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Perricone MD Photo Plasma

What it is:A unique oil-free broad spectrum SPF 30 moisturizer that delivers powerful antiaging benefits while protecting against damaging sun rays. What it is formulated to do: Luxurious in texture, this oil-free moisturizer creates an invisible shield between the skin and the environment, guarding against natural aggressors like pollution, wind, extreme weather, and chemical irritants, and age-accelerating UVA and UVB damage. The non-tacky formula provides essential hydration to the skin for a soft and radiant finish. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates
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Questions & Answers for Perricone MD Photo Plasma

Question
Is it tinted?
asked 8 months ago
jaydenjade
on Photo Plasma
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nope. Not tinted. The product itself has a pinkish hue.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
scheung916
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
This is not tinted.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
MKinSD
(San Diego)
answer 3
No it is not a tinted product. It has a light pink color to it but has no affect on your skin color.
answered 6 months ago
BeauDaisy
(Fulshear, TX)
answer 4
Not tinted - it's pink in the jar, but goes on colorless.
answered 6 months ago
ambie5
(cupertino, CA)
answer 5
No - looks pink but goes goes on white.
answered 7 months ago
maniora
(Cumming, ga)
answer 6
It is slightly pinkish with a definite luminizer effect.
answered 8 months ago
jejolie
(Washington, DC)
answer 7
The pink color is from the astaxanthin, an antioxidant. Think shrimp, salmon, lobster....they are pink because they feed off the red algae inn the ocean. That antioxidant protects against environmental damage...smoke, pollution, etc. I use it as I work in a casino and it protects me from anything in the air. I love the texture and my makeup glides on.
answered 8 months ago
amazingwoman
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 8
No, the Photo Plasma Moisturizer is not tinted.
answered 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Acne / Oil
I was wondering if this moisturizer made anyone breakout due to the sunscreen? My main problem is that halfway through the day my skin becomes oily which causes acne. Thanks!
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
Metrical
on Photo Plasma
5 answers
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answer 1
i don't think the sunscreen in this product causes breakouts. It is a little heavy though.
answered 6 months ago
notanexpert
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 2
It's a physical sunblock. Most people break out with chemical sunscreens as the body rejects it. I haven't heard any negative feedback. Acne prone skin loves it as it is oil free and filled with antioxidants....alpha lipoic acid (anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant) Vitamin C Ester (fatty form- will not burn or irritate) and astaxanthin....powerful anti-oxidant to protect against pollutants, etc. Try it!!
answered 8 months ago
amazingwoman
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 3
Yes, it does cause breakouts. It is a very heavy cream, and caused my normal skin to break out. This is not a good option for anyone with sensitive or oily skin.
answered 11 months ago
DwntwnFllrtn
(Fullerton, CA)
answer 4
The Photo Plasma did make my skin a little more oily as compared to other non-SPF moisturizers. By mid-day my face looked super greasy, but I started using Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray prior to the Photo Plasma. The spray really made huge (six hours+ with almost no shine) difference. I no longer have to use two or three blotting sheets a day.

I would definitely recommend purchasing both products if you are concerned about oil.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
ravenblack
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
Yes! I'm not sure it's the sunscreen though. The moisturizer with SPF I had before this never gave me problems. I got this because my former was out of stock and undergoing new packaging regulations.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
hunnyblonde
(Riverside,CA)
Question
i've used a diff moisturizer from Perricone and it had a very strong rose smell that was off-putting. does this product have a smell?
asked 5 months ago
kaity86
(Reading, PA)
on Photo Plasma
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No smell at all!
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
dmogul
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
No noticeable smell.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
scheung916
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
Yes. Yes it does, and the smell is certainly not pleasant. i thought it smelled like rotting garbage.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
DwntwnFllrtn
(Fullerton, CA)
answer 4
This moisturizer has a pleasant scent. it's not overwhelming.
answered 5 months ago
beckandberk
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Will this product serve to correct and rid me of my age spots on my forehead? And, if so what is the general timeline?
asked 1 year ago
lesliepeace
(Oakland, California)
on Photo Plasma
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It will help to prevent more spots as it is a great sunblock. Have you tried the Vitamin C Ester 15 at night? It's available in the Power Treatment Kit along with a few other products you would benefit from. Its a night treatment and you could use the Formula 15 or the Cold Plasma over it (both are in the kit). OR my favorite is the Concentrated Restorative Treatment at night with Vitamin C Ester and Glycolic Acid. Leaves your skin SO soft!!
answered 8 months ago
amazingwoman
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
Photo Plasma does contain Vitamin C Ester which helps with sun damage. I'd recommend a serum or treatment product that contains higher levels of this ingredient to see a difference in your skin in a smaller amount of time.
I do not recommend any products with hydraquinoine. This ingredient is not safe. Google the ingredient. Can cause damage to liver.
answered 11 months ago
beckandberk
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
It won't get rid of them, but if you use this consistently (every day, even when you think you don't need sunscreen) it will fade them because the sun won't be adding color to them.

To fade age spots, try a product with hydroquinine as the ingredient. Murad has some good products for fading spots.
answered 1 year ago
hugtime
(san francisco, ca)
Question
Would I use this in place of my normal Perricone mosturizer or after my normal Perricone mosturizer?
Right now I use my mosturizer, wait 10 minutes and put on sunblock before i start putting my makeup on.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
prettyblueeyez
(Butler, PA)
on Photo Plasma
3 answers
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answer 1
As it is a moisturizer with SPF 30, I just use it alone....easy !
It's great under make up. If you wear a powder base, be sure to wait a bit as sometimes our brushes or applicators are not clean.... and then it might drag.
answered 8 months ago
amazingwoman
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
It is very effective without any additional moisturizers.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
iheartptr
(Keiser, AR)
answer 3
This is a moisturizer. You don't need two moisturizers nor do you need a sunblock. This already has spf 30 unless you want to put sunblock on your neck and other places you're not sticking your moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Metroid001
(Fresno, CA)
Question
Is the peptide complex suiatable for roseacea and skin that breaks out .?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
Litnan
(Lynch Station, VA)
on Photo Plasma
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you have sensitive skin, don't get this. It is very heavy, and caused my rosascea to act up and break out in red hot spots.
answered 11 months ago
DwntwnFllrtn
(Fullerton, CA)
answer 2
I have very sensitive, rosacea prone skin - this feels soothing and helps relieve itching and irritation. Highly recommended!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
jebash
(Charlotte, NC)
Question
What are the sunscreen ingredients and what %?
The Sephora website says zinc oxide and the Perricone MD website says titanium dioxide....so which is it and what % are used?
asked 1 year ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
on Photo Plasma
2 answers
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answer 1
It's titanium and I don't know the percentage but it's a physical sunblock and its texture is divine ! It's oil free which makes it ideal for any skin type.
answered 8 months ago
amazingwoman
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
Titanium Dioxide 4.2%. SPF30
answered 11 months ago
beckandberk
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can this be used in place of a primer?
asked 6 days ago
DoriMaxwell
(Las Vegas, NV)
on Photo Plasma
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
this is NOT a primer.. don't go there with those expectations. …. I do love this product ….
answered 2 days ago
workerbee
(Omaha, NE)
answer 2
This product is not formulated to extend the wear of your foundation. If you are looking to prolong the wear of your makeup, we recommend using a separate product for your primer.
answered 5 days ago
kevinbt
Question
Are Perricone products cruelty free?
Are they tested on animals?
asked 6 months ago
penwa60
(Madison,wi)
on Photo Plasma
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, the US government requires any product with SPF to be tested on animals.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Toddtravels
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 2
No they arent! We've contacted Perricone & they provided the following statement ", Dr. Perricone's products are not tested on animals. They are tested on human volunteers only". We hope that helps!
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
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