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.

22 thoughts on “Perricone Review”

  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.


  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. As with Jane Riley I too have bad allergic reactions to Perricone products. I have a lumpy bumpy fluid filled rash that occurs on my neck and chin. The products have terrible odors to them and are outrageously priced . I had one jar that must have not had as much of one substance in it because I was able to use it for several months. I do believe that I noticed the neck decollate cream actually seemed to have some positive effects. My neck was firmer. I cannot get past the price, the smell or the hives , however so this is not a good product overall

  13. I have been using Pericone MD for close to 2 years and have never had problems until just recently with this last order. I think that I was given a much stronger dose of this stuff because I have developed a very bad rash to a point where my forehead and both sides of my face are beat red and the skin is pealing. But I don’t have weeping as mentioned above. I am extremely angry to a point where I want to sue them for being so negligent. A class action suit wouldn’t be such a bad idea. We need to start standing up for ourselves against companies that just care about selling their products and making money and not about the possibility of the harm they can cause the consumer by not putting warning labels on their products. If you are as,angry about what happened to you as I am, please email me and let’s start fighting back together. !!!!

    1. I feel the same way! I started with the plasma kit and no-foundation foundation with some success and when I got a refill got an insane skin reaction. I feel like I’ve invested so much and just got an expensive rash.

    2. Hi I started using sub d and the trial offer after a TV add as the offer was very appealing for price. I’ve used pericone previously purchased on qvc with no problems but this purchase has caused me no end of problems. I started using it in March with no problems. By around may I had a severe reaction to my face, very swollen eyes and surrounding area. I thought the cause was a hairspray I had used.. I stopped using anything in my face for a week or two. I then resumed with the pericone all seemed OK. After a while I had a further reaction but due to it not being instant ruled out the pericone. My 3rd episode sent me running to the doctors as was much worse. After using antihistamine and a zero base cream prescribed things settled down. So on Saturday I resumed using the peri cone. By Saturday evening my eye area was tingling and red. I took prescribed medication from the previous reaction and went to bed. Omg my daughter woke me on Sunday morning screaming mum what’s happened to your face! I could hardly see my eyes and face so swollen! Visit today to docs prescribed steroid plus antihistamine, each time it has been worse than the first time. She suggested that I have spare medication in case it happened again and has referred me to a specialist. She also said if my throat feels funny or I was breathless to ring an ambulance! So tonight I was racking my brain and started googling to see if it could possibly be related to these products as with it not happening immediately the first few times I used it I ruled it out + the fact I had used pericone products in the past with no reaction. Then I found your story and quite a few more plus a video of a lady with swollen eyes and face who have all used these products! I’m hoping I can contact them for refund and return tomorrow! Regards

    3. I wish I had found this site before trying Perricone. I saw improvements within the first 2 weeks of using the night repair and plasma products. An ‘odd’ smell was noticeable. Then, I saw the same issues the other ladies complained of – redness, dryness and peeling skin around my hairline, swollen and red eye lids with peeling patchy areas, as well as deeper wounds in spots. It’s been 2+ weeks since I discontinued use – I am still very upset.
      Would never recommend these products.
      The only positive was I received a full refund.

  14. Almost a month now since I stopped using the products, got my refund; however, my face has not returned to normal yet. Very bad products….

  15. I was thrilled when I started using the no foundation serum. I had a small trial bottle and told everyone how great this product was. Fast forward 2 weeks and I buy the full size bottle. The next few days, I was dying to get home after a few hours to get my makeup off. It felt like an itchy mask. A week in and I wake up with 2 long welts that look like burns on my face. For over a week, I wanted to tear
    my face off from the severe itching. The sores would not go away. I found help using Clinique moisture surge and a cucumber mask from Roth and the Cerave kit of cleanser and lotion. I don’t think it’s just a bad reaction, I think the serum breaks down the moisture barrier.

    When this happened, I was 80% positive it was the serum makeup. Well, 3 days ago I got the bright idea to try it again and no surprise, I woke up with such a badly swollen face my husband wanted to go to the hospital. So here I sit with a cumber mask trying not to scratch my face off and the bottles are in the trash.

    I would only add that I used the cold plasma set for 2 years and never had a problem. Yes the sub d smelled awful, but it was a miracle for my neck. I won’t risk it again.

    Thank you for this website. When this first happened, I was very scared and looking for help. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one. Benadryl, Cerva and a detox mask several times a day ladies and it will improve in 4-5 days

  16. After using the products for a few months I noticed my skin getting redder and redder. It felt like sandpaper. My eyelids became as dry as parchment paper and got red and itchy as well. My skin is not sensitive. I finally figured out it was these products. I threw out a small fortune in face creams. On top of that I was getting products in the mail and my credit card was being charged. I was never told that I had ‘subscribed” to this when I ordered a promotional kit. In fact I had to cancel my credit card to avoid anymore charges. So I get a bill in the mail for products I didn’t receive. It was a nightmare!

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