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REVERSE Regimen FAQs

How and why has the REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash changed?

Rodan + Fields strives to do the right thing for both our Customers and the environment.

Regulations announced in 2015 prohibit the use of polyethylene microbeads in cosmetic products. Fortunately, Rodan + Fields proactively worked to update our REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash—even before these regulations were passed—to remove polyethylene microbeads while still preserving the exfoliating benefits our customers love. This new formula was phased into both the U.S. and Canadian markets in 2017 before any of these regulations took effect.

These regulations were not in place when the REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash was initially developed. Rodan + Fields created the initial formula based on the information and regulations in place at that time.

How long can I use REVERSE Brightening Regimen?

There is no limit to how long you can use the REVERSE Brightening Regimen. However, once you have addressed your skin dullness and/or discoloration concerns, you may choose to transition to another Rodan + Fields Regimen if you have additional skincare concerns. Frequently, REVERSE Brightening Regimen Customers choose to transition to our REDEFINE Regimen for the appearance of lines, pores and loss of firmness, but may transition back to REVERSE Brightening Regimen as needed for brighter skin.

How do I use REVERSE Brightening AMP IT UP Special if I also purchase ACUTE CARE?

For best results, follow these steps:

1. In the evening, remove makeup with a non-oily makeup-removing cloth. Cleanse with REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash.
2. Divide face into sections (forehead, right side, left side, chin, nose and neck) and with moderate and comfortable pressure, roll the AMP MD Derma-Roller over each section 4-10 times, changing directions with each pass: vertically, horizontally, in a diagonal from upper left to lower right and in a diagonal from upper right to lower left.
3. After rolling, apply REDEFINE ACUTE CARE for Expression Lines as directed. Skin must be completely clean and dry before you apply ACUTE CARE. Do not use any leave-on products underneath ACUTE CARE, including eye cream or toner.
4. Layer REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex* to entire face and neck. It will dry down in approximately 45 seconds.
5. Apply moisturizer as needed, staying at least ¼ inch away from ACUTE CARE.

*REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex contains a healthy dose of Retinol to smooth the appearance of lines. For further benefits, you may then layer REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum, which contains Retinol and peptides.

How do I use ACUTE CARE REVERSE Special?

For best results, follow these steps:

1. In the evening, remove makeup with a non-oily makeup-removing cloth. Cleanse your face with REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash, rinse and pat dry. Skin must be completely clean and dry before you apply ACUTE CARE. Do not use any leave-on products underneath ACUTE CARE, including eye cream.
2. Tear open the pouch and remove ACUTE CARE from the transparent container. Carefully remove the white protective film and do not touch the delicate microstructure. For best results, use immediately after opening.
3. Position ACUTE CARE over the wrinkle area and press the adhesive gently against relaxed skin (do not stretch the skin). Gently press to activate cones and smooth out any bubbles.
4. Follow with the rest of the REVERSE nighttime Regimen, staying at least ¼ inch away from ACUTE CARE.

How do I use REVERSE Brightening AMP IT UP Special, REVERSE Brightening Regimen and AMP MD?

Once you have ramped up to twice-a-day usage of the REVERSE Regimen, you can begin using the AMP MD Derma-Roller in the evening.

For best results, follow these steps at least three nights per week, ramping up to every night as tolerated.
1. In the evening, remove makeup with a non-oily makeup-removing cloth. Cleanse with REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash and follow with REVERSE Intensive Brightening Toner.
2. Divide face into sections (forehead, right side, left side, chin, nose and neck) and with moderate and comfortable pressure, roll the AMP MD Derma-Roller over each section 4-10 times, changing directions with each pass: vertically, horizontally, in a diagonal from upper left to lower right and in a diagonal from upper right to lower left.
3. After rolling, apply REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex (optional: layer on REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum) and, if needed, follow up with a moisturizer (REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream).

Can I purchase REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex and incorporate it into REDEFINE Regimen or UNBLEMISH Regimen?

The REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex is developed and clinically tested with the REVERSE Regimen products: Deep Exfoliating Wash, Intensive Brightening Toner and Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen. For best results, use the complete REVERSE Regimen as directed. Each step builds upon the previous to address every aspect of brown spots, dullness and discoloration. Used in combination, the formulations provide exfoliation, skin brightening and broad spectrum sun protection. Skipping any step could hinder achieving maximum results.

Can I use REVERSE Regimen if I am taking prescription medications?

If you are taking prescription medications we always recommend you consult your doctor regarding your skincare routine. This is as simple as sending the U.S. ingredient list or Canada ingredient list for the REVERSE Regimen to your healthcare provider for review.

Which REDEFINE products can I use with REVERSE Lightening Regimen?

People who use the REVERSE Lightening Regimen to address the appearance of persistent skin discoloration, help even and brighten the overall look of skin tone, as well as reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, may also enjoy REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream, REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum and REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream.

Can REVERSE Regimen be used on the neck and décolleté?

It’s not just your face that shows the effects of environmental aging, so don’t stop at your neck when applying REVERSE. Make sure to continue onto your décolleté to visibly brighten any unwanted pigmentation. However, be aware that the skin is more delicate in areas such as the neck and décolleté, and you may need to reduce the frequency of use. The REVERSE Regimens may also be used on hands and arms.

Can I still suntan or use a tanning bed while using REVERSE Lightening Regimen?

Regardless of your skin type or concern, we strongly advise against the practice of sun tanning or using a tanning bed. Both are known to increase the risk of skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. When attempting to reduce the appearance of stubborn dark marks, patches and age spots with the REVERSE Lightening Regimen, it is especially important to apply and reapply REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen as directed to help maintain lighter skin. For streak-free, sunless color, we recommend ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan.

Why does REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex have two different tubes: Vitamin C and Retinol Formula?

Pure Vitamin C and Retinol are highly effective brightening ingredients. However, their activity makes each ingredient tricky to work with on its own and virtually impossible to incorporate them together into the same formulation. We created REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex featuring a Vitamin C formula in one tube and a stable Retinol formula in a separate tube. Mixing these two formulations together immediately before application ensures skin brightening activity. The results are well worth removing the extra cap as Retinol also helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

I have just a few dark marks, can I just treat the spots with REVERSE Regimens?

Visible brown spots on the skin’s surface indicate more damage below. We developed the REVERSE Regimens to be a full-face solution to address both the visible signs of sun damage, as well as those less visible signs. In addition, using pigmentation-brightening products over the entire face avoids the “halo effect,” white rings around brown spots, resulting from only applying the products on the spots that you see.

Do REVERSE Regimens permanently fade brown spots?

After using REVERSE and obtaining the desired results, if you are extremely diligent about using broad spectrum sunscreen and limiting exposure to sun, you should be able to gradually fade the appearance of your brown spots and maintain your results. However, understand that a single day of unprotected sun exposure can virtually undo months of hard work. Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen every day and reapply it every two hours when exposed to sunlight.

Do I need to use all the steps in REVERSE Regimen to get results?

For best results use the complete REVERSE Regimen as directed. Each step of the REVERSE Regimen builds upon the previous step to address every aspect of brown spots, dullness and discoloration as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Used in combination, the formulations provide exfoliation, skin brightening and broad spectrum sun protection. Skipping any step could hinder achieving maximum results.

When can I expect to see results from REVERSE Brightening Regimen?

In a clinical study, participants using the REVERSE Brightening Regimen reported seeing the following results after eight weeks of use:

  • 92% had visible improvements in brightness
  • 92% reported a smoother skin texture
  • 84% saw visible reduction in brown spots
  • 76% saw improvement in uneven skin tone
  • 60 % experienced a visible reduction in fine lines

How does REVERSE Regimen Work?

Based on Multi-Med® Therapy, REVERSE Regimen is an effective, full-face solution that tackles the dullness, uneven skin tone, brown spots and other cumulative, telltale signs associated with sun exposure. It combines cosmetic and active-OTC ingredients to exfoliate dulling dead skin, address the appearance of unwanted pigmentation, helps even and brighten overall look of skin tone, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and protects against further UV damage providing a long-term solution for a radiant complexion.

Please read the REVERSE Regimen brochure before using the REVERSE Regimen. It contains usage instructions for best results.

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 a salt and sugar combination in a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to promote maximum, gentle exfoliation. Use it two to three times per week in place of your cleanser to help improve skin tone and texture.

I’m using REVERSE Brightening and my skin is dry. What should I do?

The REVERSE Brightening Regimen brightens with Kojic Acid and Bearberry Extract, and also exfoliates skin with Alpha-hydroxy Acids to gently remove dulling, dead skin cells for a smooth, fresh complexion. This assists in lifting the darkness off the skin to help rapidly develop brighter skin. If skin is feeling dry, simply add a moisturizer over the Dual Active Brightening Complex.

The Brightening Regimen does not contain a moisturizer so that it can be used by all skin types. If the skin is normal to dry, simply layer a moisturizer over the Dual Intensive Brightening Complex. We suggest either the SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment or SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream.

 

What products can I use on the off times while I ramp up with REVERSE Brightening Regimen?

We recommend that you use mild cleansers, moisturizers and sunscreens as you ramp up to using the REVERSE Brightening Regimen twice a day. Avoid other products containing Retinols, Alpha-hydroxy Acids such as Glycolic, or any scrubs and mechanical brushes, as these can result in irritation. The SOOTHE Regimen is a good option.

Can REVERSE Brightening Regimen be used on the neck and décolletage?

It’s not just your face that shows the effects of environmental aging, so don’t stop at your neck when applying the REVERSE Brightening Regimen. Make sure to continue onto your décolletage to help reveal brighter skin. However, be aware that the skin is more delicate in areas such as the neck and décolletage, so you may need to reduce the frequency of use.

Can I still suntan or use a tanning bed while using REVERSE Brightening Regimen?

Regardless of your skin type or concern, we strongly advise against the practice of sun tanning or using a tanning bed. Both are known to increase the risk of skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. When attempting to reduce the appearance of dull skin with the REVERSE Brightening Regimen, it is especially important to apply and reapply REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen as directed. For streak-free, sunless color, we recommend ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan.