SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream
Rodan + Fields' Soothe line is designed for sensitive skin, and this fragrance-free moisturizer is indeed suitable for that skin type, assuming your skin is also dry because this has a rich texture.
This moisturizer contains an interesting mix of standard but beneficial ingredients like glycerin and silicone, plus novel plant oils such as Echium plantagineum, which is a rich source of fatty acids, and a type of yeast known as Pichia anomala, although there's no research on the latter ingredient and its potential benefit (or lack thereof) for skin. Also on hand are non-fragrant, antioxidant-rich plant oils such as olive and grape seed.
This moisturizer also contains a soothing plant extract, but, ideally, more soothing ingredients would make the product's name more accurate. Still, there are no known irritants and those with sensitive, dry skin should find this works quite well, although you don't need to spend nearly this much for an effective moisturizer.
Rodan + Fields' claim that 98% of this moisturizer is a blend of moisturizing ingredients is accurate, but that doesn't mean this is head and shoulders above the rest. In truth, most moisturizers for dry skin could make similar boasts, because the non-moisturizing ingredients (typically preservatives, fragrance, and the like) typically comprise around 3% of a given moisturizer formula.
- Fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin, including rosacea.
- Contains some excellent ingredients to restore and repair dry skin.
- Non-fragrant plant oils provide antioxidant benefits (and the tube packaging helps ensure these delicate ingredients remain stable).
- The yeast ingredient doesn't have any research pertaining to its benefit for skin (whereas some other types of yeast do, so the question is why not use one of those instead?).
Rich, dewy formula replenishes skins natural moisturizing factors as it soothes, hydrates and nourishes. Nearly all of the formula (over 98%) is an exclusive blend of skin beneficial moisturizers, humectants, skin conditioners and protectants that offer effective, long-lasting moisturization.
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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