Rodan and Fields Unblemish Spot Fading Toner
4.2 fl. oz. for $41
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This skin-lightening product claims to be alcohol-free, but that is meaningless given the other problematic ingredients present.

This product does have a toner-like consistency and its active ingredient is 2% hydroquinone, a proven active for treating brown pigment discolorations. That’s the good part. The bad part is that it includes several skin irritants, including witch hazel, arnica, zinc phenosulfate, and lemon. The salicylic acid is present at approximately 1% and the pH of this skin-lightening toner is low enough to permit exfoliation. However, there are too many problems to make this an option for those struggling with skin discolorations, or with any other problem for that matter.

Last Updated:02.06.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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Alcohol-free toner contains dermatologist-preferred 2% hydroquinone to lighten and prevent post-acne marks and spots. Salicylic acid removes dead skin cells, keeps pores clear, and prepares skin for treatment.


Active: Hydroquinone (2%), Other: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Methylpropanediol, Polysorbate 20, Salicylic Acid, Zinc Phenolsulfonate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sea Whip Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Kojic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Fragrance, Dmdm Hydantoin, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite

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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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