I managed to snag a few items during the Sephora VIB sale (will do a separate post on all the haul items later) and as always I redeemed some points and got this Perricone MD deluxe sample set. It caught my eye because of the elegant packaging (super photogenic products, I love it!), it looks very expensive and posh, at least in my opinion.
So, I went into this having never heard of this brand or products before and I was very curious. I did a bit of research and apparently the brand was created by an innovative dermatologist named Dr.Perricone who scientifically formulated this anti-aging skincare brand back in 1997. Sounds awesome. I’m going to go through each item step by step so:
Step One: Daily Foaming Cleanser – I have to start by saying that I really like this cleanser. It’s a gel-to-foam formula that is super lightweight, has an aromatic but not overwhelming scent and just lathers very well. The deluxe sample is 59 ml which honestly is pretty decent especially because you need the tiniest amount of product for one wash. Dr.Perricone recommends you use this in the AM and PM for optimum results. I’ve used the cleanser without removing my makeup first to see how well it removes it and it actually does an amazing job at taking makeup off without making me feel like it has stripped my skin of its natural oils & without having to endlessly rub and press down hard. I combine a dime sized amount with water and lather it with my hands first, and then I massage it onto my face in circular motions. This cleanser is meant for all skin types and retails for about $50 CDN, however I couldn’t find this on the Sephora website even though they have the rest of the line so I’ve linked their actual website above.
Step Two: Skin Perfecting Serum – The serum comes in a drop bottle as most do, with the same packaging as the cleanser on the body just with a white top. The substance looks almost milky when you look at it in the bottle, but when you apply it it’s a very lightweight clear formula and feels great on the skin. The main purpose of the serum is to battle the appearance of fine lines, visible pores and dullness while maintaining smooth, refined, hydrated and youthful looking skin. I’ve noticed a change in smoothness since using this (also AM & PM) after the cleanser and I’ve also noticed more evenness in my skin tone and the redness in my cheeks though not gone, has definitely toned down quite a bit. This serum is also meant for all skin types and retails for a hefty $108.00 CDN at Sephora. While a bit pricey, it seems to be an average price for a quality serum these days.
Step Three: Brightening Eye Cream – This eye cream is a bit strange to me formula wise. It comes out as a gel (and be careful when using this travel sized tube because if you don’t squeeze lightly a LOT will come out) and stays a gel when I apply it, but when I start to gently rub it into my under-eye area it looks almost soapy which trips me out a bit as it makes it seem as though you have to rub longer than you would with most. Other than that, it’s a decent eye cream. It has a nice feel to it and it isn’t sticky. It’s meant to fight those annoying dark circles and reduce puffiness & fine lines and while I don’t usually see results with fine-lines with anything I use, I have noticed some lightening with my dark circles which has impressed me. Again, this product is made for all skin types and retails for a whopping $78.00 CDN at Sephora.
Step Four: Oil-Free Hydrating Cream – This product I also really like. It has the same aromatic scent as the rest but with this one it’s a bit stronger which I enjoy. The cream is super lightweight, oil-free and feels wonderful on the skin. It’s meant to prevent dryness, dullness and fine lines without clogging your pores. I can definitely say that it’s hydrating but I didn’t notice my skin look any brighter. I do think this would be great for oily and combination skin, not sure about dry skin though. This cream won Allure’s Best of Beauty Award and retails for $90.00 CDN at Sephora.
All four of these products feature Dr. Perricone’s proprietary Nrf2 Antioxidant Support Complex which is made up of Cress Sprouts, Turmeric, Green Tea and Olive Leaf- all of which support anti-aging in skin. This line is also formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates which I like. All in all, I am enjoying this line from Dr. Perricone, however for the actual prices of the products, I think that there other great brands out there with products that are equally as good for a lesser price.
Have you guys tried Dr. Perricone before? Do you think they are worth the price? Share your thoughts with me and as always, thank you for reading!