Dr. Perricone’s passion for science is what created his brand. It is that same passion that drives him to look for the answers to healthy aging.
His brand claims that many of the ingredients found in their formulations are considered breakthrough technologies in the battle against aging skin.
Today I will be reviewing both Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer and Gentle Firming Eye Cream, two products gentle enough to use even after cosmetic procedures.
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Skin Care
This velvety-rich cream promises to hydrate and soften the appearance of wrinkles. It provides deep hydration while helping repair the skin, keeping it firmed and toned.
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Firming Eye Cream has the same composition and targets the treatment of fine lines, loss of firmness, crow’s feet, dryness and dark circles claiming it minimizes the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet while firming.
Both products are formulated with Dr. Perricone’s patented Olive Polyphenols. They are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, free of parabens, sulfates, fragrance, synthetic dyes, petroleum and mineral oil.
They are also gentle enough to be used post-cosmetic procedure. These products are formulated with hydroxytyrosol, an extract from the olive fruit, and oleuropein, from the olive leaf and both of them are patented and selected by Dr. Perricone for their therapeutic, regenerative and protective benefits.
- Neuropeptides: Scientifically formulated messenger molecules that help boost the appearance of suppleness and firmness.
- Olive polyphenols: deliver powerful anti-aging benefits for sensitive skin with Hydroxytyrosol from the Olive Fruit and Oleuropein from the Olive Leaf.
- Jojoba: it’s a great stand-alone agent as it moisturizes without clogging pores
- Palmitoyl Oligopeptide 12%: has skin-restoring ability
- Olea europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract: olive oil
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer – My Experience
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer has really good reviews, mostly 4, 4.5 stars out of 5, especially from people who have very dry, sensitive skin or rosacea. A lot of them love the feel of it and how it doesn’t cause breakouts. I was very excited to try it out.
I have been using this moisturizer and eye cream for a little over three weeks now. The moisturizer I use twice a day, on my face, neck and décolleté, and my skin is definitely softer and has a healthy glow.
Having combination type skin I was afraid this would be a little too heavy and leave my skin feeling oily but it absorbs quickly, goes on smoothly and it’s not greasy at all.
The description velvety is perfect for this moisturizer.
My skin feels great all day and I found it to be a great primer for my make up as well. Only a small amount goes a long way so the products last a long time.
The cream comes in a jar, which was a complaint for some users because to use the cream you need a spatula and have to be more careful to not contaminate it with bacteria. I myself do not see that as a big problem.
The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was the smell. Even though it’s fragrance free there’s a slight odor to it. However, the smell disappears once it’s absorbed and it doesn’t linger, which is nice if you’re sensitive to smells like me.
The thing I like most about this product is that is safe post-procedure. I had a chemical peel done and used the moisturizer afterwards and had no issues at all.
My skin loved this product! After so much irritation the moisturizer helped calm my skin down and the next day it was still hydrated and back to normal.
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Firming Eye Cream – My Experience
The Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream was just as hydrating and felt great on the skin around my eyes. It absorbs quickly and it doesn’t make the eye make up run or smear like some others I tried have done in the past.
As far as a moisturizer I loved it but I haven’t noticed any difference on my fine lines. Maybe I was expecting faster results and need to use it for longer but I think it might help prevent fine lines more than it helps reverse the damage.
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Firming Eye Cream got mostly 4 stars out of 5. Again the people who love it are the ones with sensitive skin.
They love how moisturizing it is and how it does not irritate their eyes. Some saw an improvement with the fine lines but a few mentioned not seeing much improvement at all.
Perricone MD products are branded as cosmeceutical – what does this mean?
Cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products with bioactive ingredients purported to have medical or drug-like benefits.
Dermatological research suggests that ingredients used in cosmeceuticals have benefits beyond the traditional moisturizer. However, there are no legal requirements to prove that these products live up to their claims.
The cosmeceutical label only applies to products applied topically. In addition to that, the FDA does not recognize this category so on a side note, beware of products that label themselves as cosmeceutical.
In my 7 yeas as an esthetician I have seen both – the good ones and the ones that use the label for profit. It’s always good to do a little research before purchasing any products.
Conclusion and Recommendation
In conclusion, I think the Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer and the Hypoallergenic Gentle Firming Eye Cream are both great products, and if you have sensitive skin it would be worth the investment.
The one thing I would like to add, and it is just my opinion as an esthetician, is that if you can use all the products from the same line they are more effective because all the ingredients work together giving you better results.
Where to buy Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Skincare
Perricone MD can be found in most department stores, Sephora, Ulta Beauty and online. The price is $80 for the moisturizer (2 fl oz) and $72 for the eye cream (0.5 fl oz) and those who love it say it’s well worth it.
I would recommend that you try a sample first though especially of the eye cream. With that price tag I would make sure you love it before spending the money!