Tested on animals:No
Rodan + Fields' Soothe line is designed for sensitive skin, and this fragrance-free moisturizer is indeed suitable for that skin type, assuming your skin is also dry because this has a rich texture.
This moisturizer contains an interesting mix of standard but beneficial ingredients like glycerin and silicone, plus novel plant oils such as Echium plantagineum, which is a rich source of fatty acids, and a type of yeast known as Pichia anomala, although there's no research on the latter ingredient and its potential benefit (or lack thereof) for skin. Also on hand are non-fragrant, antioxidant-rich plant oils such as olive and grape seed.
This moisturizer also contains a soothing plant extract, but, ideally, more soothing ingredients would make the product's name more accurate. Still, there are no known irritants and those with sensitive, dry skin should find this works quite well, although you don't need to spend nearly this much for an effective moisturizer.
Rodan + Fields' claim that 98% of this moisturizer is a blend of moisturizing ingredients is accurate, but that doesn't mean this is head and shoulders above the rest. In truth, most moisturizers for dry skin could make similar boasts, because the non-moisturizing ingredients (typically preservatives, fragrance, and the like) typically comprise around 3% of a given moisturizer formula.
- Fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin, including rosacea.
- Contains some excellent ingredients to restore and repair dry skin.
- Non-fragrant plant oils provide antioxidant benefits (and the tube packaging helps ensure these delicate ingredients remain stable).
- The yeast ingredient doesn't have any research pertaining to its benefit for skin (whereas some other types of yeast do, so the question is why not use one of those instead?).