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Photo Plasma - Perricone MD
A oil-free, anti-aging moisturizer for a brighter-looking, more radiant skin while protecting against damaging sun rays with mineral-based SPF 30. Read More
$ 75.00 67.50
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What It Is

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. Unlike traditional moisturizers with SPF, the non-tacky formula glides on skin smoothly and provides essential hydration to the skin for a soft and radiant finish.

What It Does
  • Oil-free, anti-aging moisturizer with a mineral-based Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
  • Protects with an invisible shield against environmental aggressors.
  • Weightless in texture, it unveils brighter-looking, more radiant skin.
What To Expect

Due to the science and compounds used in our products the feel and scent may vary.

Texture

Lotion

Consistency

Weightless

Scent

Fragrance Free

Consumer Results

95% agreed their skin immediately felt perfectly moisturized, softer and smooth.

93% agreed their skin felt hydrated without feeling heavy, greasy or sticky.

88% agreed their skin had a healthy glow.

Key Sciences

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores over time.

Vitamin C Ester

A more potent, highly stable and less irritating form of antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, Vitamin C Ester gives the appearance of collagen-rich skin by visibly smoothing, brightening & minimizing discoloration. Unlike traditional Vitamin C, Vitamin C Ester is fat-soluble & easily absorb-able for maximum antioxidant benefits.

Photo Plasma Science

Ingredients

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores over time.

Vitamin C Ester

A more potent, highly stable and less irritating form of antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, Vitamin C Ester gives the appearance of collagen-rich skin by visibly smoothing, brightening & minimizing discoloration. Unlike traditional Vitamin C, Vitamin C Ester is fat-soluble & easily absorb-able for maximum antioxidant benefits.

Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 4.2%

Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, 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

Application

Application

Dr. Perricone recommends applying to face and neck in gentle circular motions in the morning. To achieve optimal results, first use your Perricone MD treatment and follow with Photo Plasma.

Application Process

Area

Face and Neck

Amount

Pearl-sized amount

Frequency

1x / Day

Duration

8 Weeks

  1. After using desired treatment, use fingertips to apply to face and neck in gentle circular motions.
  2. Use in the morning.

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  • Q:

    I use Deep Moisture Therapy every morning and would like to know if I could also use the Photo Plasma over that? I really like using the Photo Plasma and was using that only, but felt it did not provide enough moisture. I really like the Photo Plasma with the spf 30.
    Asked on 2/24/2016 by Robin

    1 answer

    • Perricone MD Skincare Specialist

      A:

      Great question! I love the Deep Moisture Therapy for hydration and healing. You can absolutely use the Photo Plasma on top as your SPF. Enjoy!

      Answered on 3/8/2016 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist
  • Q:

    I have adult acne and was wondering if photo plasma will make it worse ??
    Asked on 11/5/2015 by Saira from Fairfax va

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Great question!

      The Photo Plasma is an oil-free moisturizer with an SPF 30 and it should not make your acne worse.

      We do always recommend performing a 3-day patch test to make sure the product is compatible with you skin.

      Have a nice day!

      Answered on 11/16/2015 by Perricone MD Customer Care Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Great question!

      The Photo Plasma is an oil-free moisturizer with an SPF 30 and it should not make your acne worse.

      We do always recommend performing a 3-day patch test to make sure the product is compatible with you skin.

      Have a nice day!

      Answered on 11/16/2015 by Perricone MD Customer Care Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    Can this be used as a moisturizer under daily makeup?
    Asked on 10/11/2015 by r star from Texas

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Great question!

      The Photo Plasma is a daytime moisturizer w/SPF 30 and it should be applied first then apply makeup last.

      Have a nice day!

      Answered on 10/16/2015 by Perricone MD Customer Care Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    When I apply to my face it feels very dry I asked the sales woman and she said just put a moisturizer on top of
    It!!!! It sounds to me by reading it that it should make your face feel very moisturized not dry is that correct? Maybe I am using the wrong product for my skin. Thank you for your attention in this matter
    Asked on 10/7/2015 by Jeanie-Beanie from Nanuet.NY

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

      The Photo Plasma is an oil-free moisturizer and if you have dry skin this may not be the moisturizer for you.

      I recommend the Face Finishing Moisturizer which is quite creamy and hydrating; this moisturizer is typically for normal to dry skin; or if you have extremely dry skin you may be interested in trying our Deep Moisture Therapy.

      I hope this is helpful.

      Answered on 10/7/2015 by Perricone MD Customer Care Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    I have thee three products.
    which order should I use them
    High Potency Amine Face LIft
    Hyalo Plasma
    Photo Plasma

    Thank You
    Asked on 8/17/2015 by Deborah from Plantation, Florida

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

      Below I am providing the correct order to apply your products for both AM and PM.

      AM APPLICATION
      Cleanser
      Toner
      High Potency Amine Face Lift
      Hyalo Plasma
      Photo Plasma

      PM APPLICATION
      Cleanser
      Toner
      Hyalo Plasma
      Moisturizer

      I hope this is helpful.

      Answered on 9/3/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    what do you put on first the high potency amine face lift or photo plasma?
    Asked on 6/11/2015 by normad1021 from san jose, ca

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

      There are five steps to following the Perricone regime and they are:

      1. Cleanser
      2. Toner or Serum
      3. Exfoliant
      4. Treatment
      5. Moisturizer

      The High Potency Amine Face Lift (Step 4) is a treatment and should be applied only in the AM prior to moisturizer. Photo Plasma (Step 5) is a daytime moisturizer and should be applied after your treatment.

      I hope this is helpful.

      Answered on 6/12/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    can you use this around the eye area
    Asked on 6/5/2015 by la

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

      Yes, the Photo Plasma can be applied around the eye area.

      I hope this is helpful.

      Answered on 6/7/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    WILL THIS CLOG PORES?
    Asked on 5/27/2015 by ANGEL from NYC

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

      No, none of Dr. Perricone's products will clog your pores.

      The Photo Plasma an oil-free moisturizer with an SPF30; extremely lightweight in texture, it glides on skin smoothly and evenly, leaving it soft, hydrated and radiant. Formulated with powerful anti-aging benefits and mineral sunscreens, it derives its natural color from antioxidant-rich, Astaxanthin. No tackiness or heaviness.

      I hope this is helpful.

      Answered on 5/27/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    I use finacea gel 15% in the day for rosecea bumps and a little redness. I use Renova Tretinoin cream 0.02% at night. I have oily skin, enlarged pores, acne scaring(holes) from blackhead and whiteheads. Also, aging concerns. I do not have deep wrinkles but I do have them. Which products would you recommend I use and what order should they be applied. Please include my prescriptions that I use.
    thank you so much
    Asked on 4/18/2015 by MB from Farmingdale, NY

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

      To help with symptoms of rosaea here is what we recommend:

      Nutritive Cleanser a cleanser and toner in one. Formulated as a mild cleansing product, it is suitable for all skin types, though especially recommended for normal and dry skin. Alpa lipoic acid helps to prevent the appearance of redness and blotchiness sometimes associated with the use of harsh cleansers.

      Advanced Face Firming Activator provides immediate improvement to the appearance of skin's resilience, tone and texture. Alpha Lipoic Acid and glycolic acid reduce pore size and speed up cell renewal, while reducing the appearance of scarring and discolorations in the skin. Use before your moisturizer and sunscreen. (AM treatment)

      Concentrated Restorative Treatment helps resurface skin's texture to reveal a more radiant and healthy looking skin. It helps diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It provides maximum levels of antioxidant therapy during the evening restoration period, evens out imperfections, and promotes a healthier, more resilient skin.

      Face Finishing Moisturizer a light moisturizer that provides advanced moisturization and antioxidant protection for all skin types. Helps to smooth lines and wrinkles and enhance collagen production. Can be used AM and PM over treatments or alone.

      These supplements can also be helpful:
      Skin and Total Body supplements
      Omega 3 supplements

      Your Finacea gel and Tretinoin cream should be applied after cleansing then follow with AM treatment (Advanced Face Firming Activator) and the Face Finishing Moisturizer is always applied last.

      In the evening the same order follows, this time you are applying the PM treatment (Concentrated Restorative cream) and the Face Finishing Moisturizer is always applied last.

      I hope this is helpful.

      Answered on 4/28/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    I have extremely sensitive skin, would this product be ok to use? i really need a daily mositurizer that has spf in it if i can find it.
    Thanks,
    Kathleen
    Asked on 4/14/2015 by Kathleen B from Kingston, WA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

      Since you have sensitive skin I recommend Dr. Perricone's sensitive skin care line called the Hypoallergenic Collection; within this line there is a moisturizer called the Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer.

      The Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer is a gentle, nourishing and anti-aging moisturizer formulated for sensitive skin. With Olive Polyphenols, Neuropeptides and Tocotrienols.

      Please visit our website and place your order today: www.perriconemd.com

      I hope this is helpful.

      Answered on 4/28/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
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Photo Plasma
 
4.4

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Non-greasy (23)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Moisturizes (20)
  • Softens skin (11)
  • Soothes skin (10)

Cons

  • Sticky (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (19)
  • Sensitive skin (10)
  • Uneven skin tone (9)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (4)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (8), Survivalist / minimalist (6), Beauty expert (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (11), Normal (4), Dry (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (54), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

the only sunscreen I'll ever use again

At first I was a little put off by the color but this is the ONLY sunscreen that didnt break me out, didnt run and didnt make my pores feel clogged by the end...Read complete review

At first I was a little put off by the color but this is the ONLY sunscreen that didnt break me out, didnt run and didnt make my pores feel clogged by the end of the day. I freakin' love this stuff!! I'm very fair and not once have I burned with this on, as with most other sunscreens. Its long wearing and somehow makes my skin look just more even and better.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I wish this didn't break my skin out...

I wish this didn't irritate my skin, because the finish isn't oily like other sunscreens. It feels nice to apply, and leaves a not-oily but not-too-matte finish- it's perfect. However, each time...Read complete review

I wish this didn't irritate my skin, because the finish isn't oily like other sunscreens. It feels nice to apply, and leaves a not-oily but not-too-matte finish- it's perfect. However, each time I used it, my skin broke out with small blemishes. I even tested it a few times just to make sure it was the Photo Plasma and not another product. Really disappointed as now I can't even use it!

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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 Photo Plasma:

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Photo Plasma:

    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 Photo Plasma:

      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 Photo Plasma:

        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

        (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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Photo Plasma:

          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

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Photo Plasma:

            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

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Photo Plasma:

              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

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Photo Plasma:

                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

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Never discontinue this. I will cry if you do.

                By Alyson82

                from Long Beach

                About Me Beauty Expert

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Soothes Skin
                • Works with delicate neck area

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Reduces irritation from pollution
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Photo Plasma:

                  This is the holy grail for my neck during the day. Everywhere my skin can't take a regular sunblock, I use this instead, and I can skip the moisturizer because it is very moisturizing. I would describe the texture as a calming protective barrier. It is everything I have ever wanted in a sensitive skin moosturizer for the daytime. I thought it was being discontinued and I was so upset. I'll never stop using this. As I age, I will layer more products, but this one is a keeper. The Astaxanthin completely eliminated the problem of redness, blotchy areas and parched patches on my extremely delicate skin. I even started using that antioxidant in other products because of this discovery. This moisturizer is creamy and soothing. It never ever stings, even after aggressive microdermabrasion. It's like a shield for the skin, and it has never caused a pimple. I have had severe acne before and I'm still very break out prone, and it's truly not a pore clogger, even for being so viscous and protective. A+++

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

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic Product!

                  By Flower

                  from Florida

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Photo Plasma:

                    This product is amazing! I have a history of skin cancer and had MOH's surgery. I live in South Florida and hate wearing stuff on my face. This product is Lightweight, works against the Florida sun and has a light tint to disguise my freckles.

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

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