Hit or miss? Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture 360 + IR Defense

RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

Over the years I’ve become rather jaded when it comes to celebrity lines.  I’ve learned that just because a beautiful person espouses something it doesn’t mean it will work wonders on me, instantly making me dop dead gorgeous.  I honestly had no interest in trying the Christie Brinkley line until Marcia started raving about it.  She finally convinced me to try one of the products sent to the BIZ to test, and handed me the Recapture 360 + IR Defense Cream with a Cheshire-cat smile and a soft “You’ll see.”

I see.  I definitely see now!

RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

Recapture 360 + IR Defense Cream ($69) is a truly beautiful moisturizing cream for the morning.  It’s thick, creamy, and silky.  It leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth.  It feels amazing going on and the effect really lasts all day.  I find that it makes my foundation go on even better, looking smooth and fresh.  It has Bio-Copper Complex+ protection to protect from UVA/UVB & IR rays and is a “true solution for visible wrinkle reduction & prevention.”   Just look at all the benefits:

  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Reduces the look of multiple signs of aging.
  • Key signs of aging are reduced so that skin looks smoother, firmer, and reduces the appearance of dark spots.
  • 3 effective technologies [Revive + Improve+ Protect] to help correct multiple signs of aging: Wrinkles-Firmness-Dark Spots.
  • It’s the ideal all-in-one solution for smoother, firmer, more even skin.
  • A global anti-age solution acting on wrinkles, loss of firmness and dark spots.
  • Helps rejuvenate skin and fight against wrinkles, lack of firmness and skin tone unevenness.
  • One single anti-aging formula to help correct [or address] multiple signs of aging: wrinkles, firmness, and dark spots.
  • Recapture your youthful appearance.
  • Decreases the crepe paper aspect of the skin for smoother, younger looking skin.
  • Enhances your skin’s natural ability to address multiple signs of skin aging caused by damage from UVA/UVB exposure, infrared radiation, oxidation and environmental stress.
  • Improves the look of sagging skin.
RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

I find the moisturizer truly helps promote collagen production and evens out my skin tone.  It’s also a great wrinkle fighter and anti-aging treatment.  There is something about it that is crazy soft and cushiony, and it makes me feel pampered.  Kind of hard to explain, but some products just make me feel like I am really taking good care of myself, and this is one of those products.

As usual, Marcia was right.  I love this beautiful moisturizer.  Now, however, she has created a problem for herself because I want to review all the other Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare products…so Marcia, prepare for some major arm wrestling!!  – Lisa

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Key ingredients:


  • Helps support the skin’s natural energy for a more rejuvenated look.
  • Helps support the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
  • Helps to recharge skin’s beauty.
  • Helps improve skin elasticity and firmness.



  • A knotgrass extract capable of helping fight against infrared ray induced sun damage.
  • Increases firmness and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and helps prevent premature skin photo aging.


Sytenol® A

  • Made from edible seeds from Indian origin.
  • Has the capacity to improve/reverse the look of the signs of aging skin.


K Vita C

  • Made a special form of vitamin C with great antioxidant activity that helps to fight against free radicals that damage the skin.
  • Significantly decreases skin roughness, decrease the look of the total number of creases on the skin, creating smoother and healthier looking skin.



  • Concentrated extract from brown algae.



  • A fortifying active ingredient that helps maintain the skin’s natural moisture.


Phormistim G

  • Extract from South African plankton that helps support the natural protective anti-oxidant mechanisms of the skin.



  • Helps skin preserve its water, helping reduce skin dehydration.
  • Hydration effect on the skin; increases skin hydration.



  • Blend of calcium & essential amino acids.
  • Improves skin firmness, elasticity and smoothness.



Water, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Xylitylglucoside, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Phormidium Persicinum Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Polygonum Aviculare Extract, Methylglucoside Phosphate, Copper Lysinate/Prolinate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Micrococcus Lysate, Bakuchiol, Lecithin, Ergothioneine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Leaf/Seed Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Rose Extract, Stearyl Dimethicone, Sea Water, Octadecane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silica, Anhydroxylitol, Coco-Glucoside, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Xylitol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Hydroxymethionine, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Alcohol, Mica, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxid



  1. Angela Saver says

    I can’t wait to try this! It looks so thick & creamy!

  2. Corina King says

    when I worked at Khol’s they sold this, I never heard a bad review!!

  3. I have always felt the same reluctance about celebrity brands or endorsements, but I have to agree with you that this is a really good line. I need to test this cream a bit longer, but it really is excellent.

  4. Interesting review! I have been wanting to try more moisturizers but been hesitant mainly because of price. It’s so hot down here that most creams nearly melt off my face and it just turns into a mess. I like that this is thicker and looks like it blends well.

  5. Marcia has definitely been raving about this moisturizer for a while now, and you’re on the bandwagon too. Sounds wonderful. You mentioned that it has UVA/UVB protection but does it have sunscreen? Is it enough to wear for daytime without wearing additional SPF?

  6. Ohhhh! This actually looks like it might be protection enough against the cold that I live in.

  7. Oh wow, this cream sounds divine! I wonder if it would be too much for combo/oily skin though?

  8. It looks luscious! I would definitely try this since Christie Brinkley is the poster girl for anti-aging! <3

  9. I have this and love it, it’s going to be in an empties post.

  10. This sounds lovely! And Christy Brinkley is absolutely gorgeous and defies age…I want whatever she’s using 😉

  11. This sounds nice. I’m always skeptical of anything promoted by or endorsed by a celebrity, because it seems they’ll say anything to make a dollar, haha. Definitely intrigued by this though!

  12. This looks really thick and lovely!

  13. This moisturizer sounds great but I’m a bit worried about the rose oil. My skin doesn’t react to well to rose.

  14. If I trust anyone with anit-aging skincare, it’s her!

  15. I love how rich it looks!

  16. Sounds nice! I just wish it came in an airtight pump.

  17. Looks like a great product!

  18. I’ve heard great things about the Christie Brinkley line. This sounds amazing!

  19. I literally need this in my life!1

  20. Nice to know at least one celebrity line is worth it!