Perricone MD Makes an Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF, I Try It

Read ALL about my review process including how I take swatches, photos, and more here.


So for years—a little over ten actually, I’ve been using Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer (not continuously). I loved it because it sinks into my skin immediately with no residue so it doesn’t feel heavy on my oily skin. Depending on the weather I can sometimes get away with wearing it when it gets warmer out. I always wished though it had some SPF coverage in it although I would use a mineral SPF over my makeup.


Then fast forward to just about a week or so ago and Perricone sends over their new Photo Plasma which contains anti-aging ingredients and has an SPF of 30 to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. It’s oil-free and formulated with vitamin C ester and alpha lipoic acid to help brighten the skin over time. The formula is lightweight, gives the skin a radiant dewy finish, and is also said to act like a natural primer to keep makeup in place.



My thoughts:
I like that it’s lightweight but on my skin—much like many with darker skin, the titanium dioxide does give off an “ashy” cast BUT within a few minutes it goes away. I can vouch for it acting as a natural primer as my makeup looked great even on one of the 80+ degree days in NYC. The dewy glow is really nice but can be a bit much for oily skin like mine—I’ll appreciate it more when it’s not so hot out.

Bottom line: Overall I do like Photo Plasma. If you have normal to drier skin, you may love this as your summer moisturizer. For darker skin, be sure to give it a chance to settle before you judge…lol. It’s okay for oily skin as I mentioned above, but you may want to file this as something to try when summer’s over. You can see some of my favorite moisturizers, makeup, and tricks for oily skin here.

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A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas,, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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