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The Greatest Beauty Product of All Time | Manolo's Shoe Blog

The Greatest Beauty Product of All Time

Manolo says, behold! Cold Plasma from Perricone, the greatest and bestest $155 per ounce skin cream of all time!

The reviewers all agree, it provides the unforgettable experience!

I got this as a sample. I put it on and my face felt so nice right after, I really wanted to like this but the smell!!! It was so bad it was making me gag. I had to wash my face 3 times to get rid of it. Ever walk by a little fish pond on a hot day? And you can smell the fish in the water? Thats what this smells like.


It’s just disgusting, the smell is simply wrong, but the results are right! I’ll try and suffer through gagging and nausea for the better skin I wake up with using cold plasma. I quickly top with a moisturizer to try and cover up the putrid stench, then I wash my hands. I don’t know if I can keep it up though, it’s a struggle to use.


I couldn’t tell you if this works or not, because I had to return it. I used it a few times, and yes, my face did feel firmer and more moisturized, but it also stinks to high heaven. It’s like some ungodly combination of fish, wet dog and raw chicken. It could be the fountain of youth and we would never know, because this stuff literally smells that bad,


This could have been water from the fountain of youth, and I wouldn’t use it…smells like raw chicken or chicken fat. Disgusting! I threw away the sample after 2 uses.


After using this for a few days, I decided to read other reviews to see if anyone noticed the particularly foul smell of this product. I’m currently a med student and gagged the instant I put this on my face – it smelled distinctly of anatomy lab, something I’d prefer not to revisit on a regular basis. While it DOES feel great on my skin, and the smell gets a little better over time, I would never buy this product simply due to the smell. Whether it’s linked to an unpleasant experience or not, it seems that most find the smell fairly objectionable.

Rarely have product reviews been so amusing, and at the Sephora site there are plenty more just like these.

P.S. Now that the Manolo has thought about it, this cream, it is the sort of little league version of the myth of the vampire, no? The vampire is granted eternal existence, but in exchange he becomes the soulless, undead creature of the night. In the Perricone Cold Plasma version of the myth, your laugh lines are smoothed away, but you smell like afternoon low tide in Mumbai.

9 Responses to “The Greatest Beauty Product of All Time”

  1. Fausta February 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    May I suggest a gallon of Tuscan milk reviews http://www.amazon.com/Tuscan-Whole-Milk-Gallon-128/dp/B00032G1S0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328576340&sr=8-1 to go with the Cold Plasma?

  2. kuri February 7, 2012 at 3:30 am #

    Oh, that was funny!
    It sounds like they should compromise their principles and add natural or artificial fragrance to mask the current smell of the product. I bet it would be a lot more popular!

    • meimei February 7, 2012 at 9:34 am #

      Oh, yes, there should definitely be a compromise here. Maybe they should consult with the folks who make the scented face creams at Lush?

      • raincoaster February 14, 2012 at 4:46 am #

        Oh how I hate Lush. It smells like dead and rotting fairies in there.

  3. Sandy February 7, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    I take reviews and results with a grain of salt. If you put any moisturizer on a dry face or body, your going to see results.
    Now lets see some reviews from real women that have been properly caring for their skin for years. And how it works for them.

  4. NDC February 7, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Whiff of the anatomy lab says “formaldehyde” to me. A doctor friend of mine told me that his nails were never stronger than when he was taking Anatomy in med school, which he attributed to formaldehyde exposure.

    If Cold Plasma (a rather off-putting brand name, too) is this P-U stinky, then the results certainly cannot be worth the olefactory insult. As the Wise Manolo says, “your laugh lines are smoothed away, but you smell like afternoon low tide in Mumbai.” Not a trade-off this dame of a certain age is willing to make.

  5. Phyllis February 8, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    Maybe I could just spread some pond scum on my face and get the same effect for a lot less money?

  6. dangster February 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    I too have used a sample of this product. First time I’ve had to immediately throw away because of the off-putting stench!

  7. Miss Cavendish February 9, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    Isn’t this the doctor who hyped salmon? The connection sounds fishy to me . . .