INGREDIENTS

Rodan + Fields® products combine active ingredients in aesthetically elegant vehicles for effective formulations that feel like luxury skin treatments. Scroll below for answers to our most common questions on Rodan + Fields ingredients.

COMMON QUESTIONS

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    How do I test products to determine if my skin is sensitive to them?

    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 whether your skin may be sensitive to certain ingredient(s) so that you may avoid using products containing that ingredient in the future.

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    Are Rodan + Fields® products safe?

    The safety and efficacy of our products is our primary concern. As a result we follow all FDA guidelines and constantly review ingredient information and testing data. We are also members of the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) which initiated the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel as an independent, nonprofit, scientific body that assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics and skincare products. In addition, we conduct irritancy testing on all of our products and all of our regimens undergo dermatologist-run third party clinical testing to ensure safety and efficacy.

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    Are Rodan + Fields products natural or organic?

    Our primary concern is the safety and efficacy of our products and natural ingredients are not always the safest or most effective alternatives. Rodan + Fields products are not classified as either natural or organic. While many government and nongovernmental agencies have issued guidelines, there is no single uniform definition of the term “natural” as applied to cosmetic products. Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields have created a regimen-based solution to skincare concerns by combining the best-in-class OTC and skincare ingredients to produce easy-to-use, aesthetically elegant formulations that produce real, demonstrable results.

    For more on this topic, check out the Skinpact News Webisode “Earth Day”. Click here to watch now.

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    Is a complete ingredient list available?

    Click here for a complete list of Rodan + Fields products and ingredients. Ingredient lists are also available for each product on the product packaging and on Rodan + Fields product websites.

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    What are peptides?

    Peptides are chains of amino acids that may occur naturally in the body or be synthesized in the laboratory. For skincare applications, different types of peptides are used. For example, some peptides are used in products to reduce the appearance of aging, and other types of peptides may be used in products to reduce visible redness associated with a range of skin conditions.

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    What is RFp3?

    RFp3 peptide technology is our proprietary combination of two peptides and a protease inhibitor that work at the skin's surface to neutralize inflammatory triggers and pacify irritable skin. In Rodan + Fields products, RFp3 works in combination with OTC skin protectants or sunscreen ingredients to help reduce the visible signs of redness and irritation associated with rosacea, eczema, acne, allergies and cosmetic intolerance syndrome.

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    What is SHIELDrf?

    SHIELDrf is our exclusive complex of avobenzone (a key absorber of aging UVA rays) and colorless carotenoids (free radical fighting antioxidants) combined with UVB sunscreen ingredients for effective, photo-stable, broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen protection and mitigation of the appearance of photo-aging.

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    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.

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    What is RF COLD FISSION™ technology?

    RF COLD FISSION™ is a patent-pending formulation process that eliminates the need for traditional emulsifying ingredients that may aggravate sensitive skin. The result—an elegant, creamy moisturizer that is ideal for sensitive skin.

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    Can some ingredients increase sun sensitivity?

    There are a number of pharmaceutical ingredients that can cause photo (sun) sensitivity. If you are taking prescription medications, consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist for such concerns.

    As for commonly used skincare ingredients, very few are photosensitizing, but some may appear to make your skin more prone to sunburn. That’s because leathery, sun-damaged skin often has a thick, dead skin layer that when normalized with retinols and hydroxyl acids may temporarily result in sun sensitivity. Using products that exfoliate the outermost layers of the skin like retinoids and hydroxy acids may temporarily result in sun sensitivity. If you believe your skin is allergic to an ingredient, it is best to discontinue use and contact your healthcare professional for further guidance.

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    What are the age restrictions for Rodan + Fields products?

    Certain FDA over-the-counter (OTC) monographs contain cautions with respect to use on children. For example, under the FDA’s final rule on sunscreen drug products, consumers are directed to consult a physician before using a sunscreen on children under six months. Additionally, the FDA recommends that skin lightening products containing hydroquinone are not to be used by children under 12 years of age unless directed by a physician.

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    Do Rodan + Fields skincare products contain gluten?

    The following products contain wheat, yeast or a grain and therefore contain gluten:
    SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
    SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment

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    Do Rodan + Fields products contain Retin-A type ingredients?

    Tretinoin, the active ingredient in the prescription drug Retin-A, is not present in any Rodan + Fields product. Other forms of vitamin A are contained in cosmetic products. Retinol is an ingredient that has been favored by dermatologists for decades to encourage epidermal cell turnover to visibly improve skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores. Retinol can be found in:
    REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum
    REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex
    REVERSE Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack (Skin Lightening Treatment)

    Retinyl Palmitate is found in:
    REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
    ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan
    ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25
    ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion

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    Do Rodan + Fields products contain mercury?

    Our products do not contain mercury.

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    Do Rodan + Fields products contain animal by-products?

    The following products contain animal-derived collagen:
    UNBLEMISH Clarifying Toner
    UNBLEMISH Oil Control Lotion

    ESSENTIALS Maximum Vitamin D3 contains gelatin, a lanolin derivative.

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    Is hydroquinone safe, and which Rodan + Fields products contain hydroquinone?

    Hydroquinone is a naturally occurring substance that is present in blueberries, broccoli and meats. It is commonly consumed by most people through their diets.

    Used topically in skincare, hydroquinone has an outstanding safety profile in the United States when used as specified by the FDA as an OTC ingredient at 2% for evening skin tone and lightening areas of discoloration, pigment and age or liver spots. Hydroquinone has been the gold standard for treating these skin conditions for over 40 years. Hydroquinone can be found in:
    REVERSE Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack
    UNBLEMISH Spot Fading Toner

    For more information on hydroquinone, click here.

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    Do Rodan + Fields products contain parabens?

    Parabens, a commonly used preservative in personal care products, can also be found in some oral products and foods, including some fruits and vegetables, strawberries, grape juice yeast extracts, barley and vinegar. They have been used safely since the 1920s to help prevent microbial contamination, to increase shelf life and to keep products and consumers safe.

    Our primary concern is the safety and efficacy of our products, and as a result, we follow all FDA recommendations, guidelines and regulations concerning the active ingredients in our products. The following products contain parabens in very low concentrations (typically 1% or less):
    REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash
    REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment
    UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash

    Click here for more questions and answers on parabens, and click here for more detailed information on parabens.

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    Do Rodan + Fields products contain oils or nut butters?

    This is a list of Rodan + Fields products that contain oils and/or nut butters:
    REDEFINE Pore Minimizing Toner - PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
    REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream - Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil
    REDEFINE Brightening Hand Treatment - Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil
    REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream - Soy Isoflavones
    REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash - Peppermint Oil
    REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex – Safflower Seed Oil
    REVERSE Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack – Soybean Oil, Glycine Soja

    SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment – Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Seed Oil), Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Glycine Soja
    SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream - Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Canola Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
    ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25 - Hydrogenated Avocado Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
    ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer - Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
    ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion - Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Theobroma CacoaCacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
    ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion – Coffee Seed Oil

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    Do Rodan + Fields products contain estrogen?

    Rodan + Fields products do not contain estrogen. However, three products have soy-based ingredients including isoflavones, a plant-derived compound known as phytoestrogens.

    REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
    REVERSE Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack (Skin Lightening Treatment)
    SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment
    ESSENTIALS MAXIMUM D3® Vitamin D Supplement

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    Do Rodan + Fields products contain titanium?

    The following products contain titanium dioxide:
    REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask
    REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
    REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
    REDEFINE Brightening Hand Treatment
    SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment
    SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
    UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash
    UNBLEMISH Oil Control Lotion SPF 20
    ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion
    ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides SPF 20

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    Are Rodan + Fields products FDA compliant?

    Certain Rodan + Fields products contain over-the-counter (OTC) ingredients that comply with all regulations, guidelines and protocols established by the FDA.

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    Can I use products containing retinol during the day?

    Yes. However, because retinol may increase photo sensitivity and because sun exposure diminishes the efficacy of retinol, we advise that you avoid sun exposure. If you want to brighten your complexion and fend off the aging effects of the sun, you should always apply a sunscreen each morning, seek shade and wear protective broad-brimmed hats and clothing.

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    Do any Rodan + Fields products contain vitamin C?

    The following products contain vitamin C:
    REDEFINE Pore Minimizing Toner
    REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
    REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
    REDEFINE Age Shield Hand Balm SPF 30
    REVERSE Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack
    REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex
    UNBLEMISH Spot Fading Toner
    UNBLEMISH Oil Control Lotion SPF 20
    ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
    ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan
    ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen
    ESSENTAILS Lip Shield SPF 25

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    Do any Rodan + Fields products contain vitamin E?

    The following products contain vitamin E:
    REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask
    REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
    REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
    REDEFINE Age Shield Hand Balm
    REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum
    REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex
    REVERSE Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack (Skin Lightening Treatment)
    REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen
    SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash
    SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment
    SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
    UNBLEMISH Oil Control Lotion SPF 20
    ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
    ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion
    ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer
    ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan
    ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen
    ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25

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    Do Rodan + Fields products contain fragrances?

    Most Rodan + Fields products do contain a light fragrance to create a pleasant user experience. These fragrances are tested for skin sensitivity and irritation. In addition, the SOOTHE Regimen for Sensitive Skin and Facial Redness contains chamomile, a proven skin-calming ingredient that also imparts a pleasant scent.

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    Are Rodan + Fields sunscreens approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation?

    All Rodan + Fields sunscreens have been awarded the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. This designation is only granted to sun protection products that meet stringent criteria and provide scientific data to demonstrate that the product sufficiently and safely aids in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin.

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    Are Rodan + Fields sunscreens compliant with the 2012 FDA guidelines?

    All Rodan + Fields sunscreen products meet the FDA’s criteria to be labeled broad spectrum. This means they offer proportionate UVA and UVB protection and may be labeled for protection against early skin aging and skin cancer.

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    Why is vitamin D important?

    Vitamin D is part of a healthy diet and required for overall health and wellness. Our bodies are able to synthesize vitamin D, but the resulting incidental sun exposure damages and ages the skin. Dr. Rodan, Dr. Fields and leading healthcare authorities recommend avoiding the sun and supplementing with oral vitamin D. ESSENTIALS Maximum D3 offers 10,000 IU of vitamin D in a once-weekly capsule.