Saturday Facial with Dr. Perricone

September 25, 2007 at 1:34 pm 1 comment

This past Saturday, I reserved a spot at my local Nordstrom for a complimentary facial. An enthusiastic Counter Manager for the NV Perricone MD Line and Master Aesthetician named ReAnna met me for my appointment. She first asked if I would like to try a supercharged drink made from their Super Berry Powder with Acai. It was just a small cup, and reminiscent of raspberry Kool-aid, but promises to deliver a healthy boost of antioxidants, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. All of which are supposedly very beneficial to the skin.

ReAnna has worked for the NV Perricone MD line for the past two years. She used a number of Perricone products during the facial. After cleansing, she applied the Perricone Hydrating Mask, infused with Olive Oil Polyphenols. I am sure ReAnna explained more about the product, but it felt so wonderful that I don’t remember what she said. I later read that Olive Oil Polyphenols are beneficial to our bodies in many ways, and those include protection and replenishment of our skin.

My favorite product during the facial was the “Hand and Body Lipid Replenishment Crème with Phosphatidyl-E,” which ReAnna massaged into my bare arms and hands. Afterwards my arms and hands felt soft and supple, not greasy. It is a luxurious product, but the $85.00 price tag is a bit steep for a measly 3 oz. tube! Price is definitely a concern with the NV Perricone MD line.

The NV Perricone MD products are high in quality. They have some very effective skincare treatments and formulas. Dr. Perricone discusses in his books the benefits of using DMAE, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Neuropeptides, Antioxidants, Vitamin C Ester, Olive Oil Polyphenols, etc.

I am overjoyed that I decided to splurge for one of their newest products, NV Perricone MD’s Ceramic Skin Smoother. ReAnna politely corrected me when I referred to it as simply a “primer.” It is applied onto the skin like a primer, but is considered a “finishing serum treatment.”

Out of several skin primers out there, Ceramic Skin Smoother really offers something unique. Not only does it prime the skin by smoothing and filling in the fine lines, it shrinks your pores. There are a few pores on my nose that have been large and bothersome for many years. They disappear when I use Ceramic Skin! And, the more you use it, the better your results are. Its performance went way beyond my expectations. I would love to swim in it!

Here’s the ingredient list from Perricone’s site on what makes Ceramic Skin Smoother so effective:

  • Microspheres– The finest grade micro-ceramic beads that act like a filler to correct the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores and create a smooth surface
  • Fullerenes – Nanotechnology vitamin B60 – A potent antioxidant that helps to reduce the appearance of skin discolorations, redness and surface stress
  • Xylotol– acts as a humidifier to draw moisture from the air
  • Beta Glucans – Binds this moisture to the skin to sustain a firm, hydrated appearance throughout the day
  • DMAE – Helps the skin look and feel more firm
  • WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMIN E – TPGS: Smoothes and nourishes the surface of the skin

If you want to try the Ceramic Skin Smoother, visit your local Nordstrom, Sephora, or other high-end department stores and BEG the consultants at the Perricone counter like I did.

ReAnna generously gave me an additional free 7-day sample of the Ceramic Skin Smoother and the Face Firming Activator, which I am giving to my Mother-in-Law. She is a natural beauty and I can’t wait to hear what she has to say about these!

You really will want to sample Ceramic Skin Smoother before you buy it to see how it works on your skin and to decide if the product is worth the $75.00 price tag. Ouch! A little bit goes a long way, so you should be able to get about 3 months of good use out of it (and scrape every last bit out with a Q-tip).

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