Rated 4.65 out of 5 stars
Though I own several of Perricone MD's "No Make-Up line" this is my first actual Cold Plasma product… Cold Plasma+ The Intensive Hydrating Complex, and normally I use a skincare product for two weeks to fairly rate it, but after a week, I am ready. I will explain more for the 4 out of 5 stars in a bit…
Now a bit about me, I am 50, I have dry, sensitive skin, and Asthma (since I was a toddler), and am a Rescue Pack Mom, so a product needs to be Cruelty-Free, but also cannot have crazy smells, strong fragrances, not drying.
Normally, this time of year I do have some texture, because it seems no matter what I use my skin, no matter how clean my diet is or how much water I drink, my skin can be pretty dry, a bit flaky even, and not smooth.
With the Perricone MD's Cold Plasma+ The Intensive Hydrating Complex, it claims to do a lot, and for me at least it is living up to what it says it will do, plus I have some scarring from an accident as a child, and it even makes it look smooth!
For me, my driest part is my forehead for some reason, its often itchy, tight feeling, even a bit flaky especially near my eyebrows.
Now my first applicate was after I had washed my face, as well as exfoliated earlier in the day, but I was still worried how my skin would react, but… Nothing! No redness, no itchy, no bumps nothing!
I was concerned at first, as it did seem a little heavy out of the jar, but I rubbed it between my hands, applied and within a few mins it absorbed nicely, with no sticky or greasy residue.
During the week, I have applied both my "No Make-up" Serum Foundation, and it seemed flawless! I even tried it with a tinted moisturizer that I use, and honestly was concerned it might pill or breakdown, but nope! It too wore beautifully, and with this, I haven't needed a primer!
I also use a plant-based Squalene serum, and it applied fine over it, but I did give the serum a moment to absorb first, I am even able to mix the two in the palm of my hand then apply.
Overall, I am really enjoying it, I started seeing results the next day, which has NEVER happened to me, and I have owned a lot of products over the years, and I part with several each month, so being happy with a product this soon is amazing to me, and look forward to seeing my results, at the end of the jar.
Ok, the reasons I only give it 4 stars, is because for a product of this price point, it really should come with a spatula to get it out of the jar, I do not know maybe it is just me, but I am not a fan of digging into a jar.
And I cannot apply this right out of the shower, so I do have to wait about 5 mins, if I don't it stings around my nose, but again this might be my sensitive skin, but if I give it the 5 mins no problem at all.
Though I did receive this for review, all my reviews, and thoughts are my own (good, or bad), and based on my experience with a product or service.
I was excited to receive this Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+, The Intensive Hydrating Complex as a sample to try. I love the brand and it sounded like a great moisturizer. It has peptides to fortify your damaged skin, vitamin c to brighten and lipids to hydrate. Open opening, I noticed the smell right away. Honestly, I cannot put my finger on what it smells like. I don't care for it, I know that. It's gray, just FYI. You are supposed to take some and warm it up in your hands. (Why are we wanting to warm up something they are touting as cold by the way?) Next, you apply it to your (cleansed) face in an upward motion. Ok, done. It seemed soft and smooth on application at first. I'm not sure if it was too heavy or what, but it didn't seem to sink in all the way. (Or easily). A little while later my face felt a little itchy. I went and looked in the mirror and noticed I had a bunch of tiny little bumps on my normally smooth cheeks and neck. I also had some sort of weird reaction/discoloration/rash where I had lighter/darker spots all over my face. I ended up having to go on Prednisone to get rid of it. I normally love this brand, but this one is a no go for me! 😕
Jody from Indianapolis
I bought this because I'm 41 and I'm trying to up my quality of moisturizer. I will say the smell is odd but it does feel nice in my skin. I will buy again.
MARY from PENNSYLVANIA
awesome LOVE ALL HIS PRODUCTS WHICH i USED FOR YEARS
Kelly from Green Bay WI
I was excited to order this after reading such good reviews. I dont know if I just got a bad jar, but the smell is horrible! I couldn't go to bed until i washed it off of my face…even my husband said I stunk. I have other Perricone products & none of them smell bad. Definitely returning!
molly from st louis, mo
i was gifted my first jar by a family member and loved it. it didnt cause breakouts, extremely hydrating, and just made my skin look *better*. i have noticed that my skin is bouncier, i get WAY less breakouts than before, and my little wrinkles look more smoothed. i just wish it was cheaper, but 🤷🏻♀️
Jess from Florida
Omg! These results and I'm only 4 days in!!
Just lost a lot of weight quickly and the skin… 😩
Cold Plasma Plus+ Sub-D/Neck on jaw, neck 360, behind ears, in front of ears, and chest
Cold Plasma Plus+ The Intensive
Hydrating Complex On the rest of face.
Will update as the weeks pass!!!🙌🏼🙌🏼
Gia from Palm Desert, CA
I was excited to try the Cold Plasma set but after 3-4 nights I got breakouts on my forehead and cheek where I don't normally breakout. I just don't have the time or energy to allow my face to breakout if it has to get worse before it gets better. Wish I hadn't been talked into it by the rep pretending to be an Ulta employee.
Heather from Provo
I have gotten 4 bottles in the past year and 2 of the 4 were nasty smelling. Like stale, old stink. I've returned them but they don't replace them which is a bummer because I got them on sale! My skin loves it though!
Amyth from Cincinnati, OH
This is a great moisturizer for older skin 50+. I am 56 and I use it everyday. My only issue is that often when I buy it from Ulta, the color is green, not blue like it should be. There is no exp date on the pkg, so I can only assume it's gone bad. I either return it or use it on my neck instead of face.
Desertdweller from Phoenix
I don't understand the hype or great reviews. I'm not going to address the price because it's irrelevant to me. Almost every product I use costs more. I use a prescription "anti-aging" cream, so this is likely the reason I don't care for this product. I want to see results. We're paying for results, correct? Also, I do use a vitamin C serum during the day, and my skin tolerates it well, but this "intensive" moisturizer does nothing for me to include moisturizing my skin. There are better moisturizers out there that cost less (and more) that do a better job at moisturizing the skin. There's nothing active or potent about this product. As others have said, it doesn't smell nice, but I wouldn't care if it offered results. All I'm going to say is there are better products out there that produce results at all price ranges, so for now, I will continue on with my seven step skincare regimen.
BJ from California
I love this moisturizer it keeps my skin hydrated and has helped very much with clearing up hyperpigmentation on my upper lip. Im in my early 40's and this is a great product that compliments my daily facial care routine. Perfect for both day and night use. I noticed the formula is a bit watered down but went back to replace for one that looked normally firm in the jar.
StephieG from Wisconsin
My skin drinks this in!! I love the hydration! Amazing! I am not a fan of the smell, due to products effectiveness I'll work through this.
Allison from Kansas City, MO
Texture is great and it's very moisturizing without feeling greasy. I can't get over the smell though….reminds me of playdoh. Unless it makes me look 10 years younger, I won't be buying it again.
Elizabeth from Indiana
I am a 26-year-old and thought this product would help with some wrinkles forming and prevent dry skin. I used the whole container and saw okay results. The product did not make my skin as hydrated as other products. I did see more of an even texture across my face. Personally, I would not purchase again for the price & rather try out other products.
JLove from Tallahassee, FL
It sits very heavy and greasy on the face, even with me continuously trying to massage it in throughout the evening. Despite layering this over hydrating serums, this product actually dried my skin out - it actually started peeling. I bought this during beauty days, so it was half price, so I don't feel it to be too much of a waste of money, but had I paid full price I probably would've been even more disappointed. It may be a great moisturizer for some, but this is NOT the product for my fair skin.
Doreen from Hesperia, Ca
I was really not a person to do my face morning and night but with this product is feels so good and makes my skin look refreshed.
Sally from Lancaster , pa
Perricone products are consistently effective , I'm 56 and have been using these products for over five years . This is my night time moisturizer and it definitely keeps my skin soft with less depth in forehead wrinkles and marionette lines .
Jay from North Carolina
I have dry and dehydrated skin. I have tried every moisturizer under the sun. I NEVER write reviews. This stuff WORKS! The consistency is wonderful. It immediately soaks into the skin. I got this during 21 days of beauty and wish I had bought a few more at half price lol. I will use this forever!
Mary from Springfield
I've been using this for nearly a month. I just ordered a second one while they are on sale. While I may not pay full regilar price, I love this product! The color is a little strange, the smell isn't what you'd expect, with the actual skin benefits and the way it feels on the skin, I don't mind the color and slight smell some other reviewers report. It feels so silky and smooth that I have never felt with other nice moisturizers. It's like I can feel it working in a really nice way! When it goes back to full price at Ulta, I'll still be tempted to buy it again, and I just might!
Tiffany from San Diego
This is wonderfully hydrating. I know it's pricy but you only need a small amount and it's so worth it. I apply at night and it goes into your skin, doesn't sit on top just feels calming and nourishing. Little to no smell and skin feels great for sleep. The magic is when I wake up w skin that is dewy and plump and refreshed. Got my mom in her 70s on to it also and she loves it and her skin is super reactive and sensitive. I first had a sample size but when we ran out I got it on sale but then immediately repurchased in the 4 set because of 5x points and that set appears to be a fantastic deal if I like even 1 of the other 3 products.
eek from il
Smells like home depot
Jmke from Milwaukee, wi
With all the good reviews and the price, I thought I was getting a great moisturizer...NOPE. This cream burnt my face. I was bright red and it stung like crazy and I don't have sensitive skin. This was returned quickly and easily, thanks ulta!
Rach from Missions, KS
If you're looking for a a product to rehydrate dry and itchy skin - look no further. This miracle moisturizer will rehydrate dry skin in just a single application. It is a bit heavy at first and akin does feel a little greasy but it blends well and quickly seeps into skin leaving it moisturized and not greasy at all. There is really no scent so those with the most sensitive of skins can likely use this will little issue. My biggest complaint that I have with it is that I got a log of breakouts along my jawline. I didn't really have it anywhere else and the likely culprit is having to wear masks in the community and over several hours while at work. This product has made a great addition to my skin care routine.
Threebratsmom from Thousand Oaks, CA
Perricone MD never ceases to amaze me. I do love all of their products but this one is by far my favorite. The Cold Plasma serum when applied is slightly cold with a smooth velvety texture. I have noticed an improvement in fine lines and this does minimize the size of your pores, which is awesome. I have been using this night and day and I actually look forward to my skincare routine
Mgoble from Salisbury, NC
I love how well this product works. It's took years off my appearance.