Rodan and Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid is a tinted, lightweight, oil-free liquid formula available in six flexible, natural-looking shades that provide buildable coverage. This product also provides broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. The active sunscreen ingredients in the Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid include octinoxate 3.49%, titanium dioxide 3.20%, and zinc oxide 3.74%. Octinoxate is classified as a chemical sunscreen ingredient, which means it protects the skin by first absorbing UV light, then transforming that light energy into some other form of energy, such as heat. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are both classified as physical sunscreen ingredients. Rather than being absorbed by the skin, physical sunscreens protect your skin by using physical UV filters to block or deflect UV light.
The Rodan and Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid also contains numerous types of silicones, including dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, phenyl trimethicone, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, polymethylsilsesquioxane, polysilicone-11, and PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone. As a class, silicones improve the feel, appearance, and performance of cosmetic products. These ingredients act as silky moisturizers, conditioners, solvents, and delivery agents for other skin care ingredients. Silicones are able to help with skin redness and irritation due to their low surface tension, which enables them to spread easily across the surface of skin and form a protective covering. Since there are so many silicone ingredients in the Rodan and Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid, you can expect a very soft, silky skin feel when applying this product.