WHAT DIFFERENTIATES TOTAL RF SERUM FROM OTHER SERUMS
Original Article Appeared on Audrey Anderson World
WHAT EXACTLY IS A SERUM?
After cleaning and toning, but before moisturising, a serum is applied to the skin to deliver strong ingredients. Serums are ideal for this role since their lightweight texture blankets the skin with a high concentration of vital ingredients. As a result, serums are an excellent tool for addressing specific skincare concerns.
WHY ARE SERUMS NECESSARY?
Skin deteriorates as we age due to the natural ageing process and environmental causes, resulting in various ageing indicators such as lack of hydration, deeper lines and wrinkles, dullness, and lack of firmness. Including at least one serum in your Regimen based on your primary concern improves specific benefits for addressing key indications of skin ageing.
WHAT EXACTLY IS TOTAL RF SERUM?
Total RF Serum is our most comprehensive anti-ageing serum, revitalising skin at every level to help you see more robust, healthier, more resilient skin. It tackles all of the significant indications of ageing skin. When used alone, this serum produces apparent benefits and is designed to complement any R+F regimen.
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES TOTAL RF SERUM FROM OTHER SERUMS?
Total Serum by RF contains our new patent-pending patented RF TriEnergy Complex. Skin needs the energy to appear, feel, and function properly.
Our exclusive technology energises millions of surface skin cells to treat all apparent ageing symptoms, including elasticity, firmness, plumpness, fine lines, skin texture, even skin tone, radiance, hydration, softer, more supple skin, decreased pores, and reinvigorated skin. Total RF Serum is also available in our first-ever refillable container, demonstrating our dedication to achieving our sustainability goals.
Keep the exquisite outer glass bottle for future use and replace the inner glass bottle. Every two months, recycle the inside vial.
90 per cent of this packaging is composed of recyclable materials, and when purchasing the refill, 74 per cent less packaging will be utilised.
The Outer Glass bottle is made of 65% PCR. This translates to around 211 000 12oz glass soda bottles.
Based on our current one-year prediction, this equates to around 88K lbs (44 tonnes).
WHAT IS THE Aim OF TOTAL RF SERUM?
Skin vitality is essential for restoring and maintaining a youthful appearance. Unfortunately, age and environmental conditions weaken surface skin cells over time, causing them to lose energy and their ability to turnover. Total RF Serum is our most comprehensive anti-ageing serum, containing patented technologies and essential components.
WHAT ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS + PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY IN TOTAL RF SERUM?
• RF TriEnergy Complex: Skin energy is crucial for reviving and maintaining an overall youthful-looking complexion. Over time, surface skin cells are compromised by age and environmental factors, losing power and their ability to turnover. Having the optimal level of energy helps slow the effects of skin ageing.
Our exclusive RF TriEnergy Complex technology combines scientific and natural ingredients to energise millions of surface skin cells to address all the key signs of skin ageing. As a result, skin is reinvigorated with strength and vitality and ultimately looks younger. Rodan + Fields exclusive, patent-pending RF TriEnergy Complex technology blends Sandalwood, Indian Kino Extract and Omega 6 Fatty Acid into a unique ratio for maximum potency.
The ingredients work together to deliver skin that looks reinvigorated with strength and resilience and ultimately appears younger.
Inspired by Ayurvedic medicine, the RF TriEnergy Complex contains
• Sandalwood to help minimise the look of fine lines.
• Indian Kino Tree extract to help skin look more even-toned.
• Omega 6, essential fatty acids, specially modified to enhance penetration at the skin’s surface, serving as building blocks to create a supple, plumper-looking complexion.
• RF3 Antioxidant Complex: Developed and patented in the U.S. by Rodan + Fields scientists, patented RF3 Antioxidant Complex fortifies skin to be more resilient and help defend against environmental aggressors for even-looking skin.
• Ceramides: Ceramides are the glue that connects our skin cells together and forms a water-resistant barrier to maintain our skin barrier intact and healthy. Ceramides are naturally produced by the skin, although their production declines with age and sun exposure. This may result in a compromised skin barrier, resulting in dry, rough skin.
Total RF Serum contains Ceramides to help fortify the skin’s barrier and retain moisture. The result is smoother, firmer-looking skin with fewer visible fine lines. Ceramides are molecules comprised in part of fatty acids and help maintain a healthy skin barrier which can help protect against environmental aggressors and retain moisture.
In-vitro studies have demonstrated that RF TriEnergy Complex strengthens skin’s barrier function helping to retain moisture and plumping the skin.
• Calcium: Calcium contributes to visible firmness, making skin feel tighter and more resilient. The majority of calcium in the skin is contained in the epidermis, which has been shown to play an essential role in barrier protection and skin homoeostasis.
WHO SHOULD USE TOTAL RF SERUM, AND WHEN SHOULD IT BE USED?
The latest RF Serum can be used by anyone over the age of 18 (all skin kinds and tones) as a comprehensive anti-ageing therapy in conjunction with any Regimen or on its own. Everyone experiences indications of ageing differently and at different times, but it will generally assist anyone over the age of 25 keeps an overall youthful-looking complexion.
CAN I USE TOTAL RF SERUM ALONE?
Yes, we have clinical evidence that utilising Total RF Serum alone has anti-ageing advantages.
Although Total RF Serum was designed to complement any R+F Regimen, it is not required to be used in conjunction with an R+F Regimen to address anti-ageing skin problems.
HOW LONG WILL ENHANCEMENTS TOTAL RF SERUM STAY ON THE SHELF?
This latest Rodan and Fields Serum has a storage life of about three years from the date of manufacturing, assuming it is not exposed to severe temperatures or light. Therefore, to get the most outstanding results, use the product strictly as advised.
CAN TOTAL RF SERUM BE FOUND IN RECYCLED PACKAGING?
Total RF Serum comes in our first-ever refillable, eco-friendly package. In addition, 90% of the packaging comprises recyclable materials, supporting our commitment to pursuing our environmental goals*.
The Outer Glass bottle is made from 65% PCR. This equates to about 211K 12oz glass soda bottles. Or about 88K lbs (44 tons) based on sales units at our current one-year forecast. In addition, total RF Serum contains the following recyclable packaging:
• Recyclable inner vial
• Recyclable clear cap
• Recyclable, reusable glass bottle (save your glass bottle to use with the
Total RF Serum Refill) Complete RF Serum Refill is packaged in a polypropylene tube (PP #5). Confirm whether your local recycling centre takes PP #5. *Disposable pump (At this time, the pump is not able to be recycled and must be disposed of) *By weight
WHAT PART OF THE FULL-SIZE TOTAL RF SERUM PACKAGING MUST I KEEP FOR THE REFILL?
Keep the outer glass bottle of your latest RF Serum for refilling. The refillable inner vial and pump twist into this glass bottle with ease.
APPLICATION OF THE PRODUCT HOW SHOULD I APPLY TOTAL RF SERUM?
Applying evenly to your face in the morning and evening, after cleansing and toning, and before moisturising. Allow the serum to dry before proceeding to the following step for best results. Avoid contact with the eyes. Designed to improve any R+F regimen.
As with any product, people with sensitive skin should patch test Total RF Serum before applying it to their entire face.
WHEN SHOULD I APPLY THE TOTAL RF SERUM?
Total RF Serum can be used both in the morning and at night.
HOW DO I REFILL MY TOTAL RF SERUM?
Keep the glass bottle for refilling.
1. To refill, detach the pump from the glass base and remove the transparent cover. [See Fig. 1]
2. Remove the pump from the inner vial. Recycle the inner vial and clear cap in accordance with your municipality’s regulations. The pump should be disposed of away. [See Fig. 2]
3. Screw REFILL onto the glass bottle to secure it. [See Fig. 3]
HOW DO I ORDER A REFILL OF THE TOTAL RF SERUM?
All the TRF Serum replenishment and Consultant Replenishment Program (CRP) orders will be automatically switched to the refill for the second and subsequent orders. Total RF Serum Refill can also be purchased on an as-needed basis.
HOW LONG CAN TOTAL RF SERUM BE USED?
Total RF Serum is designed to last 60 days when used twice daily with one pump each time. However, it should be noted that specific consumers may prefer to utilise more based on personal preference.
IS IT COMMON FOR TOTAL RF SERUM TO LEAK FROM THE GLASS VIAL?
Due to the refillable packaging of Total RF Serum, a very tiny percentage of glass vials may leak during transportation and distribution. While this is a typical occurrence in the industry for refillable packaging, it does not meet our high-quality standards.
We are devoted to guaranteeing that your Total RF Serum vials do not leak and have implemented a way to entirely remove this problem. However, if you or your customers find any leakage with your product, please contact Sales Support for assistance.
USE WITH REGIMEN AND OTHER R+F PRODUCTS
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE R+F SERUM BASED ON WHAT MY SKIN NEEDS?
Choose the appropriate serum based on the following skincare concerns:
- Total RF Serum: All critical signs of ageing: Elasticity, Firmness, Plumpness, Fine lines, Skin Texture, Even Skin Tone, Radiance, Softer more Supple Skin, Reduced Pores, Revitalised Skin
- Intensive Renewing Serum: Firmness, Tone, Lines, Deep Wrinkles
- Active Hydration Serum: Hydration/Dry Skin
CAN I LAYER THE R+F SERUMS, AND IN WHAT ORDER?
Yes, you can layer two or more serums and still benefit from their targeted results. If layering, the application order is:
- AM: Active Hydration Serum (AHS) + Total RF Serum
- PM: Active Hydration Serum (AHS) + Intensive Renewing Serum (IRS), and then Total RF Serum
CAN TOTAL RF SERUM BE USED WITH ALL REGIMENS?
Total RF Serum can be used with the REDEFINE, REVERSE, SOOTHE, UNBLEMISH and RECHARGE Regimens.
- Total RF Serum is not recommended for use with SPOTLESS.
- REDEFINE: use Total RF Serum after Step 2
- REVERSE: use Total RF Serum after Step 2
- SOOTHE: use Total RF Serum after Step 2
- UNBLEMISH: use Total RF Serum after Step 3
- RECHARGE: use Total RF Serum after Step 1
CAN I USE TOTAL RF SERUM ON ITS OWN, OR DOES IT HAVE TO BE USED WITH AN R+F REGIMEN?
Although Total RF Serum was formulated to enhance any R+F Regimen, it can be used on its own to address anti-ageing skin concerns.
HOW DO I USE ALL THREE R+F SERUMS WITH MY REGIMEN?
If layering all three serums with a Regimen, the application order is:
- AM: Active Hydration Serum (AHS), then Total RF Serum
- PM: Active Hydration Serum (AHS), Intensive Renewing Serum (IRS) and then Total RF Serum.
AM: Step 1, Step 2, AHS, Total RF Serum, Step 3AM
PM: Step 1, Step 2, AHS, IRS, Total RF Serum, Step 3PM
AM: Step 1, Step 2, AHS, Total RF Serum, Step 3AM
PM: Step 1, Step 2, AHS, IRS, Total RF Serum, Step 3PM
*If using REVERSE Targeted Dark Spot Corrector, apply immediately following Total RF Serum, before Step 3AM/PM
AM: Step 1, AHS, Step 2, Total RF Serum, Step 3, Step 4
PM: Step 1, Step 2, IRS, Total RF Serum, Step 3
*My recommendation is that users with sensitive skin patch test products before applying them to the whole face
AM: Step 1, Step 2, AHS, Step 3, Total RF Serum, Step 4
PM: Step 1, Step 2, AHS, Step 3, IRS, Total RF Serum
AM: Step 1, AHS, Total RF Serum, Step 2, Step 3
PM: Step 1, AHS, IRS, Total RF Serum, Step 2
HOW DOES TOTAL RF SERUM DIFFER FROM THE AMP MD SYSTEM WITH THE DERMA-ROLLER?
AMP MD System amplifies and accelerates results using a patented ergonomic roller together with our skin-revitalising Intensive Renewing Serum to address the following skin concerns: Firmness, Tone, Lines, Deep Wrinkles and Skin Texture.
Total RF Serum gently but effectively targets complete anti-ageing concerns, including Elasticity, Firmness, Plumpness, Fine lines, Skin Texture, Even Skin Tone, Radiance, Softer more Supple Skin, Reduced Pores, Revitalised Skin.
If layering Total RF Serum with the AMP MD System, the evening application order is:
REDEFINE: 1, 2, Roll, AHS, IRS, Total RF Serum, 3AM/PM
REVERSE, 1, 2, Roll, AHS, IRS, Total RF Serum, 3AM/PM
RECHARGE: 1, Roll, AHS, IRS, Total RF Serum, 2, 3
*My recommendation is that AMP MD System is for use with SOOTHE or UNBLEMISH Regimens.
WHAT DO I DO IF I ENCOUNTER IRRITATION OR THINK I AM ALLERGIC TO TOTAL RF SERUM?
If the face area becomes irritated, stop using Total RF Serum for a few days until the skin recovers. If you are concerned about an allergy, first speak with your doctor and then (with their approval) try a
sensitivity patch test before beginning to use Total RF Serum as follows:
• To your Jawline or Neck - Apply a small amount of the serum.
• Repeat this process three times in the same area as initially applied for three days.
• Observe for any signs of redness, dryness, irritation or swelling.
CAN I USE Total Serum by RF IT IF I AM PREGNANT?
Before making any changes to your skincare routine - we recommend that any pregnant or nursing woman confers with her doctor about her current products.
MY SKIN IS BREAKING OUT AFTER USING THE TOTAL R+F SERUM. WHICH ACTION SHOULD I TAKE?
This may be due to your skin becoming accustomed to a new skincare product. If you were not previously on an acne-targeting regimen, You might encounter a few breakouts throughout the first six weeks of use. Total RF Serum is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores.
I’M USING TOTAL RF SERUM, BUT I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
We recommend you test the product using the following instructions for three days, three times a day:
• Apply a small amount of Total RF Serum on your jawline or neck.
• When you test again, reapply the product to the identical area as the original application.
• Observe any signs of redness, dryness, irritation, or swelling.
• If concerned about sensitivity to a product used near the eye area. Apply the product on either temple area three times a day for three days, and watch for redness, irritation, swelling or watering eyes. Stop using the product if this occurs.
• If you determine you are sensitive to Total RF Serum, discontinue use. Consulting your physician for further testing to determine which ingredient(s) may be the issue so that you may avoid using products containing that ingredient in the future.
DOES TOTAL RF SERUM HAVE CLEAN INGREDIENTS?
As a world-renowned dermatological brand, Rodan + Fields strives to provide customers with the most efficacious skincare products. As we search for new, more potent ingredients and proprietary technologies, we assess all our formulas and ingredients against some of the strictest standards in the world to ensure that they meet our high-quality standards.
Our Total RF Serum does not contain:
• Sulfates SLS + SLES
• DEA, TEA, MEA
• Propylene Glycol