Team Lotion or Team Cream? What you need to know about both formulas

Team Lotion or Team Cream? What you need to know about both formulas

You probably make choices all the time about whether to buy a lotion or a cream when it comes to your day moisturizer and night face cream.

How do you make an informed decision? Sometimes products are formulated as a cream or lotion based on which one is a better vehicle for ingredients. But often, it is also a format choice that takes into account your skin type, the season or simply personal preference that will help with your Regimen compliance in the long run.
Which should you slather on for smoother, softer skin?
Here’s what you need to know about the differences between creams and lotions.
What is the difference between a cream and a lotion?
When it comes to formulation, typically, lotions are formulated with water, as opposed to oil. Creams are the opposite, as they are usually made with oil. Lotions tend to be lighter and thinner, absorbing into the skin easily. Creams are richer and tend to take a bit longer to absorb, as well. Some skincare products are formulated as creams and others as lotions because these respective formulas offer a delivery system that helps certain ingredients penetrate the skin.
REDEFINE Regimen gives you the option to choose a lotion or a cream in Step 3 in your customized routine. Regimens backed by our Multi-Med Therapy approach take the guesswork out of selecting a skincare routine by providing a complex set of ingredients and technologies that work in a simple step-by-step way.
Depending on your choice of lotion or cream, the ingredients are purposefully combined, providing the perfect vehicle to deliver benefits. Your Regimen is also applied in the right order to produce maximum effectiveness and results.
What are the benefits of a face cream?
Heavier moisturizers have higher oil and wax content and work well for dry skin. Those with extremely dry skin reap the benefits of thick creams and ointments because of moisture-locking and protective qualities of these formulations. Creams help protect your skin’s moisture barrier from being damaged.
REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream is a rich, deeply moisturizing Retinoid cream for night. It combines Bakuchiol, a naturally-derived alternative to Retinol, and Glycolic Acid to target fine lines and deep wrinkles for smoother-looking skin. It also visibly lifts, sculpts and defines to improve facial contours for younger-looking skin.
What are the benefits of a lotion?
Lotions for both face and body seep into the skin quickly. What’s great about this is you can take care of your skin and get on with your day — no waiting for this type of formula to absorb. Best for normal-to-combination skin types, lotions provide light moisturization incorporating little or no oil to protect the skin’s moisture barrier. Perfect for those who are oily or acne-prone, lotions with low levels of emulsifiers and oils work well.
REDEFINE Overnight Reparative Lotion is a potent nighttime finishing step that defines to improve facial contours for younger-looking skin. This product boasts Retinal MD Technology, which targets fine lines and deep wrinkles to visibly sculpt, define, and smooth skin. Retinal is a form of Vitamin A that’s more potent than Retinol.
How do you know which one would be better for you?
There are a few factors at play here. One is skin type. Those with oily skin might find creams a bit heavy and may want to opt for a lotion instead. That said, a cream might work well for nighttime use for this crew. If you have dry skin, you may want a cream for day and night, but prefer a lotion in the hot summer months. In a nutshell, those with oily and acne-prone skin should choose a lotion. Those with sensitive and combination skin can do either option—and will probably use both formulas at different times of the year. Those with dry skin will likely want to choose a cream year-round, morning and night.
How does texture factor in when making your skincare choices?
Texture plays a major role when it comes to choosing which products make it into your skincare routine. We test out formulas to find the one that’s the best fit for our skincare goals — but also for the elegant formulation we crave. Skincare is self-care, after all. Loving your skincare routine is especially vital for your skin. It becomes a ritual. The right cream or lotion for you — the scent, the feel, all of it— ensures you’ll use your products every morning and night. This helps you achieve the results you’re seeking. It takes a few weeks of regular, consistent use to see a visible difference, so stick with it!

Learn more about Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid and how you can get your most radiant skin yet. Trust your skin’s glow to the Doctors and your consultant who know how to help you get your skin glowing.

Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

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*information is taken from The Skincare Source.

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BEAUTY SLEEP IS IN YOUR FUTURE: HOW TO PREP FOR BED

BEAUTY SLEEP IS IN YOUR FUTURE: HOW TO PREP FOR BED

Hey, sleepyhead! Yes, you — we see you’ve been dozing off on the couch, in your clothes, or someplace other than in your bed. Where’s your nightly routine?

What’s that? You don’t have one?

If you research it for even for a minute, you’ll see that a consistent bedtime pattern produces optimal sleep, which can affect pretty much every aspect of your life, including your health. All it takes is a bit of planning. Before you close your eyes, create a snooze-inducing sleep environment and you’ll wake feeling rested every morning, not to mention rested-looking. Take out your bullet journal to track your progress and let’s get cozy!

How to Create a Nighttime Ritual

First things first — avoid caffeine, heavy meals and intense exercise three hours before you go to sleep. While caffeine is obvious, a full tummy and sweat session also stimulate body functions, making it harder to wind down. Herbal tea can be part of any nighttime ritual and enjoying it at approximately the same time every night, your body and mind will start to recognize it as a signal to relax.

We’re all familiar with “endless-scroll syndrome” — that gripping desire to find the non-existent bottom of your Twitter feed or watch just one more episode on Netflix. Phones, laptops, TVs, and tablets all emit blue light that suppresses melatonin, an essential hormone for quality sleep.

Instead, turn off your devices at least an hour before bed, two is even better. All it takes is one provocative news article to rev up your mind. And try sleeping with your phone in another room, just try it! It’s also a reason to use black-out shades to create a dark sleeping environment.

Skincare at Night

Like your mind and body, skin rejuvenates itself during deep sleep. (It’s called beauty sleep for a reason.) If you care about your complexion, stick to your nightly Regimen. If you’re just starting, it looks like this:

  1. Take off your makeup! Sleeping with the day’s grime, including 18-hour old makeup, is just not good for your skin. Try ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Remover Wipes and ESSENTIALS Complete Eye Makeup Remover to get the gunk off first.
  • Wash your face and follow the rest of your Regimen steps. Using products in the right order is a ritual in and of itself, one that gives skin exactly what it needs so you can see the results you want.
  • Try our bubbling REDEFINE Rejuvenation Mask after your cleanser. It refreshes tired skin while Jojoba beads exfoliate for a radiant, clean feeling. Use up to three nights a week.
  • Any skin type can benefit from Active Hydration Serum, which attracts moisture to hydrate skin. Use between Step 2 and Step 3 of your Regimen (SOOTHE users, apply between Steps 1 and 2). If you have oily or combination skin, try this at night. Those with dry skin can apply it both in the AM and PM.
  • Finally, apply R+F Lash Boost every night for obsession-worthy lashes! Simply glide over your upper lash lines. And remember, less is more!

We strive to make skincare simple. Following your Regimen steps gives structure to a nighttime routine, which can improve sleep. Benefits of deep, rejuvenating rest are substantial. Start sleeping like a pro tonight — and waking up to the best skin of your life every morning.

 

Learn more about Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid and how you can get your most radiant skin yet. Trust your skin’s glow to the Doctors and your consultant who know how to help you get your skin glowing.

Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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The Eyes Have It: How To Get A Youthful Rested Look

The Eyes Have It: How To Get A Youthful Rested Look

Sure, they may be the window to your soul, but your eyes are also the gateway to your age. And your health, how much sleep you get, whether you wear sunscreen or not and how many cocktails you may or may not have consumed last night. In short, your eyes give you away. The skin around your eyes is more delicate than on the other areas of your body. So it’s more susceptible to damage caused by environmental exposure, like sun, stress, lack of sleep, squinting, rubbing and life in general.

Aging and the Eyes

We all age, and sometimes the expression lines around our eyes seem to appear overnight. But the aging process is personal, meaning we all have our own set of circumstances — from genetics to behaviors to habits, including smoking and how much time we spend in the sun — that determine how youthful and vibrant our eyes (and we) look.

And we all get tired. That dull, faraway look we get from too much fun and too little sleep is real.

R+F Skincare for the Eye Area

The good news is there’s skincare to help address the tell-tale signs of puffiness, dryness, fine lines and expression lines, especially when used preventatively. Rodan + Fields offers two eye products that can be used alone or together, REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream and Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex. So, which is for what?

REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream tackles signs of aging by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and expression lines and firming the under-eye area with powerful Peptides. It’s incredibly moisturizing and a fan favorite.

Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex targets the thin, fragile skin around the eyes, often the first place to show signs of stress and fatigue. The gel cream formula illuminates, soothes, hydrates and brightens for a more rested look. Over time, Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex improves the appearance of dry skin around the eyes and under-eye puffiness. It contains our 3D3P Molecular Matrix, which is a powerful hydrator.

And yes, if you have all of these concerns, you can use both with any Regimen. For optimal results, layer Multi-Function Eye Cream over Bright Eye Complex and use every morning and night.

Tips and Tricks

In addition to a consistent skincare routine around your eyes, there are a few other things you can do. Sleeping on your back with your head raised above your heart can help alleviate under-eye bags. And if you’re waking up with that not-so-bright-eyed look, take an honest look at what you are eating (and drinking!) that could be contributing to visible eye area concerns, such as salty foods, caffeine and alcohol.

And then there’s always the best trick of all for eyes: Close them and go to sleep.

Learn more about Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid and how you can get your most radiant skin yet. Trust your skin’s glow to the Doctors and your consultant who know how to help you get your skin glowing.

Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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5 Skincare Travel Tips, Tricks, & Hacks

5 Skincare Travel Tips, Tricks, & Hacks

Planning your dream vacay? You’re not alone. Nearly 100 million Americans will go away on vacation in the summer. Even if you are staycay-ing this year (which does not have to involve cleaning out a closet. Ever.) — there’s something for everyone in these tips, tricks and hacks.

Tip: Pack Light & Carry-On

This is pretty much Amateur Fail #1 — packing too much and feeling hampered by your stuff. Do yourself a favor and pack only a minimum. Live by the motto “I never check a bag” and you can avoid lost luggage, surprise back pain and heavy hauling.

Here’s how: Sub out your full-size Regimen faves with travel-size versions. R+F offers mini Regimens for REDEFINE, REVERSE Brightening, REVERSE Lightening, UNBLEMISHand SOOTHE for a limited time, available while supplies last. These small-but-mighty Regimens help you keep up your results wherever you go!

Trick: Combat Climate Change

When it comes to travel, skin may be in for a bumpy ride: Dry skin from recycled airplane air, unsightly breakouts from humidity, irritated skin from sunburns and dull skin from demanding itineraries. Our new Face Masks combat all of the above on a case-by-case basis. Available in travel sizes for FREE ($30 value) when you buy any Home & Away Special!

REDEFINE Rejuvenation Mask gives skin an instant boost of hydration, REVERSE Radiance Mask brightens the complexion, UNBLEMISH Clarifying Mask fights random breakouts and SOOTHE Rescue Mask calms irritated skin.

Hack: Make Room for Multitaskers

Save time, energy and luggage space with multitaskers that do it all (almost!) — check out these high-performers that will fit into that single carry-on.

Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid provides complexion coverage, sun protection, environmental defense and more — all in one, travel-friendly bottle.

ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Remover Wipes do so much more than just remove makeup. Use to refresh skin throughout the day, wipe hands clean and of course…remove makeup at the end of the day.

Start working on the appearance of longer, fuller, darker lashes with Lash Boost so you can ditch the mascara, lash curlers and eye makeup remover!  

Tip: Protect Your Best Asset — YOU

Don’t leave safety behind just because you’re out having fun. Here’s how to safeguard your assets while on vacation.

Sun damage is no joke. A sunburn can ruin your precious vacation time — and contribute to visible signs of aging in the future. Keep skin safe and healthy with the sunscreen included in your Rodan + Fields Regimen.

Hot weather and windy climates can lead to chapped, sunburned lips. For times like these, reach for ESSENTIALS Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25 to keep lips soft, smooth and protected.

Hack: Wash Your Face to Fight Jet Lag

Long flights, travel delays and layovers can lead to grumpy moods and unhappy skin. Combat these travel woes by jumping into your skincare routine upon touchdown and reset your day with a fresh application from your favorite friend, your Regimen. You’ll feel instantly cleaner and more refreshed. Take that, jet lag!

 

Learn more about Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid and how you can get your most radiant skin yet. Trust your skin’s glow to the Doctors and your consultant who know how to help you get your skin glowing.

Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

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Do You Have ‘Tech Neck’? Tips For Sagging Skin

Do You Have ‘Tech Neck’? Tips For Sagging Skin

If you’re like most of us, you’re spending more and more time each day — about four hours or more, according to a recent study — hunched over your smartphone, tablet or computer. You may also have the telltale signs of Tech Neck: pain, discomfort and poor posture. (You know the look: rounded back, shoulders caving inward, head pitched forward at an unnatural angle.) But you may not realize that your extensive screen time is also having a seriously aging effect on your neck.

Neck skin is thinner than the skin on your face, with fewer sebaceous glands and less collagen, so it’s naturally more prone to wrinkles and sagging. Though sun exposure is the primary cause of aging neck skin, repeatedly tilting your head down to stare at a screen can speed up the process by exacerbating the development of horizontal lines, says Rodan + Fields product-expert-in-residence Mary Radford, RN.

So what can you do about this extra-unfortunate side effect of tech use? Here are some tips:

PREVENTION

Put down your phone

Giving it up completely is unlikely, but try dialing it back a bit. Many devices now track your usage so you can tell exactly how much screen time you’re racking up and can adjust accordingly. Take frequent breaks from your screen(s), and exercise regularly. Gentle stretches for your back, neck and shoulders will help, too.

Pay attention to posture  

Instead of gazing down at your phone or tablet, bring it up to your face. Invest in a stand that elevates your computer to a height that keeps your head above your shoulders and your chin parallel to the ground. You can also practice good posture at your desk by placing a tennis ball between your shoulder blades and sitting back into your chair. If the ball rolls down, you’re slumping, which suggests your head is dropping and your neck is wrinkling, too.

TREATMENT

Don’t neglect your neck

People tend to pamper their face but stop at the chin. Mary recommends using the Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen to minimize the appearance of fine lines, visible pores and loss of firmness on your neck (as well as your face), and layering in Rodan + Fields  ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum for extra hydration. She’d combine that with the Rodan + Fields AMP MD Derma-Roller; its micro-exfoliating tips help enhance the penetration and effectiveness of your skincare Regimen and will leave the skin on your neck visibly firmer over time. “Start slowly,” she cautions. “One or two rolls, once or twice a week — since the neck area can be extra-sensitive.”

Slather on the SPF

You’ve heard it before: Sunscreen is a critical step in any skincare routine, and that goes for the skin on your neck, too. Mary recommends applying sunscreen every morning before leaving home and re-applying it every two hours if you’re outdoors, swimming or sweating.

Learn more about Rodan + Fields  and how you can get your most radiant skin yet. Trust your skin’s glow to the Doctors and your consultant who know how to help you get your skin glowing.

Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

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