SKINCARE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR HOLIDAY LIST

This year, give the present everybody wants: The confidence that comes from having great skin. These popular Rodan + Fields products won’t just simplify your shopping; they’ll make your loved ones glow inside and out.

For the Major Multitasker: Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid 

This tinted one-step wonder provides three types of defense against the elements and gives skin a sheer, natural-looking wash of color. Since it takes seconds to apply, it’s a top pick for busy people with mile-long To Do lists. (If that sounds a lot like you, pick up a bottle for yourself! Find your tint by clicking the “try it on” button at the bottom of this page.)

For the Night Owl: REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
For a sleep-deprived friend, or anyone whose delicate eye area needs special care (and isn’t that all of us?), this do-it-all eye cream helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and contains optical diffusers that perk up tired-looking eyes.

For the Innovation-seeker: REDEFINE AMP MD System
Know someone who’s always on the hunt for something new?
They’ll love this breakthrough skin-revitalizing system. Featuring the REDEFINE AMP MD Derma-Roller and REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum, this skincare kit empowers skin’s own renewing process for more refined, firmer-looking, smooth complexion with fewer visible lines and wrinkles.

For Every Body: Active Hydration Body Replenish
Trust us: Anyone and everyone will love this breakthrough body cream. Formulated for all skin types, it draws in moisture from the air and locks it down for softer, smoother-looking skin that looks and acts younger.

For the Sparkling Personality: Holiday Gift Set
Our limited-edition skincare gift sets will make spirits bright! These seasonal specials feature some of the most beloved Rodan + Fields products at special savings, or with complimentary gifts. Even better: They’re packaged in festive boxes that are too fun to cover with gift wrap!

For the Lash Lover: R+F Lash Boost 
Who doesn’t wish for the appearance of longer-looking lashes? Our amazing lash serum makes the perfect stocking stuffer, add-on or stand-alone gift. (Please note that R+F Lash Boost is only available in the United States.)

What are you wishing for this holiday season?

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5 SKINCARE PRODUCTS TO PACK FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL

Preparing for a trip this winter? These five Rodan + FIelds products are perfect for seasonal travel. Bring them along with your favorite R+F Regimen, and you’re good to go.

1. Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid
Even in winter, your skin needs protection from the sun and elements. If you’re vacationing in a high-altitude destination like a ski resort or a warm-weather destination, you’ll need to be even more vigilant. Radiant Defense, our new finishing step to every Rodan + Fields skincare Regimen, includes broad-spectrum sunscreen to defend against UVA and UVB rays. Plus its six sheer tints instantly blur imperfections and add a luminous glow.

2.Rodan + Fields ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum
Cold, dry winter air is drying to your skin. So is indoor heat — and airplane-cabin air. Apply this hydrating serum underneath your moisturizer in the morning and before your night cream in the evening — and definitely before you step onto a plane. In U.S. clinical study, Active Hydration Serum increased skin’s hydration level by 200% after just one use and kept it there for eight hours.

3. Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum
There’s always room for these revitalizing skincare capsules, even if space is tight. Instead of packing the entire jar, take just the number you’ll need for your trip. That way, no matter where you are, you’ll continue on your way to more refined, firmer-looking skin with fewer visible wrinkles.

4. Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex
The thin, fragile skin around the eyes is often the first place to show signs of stress and fatigue — and who hasn’t experienced those during holiday travel? Our hydrating eye cream instantly illuminates and soothes the eye area, and over time, improves the appearance of dark circles and under-eye puffiness.

5. Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Remover Wipes
Our new premium wipes easily remove even long-wear makeup. Formulated with skin conditioners and moisturizers, they leave skin nourished — and, as a bonus, can go into your carry-on, since they’re not a liquid, cream or gel.

Where are you headed this holiday season? Which products do you always travel with?

PREPARE NOW FOR HOLIDAY PARTY SKIN

The holiday social whirl is fast approaching. Is your skin ready for all of those party selfies? If the answer is no, not to worry. This is the perfect time to commit — or recommit — to your skincare routine. Start now and follow this advice, and you’ll see results in time to P-A-R-T-Y this holiday season.

P is for Protect and Perfect. Defend your complexion against the elements with our groundbreaking Glow Guard: NEW Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid offers protection against the effects of environmental aggressors, dryness and UV rays. Start using it now for lasting results over time — and instant perfection. Available in six flexible shades, this tinted multitasker immediately gives your skin a polished look, blurring imperfections and camouflaging redness.

A is for Add a few enhancements. These products add a few minutes to your routine, but the results are totally next-level. Try our AMP MD Derma-Roller with your REDEFINE or REVERSE Brightening Regimen; its micro-exfoliating tips help your skin absorb products more effectively. Treat your body to our ultra-hydrating moisturizer, Active Hydration Body Replenish, for visibly softer and smoother skin. Apply R+F Lash Boost nightly for the appearance of longer-looking lashes.

R is for Regimen dedication. The easiest way to ensure your skin is gorgeous for the holidays is to care for it all year. If you aren’t already using the Rodan + Fields Regimen that addresses your skin concerns, get started now! And don’t forget your lips and eye area. Use these products as directed and your skin will always be party-ready.

T is for Take care of yourself. Healthy eating, sleeping and hydration habits often go out the window during the holidays. Make a commitment to yourself now that you won’t let that happen this year! Nourish your skin from the inside out with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and drink lots of water. Next, promise yourself that you will get enough sleep over the coming weeks. When you’re fatigued, your skin  looks tired — which is exactly what you don’t want.

Y is for “You time.” The holidays are fun, but they can also be stressful, which doesn’t do your skin any favors. Before life gets crazy — and especially when it does — squeeze in a yoga class, read a book or get a massage. When you’re calm and happy, your skin will look the same.

3 WAYS EXERCISE MAKES YOUR SKIN LOOK BETTER

You already know exercise is good for your body, but did you know it may also give you better skin? That’s right: Provided that you stay hydrated and, if you exercise outdoors, always wear sunscreen, a regular workout can work wonders on your complexion. Here are three ways exercise makes skin more radiant and healthy-looking:

1. Exercise cleanses your skin from the inside out. A good, sweaty workout gets your heart pumping, which boosts circulation and blood flow. That, in turn, nourishes skin cells. Plus, the increased blood flow delivers reparative nutrients to your skin and increases collagen production. Improved circulation aids in the removal of cellular debris, free radicals and toxins.

2. Exercise helps clear clogged pores. Sweat and heat open your pores, making it easier to expel debris like dirt and oil – kind of like getting your face steamed during a facial. Just be sure to remove your makeupbefore working out and wash your face immediately afterward to keep that pore-clogging gunk from sinking right back in.

3. Exercise helps you de-stress and sleep better. When you are tired and stressed, your face reflects it. That might mean waking up with dark undereye circles or puffiness, dull skin or acne breakouts. Regular exercise can lower your levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol. Studies show that regular exercise can also ease insomnia — so you may finally start waking up with the great skin you’ve always dreamed about.

With a consistent workout regimen and a consistent skincare Regimen, your skin will look better than ever. Best of all, with both skincare and exercise, it’s never too late to start!

What’s your favorite workout? How has it helped your skin?

LAB LIFE: DR. TIM ON THE INVENTION OF RADIANT DEFENSE PERFECTING LIQUID

Our Independent Consultants and Customers are really excited about NEW Rodan + FIelds Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid — and so are the scientists in our product-development lab in Berkeley, California. Rodan + Fields Customer Experience Manager Kelly McClure got some insider details about the process from our Vice President of Research and Development, Dr. Tim Falla.

Kelly: Dr. Tim, when people imagine the Rodan + Fields laboratory, they think of petri dishes and Bunsen burners. Is that what the lab looks like?

Dr. Tim: The Berkeley Lab does look like one you would imagine from college or high school. We don’t have petri dishes, because we’re not growing bacteria, but we do have things like Bunsen burners. They are now more sophisticated — Professor Bunsen would be very proud of his new burner.

Kelly: I’m also envisioning a sea of white lab coats. Is that the case?

Dr. Tim: There are about 60 of us on the team working together to develop new products, and a fair number of us are in lab coats and safety goggles.

Kelly: How did you begin developing the first Rodan + Fields Dermacosmetic? Is Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid skincare? A cosmetic? Both?

Dr. Tim: Like the name suggests, it’s both. The key was that we had to do both really well. Radiant Defense couldn’t have really good skincare benefits but be a cosmetic nobody wants to use. Or be a really good cosmetic and have just OK skincare benefits. It had to have the skincare benefits, plus be a cosmetic you want to use every day because it feels great, looks great and covers great.

Kelly: Rodan + Fields has four skincare Regimens that target different concerns, and Radiant Defense works with all of them. How did you create a product that works for people with skin concerns — like acne?

Dr. Tim: Radiant Defense provides protection and defense — which everybody needs. People with acne sometimes fear that products like this will make them break out. We made sure Radiant Defense does not clog pores and is breathable, lightweight and non-acnegenic, meaning it will not cause breakouts.

Kelly: Were there any “Aha!” moments along the way?

Dr. Tim: The biggest “Aha!” for us was during a trial run of the product when we asked some Rodan + Fields employees to try Radiant Defense for a week. When we talked to them afterward, they said the look and feel of their skin had improved.

Kelly: Which Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid shade are you, Dr. Tim?

Dr. Tim: I’m a unique shade somewhere between Beige and Sand. I’m the same shade as Mario Lopez, by the way.

Kelly: Right—you met Mario when he hosted our gala at R+F Convention in September! But Mario seems more Golden to me.

Dr. Tim: If you look up close, he’s actually closer to Beige.

Kelly: You know the shades better than anyone else, so I’ll take your word for it! Thank you for taking the time to chat with me today, Dr. Tim.

Now that you know which shades Dr. Tim wears, click here to learn more and find the Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid shade that’s perfect for you.

3 WAYS NEW RADIANT DEFENSE PERFECTING LIQUID PROTECTS YOUR SKIN

Along with instantly delivering a radiant, healthy-looking  complexion, NEW Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid, our first-ever Dermacosmetic product, protects your skin in three ways. Its proprietary RD3 Complex provides environmental defense, barrier defense and photo defense.

If you’re wondering what exactly those terms mean, you’ve come to the right place.

Environmental Defense  

Exposure to certain environmental aggressors can lead to wrinkles, skin discoloration, uneven texture, clogged pores, dryness, breakouts, and visible redness. The antioxidants in Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid help neutralize these harmful effects.

Barrier Defense  

The moisturizing ingredients in Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid help repair the skin’s protective outer layer — its natural moisture barrier —  so dry, irritated skin appears plumper and smoother.

Photo Defense

“Photo” means “light,” the category you’re likely most familiar with. Exposure to the sun results in fine lines, wrinkles and age spots — basically, older-looking skin. Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid contains broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect against damage caused by UVA and UVB rays. It also disperses infrared rays, another type of damaging radiation emitted by everything from the sun to space heaters.

Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid is proof that the best offense is a good defense. To learn more or shop, click here if you’re in the U.S., here if you’re in Canada and here if you’re in Australia.

7 THINGS TO AVOID IF YOU HAVE ACNE

Nearly 50 million teenagers and adults a year experience acne, the most common skin condition in the United States. Battling breakouts can be incredibly frustrating, because they can be triggered by a complex combination of factors you can’t control — including genetics, hormones and the climate you live in — and there is no quick fix.

Getting clearer skin takes a little patience and requires products that interrupt each step of the acne cycle — like the Rodan + FIelds UNBLEMISH Regimen. But while consistent, effective skincare is a must, making changes to your lifestyle and behavior can help, too. Here are seven habits to avoid if you have acne:

1. Washing your face too often or too vigorously. It seems counterintuitive, but cutting back on cleansing may improve your skin’s appearance. Vigorous scrubbing can irritate skin, causing more breakouts. Washing too often can strip away your skin’s essential oils, leading it to overcompensate and produce even more oil.

2. Eating dairy, sugar and white bread. It’s a myth that chocolate causes acne, but studies have shown that milk consumption and high-glycemic diets can play a part. Try dialing down the dairy, steering clear of sugar and cutting back on refined carbs and see if your skin responds.

3. Exercising in the heat. Your body may love hot yoga, but if you have acne, your skin probably doesn’t. When your skin is hot, oil glands increase production. Overheated skin is also more sensitive, which can lead to breakouts. If you absolutely can’t give up your favorite class, remove your makeup before exercising and wash your face immediately afterward so sweat, oil and grime don’t sit there all day. If you use a sweatband, avoid wearing it across your forehead: The friction and pressure may lead to more breakouts.

4. Wearing heavy foundation. Some makeup can clog your pores. So while you might be tempted to cover your acne with lots of base and concealer, try to resist. Instead, consider NEW Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid as the finishing step in your UNBLEMISH Regimen. This groundbreaking tinted multitasker is non-acnegenic, so it won’t cause breakouts.

5. Skipping laundry day. How can sleeping on dirty pillowcases and sheets make acne worse? Any dirt, oil or leftover makeup that got on your bedding last night can end up back on your face or body tonight, clogging your pores and leading to more breakouts.

6. Passing on moisturizer. Some acne-fighting ingredients can dry out your skin, and when skin is too dry, it produces even more oil. Use a moisturizer designed for acne-prone skin daily. Rodan + Fields Oil Control Lotion, Step 4 of the UNBLEMISH Regimen, is lightweight and even has sunscreen built in.

7. Stressing out. Studies show that stress can lead to acne flare-ups — which can cause even more stress. If you notice that you break out more when your stress level rises, take measures to add some calm to your life, and see if that helps calm your skin.

Treating acne is a marathon, not a sprint. With the right skincare and a few lifestyle changes, you’ll get to the finish line even sooner.