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Science, Simplified: Discover the Hydrating Power of 3D3P

Rodan and Fields Active Hydration Serum - Product shown with water droplets

There’s a lot to love about winter, but dry, flaky skin is probably not at the top of your list. This season, give skin a hydration boost with 3D3P, an innovative molecular matrix developed by researchers at Rodan + Field’s Berkeley lab. The 3D3P Molecular Matrix might sound complicated — and the science behind it is impressive — but what it does for your skin is actually easy to understand.

Meet The 3D3P Molecular Matrix

The Science
The 3D3P Molecular Matrix is a three-dimensional (3D) grid we created out of special molecules called polymers (3P). The matrix helps hold moisture-attracting ingredients against the skin.

Those key ingredients are glycerin and hyaluronic acid, powerful humectants (aka water magnets) and two of the best water binders on the market. (Hyaluronic Acid can hold 1000 times its own weight in water!) Together, they help nourish and replenish dry skin.

The Results
In simpler terms, 3D3P provides skin with a continuous drink of water and instant hydration and relief — just what you need when facing cold winter weather. Both Active Hydration Serum and Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex are powered by 3D3P, making them an effective one-two punch in the battle against dry skin.

Active Hydration Serum

The Science
Active Hydration Serum, which you may apply before moisturizer and makeup in the morning and again on clean skin at night, instantly raises skin’s hydration level by 200% after just one use and keeps it there for eight hours.* It helps skin look, act and feel younger, as Dr. Tim Falla, PhD, reminds us in his video Tim Talks in the Lab: The Science Behind Active Hydration Serum.

The Results
Designed for all skin types, Active Hydration Serum provides immediate and continuous hydration for smooth, soft, radiant-looking skin.

Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex

The Science
Designed specifically for the delicate eye area, Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex addresses dehydration and much, much more. It’s packed with the hydrating 3D3P Molecular Matrix and is also supercharged with a complex of phytonutrients and illuminating brighteners that help nourish and refresh the under-eye area. For more details on this revolutionary eye gel cream, watch Dr. Tim’s video Tim Talks in the Lab: The Science Behind Bright Eye Complex

The Results
Meant to be applied morning and night, Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex improves the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and dullness around your eyes.

While Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex and Active Hydration Serum are especially beneficial during the winter when your face and eye areas are braving the elements, they should be an essential part of your skincare routine year-round. Stress, sleep deprivation, hormonal changes, the environment and other factors can affect your skin’s appearance 365 days a year.

Keep your skin hydrated this winter — and beyond — with Active Hydration Serum and Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex.

*Based on an 8-day US clinical study.

Note: Active Hydration Serum is currently available in the United States and Canada only.

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