Some people love having a five-plus step skin-care routine, but others like to get the job done in just one or two steps. If you fit into the get-it-done-fast category, you’ve met your match with Rodan + Fields new Total RF Serum ($175), which claims to slow the effects of skin aging, fuel skin with energy, speed up cell turnover and brighten the complexion all in one easy step.
The main ingredient in this do-it-all serum is the brand’s proprietary RF TriEnergy complex, a blend of both science-backed and all-natural ingredients like omega 6 essential fatty acids and sandalwood that help minimize the look of fine lines and create a plump, dewy complexion. Also included in the bottle: calcium to promote skin tightness, ceramides to retain moisture and a patented RF3 antioxidant complex to defend against environmental aggressors.
The how-to is simple: After cleansing and toning, apply the serum to the face and neck both morning and night before moisturizing. Once you run out, save the glass bottle and replace the inner tube of serum. According to the brand, using the refill will save approximately 25,000 pounds of packaging per year.
The before-and-afters of the clinical study participants were what convinced us to give this serum a try. As the tiral results show, 86 percent of participants had fewer fine lines and wrinkles and 81 percent noticed firmer skin in as little as four weeks. After eight weeks, 83 percent said their skin looked more revitalized, 83 percent noticed more refined skin texture and 81 percent had stronger, more resilient skin.
When I first gave this product a spin, I immediately noticed my skin looked plump and smooth underneath my makeup. As time has passed, my complexion has looked more dewy and bright every day, and I can tell my face feels both tighter and bouncier. It’s safe to say that this has become a staple in my everyday skin-care routine.