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The anti-ageing skin care worth splurging on

PERRICONE MD HAS ALWAYS BEEN AHEAD OF THE CURVE, AND NOW THE PIONEERING SKIN CARE COMPANY HAS PERFORMED A LITTLE NIP AND TUCK ON ITS OWN COLLECTION, REBOOTING ITS AGE-DEFYING PRODUCTS FOR A NEW GENERATION.

When it comes to advances in anti-ageing, Perricone MD leads the way. The cosmeceutical skin care brand, created by dermatologist demi-god Dr Nicholas Perricone, has always existed on the cutting-edge of science and technology. Now, the company has reengineered its products to make them easier to use and more powerful (and they have the clinicals to back them up). The revamped collection is colour-coded and streamlined to clearly communicate its benefits. Admittedly, this is not entry-level skin care, but you get what you pay for. That means a correction of deep wrinkles, creases and crepiness—especially relevant for those 40+. We spoke to the brand’s Chief Innovation Officer, Chris Caires, about the refresh, his skin tips and why acyl-glutathione in a non-negotiable.

TM: What are the most important anti-ageing ingredients?
CC: “Vitamin C ester, retinol, copper tripeptide, niacinamide, alpha lipoic acid, DMAE and acyl-glutathione.”

Acyl-glutathione features in quite a few of your products. How does it work?
“It’s the primary molecule our cells use to fight environmental aggressors like stress, sun damage, or free radical damage. Found naturally in every cell, glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant and hailed as its most important detoxification agent. As we mature, our natural levels of glutathione deplete, while natural toxin build-up appears on the skin in the form of deep lines and creases, severe discolouration and dehydration. Perricone MD’s patented Acyl-Glutathione molecule forms a bond that is both water and fat soluble, which allows it to be easily absorbed into the skin’s surface. It helps to replenish the essential building blocks of healthy-looking skin, resulting in a more supple, even-toned, radiant appearance.”

What is the most effective way to use your range?
“I’m a firm believer in having a simple regimen, for AM and for PM. Some people love to layer, but we know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. For a basic skin care regimen for day, you should cleanse, tone, apply a serum, apply a moisturiser with SPF and then finish with an eye cream. For night, it’s similar but include a mask or peel before your serum. Its best to ensure you are choosing products based on your specific skin concerns.”

Can you tell us more about the new Cold Plasma formula?
“We eliminated the fishy smell by switching our omega source from algae to a plant-based source, and added an ingredient called copper tripeptide to improve the overall efficacy of the product.”

What do you prescribe for people who have multiple skin concerns?
“The simple answer is Cold Plasma+. But we have lots of other options as well. Most of our serums target a couple of concerns, versus just one. The product recommendation would depend on what those multiple skin concerns may be.”

What regime would you recommend for someone with oily skin, dry skin or sensitive skin?

Oily Skin

  1. Cleanser: Nutritive Cleanser
  2. Toner: Intensive Pore Minimizing Toner
  3. Serum: Cold Plasma+
  4. PM Moisturiser: Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer
  5. Eye: Cold Plasma+ Eye Advanced Eye Cream

Dry Skin

  1. Cleanser: Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser
  2. Peel: Exfoliating Peel
  3. Serum: Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Deep Crease Serum
  4. Moisturiser: Essential Fx Rejuvenating Moisturiser
  5. Eye: Essential Fx Brightening & Smoothing Under-Eye Cream

Sensitive Skin

  1. Cleanser: Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser
  2. Serum: Vitamin C Ester Brightening Serum
  3. Moisturiser: Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturiser
  4. Eye: Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream

Interview by Emily Deacon
February 2018

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