YOUTH or Rodan + Fields?

Hi Lorri,
Thank you for reaching out.  I am including here just some talking points of information.  The short answer is yes, R+F uses many ingredients on our “Free Of ” List because their brand positioning is not
Youth Skin Care“natural” or “pure/safe”.  It is really more around “effective”.

For example, they use the following (just to name a few), all of which are on our Free Of List:

-Synthetic Fragrances
-Artificial colors
-Chemical sunscreens, including Oxybenzone
-Ingredients that are NOT Vegan
-Lauryl sulfates
-Cyclic silicones
-Ethanolamines (TEA)

That said, Rodan and Fields also use some of the most effective ingredients, like Vitamin A (Retinol) which is the #1 Dermatologist recognized most effective anti-aging ingredient.  We also use this in a more gentle form in our YOUTH Activating Serum.

So, while we are inspired by Nature and leave out the questionable chemicals, we also deliver on efficacy/performance.  

Hope this helps!
Christos Kyrou
Vice President Beauty Research & Development