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I was given the opportunity to test the Kaplan MD Daily Moisture SPF 30 Concentrate (thank you, Marta). I was really apprehensive when I looked at the long list of ingredients. The active ingredient is 7% titanium dioxide, which is a physical sunscreen. The other ingredients include 22 USDA certified organic extracts as well as Juvinity, Matrixyl, Swiss apple fruit stem cells, and hyaluronic acid. The attributes of these anti-aging ingredients include collagen synthesis, collagen regeneration, UV protection, hydration, and plumping of the skin. One thing that caught my eye was something described in the key ingredients as “Marine Filling Spheres,” which are supposed to smooth and plump the skin right away.
Now a little about myself: I am in my mid 50s with combination skin that tends to be oilier during the summer. I started using this moisturizer in place of my Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer. The Kaplan MD Moisture Concentrate is thick and does leave a whitish film on my olive skin. I could only use a small amount. The whitish color goes away after a few minutes; however, the product is on the oily side. I had to wait awhile before I could apply makeup. It doesn’t hinder in the application of my Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW foundation. It stays put all day long. I don’t go out in the sun too much during the summer, so I am not sure how much sun protection it gives. But it is a good moisturizer. I really didn’t notice any immediate plumping as claimed.
I don’t have any real wrinkle issues on my face, except around my eyes, which are still there. Overall, my face does look a bit tighter, but I also have been using the Ultra Renew LED Ultrasonic device for more than a month. I’ll continue to use whatever is left of the Kaplan MD product, but for the price of $185, I would not recommend it. If see any noticeable change by the time I reach the end of the bottle, I may update my review.
Ingredients: Active: 7% Titanium Dioxide; Purified Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dicapryl Maleate, Polyglyceryl-3, Polymethylsiloxyethyldimenthicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (She Butter), Cathamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, PEG-10/15 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Geranylgeranylisopropanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-38, Rhodendron Ferrugineum (Alp Rose) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Malus Domestica (Swiss Apple) Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Gamay Teinturier Freaux Grape) Fruit Cell Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderflower) Extract*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract*, Ginkgo Biloba Extract*, Panax Ginseng Root Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) Extract*, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract*, Rosa Canina Fruit (Rose Hips) Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Extract*, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract*, Ilex Paraguensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extract*, Fucus Vesiculosus (Seaweed) Extract*, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract*, Porphyra Yezoensis (Algae) Extract*, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, DNA, Soy Isoflavones, Glycerin, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, C20-22 Alcohols, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Dihydroxycetyl Phosphate, Silica, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Lecithin, Polysorbate 80, Carbomer, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Isomalt, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Lactic Acid, Atelocollagen, Panthenol