Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Perricone MD Cold Plasma + Sub D/Neck
First I would love to thank Influenster for sending me this product free to review. Background. Soon to be 41 and have a history of applying either baby oil or the famous suntan oil in the brown bottle and laying out in the sun all summer on almost a daily basis from the age of about 10-30. In my early 20's I also frequented the tanning bed to the point to where I got those spots that felt like skin tags. But with that being said I get told all the time that I look way younger than my actual age and almost always get carded. So my neck is in pretty much great condition, or so I thought. Upon initial inspection I noticed three pretty deep lines running into the horizontal line on my neck that I've had since birth. No sagging, but born with a bit of a double chin and I have a bad habit of digging my chin into my chest. This has caused a wrinkle on my left jawline. My chest tends to get a rash that only responds to a famous medicated shampoo that starts with a D and ends with a T. If I sleep on my side there are wrinkles on chest after waking up. Prior to this self trial I had a regimen of twice a day applying my usual neck cream. The well known expensive ageless line with the purple lid. I have an issue with that being sticky and hair sticking to my neck after application. I've given this about a month of day and night application. It has a wonderful consistently. Upon first inspection I misjudged it and felt it was too watery. This jar contains two ounces of treatment but you only need a small amount, just like my other neck treatment, which is very important to me. What I love about application is this immediately absorbs into skin and I'm not pulling and tugging because it has a great slip consistency. It absorbs but it doesn't disappear and leave me with a dry neck. My neck is hydrated but my hair doesn't blow on my neck and stick. That is a plus. There has been a great improvement in the three lines on my neck. They are greatly diminished. It's not doing too much of anything for that deep horizontal line I have had since birth. It does appear to have a slightly blurred effect on its "event horizon" if you would call it. The two beginning points of the line. I don't expect it to do too much for that. I've been applying it in the same frequency on my chest and I haven't had much of a rash situation going on except for one night of itching and my face broke out in the same situation. It always happens when I am stressed and has been going on for over a decade. I applied it before bedtime and immediately calmed down the itching and burning. I'm surmising it was the hydration that helped but I'm not an expert. In the morning I wasn't on fire with red flaky spots which is what happened every single time before starting this regimen. I'm still going to use my medicated shampoo, though. But I don't feel like I really need to. My skin isn't screaming for help like usual. The line on my jaw is still there. But I can see it has been diminished as well. My makeup isn't immediately falling into it and leaving a thick line of foundation like it was which leads me to believe this product is helping that situation as well. As far as sagging. Honestly I am a bad candidate for seeing results for that. I'll have to deal with it sooner than later but right now I have yet to have to deal with that. As far as price. It isn't inexpensive by a long shot. After a month of applying twice a day I am over half empty. But I have accidentally applied too much more than several times. Like I stated, it seems watery and IMO that makes me think I need more than I do and there's a learning curve to it. Overall I'm happy. Will I continue to purchase? Possibly if it continues to go on sale from time to time. Last time I checked a famous beauty store it was on sale for significantly less than full price. The only con is the price. Not everyone will find this as a feasible option for them. I would like to see more product for the price. To me it would be well worth it if there were twice as much product for the price. I only wish I could have tested it for longer to see how long it takes on average to empty a jar.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not much difference
I was really excited to try this product. I have tried other Perricone products and loved them. I'm 47 yrs old and I can honestly say my neck looks pretty good for my age. And I would like to keep it looking good. When I first opened it up I smelled it. I read other reviews and some even when on to say it had a "fishy smell." I didn't think so, at first. I thought it had a nice subtle "clean smell." Then I put it on in the morning and throughout the day I kept smelling something "bad." I even went to the bathroom to check my armpits thinking maybe I forgot to put deodorant on. Nope that wasn't it. Then I realized it was the neck cream. I just couldn't get past the smell. I can't really say it smelled "fishy" it just wasn't a good smell. I couldn't wait to take it off in the evening. So, I decided to use it before bed only. As far as seeing any results after using this product for 2 wks I see none. Yes, my neck feels smooth after applying it, but it does also after I put on my regular moisturizer. But I will say that my neck feels a little tighter after it dries down. I like that this has good ingredients, I think I just need to use this longer to notice any kind of results. I will continue to use this product until I finish it, and maybe give an update if I notice any visible results.
Reviewed by 400 customers NOPE!
Teenage Grandma from PDX, OR
0 stars if I could. I received this as a sample and it smelled like old tuna and pickles. It did have a lovely consistency though! That smell though was absolutely horrifying.
Tried the sample pak, Now I'm hooked
Sass C from Dallas Texas
I recently lost a significant amount of weight and noticed the wrinkles in my neck area. This product has helped to smooth those out. It is non greasy, very light and has a nice light scent to it. You can see the improvements immediately. Totally recommend! 💗💗
I buy this every 6 weeks or so
Debs from GA
Very effective product
Smells gross, but works like a dream
Jenny T from Charlotte, NC
Yes, this cream smells unpleasant. But it is also the only neck cream that consistently erases or at least diminishes my cell phone line on my neck. Hydrates and plumps up crepey skin. It's well worth the price tag, even though that price tag hurts.
Did Someone Order Tuna?
Lanie Lou from Texas
I received a sample as part of an Ulta promotion and I was excited to try it. Immediate regret. I now smell like someone tried to use potpourri on three day old tuna. I truly don't care if this stuff makes me look like I'm 20 years younger over night. I'd rather not smell like a bait shop in July.
I buy this product over and over.
Sue from Arkansas
I've used this product for many years with fantastic results. I've tried less expensive products, but I always come back to this one. I am 61 and this is my go to product! Love it.
Gianni from San Clemente ca
i purchased this for My mom and grandma and the results are just Fantastic... I'm off to buy my very own. it has a bit of a smell but nothing crazy.
Kellilyn from Arizona
I was so excited to try Perricone products but thought they were medicore at best. Very little noticeable results.
Kaismom from Arlington, VA
At 50, I've tried all the neck creams out there .. yes ... all of them and this is the only one that gives consistent results when used regularly. It does have a specific scent but it's better than fake added fragrance and it dissipates quickly. I've even used scented moisturizer on occasion after applying to conceal the odor which works very well. Can't argue with the results ... I will never be without this cream.
Smells like fish
Chisssssyyyyy from Los Angeles
I'm grateful I got to sample before buying. This product feels great on my skin, but I'll never know if it works because it smells so strongly of fish I can't tolerate it. I had to wash it off after 10 minutes.
Strong medicinal smell
Benzer4 from Wisconsin
I thankfully received this as a sample... very strong smell. I stuck it out for 2 tries, but I did not notice anything. It does not absorb well - has a greasy feel. Would not use again. Strivectin works much better with no smell!
crystal from new Jersey
I got a sample, and thankfully never paid for this... I tried once and the smell is bad! If it works that's great, but personally first impression that smell made me never to want to give it a shot...
Kicked out of bed for smell
Ulta addict from California
I was excited for this bc of the good reviews. But I cant get past the smell. It's not just bad for me but my significant other won't let me get in bed after I put it on bc he thinks it smells horrible. I do a lot of preventative skin care but my neck skin isn't bad enough to put up with the odor. I'll consider revising this in a decade when it gets worse
Has aweful smell.
Ms kay from Dalton
I'm sure it would work but I couldn't get past the smell. Didn't know I couldn't return yellow ticket items or I would never have made the purchase. Now I'm stuck with exspensive cream!
Strange smell every time
ddras from Ohio
I got this it in the big jar and used it on and off for a year. The formulation had a strange plastic-like odor that lingered. When it's on your neck, you certainly can't get past it. Ultimately I threw it away just last month.
Now? I got a sample by chance with an order so...I think "maybe mine was just a bad batch."Nope! THIS one smells like ELMERS GLUE! Seriously, it's a vinegary smell.
I cannot get past the smell ever to even see if the stuff works. At this price point I'd definitely not pay top dollar again for something so vile smelling.
It literally stinks!
Amy D. from Southwest Michigan
The smell is so off-putting that I can't get past it. Due to the fact that you place it on your neck, very close to your nose, I can't stomach using it again! The price is ridiculous - thank goodness I received a sample and did not buy this!
Oh my gosh the smell! Gross.
Fl48gurl from Hudson, FL
I received a deluxe sample of this and couldn't wait to try it. But as soon as I squeezed a small amount into my fingertips the smell almost knocked me out...ugh...sour vinegar rotting fish rotting garbage...you name it... everything gross is what it smells like. I did go ahead and apply it to my neck and then immediately washed it off. It was truly sickening. And I cannot imagine why a company like Perricone, who's products aren't cheap, can't find a way to cover this scent and make it smell better? For the prices they charge it should smell like roses...not rotted fish. Threw in the garbage.
I reacted poorly to it
chrihoff from College Station TX
I applied it and my skin turned a little too reddish-pink. additionally the smell is terrible. its a stinky, vinegary smell. so offputting. the smell alone would have caused me to stop use, the reaction was just a bonus i guess...
Smells like mayonnaise
Hammk from Las Vegas
Giving it away. Smells like mayonnaise. Gross.
Unfortunately, not for me
Peachypie from San Diego, California
I had never considered myself with sensitive skin as I have tried many products and not had any adverse effects. Unfortunately my jaw and neck became itchy after the second use and I broke out with splotchy marks. And yes, it has a fishy smell.
Dzm from Baltimore Md
This product is not only too expensive but it does not in any way sink into your skin. Stryvectin is so much better. I bought it as a beauty steal and it's just horrible
Complete waste of money
JJ from Phoenix
I have used 2 full bottles of this and saw no results. After consistently using it for months I can confirm that you'd be better off just buying a regular moisturizer and using retinol to address fine lines and wrinkles.
I love this product!!
Brookie from Torrance, Ca
I have been using this cream for almost a month and I love it!! I had lines on my chest from sun poisoning years ago and the cream is making them less noticeable and my chest looks smoother. In addition, my chin and neck area look tighter and smoother.
I like his products. Wish our Ulta in Hot Springs, Ark
Pat from Hot Springs, Arkansas
Wish our Ulta would start caring Dr. Perricone
Love this product
Mc from Ashburn, VA
I use it once a day at night and can already see the improvement after a few weeks