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SOOTHE Regimen FAQs

How do I use the ACUTE CARE™ with the SOOTHE Regimen?

ACUTE CARE can be used with the SOOTHE Regimen, but not on areas of sensitivity, redness or irritation. For best results, follow these steps:

1. Cleanse your face with SOOTHE Gentle Cream 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. Do not apply ACUTE CARE over areas of sensitivity, redness or irritation.
4. Follow with the rest of the SOOTHE nighttime Regimen, staying at least ¼ inch away from ACUTE CARE.

Can infants or children use SOOTHE products?

For anyone under two years of age or if there is a health concern, we advise:

1) Consult with the pediatrician and provide him/her the ingredient list and brochure. View the U.S. product and ingredient list or Canada product and ingredient list. Ingredient lists are also available for each product on the product packaging and on Rodan + Fields product websites.

2) As the SOOTHE Brochure directs, patch test the products on separate areas near the place of planned application three times a day for three days on a small area to see if the skin can acclimate to the formulations.

What REDEFINE products can I use with SOOTHE?

People who use SOOTHE also enjoy REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream, Eye Cloths and Lip Renewing Serum.
REDEFINE Eye Cloths are a powerful eye area treatment and gentle makeup remover all in one by gently removing eye makeup while simultaneously providing the sensitive eye area with powerful overnight anti-aging and restorative benefits. Cloths reduce puffiness and fine lines without stinging.

REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream combines powerful peptides to minimize the appearance of crow’s-feet, helps reduce the appearance of both puffiness and dark under eye circles while special optical diffusers noticeably brighten the eye area. This formula is ideal for maintaining the delicate skin around the eyes.

REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum Restore and maintain your fuller, younger-looking lips. It’s rich with peptides and antioxidants, including vitamin E, to help lips retain their natural moisture, visibly smooth lip texture and reduce the appearance of lip wrinkles.

You may also wish to try the following products:
ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides SPF 20 Infused with patent-pending RFp3 technology, is a multi-benefit treatment that enhances skin’s resiliency to the irritating and aging impacts of oxidative stress. Soothes skin and provides sun protection while light-deflecting minerals immediately create a more even-toned complexion and reduces the appearance of skin redness.

ESSENTIALS Vitamin D3 Oral supplementation of Vitamin D3, the most absorbable form, helps to maintain health and wellness without the harmful effects of the sun.

Can the SOOTHE Regimen be used on the body?

Yes, you can use the SOOTHE Regimen on your body. Many Customers use SOOTHE products on their neck and chest. Medical personal, restaurant workers and those in cold harsh climates use the SOOTHE Regimen on their hands or elbows. If your skin does not improve, we suggest that you visit a local dermatologist for further treatment.

What environmental factors can trigger sensitive skin?

There are a number of environmental triggers that can cause sensitivity in skin, including oxidative stress caused by free radicals, climate change, pollution, smoke, smog, sun exposure, friction or just plain old product overload. Even those whose skin is usually calm throughout the rest of the year can experience bouts of seasonal sensitivity during the dryer, harsher, winter months.

The SOOTHE Regimen helps to reduce dryness, cracked, or chapped skin so that you can take comfort in having a calm, healthy-looking complexion every day.

What causes sensitive skin?

The skin’s natural lipid barrier is designed to hold moisture, cool the skin through release of moisture and prevent irritants from penetrating into the skin. When that barrier is compromised, due to genetic predisposition or environmental factors, your skin loses water faster and is more exposed to irritation from external triggers.

Will SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream cause my skin to breakout?

Acne can be triggered by stress, hormonal changes, mechanical friction, bacteria or a change in medications. SOOTHE is formulated to help calm and is less likely to react adversely to your skin. However, if your skin is prone to breakouts, refer to the Solution Tool to discover how the doctors combine the UNBLEMISH Regimen with the SOOTHE Regimen.

To start, follow the directions for the SOOTHE Regimen–read the brochure and patch test all of the products.

Use the UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash (and Paste) like this:
Use UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash once or twice a day to address clogged pores and slight breakouts and calm skin. Always follow with the remainder of your skincare routine.
If skin is not sensitive, you may also lightly exfoliate skin with ENHANCEMENT Micro-Dermabrasion Paste ON WET SKIN.
Tips–if skin feels dry: wipe off-versus rinse off the Gentle Cream Wash, Use the Micro-Dermabrasion Paste 1-3 times a week to buff off flakes and apply more SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment as needed.
If skin feels oily-rinse off the Gentle Cream Wash, use the Paste 1-3 times a week and SKIP Moisture Replenishing Cream.
Those that wear foundation may also like the Mineral Peptide powders to help reduce the oiliness and underlying redness.

What is an emulsifier?

Emulsifiers allow rich oils to be combined with aqueous ingredients creating elegant creams and lotions. Emulsifiers are widely used, but for those with sensitive skin, they can trip the inflammatory cascade. With RF COLD FISSION™, we’re able to give sensitive skin the ingredients it needs in an elegant formulation without the emulsifying ingredients that can cause irritation.

Sunscreen irritates my sensitive skin. Can I skip this step?

People with sensitive skin need to be especially diligent about sun protection because sun exposure can trigger sensitive skin. SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 contains only mineral-based sunscreen ingredients (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) that deflect the sun’s rays, keeping the skin’s surface cooler to minimize the appearance of facial redness. Additionally, by deflecting the sun’s rays, fewer free radicals are generated/formed, which is another one of the triggers those with sensitive skin should avoid.

SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is a lightweight formula free of chemical sunscreens, fragrances, dyes or alcohol that can irritate sensitive skin. It conditions skin with panthenol and glycerin, helps protect skin’s natural barrier wand provides antioxidant benefits with vitamin E and licorice root extract.

If you are still concerned, we recommend you test the product on a small area before using on your entire face.

Is there a way to try the SOOTHE Regimen if I am afraid to use it because I have very sensitive skin?

If you have concerns that your skin may be reactive or sensitive to certain ingredients, apply any new product in a small area on the jawline before introducing it on your face.

We recommend you test products using the following instructions for three days, three times a day:

1. 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.
2. Apply each product on a separate area. When you test again, reapply the products in the same area as originally applied.
3. Watch for any signs of redness, dryness, irritation or swelling.

If you determine you are sensitive to a product, discontinue use. You may want to consider consulting your physician for further testing to determine which ingredient(s) causes sensitivity so that you may avoid using products containing that ingredient in the future. This is as simple as sending the U.S. ingredient list or Canada ingredient list that includes all SOOTHE products to your healthcare provider for review.

How long should I use the SOOTHE Regimen?

Those with chronic sensitivity that results in skin reacting to common physiological and environmental stressors may need to be on the SOOTHE Regimen indefinitely. However, if your sensitivity is more occasional than chronic, you may be able to tolerate stronger products once you have kept your sensitive skin under control for at least 60 days. Before making any changes, we recommend you test the products using the following instructions for three days, three times a day:

1. 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.
2. Apply each product on a separate area. When you test again, reapply the products in the same area as originally applied.
3. Watch for any signs of redness, dryness, irritation or swelling.

If you determine your skin can tolerate more active products, you may begin adding them to your daily skincare routine every other day, building up to daily usage.

When can I expect to see results from the SOOTHE Regimen?

With your first use, the SOOTHE Regimen will help relieve your skin of dryness and visible redness. Our clinical results demonstrated a visible improvement in redness, peeling, dryness, and overall irritation due to dry, cracked, or chapped skin in five minutes.

Within days to weeks, depending on the sensitivity of your skin, your skin will feel comfortable, smooth and soft with a visible reduction in facial redness. Over time, the ingredients in the SOOTHE Regimen will help support your natural skin barrier, allowing your skin to become more resilient.

In an independent clinical study, subjects with hyper-sensitive skin achieved the following results:
• REDNESS: 56% reduction after five minutes* and 67% reduction after two weeks
• PEELING: 80% reduction after five minutes* and 80% reduction after two weeks
• DRYNESS: 79% reduction after five minutes* and 74% reduction after two weeks
• STINGING: 60% reduction after five minutes* and 90% reduction after two weeks
• Overall irritation due to dry, cracked, or chapped skin 78% after just five minutes* and 72% reduction after two weeks *Five minute results were using SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment

How does the SOOTHE Regimen work?

The SOOTHE Regimen has been carefully formulated with ingredients specifically designed for sensitive skin. SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash emulsifies makeup and other skin impurities. SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment contains the OTCs Allantoin and dimethicone that alleviate minor cuts, burns, and peeling associated with dryness. And RFp3, our proprietary peptide technology that combines peptides with a protease inhibitor to neutralize triggers and pacify irritable skin. Optical filters help reduce the appearance of redness and botanicals comfort dry skin. SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream utilizes unique patent-pending RF COLD FISSION™ to keep ingredients together in an elegant base without the use of emulsifiers. SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 uses only physical sunscreens (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) to deflect damaging ultraviolet rays and keep the surface of the skin cool to help prevent flushing.

Please read the U.S. SOOTHE Regimen brochure or Canada SOOTHE Regimen brochure before using the SOOTHE Regimen. It contains usage instructions for best results.

How do I use REDEFINE ACUTE CARE™ with the SOOTHE Regimen?

ACUTE CARE™ can be used with the SOOTHE Regimen, but not on areas of sensitivity, redness or irritation. For best results, follow these steps:

1. Before applying ACUTE CARE, cleanse your face with SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash. 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 liquid cones and smooth out any bubbles. Do not apply ACUTE CARE over areas of sensitivity, redness or irritation.
4. Follow with the rest of the SOOTHE nighttime Regimen, avoiding the area around ACUTE CARE.

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.