How Does the REVERSE Regimen Work?
Based on Multi-Med® Therapy, REVERSE is a complete
skincare system that combines prescription medicines at
non-prescription strength with active cosmetic ingredients to
repair and protect hyper-pigmented, sun-damaged skin. By
combining the right ingredients, in the right formulations,
and using them in the right order, the regimen:
Lightens excessive darkness, brown spots, and uneven pigment.
Brightens dull skin, improves tone and texture, and boosts
Exfoliates skin to remove complexion-dulling dead skin cells.
Protects against future sun damage with broad spectrum UVA/
Regimen for Brown Spots,
Dullness, and Sun Damage
It’s not what you see,
it’s what you don’t see.
90% of your skin’s aged appearance is caused by the sun, not
the passage of time. The damage caused by UV exposure is
not only visible on your face, but lurks under the skin’s surface,
making your complexion appear dull, sallow, uneven, and aged.
Much of this evidence of environmental aging is both preventable
We created the Rodan + Fields® REVERSE Regimen as a simple,
full-face solution that tackles both the damage below the
surface and the visible pigmentation that is the result of years
of incidental sun exposure. The REVERSE Regimen exfoliates
away dulling dead skin cells, lightens unwanted pigmentation,
evens skin tone, brightens the overall complexion, and protects
against further UV damage, visibly improving the appearance of
environmentally aged skin.
With regular use, the REVERSE Regimen reveals a smoother, bright- BEFORE TREATMENT AFTER TREATMENT
er, even-toned complexion; improvement is often experienced with
the first use. For some people, one cycle of the REVERSE Regimen is
sufficient to restore the brightness of their skin. For significant
hyper-pigmentation, it may take 2-6 months before maximum even-
ness of skin color is achieved. Once you’ve achieved your desired POLAROID
results, you may transition to another Rodan + Fields Multi-Med
Therapy regimen and may always return to using the REVERSE Regi-
men if your skin becomes dull or spots begin to reappear.
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Average results as independently and clinically graded after 8 weeks of use Unretouched photos after 8 weeks of use.
Results may vary.
BRIGHTNESS SMOOTHNESS AND AGE SPOTS FINE LINES
SKIN TEXTURE AND EVENNESS
OF SKIN TONE
The 4-Product REVERSE Regimen
REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash
Cleanses and refines sun damaged, blotchy complexions. Alpha hydroxy
acids loosen dead skin cells and polyethylene beads sweep them away.
Skin is instantly brighter and prepared for treatment.
REVERSE Skin Lightening Toner
Delivers the time-proven and dermatologist-preferred benefits of 2%
hydroquinone in a rapidly-penetrating liquid vehicle. This proprietary
combination of hydroquinone, kojic acid, and anti-oxidants brightens skin,
evens skin tone, and fades brown spots.
REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment
Delivers a second layer of 2% hydroquinone, ensuring effective and prolonged
penetration to optimize lightening and brightening of the skin. Retinol and
Vitamin C enhance the brightening process. May be followed with a moisturizer
if skin feels dry.
REVERSE UVA/UVB SPF 15 Sunscreen
Prevents future discoloration by blocking pigment-stimulating UV rays.
Oil-free formula offers broad-spectrum protection to maximize skin’s
improvement while preventing new discolorations from forming.
Getting Started SupplEmEnt YouR REgimEn
If dryness occurs, use a moisturizer
Begin the REVERSE Regimen slowly in order to let skin acclimate after applying REVERSE Skin Lightening
to the medicines. Follow the schedule below for best results: Treatment. We recommend ESSEntiAlS
Moisturize with Melaslow™ or SootHE
Week 1 D AY 1 D AY 2 D AY 3 D AY 4 D AY 5 D AY 6 D AY 7
Sensitive Skin Treatment.
MORNING • • • •
EVENING To even and protect your complexion,
Week 2 D AY 1 D AY 2 D AY 3 D AY 4 D AY 5 D AY 6 D AY 7 try EnHAnCEmEntS Mineral Peptides
MORNING • • • • • • •
To remove eye makeup and revitalize
Week 3 D AY 1 D AY 2 D AY 3 D AY 4 D AY 5 D AY 6 D AY 7 and firm the eye area, try Anti-AgE
MORNING • • • • • • • Eye Cloths.
EVENING • • • •
To maximize controlled exfoliation
Week 4 D AY 1 D AY 2 D AY 3 D AY 4 D AY 5 D AY 6 D AY 7
and boost results, use EnHAnCEmEntS
MORNING • • • • • • • Micro-Dermabrasion Paste 1-3 times
EVENING • • • • • • • per week in place of REVERSE Deep
Omit UVA/UVB SPF 15 Sunscreen in the evening.
If redness and/or irritation occur, take a break from the regimen
for 2-3 days. During this time, we recommend using gentle,
redness-reducing products such as the SootHE line.
doCtoRS’ tipS Frequently Asked Questions
Always wear UVA/UVB sunscreen
and do not sunbathe. A single day of Do I need to use all the steps in REVERSE Regimen to get results?
unprotected sun exposure can virtually Yes, each step of the REVERSE Regimen builds upon the last to treat every
undo months of treatment. aspect of uneven skin tone and patch areas of dark pigmentation through
exfoliation, lightening with the medicine hydroquinone, brightening with retinol,
Use the REVERSE Regimen until your and protecting with a zinc-based broad-spectrum sunscreen. Skipping any one
skin is bright and even-toned, usually of these steps can minimize results.
2-6 months, then transition to the
Anti-AgE pluS Regimen. Why use the REVERSE Regimen over my entire face?
We developed the REVERSE Regimen as a full-face solution because what you
Hydroquinone can stain fingernails so see on the surface is not the full story. In fact, visible brown spots on the skin’s
use ESSEntiAlS Gauze to apply toner and surface indicate more damage below. Furthermore, using pigmentation-lightening
wash hands after use. products over the entire face avoids the “halo effect,” white rings around dark
spots, resulting from only applying the products on the spots that you see. To
Use the REVERSE Regimen to treat the achieve an even-toned color over the entire face, these products must be used
décolleté, neck, hands, and other parts over the entire face.
of the body prone to showing signs of
sun damage. Can the REVERSE Regimen be used on all skin types and ethnicities?
REVERSE contains 2% hydroquinone, which lightens only abnormal
pigmentation, allowing the natural skin tone to be revealed. Products in the
REVERSE Regimen are oil-free and do not clog pores—excellent for acne-prone
skin as it lightens post-acne dark marks. However, the REVERSE Regimen is not
recommended for extremely sensitive skin. Please visit the Solution Tool for a
Can I use the REVERSE Regimen if I’m pregnant or nursing?
We suggest that you do not use the REVERSE Regimen during these times.
You may use the Anti-AgE or SootHE Regimen or any EnHAnCEmEntS or ESSEntiAlS