100% had more radiant skin
 •96% had smoother skin
 •96% had softer skin
 •96% had fewer fine lines
 •70% had less visible pores

Active Hydration Serum + UNBLEMISH Regimen Benefits = Balanced Skin
 •94% had more radiant skin
 •81% had softer skin
 •75% had smoother skin
 •88% had less oily skin (t-zone)
 •81% had less dry skin
 •75% had less blotchy skin

Active Hydration Serum + SOOTHE Regimen Benefits = Visibly Firmer Skin
 •95% had softer skin
 •95% saw visibly firmer skin**
 •91% had more radiant skin
 •91% had smoother skin
 •86% had fewer fine lines
 •76% had smaller-looking pores

Based on an eight-week U.S. clinical study, participants’ improvement based on clinical grading. *Results based on testing with REVERSE Brightening Regimen in U.S., but may be used with REVERSE Lightening. **Based on an eight-week independent U.S. consumer study, participants noticed visible improvement.

How do I open the Active Hydration Serum bottle?

Twist cap counter-clockwise to unlock, then remove cap from bottle. Serum will automatically pull into the dropper. Push the button on the top of the cap to expel dropper contents into the palm of your hand. Apply product all over face and immediately follow with the next step in your Rodan + Fields Regimen.

To close the bottle twist the cap clockwise until the button on top pulls down flush with the top in the lock position.

How do I use Active Hydration Serum?

Apply nightly after cleansing and toning. Apply product all over face, and immediately follow with the next step in your Rodan + Fields Regimen (Step 3 for REDEFINE, REVERSE and UNBLEMISH; Step 2 for SOOTHE). Product works best when layered with your Regimen or under a moisturizer/treatment product. May be used twice daily as needed. May be used with AMP MD™ and Night Renewing Serum (apply after AMP MD and before Night Renewing Serum). Do not use on eyelids.

For best results, start with nightly use and adjust dosage based on your skins needs. We recommend nightly use if you have oily or combination skin, however Active Hydration Serum may be used twice daily (morning and evening) if you have dry skin.

Will Active Hydration Serum work if I live in a dry climate?

Yes, those in dry climate will see and feel the immediate benefits of Active Hydration Serum. Active Hydration Serum was formulated to work with all skin types regardless of climate. Regardless of the climate outside, the 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. If fact, we tested Active Hydration Serum in the desert of Las Vegas during R+F Convention 2016 on more than 4200 people of different ages, ethnicities and with varying skin concerns. Even in those extreme conditions, 96% of them saw an immediate increase in their moisture level.

Do I need Active Hydration Serum if I live in a humid climate?

Living in a humid climate does not mean that your skin in hydrated. Active Hydration Serum 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 be smoother, softer and more radiant-looking, and not greasy or oily.

Do I need Active Hydration Serum if I have oily skin?

Those with oily skin are often hesitant to apply hydrating or moisturizing products for fear of creating additional oil. However, hydration and oil are two very different things. Hydration adds water to your skin to reduce dehydration, while oil sits on top of the skin. And even though there may be no visible signs, oily skin can often be dry underneath causing it to produce more oil.

Everyone can benefit from additional hydration to perform optimally, regardless of your skin type. The trick is to find the right kind. Active Hydration Serum is perfect for all skin types because it self-adjusts to what your skin needs to help it reach its optimal hydration level and maintain it. Active Hydration Serum is oil-free, so it will leave skin feeling smooth, soft and radiant, and not oily or greasy.

In fact, Active Hydration Serum can help balance oil. The 3D3P Molecular Matrix has been specially formulated to ensure that sebum (oil) does not accumulate on the surface of skin. For those with oily skin, we recommend nightly use to help give your skin the hydration it needs.

Can Active Hydration Serum be used on sensitive skin?

Yes. Not only is Active Hydration Serum safe for use on sensitive skin, our clinical testing demonstrates that participants with sensitive skin noticed an improvement in skin comfort after using Active Hydration Serum for 8 weeks. When used with the SOOTHE Regimen, participants experienced smoother, softer, more radiant-looking skin plus a visible improvement in firmness and a reduction of fine lines and pores. To incorporate Active Hydration Serum with the SOOTHE Regimen, use after the SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash and before the SOOTH Sensitive Skin Treatment, then continue to layer the remaining products in the SOOTHE Regimen.

What is a serum?

A serum is a lightweight skincare product that delivers higher concentrations of powerful ingredients to address a specific skin concern. Although there are many different types of serums on the market, each individual serum tends to address a specific concern for a more intensive effect. Serums are meant to work synergistically with your other skincare products, and are to be layered underneath moisturizers or other skin conditioning products for additional and/or better results.