How do you choose the best skincare routine? It’s about picking the right ingredients for your skin concern and finding formulations that work together to produce amazing results!
Thanks to Rodan + Fields for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Skin is not just a layer that protects us from the outside world or something to keep our insides in. It is a complex organ with many important jobs including temperature control, vitamin production, and protection from infections – just to name a few! This complexity means there is a lot that can go wrong. From dark spots and discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, to dullness, acne, and sensitivity – we all struggle with something.
Luckily, we don’t just have to just accept these imperfections in our skin. A good skincare regimen can improve our skin’s appearance and help with all of these common conditions.
Picking a Skincare Regimen
Just like there are multiple contributors to a skin problem, it takes multiple ingredients and products to tackle a skincare concern. Each contributing factor needs to be addressed. The products need to work well together. It’s also important that the products don’t cause irritation or dryness. As the saying goes – the treatment shouldn’t be worse than the disease.
Rodan + Fields Multi-Med Therapy Approach to Regimens
If you know me, you know I’m a huge skincare junkie. It sometimes feels like I’ve tried every product and trend on the market! Recently I’ve simplified things by switching to a Multi-Med Therapy skincare regimen by Rodan + Fields. Rodan + Fields was started by two dermatologists. Their medical training and decades of experience have allowed them to take a truly evidence-based approach to skincare. Their products are thoroughly tested together and meticulously formulated to give real results.
It makes sense right?! Skincare products that are developed together give better results than picking random products by eyeballing ingredient labels. For example, for Retinol to work best, the skin needs to be prepped to accept it. The same is true for Vitamin C, like in a face serum. In the words of Dr. Kathy Fields, “When you want to target skin discoloration and spots, it makes sense to start with a scrubby cleanser to unclog pores and clear away dead skin so that the Kojic and Salicylic Acids in toner and the products with Vitamin C can better reach the surface of the skin and the key ingredients can get to where they need to go.”
This is what the Multi-Med Therapy Regimens are all about. They contain clinically-tested formulas that deliver the RIGHT ingredients in the RIGHT formulations in the RIGHT order with each step building on the last to create visible results.
Good skincare products are truly an investment. That’s why I love Rodan + Fields. Their dermatology approach to skincare takes all the guesswork out of choosing a routine. When you buy their products, you are investing in the research and technology that goes into creating them. This ensures that they work well together to give even better results when combined. When you look in the mirror and see results, you’ll know your investment is paying off.
Best Skincare Brand: Rodan + Fields
In the United States, there is only one dermatologist for every 30,000 people. That makes seeing a dermatologist for skincare concerns a luxury, especially in 2020 when we’re all trying to stay at home more. Now more than ever is the time to get a dermatology-inspired skincare Regimen in the comfort of your home. You can pick a Rodan + Fields Regimen based on your skincare concern – visible signs of aging, skin discoloration, adult acne, or sensitive skin. A dermatology-inspired skincare system will be shipped right to your home without a visit to the doctor’s office. It’s so easy! In fact, according to Euromonitor International, “Rodan + Fields is the #1 Premium Skincare Brand in North America* in 2019.”
Best Skincare Products – Guaranteed
Rodan + Fields also stands by their products. The Rodan + Fields satisfaction guarantee means if you are not completely satisfied with the results of their products, you can return the unused portion within 60 days for a full refund (less shipping charges).
Choosing the Right Skincare Routine Ingredients
Because Rodan + Fields was created by dermatologists, you can be assured you are getting products that contain evidence-based skincare with rigorously tested ingredients and formulations. You’ll find scientifically studied ingredients like Retinol, Vitamin C, and Hyaluronic Acid put together in one simple skincare regimen that is easy to begin – and easy to stick to!
Here are some ingredients to consider for your skincare routine:
Retinol is also known as Vitamin A. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and gives a more radiant, even complexion over time. All retinoid products are not created equal. You may already know that you should include a retinoid in your skincare routine, but there’s no way to know the quality of the retinoid you’re investing in. Rodan + Fields uses Retinaldehyde in their Intensive Renewing Serum, which is a potent version of Vitamin A and actually stronger than Retinol. It efficiently converts to Retinoic Acid, the active ingredient that does the anti-aging heavy lifting. Retinaldehyde is stabilized, meaning when you apply it on your skin it actually works!
This essential skincare ingredient refreshes skin and brightens. It also protects the skin from sun damage and neutralizes free radicals. Vitamin C is tricky though! It is very unstable and if not packaged and formulated properly it will quickly become deactivated and basically useless. That means wasted money and lost opportunity to brighten skin.
Hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates and conditions skin to make it look plumper. It is naturally made by our skin to bind water and keep our tissues hydrated. The hydrating effect means that when applied in a skincare product, it makes the skin look better immediately. It also allows other skincare products that are layered on after to work more effectively.
These power-packed molecules are the building blocks for proteins like collagen and elastin. They visibly firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Benzoyl peroxide is an antimicrobial ingredient that reduces the number and severity of acne and prevents future breakouts from forming. This leads to clearer skin and a healthy-looking complexion. When formulated correctly, it blasts through the biofilms created by the bacteria that cause acne and opens up pores.
Broad Spectrum SPF
I hope you never leave home without this one! SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect your skin from harmful UV rays. “Broad Spectrum” SPF protects against both UVA and UVB exposure. I like to remember these as UV – A for aging and UV – B for burning. Including SPF in your skincare routine visibly decelerates the early signs of aging that appear over time.
Even for a skincare junkie like myself, it can be overwhelming to choose a skincare product based on buzzworthy terms or pretty packaging. I want the time and money I invest in my skin to make a difference. A Rodan + Fields skincare Regimen just makes sense. Their products are developed with years of research and contain ingredients that truly improve my skin’s appearance! They are also tested together to ensure the products complement each other – because it’s just as much about the formulations as the ingredients! I’m more than happy for them to do all the work so I can reap the skincare benefits. 🙂
*Source Euromonitor International Limited; Beauty and Personal Care 2020 Edition, retail value RSP terms; all channels, Premium Skincare.