Thank you to Rodan + Fields for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Pregnancy has been a time where I’ve felt excited and empowered for what my body can create and endure. Along with the beautiful elements of pregnancy, it’s also a time where I’ve had to surrender to the constant changes in my body. While I can’t prevent a few stretch marks and nausea, I am trying my hardest to avoid wrinkles with the Rodan + Fields Total RF Serum

Products to Avoid During Pregnancy


When I got pregnant, my entire world changed. Something I didn’t realize that would change was my entire skincare routine. I learned that I needed to avoid certain ingredients in common skincare and makeup items. One of the most common skincare ingredients that I had to avoid was Retin-A and retinoids, which contain Vitamin A. While this holy grail ingredient for anti-aging skincare has worked wonders for me in the past, I had to avoid it during my pregnancy. I wanted to find a product that didn’t have any harsh ingredients and that’s when I found Rodan + Fields Total RF Serum, a comprehensive anti-aging serum product that could support my current skincare needs.


Skincare Concerns During Pregnancy

I started getting fine lines and wrinkles in my early 30’s, but I was able to use skincare products to support this skin concern. Once I got pregnant, I needed to change up my skincare routine drastically. I also noticed that I had a general dullness in my skin. Where was this supposed pregnancy glow that people speak of?!

Everyone talks about how wonderful pregnancy is (and it truly is in many regards), but let’s be real – no one talks about common skincare concerns that pop up during pregnancy! While many suffer from acne and melasma during pregnancy, my main skincare concern during pregnancy was wrinkles and general dullness in the skin. Because I was avoiding Retin-A products, I needed to find a clean beauty product and anti-aging serum that didn’t contain retinols. I’m so thankful that I found Rodan + Fields Total RF Serum, a beauty product that doesn’t contain any retinols.


For the past few weeks, I’ve been integrating Rodan + Fields Total RF Serum into my beauty routine in the morning and in the evening after cleansing and toning my skin. This anti-aging serum has safely penetrated my skin and given me visibly improved results that I feel confident in. The Total RF Serum has helped minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles while providing my skin with a more even toned, dare I say “glowing,” look. Let’s dig into the details of this anti-aging serum!

The Science

Perhaps it’s because I grew up with a scientist father, but I’ve always been interested in the science behind products and the “why” of why things work. Now as an expecting mother, I care about what goes in and on my body more than ever. The ingredients in this anti-aging serum are what really drew me to the product. They include:

  • Proprietary RF Tri Energy Complex: This proprietary complex contains powerful, yet gentle anti-aging ingredients like sandalwood, which targets my main concern: helping to minimize the look of fine lines. It also contains Indian Kino Tree Extract, which assists in helping my skin look more even and toned. Lastly, this proprietary complex includes Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids, while allow for a more supple complexion.
  • RF3 Antioxidant Complex: This potent complex helps protect against environmental factors and provide even-looking skin.
  • Ceramides: This anti-aging serum ingredient helps deliver smoother-looking skin with less visible fine lines. This is one of the key ingredients for my skin concerns.
  • Calcium: To help with skin firmness.

How it Feels


I’ve always had sensitive skin and been picky with the products that I choose, but now that I’m pregnant, I’m very particular about what I use on my skin. The Rodan + Fields Total RF Serum feels lightweight and smooth on my skin, and it has a wonderful, soothing scent. I simply use it in the morning and at night after cleansing my face, but before moisturizing for a lightweight, even feel.


One other item that I absolutely love about the Rodan + Fields Total RF Serum is that it is the brands first refillable product, making its sustainability factor off the charts. As a refillable product, users can save on the cost when they reorder and reuse the outer glass base for future use. Lastly, 90% of the Total RF Serum is made from recyclable materials.

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