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ESSENTIALS Common Questions

 
•  Can I use ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion and ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25 together?
•  Can I use ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan on my face if I am using the REDEFINE AMP MD™ System?
•  What is the best way to achieve a streak-free application with ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan?
•  Can ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan be used with the REVERSE Regimen?
•  Why are we exfoliating so often with the REVERSE Regimen if you are also saying that we need to slow down exfoliation with RF-Dcell technology?
•  How often do I need to apply ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen?
•  Why is ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen not a higher SPF?
•  Why is there no SHIELDrf in the Body Sunscreen?
•  I thought Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields said I don't need anything higher than a SPF 15?
•  Is it OK to use ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen on my face?
•  What is the difference between a body moisturizer and a facial moisturizer? Can I use the ESSENTIALS Body Moisturizer on my face?
•  My lips are always chapped, even at night. Can I use the ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25 at night?
•  Are the ESSENTIALS products formulated for all skin types?
•  What should I use to remove my foundation?
•  Why do we need vitamin D?
•  What are the usual sources of vitamin D?
•  What is Vitamin D3?
•  Why do I only take one Maximum D3 a week? Is it time-released?
 
We also offer the RF Connection for your more specific inquiries. This team of nurses and highly-trained individuals are available daily to give confidential advice. rfconnection@rodanandfields.com
 
 

Can I use ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion and ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25 together?

You can definitely utilize ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion and ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25 together. ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion helps remove dead skin cells and exfoliates flaky skin on and around the lip area while ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25 soothes, softens and protects lips. When used together your lips will look and feel softer, smoother and more defined.

Can I use ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan on my face if I am using the REDEFINE AMP MDTM System?

When using ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan and REDEFINE AMP MD System together, we recommend that you use ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan in the morning. Make sure the sunless tanner is completely dry before applying moisturizer and sunscreen. Use the AMP MD System as directed in the evening with the REDEFINE Regimen.

What is the best way to achieve a streak-free application with ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan?

 1. Take a shower and use ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion to exfoliate every part of your body where you will be applying our ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan. (Note: If you shave your legs, do so before applying ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan … shaving after you apply will reduce the life of your glow.)  2. Next, use ESSENTIALS Daily Moisturizer on your knees, elbows, toes, toenails, heels, and ankles to prevent ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan from concentrating in those areas where skin is thickest.
 3. To avoid orange palms, use protective gloves or simply remember to wash your hands immediately after applying ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan.  .4 If you do make a mistake, acetone or nail polish remover can be used to remove any unintended color.
 5. Allow ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan to dry to the touch before getting dressed. If you can wait 15 minutes or so before getting dressed, that's even better.
 6. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing over your Sunless Tan for 3-4 hours after application to allow color to develop evenly.
 7. Finally, understand that color develops as the proteins in your body respond to the color-inducing ingredients in ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan. This response creates the notorious smell that is often associated with self-tanning products. So it's a good idea to apply ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan at bedtime, sleep in loose fitting pajamas and then shower in the morning.

Can ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan be used with the REVERSE Regimen?

Yes, ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan may be used along with the Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen. However, just be aware the exfoliation beads in our REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash may fade the sunless tanner more quickly and require that the ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan be applied more frequently.

Why are we exfoliating so often with the REVERSE Regimen if you are also saying that we need to slow down exfoliation with RF-Dcell technology?

Exfoliation is a critical component of the REVERSE Regimen in combating the dulling effects of insidious sun damage, lightening unwanted pigmentation, evening skin tone and brightening the overall complexion. However, exfoliation is not the remedy to every skin condition. Chronic dry flaky skin is an indication that skin cells are stressed. As a result of the stress, cells rush to the surface before they are fully mature. The RF-Dcell technology in ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer prolongs the lifespan of healthy cells so skin is more resilient to the climate-induced stressors that cause skin to feel dry, tight and uncomfortable. The result: skin is able to retain moisture and remain comfortable when challenged by climate and other environmental aggressors.

How often do I need to apply ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen?

We suggest that you apply an ounce on the body every 2-3 hours while out in the sun. Although ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen is water-resistant, no sunscreen is waterproof. All sunscreens will come off in the water or with perspiration so when swimming or perspiring, reapply sunscreen every hour. We also encourage you to seek shade, wear broad-brimmed hats and to wear sunglasses.

Why is ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen not a higher SPF?

For three reasons:

 1. Aesthetics: The greater the SPF, the more likely a sunscreen will be heavy, greasy and whitening on the skin, making compliance a problem. The Doctors formulated this cosmetically elegant SPF 30 so people would be willing to use an adequate amount for proper protection.
 2. Paradox of sunscreen: Sunscreen can provide a false sense of security. A high-SPF sunscreen will prevent UVB-induced sunburn—a physical alert that you have had too much sun. But spending three to four times longer in the sun because you don't feel the burn leads to much greater exposure to UVA damage that causes skin aging and melanoma.
 3. Compliance: Sunscreen ingredients are oily by nature. When sunscreen is applied correctly, SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays and SPF 50 blocks 99% of UVB rays. So worry less about the SPF value and use the cosmetically elegant SPF 30 daily and reapply it every few hours so that it is more effective than an SPF 100 that you will use sparingly.

Why is there no SHIELDrf in the Body Sunscreen?

When outside and using a recreational sunscreen, it is imperative that people reapply every two hours. Our ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen has been tested and is proven to offer effective protection when used as directed.

I thought Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields said I don't need anything higher than a SPF 15?

By nature, sunscreens are typically thick, greasy and unappealing on skin. Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields have traditionally opted for lower SPF formulas that are aesthetically elegant to encourage compliance. An SPF 15 worn correctly offers far more protection than an SPF 30 worn incorrectly. Now with SHIELDrf we are able to offer a higher SPF in an aesthetically elegant formulation.

Is it OK to use ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen on my face?

We suggest that you always begin your day with the sunscreen included in your Rodan + Fields regimen for best results. Each sunscreen is specially formulated to address your skin concern in addition to offering sun protection. You may use the ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen on your face as an added sunscreen throughout the day.

What is the difference between a body moisturizer and a facial moisturizer? Can I use the ESSENTIALS Body Moisturizer on my face?

Our facial moisturizers are part of a Multi-Med® Therapy Regimen designed to deliver the right medicines, in the right formulations, and in the right order to truly transform your skin. For best results, we recommend you use the Rodan + Fields regimen as directed. Our ESSENTIALS Body Moisturizer is specifically formulated to relieve dry, flaky skin from the neck down. If you have questions about adding a moisturizer to complement your regimen, please visit the solution tool or contact rfconnection@rodanandfields.com.

My lips are always chapped, even at night. Can I use the ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25 at night?

Yes, use ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25 anytime you want to relieve lip dryness, including before going to bed at night.

Are the ESSENTIALS products formulated for all skin types?

Yes. All Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS products are formulated for all skin types: oily, dry and combination. Men, women, teens and all ethnicities can benefit from this product.

What should I use to remove my foundation?

The SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash is a mild, soap-free cleanser that gently removes makeup and impurities without drying or stripping the skin’s surface. It is formulated with green tea and aloe vera to leave the complexion feeling clean, moist and pampered. Avoid contact with the eyes.
 
For the eye area you can use an REDEFINE Eye Cloth to firm skin, relieve puffiness and remove eye makeup. Plus it is fragrance-free and non-irritating.

Why do we need vitamin D?

Vitamin D helps to support strong bones and muscles, a healthy immune system and overall good health. Since Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields recommend wearing sunscreen and avoiding the sun, the Doctors felt that it was their responsibility to offer a skin-safe alternative for bone health and overall wellness.

What are the usual sources of vitamin D?

Vitamin D is contained in milk, egg yolks, liver, fish and sunlight. Many people receive the majority of their Vitamin D from the body’s synthesis of UV rays. This is why Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields offer a sun-safe alternative to Vitamin D.

What is Vitamin D3?

Although our bodies synthesize UV rays to create Vitamin D, we also realize that even incidental sun exposure damages and ages skin. As a sun-safe alternative, Rodan + Fields offers Maximum D3. This weekly dose, 10,000 IU Vitamin D supplement is personally used and recommended by Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields. Vitamin D3 is clinically proven to last approximately 3-10 times longer than Vitamin D2. You’ll receive the equivalent of a day at the beach minus the damaging UV rays.

Why do I only take one Maximum D3 a week? Is it time-released?

Maximum D3 is not time-released. Maximum D3 in oil form (versus a dry tablet) is metabolized and then stored in organs and fatty tissue. The body can utilize this dosage of D3 for one week. D3 in oil form is also the most absorbable form of Vitamin D and this is why Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields feel strongly about this form and this dosage.
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