Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense with SPF 30 = radiant smooth skin

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The first time I was offered Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare to test I turned it down. I thought it would be just another celebrity branded product that wasn’t unique. I finally caved when I was offered CLOSE UP to test since that felt unusual and something that was out of the norm. Well now I’m hooked and everything that Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare wants me to test will get a big yes.

The latest to make my dream of having skin like Christie is RECAPTURE DAY + IR DEFENSE ANTI-AGING DAY TREATMENT WITH BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30.

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense w/ SPF30
Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense w/ SPF30

I’ll tell you right away that I love this daytime moisturizer. It’s been hard to tear myself away from it to test other brands because I think this is the best I’ve used in a long time. Recapture Day + IR Defense feels silky on my skin, absorbs quickly and protects me from everything. Plus I swear there’s a radiance that wasn’t there prior to using this.

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense
Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

Let’s talk about what’s inside this jar of wonder.

Neodermyl™ which

  • 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.

PLUS so much more.

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense
Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense
Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense
Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

This day cream is made to rejuvenate skin, fight wrinkles, improve firmness and elasticity. Does it do all that? In my experience it absolutely does. I’m using different brands’ serums and essences but even before I started those I saw a big difference in my skin. It helps reduce dark spots although I can’t say they are gone (I never knew about sunscreen when I was young so I have damage from years of outdoor exposure).

sunscreen ingredients
sunscreen ingredients

What is IR Defense? IR is a type of sun ray. We already know we need to protect against UVA and UVB rays but now there’s the one in the middle called IR. Rather than worry though using this day cream helps you fight the IR Rays with an ingredient called Elix IR, a knotgrass extract formulated with flavonoids to help defend against this type of ray. (See we learned something new today!)

Recapture Day + IR Defense contains a Bio Copper Complex that has been studied by the brands scientists, including the famous Dr. Doris Day, to specifically target visible signs of aging. This complex has the following:

• Neo-Dermyl is a cutting edge copper based ingredient that helps firm and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it rejuvenates the skin.

• Sytenol A is unique and powerful retinol-like anti-oxidant that visibly evens and brightens skin tone.

• K 3 Vita C is a stable form of vitamin C that helps support natural collagen production and even skin tone.christie brinkley moisturizer box

I’m crazy about this day cream and I’m crazy about Christie Brinkley’s lovely attitude. You can find Recapture Day + IR Defense with and without sunscreen on her website and you can also go to for some savings. There’s a great set there for only $99 with 3 fl. oz. Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish, 1 fl. oz. Recapture Day + IR Defense Cream. and 1 fl. oz. Recapture 360 Night Beauty Treatment that I highly recommend. I’ve used all 3 of these items and I’m getting closer to my Christie Brinkley dream. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration


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 Dioxide




  1. [email protected] | 4th Sep 15

    I’m sure I’d like this moisturizer with SPF. The anti aging ingredients sounds great! Thanks for reminding me that I have a 7 day supply of her eye cream to try out.

  2. Brianna | 4th Sep 15

    I would have never guessed that Christie Brinkley’s skincare stuff was good, either! This looks really awesome.

  3. Kristina | The Feminine Files | 4th Sep 15

    I am usually apprehensive of celebrity skincare items, but I have heard nothing but great things about her line. This product sounds like a winner too, and I’m glad to have learned a bit about IR rays!

  4. Kristin Bassett | 4th Sep 15

    Love the packaging! So clean and simple 🙂

  5. Lola Seicento | 4th Sep 15

    Wow, this sounds like an amazing face cream! I love that it contains an SPF of 30– too often moisturizers only have an SPF 15 which means that I have to use a separate sunscreen as well!

  6. Erika | 4th Sep 15

    This product is in my no fly zone but it sounds like a fab cream. 😀

  7. Carleen | 4th Sep 15

    I keep thinking of trying the Brinkley line. Haven’t gotten there yet.

  8. Natalie | 4th Sep 15

    I would like to try this. I also loved hearing that you, at times, turn products down. Sometimes I am skeptical of bloggers but I do take their opinions and reviews seriously. Especially beauty bloggers.

  9. Phyrra | 4th Sep 15

    I’m really intrigued by the ingredients. I just wish it was in a squeeze tube!

  10. Julie | 4th Sep 15

    Sounds like this is a great multi-tasking product!

  11. Phyllis stricklanf | 4th Sep 15

    Beauty sites that actually look at the ingredients do not five this a goo rating

  12. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 4th Sep 15

    Good to know it’s not just celebrity hype!

  13. Heather | 4th Sep 15

    I liked this too, it worked so great with my skin.

  14. Destany | 5th Sep 15

    This sounds great! Normally I’m apprehensive of celeb brands, but I’ve heard great things about this one.

  15. Kath TheFabZilla | 5th Sep 15

    Great moisturizer w. sun protection properties!

  16. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 5th Sep 15

    I have heard so much good stuff about her line.

  17. Lisa Heath | 5th Sep 15

    I’ve heard great things about this line. I’ve tried a primer but I need to try more

  18. Jamie | 5th Sep 15

    Well, I do love Christie Brinkley! 🙂

  19. Honeygirlk | 6th Sep 15

    oh man – I would love to try this. The consistency and texture of it looks like something I would like for Winter when my skin is really dry.

  20. Nidia - Lit From Within | 6th Sep 15

    I know I can’t look like her, but it’s good to know that this isn’t just another creme with a celeb’s name on it! Sounds like it really works and gave you some great results.

  21. Justina | 6th Sep 15

    I’ve heard fabulous stuff about this range.

  22. Maryann D. | 7th Sep 15

    My skin could really use the Recapture Day + IR Defense. I need help with dryness and the SPF would be beneficial also.

  23. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 7th Sep 15

    I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about every product in this line!!! CB would know good skincare, she’s stunning even still!

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