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KaplanMD Day Cream- Phytogenic Triactive Complex

Is a Solution for:
Dry Skin, Oily Skin, Sun Protection for Face
December 5, 2010 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 3 Comments
Reviewed by Colleen

What an honor to be asked to review KaplanMD Day Cream- Phytogenic Triactive Complex SPF15 for you! I am an avid beauty product junkie, so this project is right up my alley. I have been using this cream for about 6 weeks.

I had to tear myself away from a moisturizer that I had just recently discovered  and LOVED. It is Soignee Cell Rejuvenation Botanical Facial Creme with MSM ($13.95) which I found on the Sunfood website. I will spare you the details but it was difficult to put it on the shelf and  start a new regimen.

First thing I did was google KaplanMD and was flabbergasted at the price ($125) of this product, woooo, this must be good! I thought. So it was with high expectations that I tried it.

This cream is light  and delicately scented with a luscious texture, thick and rich, but not greasy not absorbs nicely and leaves the skin feeling hydrated and soft... a smooth base for makeup application. I especially noticed that when I used it on my hands, they stayed moist with none of that sticky greasy feel some lotions have.

So, I have enjoyed trying it. BUT, I certainly would not purchase another bottle at that price!!! I have splurged on occasion and spent crazy amounts of money on beauty products, but this one just wasn't that great, I couldn't SEE a difference, it was just a nice cream.  So, I will finish this bottle and I truly appreciate the opportunity to try it, but I can't say that I would recommend it. I'm actually anxious to get back to my MSM lotion. Perhaps if I had tried it in the spring- summer when I need sunscreen I would be more enthused.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 4.7%

Water (aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxethyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Meadowfoam Estolide, Sodium Dihydroxycetyl Phosphate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, PEG-100 Stearate, Silica, Soy Isoflavones Aglycones, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cimicifuga Racemosa (Black Cohosh) Root Extract, Lecithin, Phospholipids, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (White Tea and Oolong Tea), Camellia Oleifera Seed (Green Tea) Extract, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, C20-22 Alcohols, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Magnifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silicia Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium DNA, Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Honey, Phenyl Trimethicone, Chitosan, Sphingolipids, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Maltodextrin, Cyclodextrin, Dextrin, Polysorbate 80, Sclerotium Gum, Carbomer, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Polysorbate 20, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Fragrance
  • December 8, 2010

    by Barrie

    These reviews have been so much fun. The VIPs are a tough bunch!

  • December 6, 2010

    by marta

    I couldn't agree more, Junko. Its wonderful to have all these new voices (and some familiar ones) and really get a cross section of opinions on a range of products. Thank you VIPs for taking the time and being so thoughtful and candid.

  • December 5, 2010

    by Junko

    Happy to see all these VIP reviews! Thank you to all the VIP's who are sharing with the rest of us by writing ~ keep 'em coming!!

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