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Perricone MD Cold Plasma Body Lotion Review

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perricone md cold plasma body lotion
December 21, 2015 Reviewed by Marta 6 Comments
TRU Rating
A serious anti-aging body lotion


Smoothes and evens out skin


Pump does not dispense efficiently

I bought, out of curiosity, a bottle of Perricone MD Cold Plasma Body, an anti-aging body lotion that retails for $110 and I have mostly good things to report after more than 8 weeks of use.

I have seen an improvement in my skin, especially my inner arms, which have started to get a tell-tale crepeyness when I bend my elbow. I’m on an all out campaign to fend this off before things get worse and Cold Plasma certainly made a positive contribution.

The lotion is light, even a little runny and I would have preferred something a little thicker. Still, most body lotions are too dense for my taste, so I found the experience of using Perricone mostly pleasant. I will quibble about the pump though, which has a tendency to malfunction — too much, too little, none at all — and I am forced to remove before use. Not what you’d expect from a $110 product. This aside, I would recommend Perricone MD Cold Plasma Body if you are in the market for a serious anti-aging body lotion.

For sure, there’s some marketing gobbledegook behind Perricone’s body lotion. Cold Plasma is supposedly a proprietary delivery system about which there is no hard information, but I take to mean that somehow the ingredients are being delivered efficiently into the skin. And I am guessing that phosphatidylcholine is responsible for this. This is a kind of phospholipid, which is in turn is a lipid. Amongst phospholipids, phosphatidylcholine unique because of its shape. It has a choline 'head' (choline is in cell-signaling molecules) and a chain of fatty acids making up the 'tail'. Phosphatidylcholine is versatile, but one of the things it can do is help other ingredients penetrate more efficiently.

These would include Perricone’s ever-present DMAE, a controversial ingredient that may be an effective anti-ager but some scientists think may damage cells. Despite this controversy, Perricone has stuck by DMAE (as have other brands) and it remains his signature ingredient.

Other ingredients seem to have been chosen to ensure that Cold Plasma Body is an all-rounder. Glycolic acid is a decent skin brightener, carnitine is supposed to break down fat and may take care of cellulite, along with caffeine. Antioxidants include vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid, astaxanthin (another Perricone stalwart) and extract of rhodiola rosea.

While price point would likely be a consideration, I should point out that a bottle seems to last about 12 weeks and there aren’t too many filler-type ingredients, although to be sure there is one silicone and a couple of low-cost emollients such as gyceryl stearate. But by and large, Cold Plasma is a worthwhile investment in making sure anti-aging doesn’t stop at the neck.

  • December 31, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Valentina, tell me about it! My arms are pretty buff from working out and there is still the crepeyness issue. Anyway, Cold Plasma has made a little difference. Along with Stemulation's Relance, it is the best yet. I am still looking, like you, but in the meantime, I would give this or Stemulation a try.

  • December 30, 2015

    by valentina

    Thank you for this review of Dr Perricone MD. Cold Plasma Body Lotion, as I have used his Cold Plasma for my face & found it to be very nourishing. Although I have not yet tried the Cold Plasma Body Lotion, I too, am experiencing crepeyness on the inner arms & upper chest, even though I lift weights 3 times a week & have good biceps & triceps, it does nothing for my crepeyness. So my question to you is, did the Dr. Perricone MD. Cold Plasma Body Lotion smooth out the skin in your inner arms & take care of the crepeyness? If not, I'm still looking..............................

  • December 30, 2015

    by Karin

    Thanks for the review. I've been wanting to try and it sounds like it might just do what I was hoping it would do. I keep my expectations realistic and always appreciate any improvement when using this type of product. Thanks for continuing to take one for the team like this! This is why I come to TIA for advice, reviews, comments from others etc. on a variety of products that should include all types of lines including the more mainstream and/or commercial lines. Thanks again!

  • December 24, 2015

    by Murat

    I understand that DMAE can be damaging and corrosive to skin at higher concentrations, which makes it likely it's included at a low percentage, like 1 %. It's the first active given so the others are at even lower percentages. So this doesn't seem to make sense as a very cost-effective option even if we take for granted that DMAE is benevolent, which is far from proven.

  • December 23, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Murat, I'd have to disagree with you about Dr Gross. There's nothing hit and miss about formulations that are thoughtful and effective. Perricone, perhaps and I do call out the marketing gobbledegook. But overall this is not a bad product. So credit where it is due. Being principled shouldn't equate to unfair.

  • December 23, 2015

    by Murat

    First dr. gross, now Perricone. Is this TIA's new direction? Hysterical advertising, hit or miss formulations, wildly disproportionate pricing, little concern for organic or environmental concerns. So much branding and so little substance. I liked the old, a bit more principled TIA much, much more.

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