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Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Perricone MD

Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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Perricone MD's Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a uniquely formulated moisturizer with SPF 30 that delivers powerful anti-aging benefits while efficiently and effectively protecting against damaging UVA and UVB sun rays. Protection against sun & other environmental aggressors. Formulated with powerful anti-aging benefits and non-chemical UVA and UVB mineral sunscreens, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. Derives its natural color from Astaxanthin, a rich antioxidant known for its photo protective powers. Protects against the 10 most common skin aggressors: sun exposure, dehydration, pollution, harsh wind, excessive heat, extreme cold, heavy metals, smoke, stress and chemical irritants.

Formulated with Vitamin C Ester and Alpha Lipoic Acid to help brighten the skin and smooth surface imperfections. Luxurious in texture and oil-free anti-aging moisturizer with SPF 30. Creates an invisible shield between the skin and the environment, protecting natural aggressors and guarding against age accelerating UVA and UVB damage. Delivers essential hydration and glides on skin smoothly and evenly, leaving it soft and radiant looking. No tackiness or heaviness of more traditional moisturizers with SPF.
Dr. Perricone recommends applying in the daytime as a final and finishing step to any skincare regimen.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Polyester-8, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isohexadecane, Bisabolol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Polysorbate 60, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Thioctic Acid, Astaxanthin.

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Perricone MDPhoto Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30
 
4.4

(based on 99 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (29)
  • Moisturizes (29)
  • Non-greasy (26)
  • Softens skin (15)
  • Soothes skin (14)

Cons

  • Sticky (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (33)
  • Sensitive skin (13)
  • Uneven skin tone (13)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (9)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (15), Survivalist / minimalist (13), Beauty expert (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (15), Normal (8), Dry (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 99 customers

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5.0

Great Product!!

By Alexander

from Los Angeles, Ca

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

    This product is amazing, makes my skin look great! Please never discontinue this product : )

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    A perfect sunscreen!

    By Djy

    from Europe

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

    • Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

    I'm a male and this sunscreen works&looks great on my face. It doesn't have strong pigments but it's a good thing, because you end up with a fresh look. The finish is very matte, a natural shine. I use it after my treatments and whenever I'm wearing it, people tell me how healthy my skin looks and ask me how I take care of it. The only negative part is that only sometimes it feels greasy, but not too much. I have a sensitive skin and doesn't irritate at all.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Holy Grail Sunscreen

    By David L

    from New York, NY

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

      I've always had trouble finding a perfect sunscreen. After many years of searching, and way more than a few dozen failed attempts, I've only found a couple serviceable options that weren't great but did the job. This sunscreen, however, I find myself talking about it to anyone who will listen. Why? Because I have a very thick beard, have light-olive skin tone, am very sensitive to fragrance, and am very prone to clogged-pores. So, basically every sunscreen is greasy and stinky and makes me breakout and makes me look like a ghost, and tinted sunscreens make me look like I'm sunburnt — it's a nightmare. However, this stuff (Photo Plasma) is almost unbelievable how throughly we'll-executed it is. It's pink in the jar (like salmon cream cheese) but it disappears on the skin almost instantly, yet it stays in place for hours. It doesn't smell noticeably, it leaves firm slightly moist but not oily texture on the face, and my face also has an ever so faint "sheen" to it without looking like a polished marble, far from. And sweat will bead up on top of it rather than causing everything to run down my face... I know it has lots of amazing actives in it, but I also use lots of amazing actives (alternatingly) in the evening, so the cumulative effect has been great yet not particularly traceable to this product. However what I cannot stop noticing is how comprehensively non-offensive yet also utterly competent this product is... I bought it on a holiday special, and wish I'd ordered a few more, although to be honest, at full price it's about a dollar a day of usage, and to have everything be so simple and streamlined and stress-free, it's definitely worth full price for when i need to restock, and I'll keep my eyes peeled for sales...

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My Desert Island Product

      By Bay Area Beauty Junkie

      from Oakland, CA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

        This is my favorite daily SPF moisturizer, hands down. It is the only chemical-free sunscreen that doesn't give me a white cast. The texture is so creamy and whipped, it's luxurious to put on my skin. I've tried other non-chemical moisturizing sunscreen and keep coming back to this one. It's worth every penny!

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 30-44

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Well Worth The Price

        By Nickname

        from San Francisco

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Soothes Skin
        • SPF Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

          It's a lightweight moisturizer, with SPF protection, that doesn't make you smell like the beach. Fantastic product.

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          Fantastic product

          By jp

          from manteca

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Effective Sun Protection
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

            I have been using this product since Dec of 2016. It is wonderful! My skin is smooth and silky. Great sunscreen protection, since I have fair skin and freckles.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nothing better for my super sensitive skin!

            By Kimberly

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

              I am 50 and have have a skin condition that causes small circular patches of dry skin that crack and bleed on my face. My first spots appeared after the birth of my first child when I was 21. I have used prescription creams and steroids with some relief. Until now, I have never found anything that worked well without side effects. I have not had a single dry spot since I've started using this product. NOT ONE! I am not sure what is different than the hundreds of others I have tried but I will never use anything else! My skin looks and feels fantastic! My only complaint is that I did not find it sooner!!

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 45-59

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great product- PACKAGING NEEDS TO BE BETTER!

              By Catherine

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Skin Care Professional

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                I love this product. Unlike many other moisturizers with SPF(i.e. Kate Somerville SPF 50 moisturizer), this product is light enough that it won't leave any white traces or it won't slough off from you skin.

                However, like all the other products from Perricone MD, this moisturizer needs better packaging! I never dropped the jar or traveled with it, but the lid somehow broke (the plastic cracked open). It looks like MANY of perricone md's products are contained in extremely fragile and poor packaging. I've used many products that are contained in glassware such as Darphin, and never had any problems. It looks like Perricone MD uses cheap plastic and glassware for their containers, and due to this reason, items easily break or pumps don't work properly. It's too bad because their products itself are great! Please pay more attention for packaging going forward. Because of this broken container, I had to scoop out all the moisturizers and put it in an empty Darphin glass container.

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal
                • Age:
                • 18-29

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A must!

                By Jen

                from Asheville NC

                About Me Minimalist

                Pros

                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                  I have been loyal to this as my daily SPF for years. I lived in SoCal and needed high potency yet non greasy moisturizer for daily protection. This is hands down the best for my skin. It's pricey but a little goes a long way and I'll gladly pay now to prevent future sun damage. Don't change a thing, this is the best!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A staple to my beauty regime

                  By Vrt

                  from San Antonio Texas

                  About Me Beauty Expert

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                    This not only feels great on my skin, but the results are great. Brightens my skin and it's looks youthful and healthy.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Oily
                    • Age:
                    • 45-59

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                    • Q:

                      Does this work on the neck area?
                      Asked on 12/10/2017 by dmorgan from Alabama

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                        A:

                        Photo Plasma is a perfect moisturizer/spf combo that can be used from the top of the forehead to the base of the neck. For more anti-aging benefits on the neck, it is suggested to use Cold Plasma Sub D.

                        Answered on 1/3/2018 by Brand Expert from Perricone MD
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