Ingredients of the Month



A peptide is a peptide, right? Not so. All peptides are small chains of amino acids that signal natural processes in the skin, but different types of peptides influence different types of processes. For example, some peptides increase collagen production and others decrease inflammation.

Hexapeptide-21 is a corrective peptide and one of our favorites. It stimulates collagen production and helps strengthen skin’s structure to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles and firm skin. In clinical studies hexapeptide-21 has been shown to perform as well as the leading prescription wrinkle reducer in improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but without the associated irritation.

Find hexapeptide-21, at the same concentration as tested in the above referenced clinical study, in Rodan + Fields® ANTI-AGE Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30.

Colorless Carotenoids

The colorless carotenoids, phytofluene and phytoene, are two types of algae sourced from the Red Sea. They are antioxidants and anti-inflammatories which absorb UV light, and even get stronger in the presence of UV light. Unlike most antioxidants, however, colorless carotenoids do not “die” after absorbing UV light; in fact, they have an endless capacity to absorb. We use colorless carotenoids in combination with the sunscreen avobenzone in our SHIELDrf sunscreen technology to prolong UVA protection and decelerate photo-aging.  This exclusive technology allows us to achieve aesthetically appealing formulations with higher SPFs.

Find colorless carotenoids and our exclusive SHIELDrf sunscreen technology in Rodan + Fields® ANTI-AGE Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30.

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