Category Archives: SPOTLESS Regimen

What is the shelf life of the SPOTLESS Regimen?

The shelf life for products is approximately two years from the date of manufacture, provided that they are not exposed to extremes of temperature or light, such as storing them in front of a window. Our facilities are climate-controlled, so product stores there is protected from temperature extremes.

All of our products undergo rigorous stability testing to ensure their efficacy and quality. Products at our distribution center are replenished on a monthly basis. In your home, do not expose the products to extreme temperatures or light and use the products as directed to achieve guaranteed results.

Both SPOTLESS products are OTC (over-the-counter) products and the expiry dates are printed on the tubes.

Can I use SPOTLESS if I have sensitive skin?

Yes, if your skin is sensitive all of the time and breaks out a little or frequently, we recommend that you use the SOOTHE Regimen and follow the directions to patch test prior to a full face application of the products.

To address breakouts, we recommend substituting the SPOTLESS Daily Acne Wash for the SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash in the morning 1-2 times a week increasing to every morning as tolerated if needed to manage your breakouts.

Patch test a small area of skin using the following directions:

  • Apply a small amount of the product on your jawline or neck. If you’re testing a cleanser, apply it for 30 seconds and then rinse it off.
  • When testing multiple products, apply each product on a separate area. When you test again, reapply each product in the same area as originally applied.
  • Watch for any signs of redness, dryness, irritation or swelling.
  • Repeat three times a day for three days.

If you are concerned about potential sensitivity, you should review the ingredient list with your doctor before using. If you’ve determined you are sensitive, discontinue use. You may want to consider consulting your doctor for further testing to determine whether your skin may be sensitive to certain ingredients so that you may avoid using products containing that ingredient in the future.

Can I use SPOTLESS if I have dry skin?

Yes. If slight tightness or mild redness occur, it may indicate that your skin is adjusting to the ingredients in the skincare Regimen. This is a common occurrence and may last up to two weeks. If you experience dryness while using the SPOTLESS Regimen, layer a moisturizer over SPOTLESS Acne Clearing Treatment, such as SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment or SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream.

Can I use SPOTLESS if I have oily skin?

Yes. Although the Daily Acne Wash and Acne Clearing Treatment contain Benzoyl Peroxide, which dries down acne, the skin may start feeling dehydrated even if you have naturally oily skin. Sometimes dehydration may signal a surge in oil production. To help even dry and oily areas we suggest that ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum be applied on clean dry skin at night, then layer Acne Clearing Treatment. This oil-free light-weight hydrating formula contains powerful water magnets.

To mattify your skin use ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides SPF 20. This multi-benefit treatment enhances skin’s resiliency to the irritating and aging impacts of oxidative stress. Mineral Peptides soothes skin and provides sun protection while light-deflecting minerals immediately create a more even-toned complexion and reduces the appearance of skin redness. The lightweight, complexion-enhancing formula is ideal for all skin types and conditions and can be used with any Rodan + Fields Regimen

Should I use the SPOTLESS Regimen in the morning or the evening?

  • The SPOTLESS Regimen was designed to be used twice daily as a full-face acne treatment.
  • Initially we prefer that the SPOTLESS Regimen be used in the morning so that you can observe your skin during the day to determine if you notice dryness and need a moisturizer or if you discover any red areas or irritation so that you can rinse off the products and apply a moisturizer.
  • Begin the SPOTLESS Regimen slowly in order to let skin acclimate. Your skin will need approximately three weeks to adjust to the medicinal ingredients. Follow the schedule below for the best results.

What are some SPOTLESS Regimen best practice tips?

  • Begin the SPOTLESS Regimen slowly in order to let skin acclimate. Your skin will need approximately three weeks to adjust to the medicinal ingredients. Follow the schedule below for the best results.

  • During the first three weeks, use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer when not using the Regimen. Avoid exfoliating products such as chemical peels, mechanical brushes, wash cloths or micro-dermabrasion.
  • If your skin becomes clear of the acne pimples at week two or three, you may continue with that schedule and not advance to twice a day. However, if you begin to break out, simply continue to advance to twice daily as directed and tolerated.
  • If redness and/or irritation occur, take a break from the Regimen for 2-3 days. During this time, we recommend using gentle, calming products that reduce the appearance of redness such as those in the SOOTHE Regimen.
  • Benzoyl Peroxide will fade colors. Be sure to use white towels and linens.
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposure and always use a sunscreen re-applying every 2 hours when outdoors and after swimming or perspiring. (Skin can feel sun sensitive)
  • Avoid contact with eyes, lips, nostrils and mouth. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Avoid contact with hair and dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by this product.
  • If your skin feels dry, apply ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum on clean dry face prior to applying Acne Clearing Treatment.
  • If irritation occurs, stop using the SPOTLESS products and use gentle products including a moisturizer until the skin calms down.
  • If concerned about potential irritation use this patch test three days three times a day:
    • Apply a small amount of the cleanser for 30 seconds then rinse it off.
    • Apply the second product on a separate area and re-apply the products over themselves.
    • Watch for a product reaction; redness, dryness, irritation, or swelling.
  • When you re-introduce the SPOTLESS products do not use any products that irritate your skin.

 

Can I use SPOTLESS for body acne?

You may use the SPOTLESS Regimen to address body acne as well. Ramp up as directed to twice a day as needed to control acne breakouts on the body. When using the SPOTLESS Regimen on the body, apply a lightweight moisturizer if skin feels dry. Because Benzoyl Peroxide can bleach fabrics, opt instead for white clothing, linens and towels.

How much of each SPOTLESS product do I need to use?

After removing any make up use fingertips and gently massage the size of a flat quarter of the Daily Acne Wash on damp skin avoiding the eye area. Keep eyes closed and rinse thoroughly making sure to remove wash from nasal folds and under the chin. Dry thoroughly with a clean white towel. (Benzoyl Peroxide fades colors)

Dispense 1-2 pumps from each side of the Acne Clearing Treatment onto fingertips then blend the two formulations thoroughly and then evenly apply a thin layer over the entire face avoiding the eyes, lips, and mouth areas. Wash hands but do not rinse product off face.

Can I use SPOTLESS acne clearing treatment as a spot treatment?

No, SPOTLESS Acne Clearing Treatment not designed to be a spot treatment. You have over 10,000 pores on your face and any one has pimple potential! Chasing the blemish you see today is too little too late. This blemish has been forming beneath your skin for as long as two weeks before it pops up! Whether you break out constantly or once a month, you need a full-face regimen to help clear blemishes and to keep your acne at bay. The best way to treat your acne is to use SPOTLESS twice a day.

How do I use the SPOTLESS Regimen?

  • Begin the SPOTLESS Regimen slowly in order to let skin acclimate. Your skin will need approximately three weeks to adjust to the medicinal ingredients. Follow the schedule below for the best results.

  • During the first three weeks, use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer when not using the Regimen. Avoid exfoliating products such as chemical peels, mechanical brushes, wash cloths or micro-dermabrasion.
  • If your skin becomes clear of the acne pimples at week two or three, you may continue with that schedule and not advance to twice a day. However, if you begin to break out, simply continue to advance to twice daily as directed and tolerated.
  • If redness and/or irritation occur, take a break from the Regimen for 2-3 days. During this time, we recommend using gentle, calming products that reduce the appearance of redness such as those in the SOOTHE Regimen.
  • Benzoyl Peroxide will fade colors. Be sure to use white towels and linens.

What is the technology and benefit of the SPOTLESS Regimen?

Oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide are acne bacteria’s worst nightmare — when it’s actually able to make its way into the pores. Each pore in your skin is its own microbiome or environment with natural bacteria that keeps skin in balance. When hormonal changes cause teen skin to produce a thick sticky oil, it plugs up pores, blocking oxygens way in. Starved for oxygen, the once healthy, friendly bacteria in the pore, becomes angry like the Hulk. Bacteria multiplies causing an inflammatory response that results in the unwelcome acne on a teen’s face. Rodan + Fields created the first ever, super oxygenated, liquid Benzoyl Peroxide, proprietary BPO2 technology. First, Benzoyl Peroxide and exfoliators in our cleanser work powerfully on the skin’s surface, punching holes in the oily coating of a clogged pore.

Then our new liquid BPO2 technology penetrates the pore, delivering a highly effective acne fighting medicine and more oxygen. The result – the microbiome is restored back to its healthy balanced state. Spotless provides acne treatment and prevention, starting Day 1.

The SPOTLESS Regimen:

  • Eliminates acne bacteria
  • Deep cleans and clears pores, reducing their visible size
  • Helps clear blackheads, whiteheads and pimples
  • Prevents new blemishes from forming
  • Controls and reduces the appearance of oiliness and shine

What makes the SPOTLESS Regimen different from other anti-acne products?

As a point of company principle, we do not compare our products to competitors in any way (in marketing, testing, etc.). That said, we wouldn’t have launched SPOTLESS without being different! We pride ourselves on launching game-changing innovation in the marketplace. The Spotless Regimen was designed to specifically target teen and young-adult acne in 2 fast-acting steps.

  • Multi-Med Therapy: Our Acne Regimens build on our Multi-Med Therapy approach (right combination of ingredients, in the right formulations, applied in the right order) to provide complete Acne solutions. Our products are clinically tested and demonstrated to work together to treat and help prevent future breakouts from forming.
  • Exclusive Technology: Our Acne Regimens utilize exclusive technologies and formulas. With SPOTLESS we uncovered a new way to deliver maximum Benzoyl Peroxide and Oxygen evenly across the skins surface, deep into pores to increase efficacy for teen and young adult skin. Our proprietary BPO2 Technology dissolves and evenly disperses Benzoyl Peroxide to deliver more of this acne-fighting ingredient and oxygen into pores. The result? More effective acne treatment and prevention, starting Day 1.
  • Revolutionary Formulations: It is not just ingredients, but formulations that determine product efficacy. The right formulation can dramatically improve ingredient performance and impact results.  We are focused on ensuring our formulas maximize efficacy and provide the real results you expect from R+F.

Can adults use the SPOTLESS Regimen?

We recommend that adults use the UNBLEMISH Regimen. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen which was formulated specifically for adult skin, by gently and effectively treating adult acne while addressing complex aging concerns. It combats the entire acne cycle, while creating a smoother appearance, providing a fuller/plumper look, and brightening skin tone.  The SPOTLESS Regimen was designed for younger, more resilient skin.

 

What are the benefits/results of using the SPOTLESS Regimen?

The Regimen:

  • Eliminates acne bacteria
  • Deep cleans and clears pores, reducing their visible size
  • Helps clear blackheads, whiteheads and pimples
  • Prevents new blemishes from forming
  • Controls and reduces the appearance of oiliness and shine

During the acne cycle, acne begins to form days or even weeks before reaching skin’s surface. This means you may still experience breakouts at the beginning of using SPOTLESS. Everyone’s skin is different, but with daily use, you will notice visible improvement in acne in as soon as one day, and with daily use, continue to see improvement in one to four weeks.

In an independent eight-week U.S. clinical and consumer study, the following percept of participants with acne experienced improvement in size (height) and redness of inflammatory acne after:

  • 87% after 1 Day
  • 100% after 1 Week

Even when your skin is clear, continue to use the full Regimen twice daily to break the acne cycle and stop new blemishes from forming.

If your skin does not improve within eight weeks of twice-a-day usage or you have cystic acne, we recommend you see a dermatologist.

I am allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide. Can I use SPOTLESS Regimen?

Both products in the SPOTLESS regimen contain Benzoyl Peroxide. Unfortunately, if you are allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide, you will not be able to use the SPOTLESS Regimen.

If unable to use Benzoyl Peroxide, one can benefit from the UNBLEMISH Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash with Salicylic acid and gentle exfoliators and the SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment featuring RFp3 peptide technology. This multi-pacifying formulation is clinically proven to help reduce the visible signs of redness and inflammation that are common in acne prone skin.

How does SPOTLESS Regimen help reduce post-acne marks?

The SPOTLESS Regimen helps control the acne cycle, mitigating potential post-acne marks. The Step 2 Acne Clearing Treatment helps reduce the appearance of redness with Allantoin and Symcalmin which indicates post acne skin trauma that can appear brown on those with deeper skin tones.

For anyone concerned with post acne marks it is imperative that a sunscreen be used every day and re-applied as directed. We suggest UNBLEMISH Shine Free Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen which is a lightweight sunscreen, designed specifically for acne-prone skin, to help reduce the appearance of oily skin and defend against UVA/UVB rays.

How does SPOTLESS breakthrough the acne cycle?

A pimple takes weeks to form underneath the surface of your skin. What you see at the surface of the skin is the end result. SPOTLESS treats the full face, eliminating breakouts before they surface in 2 steps.

The Spotless Regimen is specifically designed for Teens and Young Adults to fight acne and control oil. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen treats acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1 of treatment. Our patent-pending breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming.

  • Step 1: The Daily Acne Wash is an exfoliating cleanser with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide that penetrates pores to eliminate acne before it starts.
  • Step 2: The Acne Clearing Treatment contains a unique dual-chamber system to deliver breakthrough patent-pending BPO2 Technology to the pores. It reduces the number and severity of breakouts.

Why does SPOTLESS only have two steps when other Regimens typically have four?

Teens/young adults tend to be less compliant in their skincare routine, making it difficult to break the acne cycle. The Doctors specifically designed SPOTLESS for simplicity (fewer steps) to help ensure compliance. The Regimen was developed for the specific needs of teen and young adult skin. SPOTLESS only has two products, but due to the formulations it still contains all the essential elements of our Multi-Med Therapy solutions when treating teen and young adult acne: the right ingredients, in the right formulations, in the right order.

What are the features and benefits of each product in the SPOTLESS Regimen?

The Spotless Regimen is specifically designed for Teens and Young Adults to fight acne and control oil. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen treats acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1 of treatment. Our patent-pending breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming.

  • Step 1: The Daily Acne Wash is an exfoliating cleanser with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide that penetrates pores to eliminate acne before it starts.
  • Step 2: The Acne Clearing Treatment contains a unique dual-chamber system to deliver breakthrough patent-pending BPO2 Technology to the pores. It reduces the number and severity of breakouts.

What is the BPO2 technology in SPOTLESS?

Oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide are acne bacteria’s worst nightmare — when it’s actually able to make its way into the pores. The problem with traditional acne-fighting products is that Benzoyl Peroxide is distributed unevenly across skin’s surface, limiting its effectiveness. Unlike these traditional products, our proprietary BPO2 Technology dissolves and evenly disperses Benzoyl Peroxide to deliver more of this acne-fighting ingredient and oxygen into pores. The result? An effective acne treatment and prevention, starting Day 1.

Each pore in your skin is its own microbiome or environment with natural bacteria that keeps skin in balance. When hormonal changes cause teen skin to produce a thick sticky oil, it clogs up pores, blocking oxygens way in. Starved for oxygen, the once healthy bacteria in the pore, becomes angry. Bacteria multiplies causing an inflammatory response that results in the unwelcome acne on a teen’s face. Rodan + Fields created the first ever, super oxygenated, liquid Benzoyl Peroxide, proprietary BPO2 technology. First, Benzoyl Peroxide and exfoliators in our cleanser work powerfully on the skin’s surface, punching holes in the oily coating of a clogged pore.

Then our new liquid BPO2 technology penetrates the pore, delivering a highly effective acne fighting medicine and more oxygen. The result – the microbiome is restored back to its healthy balanced state.

How does the Spotless Regimen work?

The Spotless Regimen is specifically designed for teens and young adults to fight acne and manage oil. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen treats acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1. Our patent-pending breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming.

  • Step 1: The Daily Acne Wash is a gentle exfoliating cleanser with Benzoyl Peroxide that penetrates pores to eliminate acne before it starts.
  • Step 2: The Acne Clearing Treatment contains a unique dual-chamber system to deliver breakthrough patent-pending BPO2 Technology to the pores. It reduces the number and severity of breakouts.

Why did Rodan + Fields develop the Spotless Regimen?

Through their years of private practice, research, and helping million see their way to clear skin, dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields found that teen skin was very different than adult skin. The Doctors have seen the physical and emotional toll that acne especially takes on teens and young adults. Breakouts can be embarrassing, unpredictable and diminish confidence and leave behind residual red or brown marks and/or pitted scars.

85% of teens and young adults suffer from acne. Acne is present in teen and young adult skin due to hormonal surges, stress, and activities. Oil glands are more active among those with younger skin, which leads to more clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes, and breakouts clustered over more areas of the face.

Although younger skin can tolerate acne targeted ingredients, teen and young adult skin still can become dry and irritated.

The SPOTLESS Regimen is specifically designed for teens and young adults to fight acne and control oil. It is only 2 steps – a cleanser and a treatment – meaning it’s easy to use. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen treats acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1 of treatment. Our proprietary breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming. Just 2 steps in 2 minutes for clear skin.

What is the SPOTLESS Regimen?

The Spotless Regimen is specifically designed for Teens and Young Adults to fight acne and control oil. It is only 2 steps – a cleanser and a treatment – meaning it’s easy to use. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen treats acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1 of treatment. Our patent-pending breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming. Just 2 steps in 2 minutes, twice a day for clear skin.

What’s different about Rodan + Fields teen/young adult (SPOTLESS) and Adult (UNBLEMISH) Acne Regimens

Both SPOTLESS and UNBLEMISH are powered by Rodan + Fields proprietary Multi-Med Therapy, full face approach to effectively combat the entire acne cycle (treating existing clogged pores, managing excessive sebum, blemishes and acne flare-ups, while preventing new ones from forming in the future).

However, the age and condition of skin affects how the Doctors approach the treatment of acne.

Teen and young adult skin tends to be oiler, have clustered breakouts in the T-zone and is more tolerant of stronger delivery of acne medications, such as Benzoyl Peroxide. Adult skin tends to be less resilient and more sensitive with age and in need of gentler approaches to treating acne.  The skin is dryer, and breakouts present on the chin and possibly cheek area often as painful bumps. Adults who suffer from acne are also battling other aging concerns (including slower skin cell turnover, compromised moisture barrier, reduction in collagen and elastin) all of which lead to skin being less resilient and more sensitive.

The SPOTLESS Regimen is specifically designed for teens and young adults to fight acne and control oil. It is only 2 steps – a cleanser and a treatment – meaning it’s easy to use. This Multi-Med Therapy Regimen addresses acne and prevents new blemishes from forming starting day 1. Our proprietary breakthrough BPO2 Technology achieves maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. It delivers more oxygen and Benzoyl Peroxide to the pores, killing acne bacteria and preventing new blemishes from forming. Just 2 steps in 2 minutes for clear skin.

The UNBLEMISH Regimen is a Multi-Med Therapy Regimen specifically designed to gently and effectively clear adult acne, prevent new blemishes from forming and improve visible signs of aging. The result is clearer, healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

 

Why does Rodan + Fields have two acne regimens?

Teen skin is very different from adult skin. While acne is the primary skin concern for teens, adults who suffer from acne are also battling aging concerns that need to be considered when treating acne. Our acne Regimens are tailored to the appropriate age groups based on key skin differences and different delivery methods of Benzoyl Peroxide and other skin-nourishing ingredients.

Genetics, hormones and age influence the type and location of acne that 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience. Skin and skincare needs change substantially over time. For some, their skin will change with time and their concerns shift from acne to aging. Adults can experience cyclical breakouts as their hormone ratios change due to natural aging processes. Women especially can continue to suffer from acne for 20+ years.