While some people prefer a basic three-step skin-care routine that’s quick and effective, I’m more of a maximalist. I love to incorporate a variety of products and tools into my daily regimen, and I always, always use a serum to target specific skin-care goals. In the morning, my go-to is a vitamin C serum, but at night, I like to switch things up.
Sometimes I target discoloration and uneven skin tone; sometimes I want to plump and smooth fine lines. When a serum comes along and promises to do it all – even better.
The Rodan + Fields Total RF Serum ($175) is one of those all-in-one serums. It is the brand’s newest innovation, took five years to perfect, and was formulated to do it all: improve the skin’s elasticity, firmness, plumpness, radiance, and texture, plus reduce the appearance of pores.
“We’re all aging all the time due to sun exposure, pollution, stress – the cumulative effects of these aggressors appear as fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, loss of elasticity, dullness, enlarged pores, and dryness,” cofounder of the brand Katie Rodan, MD, told POPSUGAR. “A product specifically designed with ingredients to energize surface skin cells, especially one that could be used by people of all ages, was our ultimate goal.”
- Rodan + Fields just released its newest product: the Total RF Serum.
- The serum is meant to improve skin’s firmness, plumpness, and radiance.
- Total RF Serum comes in refillable packaging to cut back on waste.
The powerhouse serum is packed with ingredients that deliver on the above claims – omega-6 essential fatty acids help hydrate and plump the skin, sandalwood minimizes the appearance of fine lines, Indian kino tree extract promotes even tone, antioxidants protect against environmental aggressors, ceramides support the skin’s moisture barrier, and calcium helps make skin firmer and tighter.
The Total RF Serum is safe to use both morning and night and is compatible with all skin types. I chose to fold it into my nighttime routine after cleansing and toning. The consistency of the formula is creamy as opposed to watery like most serums and has a light blush hue to it. There’s a very faint, clean scent, but nothing too noticeable, and it quickly absorbs to a lightweight, soft, hydrating finish.
As someone with normal to dry skin, I found that the serum fit right in with my existing routine. It didn’t leave my skin feeling irritated in the slightest bit and packed enough hydration that I didn’t need to use an additional serum on top to quench my thirsty skin. The pearly pink hue of the serum also gave my skin an instant radiance, which is always a plus.
Another aspect of the product that I love is the refillable component. The vial filled with the serum inside the glass bottle can be replaced after you run out – which typically occurs in about two months if you’re using day and night – for $148, saving you some money and the Earth some unnecessary waste.