Redefine Triple Defense Treatment
This daytime moisturizer with sunscreen earns points for including stabilized avobenzone, one of the few active ingredients that provides reliable UVA (think anti-aging) protection. The silky base formula glides over skin and works well with makeup applied over it, but for what this costs, it should contain higher amounts of antioxidants and repairing ingredients—not to mention the jar packaging this comes in won’t keep those helpful ingredients stable during use.
Last, given the cost, you have to ask yourself how liberally you’ll apply this sunscreen. Given its size, if you’re applying enough of this to your face and neck each day, it’ll be gone in a month! OK, one more comment: dermatologists (which is what Drs. Rodan and Fields are) should know better than to add fragrance to a product, because fragrance isn’t skin care.
REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment is a moisturizing treatment with photostable broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. It contains a clinically proven concentration of powerful peptides to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and visibly firm skin.
Rodan + Fields At-A-Glance
Many of you are probably familiar with physicians Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields from their appearances on infomercials about their successful ProActiv line of anti-acne skincare products. The Rodan + Fields approaches are advertised for those suffering from a variety of skin conditions, and are claimed to work for anti-aging, skin discolorations, sensitive skin, and acne.
Most consumers want simplicity when it comes to making decisions about what skincare products they should use. The Rodan + Fields marketing strategy is to make it simple. They eliminate the confusion about what products work together by creating streamlined, prepackaged product groups, each aimed at specific skin-care concerns. Each product group is enclosed in a clever, take-along parcel that is the skin-care equivalent of a sack lunch. (Products are also available separately for those who want to customize their routine or add products outside the predetermined routines.) This structured approach has merit, but, each routine has at least one questionable or lackluster formulation, or a problem with packaging.
For more information about Rodan + Fields, call (888) 995-5656 or visit www.rodanandfields.com.
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