A review of the new Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen with products that target anti-aging. What is included and do the products really work?
Customized Skincare for My Aging Skin
Skincare company Rodan + Fields just released their new and improved anti-aging REDEFINE Regimen. I was excited to try this new collection of skincare products that target the visible signs of aging – my number one skincare concern. I may not be able to turn back the clock, but I want products that make it look like I can! Rodan + Fields has developed the REDEFINE Regimen to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and make skin visibly firmer. I was able to try the regimen for two months to see if the products live up to their claims.
Read on for my review of the Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen…
Why Choose a Rodan + Fields Skincare Regimen?
Skincare is all about finding the right ingredients in formulations that work together to produce amazing results. It takes multiple ingredients and products to tackle a skincare concern. After years of picking products randomly and hoping they will give me the results I want, I found the Multi-Med Therapy method by Rodan + Fields.
The Rodan + Fields dermatology-inspired approach to skincare is backed by research and technology. This ensures that the products they develop work well together to give even better results when combined. This is the basis of their Multi-Med Therapy regimens, like the REDEFINE regimen.
I go more in-depth about the science-based approach to skincare that Rodan + Fields uses in my Building a Skincare Routine that Works post. Definitely read it if you aren’t familiar with Rodan + Fields!
Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen Products
Before I tell you about my experience with the Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen, let’s look at what makes up this customized skincare routine.
There are three steps to each regimen. The steps are different for morning and evening. Two of the steps have two options depending on your skin type and concern. I love that they simplify things but still allow customization, by offering the lotions versus creams and the foaming cleanser versus clay cleanser.
Step 1: Cleansing
The first step is cleansing. There are two options for this step and it is recommended that you use the product of your choice both morning and night.
Choice 1: REDEFINE Daily Clay Cleanser
This 2-in-1 cleanser and mask gently exfoliates, smooths, and removes daily impurities like dirt, oil, and makeup. The main ingredient is Kaolin Clay, which gently exfoliates and purifies for softer skin. It also contains Ectoin, a natural amino acid, and Glyceryl Glucoside, a sugar derivative. Both help to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles. They also make skin look visibly firmer. The exfoliating texture of the cream gives a gentle microdermabrasion-like effect. If your goal is instant results to help you look your best, this is a great product to check out.
Choice 2: REDEFINE Daily Foaming Cleanser
The second choice is a luxurious foaming cleanser that lathers to leave skin feeling soft and supple as it removes daily impurities like dirt, oil, and makeup. The Daily Foaming Cleanser contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) to gently exfoliate the skin’s surface for even-looking tone and texture. Like the Daily Clay Cleanser, this cleanser has Ectoin, a natural amino acid, and Glyceryl Glucoside, a sugar derivative. These ingredients help reduce the look of lines, wrinkles, and boost visible firmness.
Step 2: Toning
REDEFINE Pore Refining Toner
This skin-softening toner minimizes the appearance of pores and exfoliates to promote natural cell turnover. The toner preps the skin to allow for better and more even absorption of products to get maximum benefits from Step 3 of the regimen. The toner contains Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) to visibly even the appearance of skin tone for a youthful glow. Fruit Acids help to promote natural cell turnover for smoother skin texture. It also features water that is rich in natural minerals, which helps to minimize the appearance of pores.
Step 3a AM: Moisturizing & SPF
Choice 1: REDEFINE Triple Defense Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This medium-weight moisturizing day cream and sunscreen nourishes skin while improving the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles. An essential ingredient of any skincare routine, SPF protects against harmful UV rays. The cream contains RF3 Antioxidant Complex, an ingredient developed by the scientists at Rodan + Fields to defend against daily environmental aggressors for a more youthful appearance. Peptides and Grape Extract minimize the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles. Beet Extract provides immediate and long-lasting moisturizing to plump the skin and visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Choice 2: NEW REDEFINE Triple Defense Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
The other choice for this step in the regimen is a lightweight moisturizing lotion and sunscreen that nourishes skin while improving the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles. It works to help visibly firm skin while protecting it against harmful UV rays. This product also includes Rodan + Fields Antioxidant Technology to defend against daily environmental stressors for a more youthful appearance, as well as the Peptides, Grape Extract, and Beet Extract mentioned above.
Step 3b PM: Moisturizing
Choice 1: REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
The first choice in the REDEFINE regimen for evening moisturizing is a rich, deep moisturizing night cream that improves the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles. It visibly lifts, sculpts, and defines to improve facial contours for younger-looking skin. Their Peptide Technology helps sculpt and lift to minimize the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.
No nighttime skincare routine is complete without retinoid. This product contains Bakuchiol, a naturally-derived alternative to Retinol, and Glycolic Acid to target fine lines and deep wrinkles for more definition, and smoother-looking skin. Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) evens the appearance of skin tone for a youthful glow.
Choice 2: REDEFINE Overnight Reparative Lotion
This second option is a potent nighttime lotion that improves the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles. It also visibly lifts, sculpts, and defines to improve facial contours for younger-looking skin. Retinal MD Technology targets fine lines and deep wrinkles to visibly sculpt, define, and smooth skin. It also contains Peptides and Vitamin B3 similar to the Restorative Cream.
Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Multi-Function eye cream
Rodan + Fields has an optional eye cream add-on to the REDEFINE regimen. I consider eye cream an essential skincare product for both mornings and evenings so this was a no-brainer. Puffy eyes and fine lines are both huge issues for me. The REDEFINE Multi-Function eye cream is amazing! It only takes a small dab to see results, meaning one pot will last for months (the brand says 60 days). It leaves the skin around my eyes feeling hydrated and also minimizes the appearance of fine lines. The eye cream also allows for undereye concealer to go on more evenly.
Does the Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen Really Work?
Let’s talk results. That’s why you’re here right?! You want to know if the REDEFINE Regimen is worth it.
My customized skincare regimen is shown in the photo above. I know my skin does best when I slather it with moisture, so choosing the Overnight Restorative Cream was a no-brainer. For step 1, I chose the REDEFINE Daily Foaming Cleanser, also because it was more moisturizing.
After using the products in this regimen together for two months, I can honestly say my skin looks better. My skin tone is more even and I feel more refreshed when I look in the mirror. After putting on the products, I know my skin is glowing, because my coworkers and people that watch my Instagram stories have commented on it!
My Immediate Results from the REDEFINE Regimen
I have dry skin, so I went for the more moisturizing products in the regimen. For Step 1, I chose the REDEFINE Daily Foaming Cleanser. The creamy formulation softened my skin and foamed up to melt away dirt, makeup, and oil. Personally, a good cleansing experience leaves my skin feeling clean, but still moisturized, and this cleanser did that for me. It did not my skin feel tight and dry like many soap-based cleansers do.
The REDEFINE Pore Refining Toner is refreshing – perfect for waking up in the morning! After using it my skin felt very fresh and calm.
My favorite product was the REDEFINE Triple Defense Cream with SPF. I find my skin always looks best when very moisturized. This cream kept me hydrated all day without feeling shiny or greasy. I don’t wear makeup at work, so having my skin still look and feel great at the end of the day was amazing! It also layers well. Most products with SPF that I’ve tried peel or get gritty when layered with other products. This is another advantage of using a group of skincare products that are developed to work together.
At night I also went for extra moisture, with the REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream as well as the Daily Foaming Cleanser. I usually have to gob products on to feel the moisturizing benefits, but the foaming cleanser and toner really set the stage for a wonderfully moisturized experience with the cream. My skin still felt plump and hydrated when I woke up in the morning!
Long Term Results from REDEFINE Regimen
Over time, I noticed that my skin started to feel firmer and look less tired. I also noticed a visible decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially around my eyes. I already take very good care of my skin, so it was surprising to see such good results after only two months using the products. Again, I think it comes down to using products that are tested together to give proven results!
Skincare truly does take 4 to 8 weeks to work and show visible results. Rodan + Fields has a 60-day money-back guarantee on all of their products. This gives you a risk-free way to use the products for long enough to see the benefits! One Regimen lasts for a full two months.
The Rodan + Fields Multi-Med Therapy approach makes things simple but customizable. These are definitely products that I would recommend to anyone looking for an anti-aging skincare routine.
Scientifically Proven Skincare Results
Don’t just take my word for it though. Here are some of the results from clinical trials Rodan + Fields did when developing the products. After an 8-week U.S. clinical and consumer study:
- 94% had softer, more supple skin
- 94% had smoother skin
- 91% noticed firmer skin
- 85% had plumper, fuller-looking skin
- 85% had improved overall appearance/healthy glow
- 85% had more moisturized-looking skin
- 79% noticed less visible lines/wrinkles
- 76% had more lifted (less sagging) skin
- 76% had more resilient, bouncy skin
Remember, your results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle, and diet.
REDEFINE Regimen – What I Didn’t Like
This set of skincare products really delivered results, so I have to be picky in order to find anything. One ingredient that was missing in the regimen was Vitamin C. I consider this powerful anti-oxidant essential to my skincare routine, so I include it with an additional product.
The other downside, which is true of almost any skincare line out there, is the use of single-use plastic for product packaging. In this time of climate crisis, I’m always looking for ways to decrease plastic waste in our daily life. I’d love to see a more sustainable option like glass, or even better, compostable, packaging solutions used by not only Rodan + Fields but all skincare companies.
Rodan + Fields does partner with product recycling company, Terra Cycle, which allows customers to print out a pre-paid shipping label to ship back their empty product containers for recycling. Once collected, the containers are sorted, cleaned, and melted down into plastic pellets that are used to make new products. Amazing!
Other Thoughts on the REDEFINE Regimen by Rodan + Fields
Advice on Starting a New Skincare Routine
When starting any new skincare product, it’s important to ease into the products in order to minimize side effects. Start with every two days, then every other day, and work up to daily use as your skin becomes used to the new products. Don’t overdo things! Most skincare products require only a small amount per use – the size of a pea or less. Using more won’t give much additional benefit and is more likely to give side effects like skin flaking and dryness.
Skincare Products Backed by Research and Science
If you are going to invest in skincare products, make sure you’re choosing products that are backed by research. Rodan + Fields was founded by two dermatologists and they use their medical training and decades of experience to build an evidence-based approach to skincare. The products are developed and tested together. This dermatology approach to skincare makes it easy for me to trust their products.
Conclusion: Skintype Specific Specific Skincare that Works
If you’re a high maintenance skincare junkie like myself, the new REDEFINE Regimen from Rodan + Fields will provide anti-aging results you will see both immediately and with long-term use. It also checks most of the boxes on my list for essential skincare ingredients while simplifying my daily skincare routine. REDEFINE is truly an investment in your skin that I highly recommend!