Thursday, 27 June 2013

Perricone MD Skincare Discovery Set: Review

Perricone MD Skincare Discovery Set

Perricone MD Skincare Discovery Set

Perricone MD Skincare Discovery Set

Perricone MD Skincare Discovery Set

Perricone MD Skincare Discovery Set

Hello beauties! Hope you are having a lovely day! Today I wanted to review the Perricone MD Skincare Discovery Set* for you allI’ve heard great things about the brand and I've always wanted to try some of their products so I am really happy that I had the chance to. As you may know from my latest haul, I’ve been getting really into skincare recently so I'm sorry for the crazy long post but I just have a lot to talk about haha. :)

For those of you who don’t know, Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals was founded by the well-known Dr. Pericone who is a skincare specialist and his books have become skincare bestsellers worldwide. The Perricone MD Discovery Set that I got comes with total of four (mini) products, which I think is an amazing way to try out new goodies and to see how you like them. On the little card that came with the set it says “Discover the power of Acyl-Glutathione to address the accelerated signs of aging”. Well, me being 22 I don’t particularly have many problems with signs of aging (except some fine wrinkles on my forehead maybe) but I’ve heard that all Perricone MD products actually help to improve skin texture and to make it more elastic and hydrated as well, so I decided to give this a try. As I mentioned, The Discovery Set came with a card, which explains how to use the products step by step which was really helpful for someone like me who is not fully aware of skincare yet! :)

Step 1: Nutritive Cleanser (59 ml / 2fl oz)

The first product that I got is this Nutritive Cleanser($36 / £37.00 full size) Nutritive Cleanser($36 / £37.00 full size) and it is actually my absolutely favorite of the bunch. I like to use this face wash both morning and night and I just gently massage some product into my damp face and then rinse with warm water. At night I firstly remove my eye makeup with Bioderma H2O and then wash my whole face and neck with this Nutritive Cleanser. It removes my makeup perfectly and leaves my skin feel super clean and SO soft and elastic. What I love about this is that it actually balances out the oils of my skin and doesn’t leave it feel dry or tight, which I find rare in facial cleansers. After using this my skin looks radiant and my skin tone is much more even. It may be just me but I actually noticed that my pores look minimized, which is a huge bonus for me. The Nutritive Cleanser has a lovely consistency; it is something in-between gel and oil and I absolutely love how gentle it is. It actually feels super silky and luxurious on the skin and I love how pampering it is! <3 I can’t describe the scent of this product very well but it reminds me of some very expensive oils they’d use on you in the Spa salons. It has slight floral undertones in it and I find it quite pleasant. The Nutritive Cleanser is Paraben-free, which is always a plus! :)

Step 2: Acyl-Glutathione (7.5 ml / 0,25 fl oz)

The Acyl-Glutathione ($175 full size) is supposed to address the visible signs of accelerated aging and it helps to restore the youthful energy of the skin. As its name suggests the product helps to replenish glutathione (which is an extremely important antioxidant) in our skin cells. If your skin lacks glutathione it may look dehydrated, non-elastic, tired or wrinkled. Acyl-Glutathione helps the skin gets its natural, healthy condition and makes it look brighter and more youthful. Since I started using this product I’ve noticed that the little creases on my forehead look a bit less obvious, which I was really impressed about! The overall condition of my skin has dramatically improved and it is now much more, lifted, tight (yet elastic) and it feels so much smoother and moisturized. What I like to do is to apply the Acyl-Glutathione after I’ve cleansed my skin, right before I apply moisturizer. If I have to be completely honest, I didn’t think that this stuff would work but I am really excited to say that I’ve noticed a massive improvement on my skin! One thing that bothers me though (beside the ridiculous price) is that it has a terrible smell! I can’t really describe it but it is quite heavy and it reminds me of shoe paint, but much worse! 

Step 3: Face Finishing Moisturizer (7.5 ml / 0.25 fl oz)

The next step after using the Acyl-Glutathione is to moisturize. The product I got was Perricone MD’s Face Finishing Moisturizer ($69 full size). Now this is the product that I really didn’t get along with and I am actually pretty disappointed in. It is described as “a lightweight moisturizer formulated with antioxidants to help firm skin’s appearance and minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Works beautifully under make-up and leaves the skin looking naturally dewy”. Now, this sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it! Unfortunately, I have to say that apparently my skin type doesn’t suit this product because it worked terribly on me. For starters, the second this product touched my skin it started to burn and it hurt so hard it was almost unbearable! The first time I instantly ran to the bathroom and washed my entire face and luckily the nasty feeling disappeared. The next day though I decided to give it another try so I can give you a better review on this stuff. I applied it again and it hurt SO much but I left it and after 10-15 minutes the pain went away. So far so good! BUT after another 10 minutes my entire face and neck started itching like crazy! I’m not gonna lie – I got scared that the product is making some kind of reaction to my skin and I washed it straight away. The next day I had some minor breakouts, which is not typical for me at all and I am pretty sure that we have to blame it on the Face Finishing Moisturizer. I really did want to like it but it just isn’t right for my skin! :( Anyway, another thing I wanted to mention is that the cream feels a bit too heavy for my liking and it sadly doesn’t absorbs fast and it leaves a greasy residue, which is quite bad, especially if you want to put makeup on top!  On a more positive note, I have to say that the moisturizer has a nice rose scent, which is nice and subtle and if you like rose-scented products I’m sure you’ll love this! I am really sorry that I couldn’t give you more in-debt information but I didn’t want to risk inflaming my skin any further.

Step 4: No Foundation Foundation (7.5 ml / 0.25 fl oz)

The last product I got I’ve actually heard quite a lot about and it is this No Foundation Foundation ($55). I was super excited when I saw that the Discovery Set I got comes with this product in it cuz I’ve been meaning to try it for ages! This foundation is infused with a lot of skin beneficial ingredients such as Alpha Lipoic Acid, DMAE and Vitamin C Ester, which is lovely and it is also Paraben-free! It is specifically designed to correct skin undertones, to smooth fine lines and to boost skin’s natural moisture. The foundation, as its name suggests, gives a nice translucent coverage so it doesn’t cover blemishes or acne scaring and you’ll definitely have to use concealer on top. It just gives a beautiful radiant and dewy look to the face and makes it look so much more youthful and healthier. I’ve noticed that my skin tone is more even and the small creases I have on my forehead are almost not visible, which is fab! The foundation comes in two shades – original and a Fair one. I got the darker version and when I saw it for the first time I thought that it’s going to be too dark for my skin but when I actually applied it it turned out to be perfect! As I said, this foundation doesn’t have much coverage so the shade worked really well for me. The No Foundation Foundation has a nice creamy consistency and it applied really easily. It feels really lightweight and it’s perfect to use on days when we don’t feel like wearing much makep and we just want to brighten up my complexion :) The product has a very weird scent, which I am not fond about but luckily it doesn’t linger and it’s not overpowering. This foundation is listed as “suitable for all skin types” and it has SPF 30 in it. :)

In a nutshell, I would say that the brand definitely has what to offer if you are willing to pay a little bit extra. I personally would definitely purchase the Nutritive Cleanser and the Acy-Glutathoine at some point because I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in my skin while using them and I highly recommend them. I am still undecided about the foundation because even though it has a lovely formula I tend to lean more towards medium coverage foundations. The product that I will definitely have to warn you about is the Face Finishing Moisturizer because it not only broke me out but the terrible burning pain I got from it is certainly not something that I’d love you to experience! :)

Have you tried any Perricone MD products before? Which is your favorite? <3

Lots of love,
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  1. Great review. I particularly love your photography in all your blogs; you always have beautiful photos.

    http://dibdabdebs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you so much lovely! It means a lot! <3 xx

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  2. I haven't tried any of their products ! :S
    very interesting review !! some good things to know, thanks !

    MissManzanna.Blogspot

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    1. You're welcome hun and thank you! :)) xx

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  3. I love cosmoceuticals! This one seems really efective :)

    Beauty by Tellie

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    1. Some of these product are really amazing and effective, I definitely was pleasantly surprised! :) xx

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  4. These products sound amazing! Sorry to hear about the moisturiser, i would that person that ends up with a rash cos i didnt want to take off the moisturiser :/

    Great review.

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    1. Thank you hun! It was so unfortunate that it inflamed my skin but I didn't want to take it off cuz I wanted to see whet would happen so I can include it in the review haha! The things we do for blogging... :D xxx

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  5. I always hear so much about this range in magazines, but its always good to get a bloggers opinion, thanks for the great review, it was really informative.

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    1. Thank you darling! I've stumbled across this brand in so many magazines too and am so happy I finally got to try it and review the products for you all! :)) xx

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  6. Ahhhh once again I'm just amazed by your gorgeous photos! Skin care sounds lovely xxx

    The perks of being a hipster

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    1. Ahh you are always so sweet, thank you lovely! <3 xx

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  7. Great review, I have read a lot about this range lately and it seems pretty impressive xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It really is, I was a bit skeptical at first but now I'm really impressed (minus the moisturizer haha) :) xx

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  8. ohhh thanks for your amazing review!! i've always wondered about perricone products.. i use la mer a lot.. but i've been wanting to branch out! definitely going to try some of these perricone products!!!

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    1. You're welcome lovely and I'm glad you like it! :) I've never tried La Mer products but I'm dying to, I've heard SUCH amazing things about their products! :) xx

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  9. Really in depth review!! The products sound good but they are just so expensive!
    xx

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    1. Ahh they are, aren't they! Wish they were more affordable cuz I really want to get the cleanser and the Acyl-Glutathione...

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  10. These look so good! I really want to try these out

    Seaside Beauty
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    1. You should when you have the chance lovely, some of them are really amazing and effective! :) xx

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  11. Thank you for your review! It's always great find out information about products I see for the first time! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome gorgeous, I also love discovering new gems! :) Have a great weekend! <3 xx

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  12. Great review! I never tried these product but seems great!

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    1. Thanks hun! They don't seem to be very popular in the blogging world but they're definitely worth checking out cuz they work wonders (some of them) :) xx

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  13. Your blog are so nice :-) I love it.
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    1. Ahh thank you so much lovely, you are so sweet! <3 xx

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  14. that foundation looks awesome! haha i love the name!
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    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha me too, it describes the product perfectly! And my boyfriend was reading the review yesterday and was like "You've written down foundation twice, fix it!" haha :)) xx

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  15. Ahhh!!! I love detailed beauty product reviews. Thank you for all the effort!!

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! I always try to make as detained and informative reviews and I'm so happy it shows through! :)) xx

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  16. I've never heard of this brand before but I'm definitely doing a search on where I can find it due to your detailed review! Thank you! xx

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    1. You are welcome dear! The products are really lovely, let me know if you end up getting anything! :) xx

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  17. Thanks for sharing! Doesn't sound like my kind of products but I love learning about all the different stuff on the market anyway. Following for more reviews to come! :)

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    1. Ah thank you so much sweet! :) xx

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  18. I have never heard of this brand before but their products look really great! :) x

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    1. The cleanser and the Acyl-Glutathione are SO great, I was so pleasantly surprised by them! :) Have a wonderful weekend lovely! <3

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  19. wow never heard of that brand before, I will have to look it up! Ps. I love the look of your blog! Any tips on how to get a nice blog design?

    laurathinksabout.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much lovely, glad you like it! :) When I was looking for a new design I stumbled across the lovely Dana from http://www.thewonderforest.com/ she has some fab templates so you should have a look! Also I really love my friend's Valerie designs as well: http://www.scribblesofvaleriedesign.com/ <3

      Hope this helps hun! If you have any questions feel free to drop me an e-mail :) xxx

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  20. great post and review! very thorough and informative

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  21. I have wanted to try Perricone MD for ages but so much of it is way out of my price point! the foundation really looks lovely and isn't to pricy for a really good foundation! I must do some swatching soon, I'm incredibly pale so I'm assuming I'll have to go for that one! Great reviews!

    mercuteify.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh sadly they are on the pricey side but I think the foundation is reasonable! :) Definitely go swatch it, if it's too dark for you, I think the Fair one would be perfect! :)

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  22. I love how honest you are with your options. Personally I would of freaked out if my face was inflamed, but I'm glad everything turned out okay! It's also nice that the other products worked for you :)
    Do you know any drugstore moisturizers that are great for oily skin?

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    1. Thank you lovely! I always try to be as informative and honest as possible, glad it shows through! My favorite drugstore moisturizer is Neutrogena Visibly Clear. It hydrates really well and it's oil-free so I believe it would be great for oily skin (mine is normal to combination) Have a lovely weekend! :)) xxx

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    2. Thanks! I'm going to check that one out :)

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    1. You should hun, the products are fab! :) xx

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  24. I love the look of this foundation and these products in general to be honest. Never even heard of the brand before?! I love foundation which is good for your skin!

    Love Em xxxx

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