Perricone Review


Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals is a skin care line created by one Dr. Nicholas Perricone, MD, who is also the author of several skin care books like “The Perricone Promise,” “The Wrinkle Cure,” and “The Perricone Prescription.” The Perricone approach is said to be a holistic one, and is primarily geared toward aging skin types. On the official website, you’ll find categories like Face, Eyes, Lips, Sun Protection, Body, and Men’s Skin Care. The Perricone MD website additionally offers an FAQ page, which may provide the answers to certain question you have.

To focus more specifically on one aspect of the Perricone MD line, we’ll take a look at the category of face products. Some of these are the Active Tinted Moisturizer ($48), Advanced Eye Therapy ($95), After Shave Prep ($35), Advanced Face Firming Activator ($120), Age Prevent Cleanser ($35), Ceramic Skin Smoother ($75), Eye Area Contour ($195), Facial Conformer ($495), and Facial Contour ($240). Common key active ingredients found in Perricone MD topical treatments are Pycnogenol, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Neuropeptide, DMAE, Vitamin C Ester, and Phosphatidyl-E. By utilizing facial treatments from this skin care line, the user is supposed to benefit from a softer, firmer, brighter, and more radiant complexion with fewer fine lines, age spots and wrinkles. There is a convenient link provided on the website that directs users toward Perricone MD retailers.

Product Details

Perricone MD is a line of skin care products suitable for both women and men. The primary goal of these treatments is to restore a youthful glow and more radiant complexion. All of these topical treatments can be acquired directly through the official website with ease. While there is some background information provided on Dr. Nicholas Perricone, there doesn’t appear to be actual clinical data offered on the website. In regards to a 100% money-back guarantee, it’s a bit more complicated than that (items can be returned for a refund, if returned within 30 days with the receipt, however, not much of the product should be used).

A full list of ingredients for the Facial Conformer treatment are as follows: Aqua (Water) . Butylene Glycol . Glyceryl Polymethacrylate . Isopropyl Palmitate . Glycerin . Lecithin . Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil . Glyceryl Stearate . PEG-100 Stearate . Propylene Glycol . Dimethyl MEA (DMAE) . C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate . Dimethicone . Cetyl Alcohol . Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid) . L-Tyrosine . Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan . Cetearyl Alcohol . Citric Acid . Phenoxyethanol . Triethanolamine . Caprylyl Glycol . Carbomer . Steareth-20 . Ceteareth-20 . Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone . Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil . Magnesium Aspartate . Zinc Gluconate . Tocotrienols . Disodium EDTA . BHT . Sorbic Acid . Tocopherol . Copper Gluconate . Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose . Sodium Hyaluronate . Rutin . Hydroxysuccinimide . Dipeptide-2 . Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 . Palmitoyl Oligopeptide . Chrysin . Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Extract.

The Good

  • Full ingredient lists for the Perricone MD treatments are provided on the official website.
  • Some of these skin care products contain moisturizers.

The Bad

  • There are no customer testimonials presented on the website to support these products.
  • There are a considerable number of ingredients in each Perricone MD treatment, which may increase the potential for allergic reactions in some users.
  • Although a “guarantee” is offered, it’s pretty particular, which is not quite as solid as many other skin care companies.
  • There don’t appear to be any free trial samples offered.

The Bottom Line

When it comes down to it, the Perricone MD line appears rather “upper-scale.” At least it seems this way considering the price tag on these skin care products. One thing is for certain, at $495 for a single product, these topical treatments better work as specified. Keep in mind that there are plenty of others to choose from that are more affordable, and that even include similar ingredients.


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