Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturiser & Firming Eye Cream

Perricone MD is a skin care line created by Dr. Nicholas Perricone, MD. The focus of the brand is to attain optimum skin health through the advocacy of good anti-inflammatory diet, vitamin/mineral supplements and a skincare regime that uses clinically effective products.
Dr. Perricone has also written a number of  skin care books which gives extra credibility to the line.

I was pleased to see that the brand now offer a Hypoallergenic Collection, for those of us with sensitive skin.

The Nourishing Moisturiser (£59.50) looks thick in texture and feels really creamy, however it absorbs well and I do not feel like I have a film left on the skin, nor look shiny. I think this is best for those with a dryer skin type. I was very pleased that it didn't cause my sensitive/acne prone skin any problems. Make up applies well over it and I do feel like its made my skin more supple and my skin feels comfortable and hydrated. The only thing I would have preferred is if it came in a pump container.

Ingredients (the moisturiser is free of fragrance, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil, petroleum, and synthetic dyes):
Water/Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethoxydiglycol, Squalane, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-75 Stearate, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Ectoin, Tribehenin, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Butylene Glycol, Phospholipids, Hydrolyzed Sericin, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Tocotrienols, Arginine, Tocopherol, Phosphatidylcholine, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide
Hidrox® 12% (Olea europaea, Organic Olive Juice Extract)

The Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream (£50) is a gem, it has a lovely creamy but not too thick consistency, it really softens fine lines and combats any dryness, leaving the skin soft and looking more smooth.

Water/Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Dimethicone, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-75 Stearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Panthenol, Steareth-20, Ectoin, Ceteth-20, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol, Phosphatidylcholine, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Hydrolyzed Sericin, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7

I like the idea behind the brand of working on both the inside and out, It makes sense that lifestyle/diet should play such an important part to the skin rather than just the products. It comes across as a well thought out, intelligent range and I was really impressed that the products delivered results I could see and feel.

The brand is readily available online/instore (such as Sephora and Selfridges) and they also have their own website and also international ones (the UK one is

Disclosure: I was sent these items for free.


  1. I have been using Cold Plasma and Face Finishing Moisturizer and they are fantastic on my dry and sensitive skin. I also considered this line, it looks promising.

  2. Hi Rola,
    I have often heard a lot of raves for the cold plasma cream. I do think the hypoallergenic line is worth a try :)


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