Kinerase • Photofacials Step 2 Day Moisturizer with SPF 50 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Several months ago I received a free sample of the Photofacials Daily Exfoliating Cleanser and quickly ran to the store to purchase it in full size. It is still the ONLY cleanser that I use, and when I came across the Photofacials Day Moisturizer I didn't think twice about purchasing it. I wish I had.
I'm very fair with combination oily skin, and while far from a "sun bunny" I have several areas of discoloration that benefit from being lightened. Unfortunately I was unable to use this product long enough to answer whether or not this moisturizer would have done so.
As with all new products I begin the regimen by using the smallest amount of product possible; I don't know how my skin is going to react and like to be proactive. This moisturizer sat on my skin and gave it the appearance of an oil slick - a "condition" that I haven't experienced in quite some time. Though I had let it "sink it" for 15 minutes prior to applying my make-up, the application was a nightmare. My foundation was streaky though I blended well and certain areas (chin and cheeks) were pasty white with flaking skin. I continued use for a week, decreasing the already small amount I had been applying, and each day resulted with the same nightmare.
I understand that everyone's skin is different and therefore will react differently to products. However, if your skin falls into the same category as mine I would think twice before making this $88 purchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I haven't actually bought this. I got a free sample. At first, I thought I wouldn't like it because as I put it on, I could see a bit of a white cast on my skin and I hate when sunscreens do that....and it does take a bit to get into your skin...but when it did, I was so impressed. This stuff grabs your skin and just hugs it....skin glows and feels much firmer...It was like a sunscreen and primer in one. I loved how it made my skin look. I would buy it even if it didn't have sunscreen in it just for the look it gave.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
As I do not like to tan (& just this year, I have some slight brown age spots :-(, this is the best sunscreen for high SPF (50) I have found for when I am in the sun (beach, outdoors) for nonstop hours at a time (esp when I am active). My other HG is Sofina's Lucent Perfect UV SPF 50 (which is actually SPF 25 as Japanese SPF 50 = American or European SPF 25) for everyday, non-vacation or non-weekend days. I was recently in St. Lucia for a week in the sun doing sports (sailing, tennis, etc.) from 8:00am until 5:00pm. Normally I'd be tan (which I hate on my face) but at the end of a week's vacation, my face only had minimal color and my skin was in great shape considering the STRONG sun, non-stop exercising and salt water (normally can be quite tough on the skin). Usually high SPFs tend to take a toll on my skin (protecting from the sun but also a bit drying and not conditioning the skin) but my skin felt very moisturized, toned/taut, refined.
Although this product is listed as a moisturizer (it's really an all in one treatment, moisturizer and SPF), I only use it as a sunscreen as I really couldn't imagine using this outside the beach or other outdoor activities everyday year round due to the thicker texture. This moisturizer/sunscreen initially goes on a little thick and takes a little time to blend/soak into my skin, but it does SINK in (no shiny vinyl like layer on top of my skin like most high SPFs). Once this sinks in, this feels light (not heavy or greasy) and stays on through out the day. This sunscreen does leave my skin looking radiant and luminous. It does not drip and has no stinging sensation (common for high SPF sunscreens, esp. when running around and dabbing away perspiration from the eyes). It does have a pale white tint to it which goes away but some people could add a little bronzer if this bothers them. This also layers and mixes very well over my facial serums & products (no products balling up or fighting each other). The tube packaging is PERFECT and I just blend a small amount of the product with my fingers before applying to my face. I cleanse at night using my DHC Olive Oil Cleanser (to ensure every bit of the sunscreen is removed).
PhotoFacials Sun Damage Reversal System Day Moisturizer with SPF 50
What it is:
A moisturizer that prevents and corrects signs of incidental sun damage, while working to fade uneven skin tone, stimulate collagen production, and reduce the look of fine lines.
What it does:
PhotoFacials Sun Damage Reversal System Day Moisturizer with SPF 50 is step 2 of the innovative, at-home PhotoFacials Sun Damage Reversal System that replicates the benefits of an in-office photofacial procedure. What's a photofacial? It's a popular dermatologist procedure that targets hyperpigmentation, spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture.
What else you need to know:
This multi-tasking moisturizer physically blocks without chemical sunscreens, evens skintone with kojic acid, improves skin elasticity with Matrixyl® 3000*, and reduces the look of wrinkles with the highest concentration of Kinetin in the Kinerase line.
Titanium Dioxide 15.4%, Zinc Oxide 5.3%, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis leaf Juice, Alumina, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) fruit Extract, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Averrhoa Carambola Fruit Extract, Bearberry (Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi) Extract, Beta-Glucan, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carbomer, Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, Cimicifuga Racemosa root Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil, Cyclodextrin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Garcinia Mangostana Extract, Glycerin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate/Triethoxycaprylylsilane Crosspolymer, Kinetin, Kojic Acid, Lactic Acid, Lecithin, Licorice (Glyyrrhiza Glabta) Extract, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Methicone, Methyl Gluceth-20, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Mulberry (Morus Bombycis) Root Extract, Palmitoyl Glycine, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, PEG-4, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Psidium Guajava fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Purified Water, Silica, Tocopherol, Vitex Agnus Castus Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract
This moisturizer/high SPF sunscreen is expensive but I just have not found another product that is as good
Past sunscreens I've used:
- Leaves a slick shiny film on my face: - DHC's Suncut Q10 SPF 30, -Clarins UV 40, - C. Dior Pure Snow UV 50 , -La Roche- Posay Anthelios XL 50 (SUPER heavy & oily), - Natura Bisse
- Stung my face: - Ocean Potion SPF45, - Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF 45
I am Korean, 44 years old (facialists /aestheticians guess I am 26 - 33). I have combination skin (dry in winter, slightly oily in summer however very prone to plugged pores and occasional breakouts). I use: Natura Bisse, Perricone MD, Jurlique, DHC Olive Oil Cleanser, and MD Forte Cleanser II & III.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was really happy with this sunscreen. I have sensitive oily skin and this worked great for the summer. I did not break out. I did not get burned at the beach. The only negative is that it is so thick that it did not sink into my oily skin so I could not wear this under makeup. I could get away with a little powder on top, but not much or my makeup would just slip right off. Will buy again for the beach.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Although I don't like the consistency of this formula (too thick and a bit difficult to spread), it has been the only product (along with photofacials kit) which has helped fade my freckles/sunspots. I started to notice a difference 1 month later, and have been sticking to it for 6m now. I am afraid to try something else in fear that my freckles might get darker again. I have tried Cle de Peau, Clinique Even Better, Clarins Bright Plus, Neutrogena's Tone corrector, Shiseido White Lucent and I gave all of them enough time to work and they didn't. So this product is definitely worth getting used to in my book. Since I don't wear foundation, the slight whitish tint of this product actually evens my tone a bit without looking theatrical. But for those with darker tones or who wears foundation, I can't speak for. Packaging could be improved with a pump, but this might have been a problem with the thicker consistency, again not a huge issue.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like this sunscreen. It is thick but does eventually sink in to skin and does make it feel more plush. It is slightly tinted white which I tone down with armani fluid sheers. It works well over my facial oils, serums, and moisturizers and under my foundation. This gives an immediate glow to skin as well even after adding bronzer to it. My skin looks radiant with this on. This is the most expensive sunscreen I have ever purchased. I will likely continue to rotate this since it is NOT an all season round sunscreen, especially with my skin and I will likely not be able to wear it in the summer. But for the fall, winter, spring I think it works well. I have normally oily acne prone skin which is now sensitive, dry-patchy and badly broken out as a result of my battle with hormonal acne.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am about halfway through this product and my skin looks great! I have been using it almost daily for two months and my skin appears brighter and more even toned than it did before. I'm 33 and I use barely a dime-size drop each morning and my skin is moisturized without being greasy. I haven't really broken out since I started using this, which is kind of amazing because it's fall here in New England and the seesawing temperatures usually wreak havoc on my skin. The nascent lines on my forehead appear to have been minimized and there are no new brown spots.
Further, I like the high SPF (50) and the fact that it comes in a tube rather than a jar. It's a little fiddly to apply - you need to warm it up by rubbing your palms together and smooth it all over your face. It takes a little while to absorb so I put a little powder or MSFN to mattify it and then I am good to go!
It is pricy ($85 for 1.7 oz) but it is probably going to last at least four months. I got another one from Sephora during FF. I'll update when I am done with my tube but if you are thinking to get this for FF, I highly recommend testing it out.