the best perricone md products

What are the best Perricone MD skincare products?

I admit I’m partial to the supplements. I try to eat as healthily as possible, but there are times when life gets in the way and I fall back on sandwiches and frozen foods. Popping a supplement on those days helps.

I’m glad that Dr Perricone admits diet is a huge piece of the skincare puzzle. But skincare products play a part, too. That’s what I want to focus on today.

The Perricone MD range relies a bit too much on jars (not hygienic) and fragrance (irritating) for my taste, but you can still find a few gems to fight wrinkles, fade away dark spots and make your complexion glow. Here are my top picks:

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Serum ($69.00)

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Serum is often out of stock online – and for a good reason. This brightening serum uses Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, an oil-soluble derivative of Vitamin C that penetrates skin deeper than other forms (including L-Ascorbic Acid, the pure form of Vitamin C!). Once there, it fights free radicals, boosts collagen production and brightens the complexion. It works even better when paired with fellow antioxidants ferulic acid and Vitamin E. Guess what? They’re here, too! Plus, a few drops of hyaluronic acid and natural oils to hydrate skin. Get yours while you can!

Available at: Dermstore, Feel Unique and Ulta

Related: Is Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate The Best Form Of Vitamin C?

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Perricone MD No:Rinse Exfoliating Peel ($45.00)

Want to jump on the chemical exfoliating bandwagon but are afraid that AHAs (glycolic acid & co) may be too irritating for your skin type? Perricone MD No-Rinse Exfoliating Peel uses a mixture of urea and gluconolactone (a gentler acid than glycolic acid) to dissolve the glue that holds skin cells together so they can slough off without leaving your skin dry and red. Urea has another superpower: it’s super hydrating and can restore moisture even in the most dehydrated of skin types. Add Hyaluronic Acid, a moisture magnet that attracts and binds to the skin up to 1000 times its weight in water – and you’ve got a powerful peel that exfoliates and hydrates skin at the same time.

Available at: Feel Unique, Nordstrom, Sephora, SpaceNK and Ulta

Related: The Complete Guide To Layering Acids In Your Skincare Routine


Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Amine Face Lift ($99.00)

Want to get rid of dark spots? Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Amine Face Lift helps in two ways. One: it’s loaded with glycolic acid, a hydrating exfoliant that dissolves the glue that holds skin cells together so they can slough off. In other words, it gets rid of the darker cells on the surface of your skin and reveals the newer, more even-toned ones that were hiding underneath. Two: it has Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a Vitamin C derivative that fights wrinkles and fades away dark spots. The only thing this serum can’t do? Lift your skin.

Available at: Blue Mercury, Feel Unique, Nordstrom, Sephora and Ulta

Related: The Complete Guide To Glycolic Acid: What It Is, What It Does & How To Use It

Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser ($38.00)

The name says it all. Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser is so gentle, even sensitive skin can use it without experiencing any dryness or irritation. It uses a gentle mix of surfactants (ingredients that help water mix with oils and dirt so they can be rinsed away) to remove every last trace of dirt, makeup and impurities from your skin. Plus, it’s fragrance free and has a skin-friendly pH.

Available at: Dermstore, Feel Unique and Sephora

Related: Is Your Cleanser pH Balanced? Here’s Why It Matters

Perricone MD Lightweight Moisturizer ($55.00)

Perricone MD Lightweight Moisturizer may be aimed at men, but that doesn’t mean that us ladies can’t use it! This lightweight cream is loaded with CBT oil, shea butter and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate skin. Yet, it’s so lightweight, even combination and oily skin types can use it. Plus, it has a big dollop of niacinamide, a multitasker that does everything: it moisturises skin, fight wrinkles, fades away dark spots, soothes rosacea and even helps treat acne!

Available at: Feel Unique

Related: 5 Anti-Aging Superstar You Should Add To Your Skincare Routine