Perricone Review

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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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12 Comments/Questions/Answers to Perricone

  • 1


    I am disappointed in the packaging of the Face Finishing Moisturizer. It is misleading with a tall lid and false bottom. It does say the ounces on the front.

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  • 3

    Beatrice Kogan

    I sent Perricone many emails and never got a reply. I wanted to know whether their products were tested on animals and contained parabens. They do not reply to emails. Therefore I am not going to purchase their products.

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    Doris Davidson

    My reaction to the cold plasma was exactly like the reaction cited by Jayne Riley. My throat area is red and my face is itchy. I plan on returning the two products that I bought. There needs to be a warning. These products had been highly recommended at Sephoras. I just made a connection with my constant itching to the fact that I just started using the Cold Plasma products.

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    Elizabeth Greene

    Hello I use Sisley or Daphne and for my money u can’t beat there products. I always had good skin and there products make it better. Perricone doesn’t tell me nothing and not even a sample NO

  • 6


    terrible stuff don’t buy it it smells like urine and when asked they said to cover it up with a lotion ??great buy product $$$$ then have to buy more to “cover it up ” right makes sense to me stay away from the good old Dr. products

  • 7


    Ruined my skin. Could not go out for two weeks. Red, hot, weeping allergic reaction around my eyes, temples, and down to jaw line. Used the Vitamin C moisturizer. Terrible, terrible product. Too highly concentrated for normal use. Demanded my money back… $213.00!! Going back to Ponds Cold Cream. Good luck!

  • 8


    Vitamin C moisturizer and eye cream.

  • 9


    well It was a waste of money.Changed nothing.It gave lots of white heads.The plasma products smells like anal glands,the other creams had a very bad smell also.They advertise your money back if your not satisfied,they don’t tell you it’s within 30 days,and you have to return the products where you purchased the.All in all a whole lot of money for nothing.Every day products works much better than all the items on tv.

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    Hi Diane re Perricone cold plasma
    Sub d it smells like bad fish. There are few things in my mid 50’s i am proud of but one had been my skin before perricone I got compliments often. Now its been several weeks and i can’t get rid of the red rash and swelling. My face looks like wallpaper. They promised a refund, this is by far the worst skin product ever. I only pray my skin goes back to where it was.

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    I’ve never had an allergic response to any product before trying Perricone High Potency Eye Treatment. Within two days, the skin tissue around my lids and under my eyes developed an angry red rash, severe itching and swelling. This line of products should not be sold off the shelf. I think it needs to be sold by skin care professionals who understand how it works, how to combine it appropriately with other products and whether or not it is suitable for your skin type. The packaging is also not very good. The little pump that came with the eye cream dispenses more than double what is needed to treat both eyes. I won’t buy this brand again.

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    I meant to add that I agree that Sisley products, for the money, are vastly superior. They smell lovely, are gentle and make your skin glow.

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