I tried Perricone MD Core4 and Here are my Toughts



Hello babes, welcome back to my blog, or if you are new here welcome I'm Denni, I'm skincare obsessed, I tried Perricone MD Core4, and this post contains my thoughts about it in the form of a mini review of each product.


Somewhere at the end of October, I had the opportunity to collab with  Perricone MD, generously they sent over a box containing five of their products specially curated for my skin type. I have been trying the products for the past six weeks, if you are new to my blog i am 44 years old, my skin type is dry to dehydrated, I have hyper-pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and horrible dark circles around my eyes that are unfortunately genetic.

Warning: this is a long ass post, so please  feel free to scroll down and read  only the product/s you are curious about




Micellar Cleansing Treatment

 


What is it
A no-rinse, ultra-gentle facial cleanser that works as a 3-in-1 cleanser, toner and makeup remover

How you use it
Saturate a cotton pad and smooth over face, starting with the eye area to remove mascara and eye makeup, continuing on to the rest of the face and neck.

Claims
Deeply cleanses the skin of impurities, including makeup, without the need to rinse.
Lifts debris and purifies while softening the skin.

Leaves skin looking fresh, healthy and glowing.

Ingredient

Water/Aqua/Eau, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Propanediol, Carnitine, Allantoin, Panthenol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Betaine, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, PPG-33-Buteth-45, Cetrimonium Chloride, Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Copper Citrate.

Free of
***EU Allergen-Free, Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free, Alcohol-Free, Silicone-Free



Vegan/cruelly free 
not vegan , cruelty-free

Where to buy
Sephora, Perricone MD, Various online stores

How much do you get 
4 fl oz / 118 ml

Retail price 
$45.00   £36.00  €33,89

What I like about
It is a very lovely micellar water, removes makeup very well and leaves no residue on the skin. My skin felt fresh and clean afterward. 

What I don't like about
I'm a balm cleanser & hot cloth kind of a person, while the micellar water worked really well on my face and delivered the promises, I tended to use it either as a 2nd cleanse or skip it altogether. Just personal preferences.

Can be used around eyes
Yes, I dos not sting 

My experience with it
I  used Perricone MD micellar cleansing treatment maybe 10 -12 times, as I said earlier I'm a cleansing balm hot cloth person,  is just a personal preference of mine, I have no complaints about the product. I would recommend this to anyone who likes water-free cleansing or one step cleansing.

Repurchase
I don't think so  but  to be fair, I would like to try another of their cleansers


COLD PLASMA PLUS -Advanced Serum Concentrate

 


What is it
Serum Concentrate

How you use it
Apply morning and evening  a pea size amount on cleansed skin


Claims
Smooths the appearance of lines, wrinkles and uneven texture.
Visibly corrects discoloration, redness and uneven skin tone.
Lifts and firms skin’s appearance.
Transforms dullness into beautiful, youthful radiance.

Ingredient
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Phosphatidylcholine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dimethyl MEA, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Tyrosine, Glycolic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Copper Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinyl Palmitate, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Copper Tripeptide-1, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Ceteareth-20, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polysorbate 20, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid

Free of
Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free, Alcohol-Free, ***EU Allergen-Free


Vegan/Cruelly free 

vegan-friendly, cruelty-free

Where to buy 

Sephora, Perricone MD, Various online stores 

How much do you get
  1 fl oz / 30 ml

Retail price
$149.00  £129.00  €154,99

What I like about
Lovely lightweight texture yet creamy and luxurious, fast absorbing  and fast to deliver the promises, my skin appeared smoother, lifted  and more radiant within a few days

What I don't like about
I don't mind about it, but I'm putting this here because i had quite a few asking me about the smell of it.  It does have a scent, not particularly pleasant but I may not be a good judge of that, I use Biologique Recherche p501970, so there is that. I can put up with smelly stuff if they work. Also, the smell doesn't linger.
Can be used around eyes
Yes, I did smear it around the eyes on, and I had no irritation

My experience with it
I have been using Cold Plasma Plus Face for six weeks now and I'm obsessed with. It makes a tremendous difference in my fine lines and the overall look of my skin.  I did not notice any visible improvement on the discoloration part, maybe I have to use it for a longer time (which i will), but on the other hand, nothing seems to work miracles for me on that department. It is quite pricey, but a little goes a long way
Also worth mentioning,  the serum works well under makeup, in fact, I had better makeup days when I was using it.
I would say that I am enjoying the product very much and if it is something you can afford I would say go ahead and give it a try and see how it does for you. 


Repurchase
Yes, I would repurchase this one



Cold Plasma Plus Eye Advanced Eye Cream

 



What is it
eye cream

How you use it
Gently pat onto eye area using your ring finger. Use morning and evening. Keep out of eyes

Claims
Corrects the appearance of dark circles and reduces puffiness.
Visibly lifts and firms the eye area.
Smooths the appearance of crow’s feet and fine lines.

Ingredient
Water/Aqua/Eau, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Ceteareth-20, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phosphatidylcholine, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Copper Tripeptide-1, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Copper Gluconate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chrysin, Disodium EDTA, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Steareth-20, Silica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

Vegan/Cruelly free

cruelty-free vegan-friendly

Where to buy
Sephora, Perricone MD, Various online stores

How much do you get
0.5 fl oz / 15 mL

Retail price
$110.00  £80.00  €94,99

What I like about
Creamy but lightweight and fast absorbing, a beautiful formula for the delicate skin under the eyes. Perricone MD is know for being revolutionary in their formulas, and this one does not disappoint, a new concept for delivering nutrients to the skin called the Cold Plasma Liquid Crystal Delivery System—a carrier full of charged particles specifically developed for the topical application. Basically, a potent delivery system in a jar  has copper tripeptides and omegas

What I don't like about
The same thing as with cold plasma plus face, while this product has no added fragrance to it, it does have a naturally occurring smell, it is not strong, it does not linger, it doesn't bother me, but I put this  here because is  maybe the most asked question I had about cold plasma.


Can be used around eyes
yes, it is meant to be used around the eyes

My experience with it
My under-eye skin feels plump, hydrated, my fine lines have diminished and never in my entire life had better concealer days can I have a hallelujah for that?  Regarding correcting dark circles and reducing puffiness,  puffiness was never my problem so obviously can't speak about, and my dark circles are exactly the same.  I have been telling over and over about my dark circles are genetic, nothing ever worked for them, partially solved the problem earlier this year by having under-eye filler.

Repurchase
I need more with the product  time to be able  to say that



Hyaluronic Intensive Moisturizer

 



What is it

 oil-free moisturizer

How you use it
Massage onto cleansed face and neck using a gentle upward motion. Use morning and evening

Claims
Infuses skin with youthful hydration.
Smoothes the skin's surface to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Imparts visible suppleness and radiance.

Ingredient
Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Pentylene Gycol, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, Urea, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Bisabolol, Dimethyl MEA, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phosphatidylcholine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Citric Acid, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Polysilicone-11, Triacetin, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Serine, Sorbitol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Docosahexaenoic Acid, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate.

Vegan/Cruelly free
not vegan cruelty-free

Where to buy
Sephora, Perricone MD, Various online stores

How much do you get
1 fl oz / 30 mL

Retail price
$69.00  

What I like about
Oil-free  and nice jelly texture, layers beautifully with other products, behaves wonderfully under makeup

What I don't like about
To me Hyaluronic Intensive Moisturizer has a chemically smell to it, it does not linger but is there. Also, the product does not travel well, at least my jar doesn't, it has leaked a bit on two different occasions even though I made sure is properly closed.

Can be used around eyes
yes, it did not cause any irritation

My experience with it
I'm never brave on trying new Hyaluronic acid because they break me out quickly,  but this is literally the second  HA product that I was able to use on a daily basis without breaking out. I have been using this every day for the past six weeks, and I haven't had any breakout.
I love that is oil-free, and it would make a great summer moisturizer, but in the cold fall/winter time this baby wasn't enough for me, I needed to layer it with other products to make it work
I would recommend it  if you are looking for oil-free Ha loaded moisturizer and your  skin is normal to dry-ish

Repurchase
I will revisit this one in the summer, might be a better with for me then.



Multi-Action Overnight Intensive Firming Mask 

 



What is it
restorative night treatment

How you use it
Massage onto cleansed face and neck in the evening using a gentle upward motion. Wait until fully absorbed, then follow with your favorite Perricone MD moisturizer if necessary
Claims
Minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Firms, tones and tightens skin’s appearance.
Deeply hydrates to visibly refresh skin.
Soothes and revitalizes skin's appearance.
Promotes visibly smoother, more supple skin.

Ingredient
Water/Aqua/Eau, Squalane, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Dimethicone, Dimethyl MEA, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Citric Acid, Thioctic Acid, Phosphatidylcholine, S-Palmitoylglutathione, Xanthan Gum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Acetyl Tyrosine, Zinc Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Copper Gluconate, Disodium EDTA, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ceteareth-20, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool.

Vegan/Cruelly free 
cruelty free  not vegan

Where to buy
Sephora, Perricone MD, Various online stores

How much do you get
2 fl oz / 59 ml

Retail price
$99.00   £89.00 €88,00

What I like about

Creamy, velvety rich texture and that soothing smell of skincare. Loving the texture and how it does apply to the skin  and the fact that it absorbs quickly  without leaving a greasy residue, so you can apply  it and go straight to bed   without being afraid of rubbing all the good stuff on the pillows

What I don't like about
Firming moisturizers dries me up, and this one is no different. I can't use it alone ,  but I can make it work by layering it with another moisturizer.

Can be used around eyes
Not advised, but i tried for the seek of the review, and it did not cause any irritation

My experience with it
I have been using Multi-Action Overnight Intensive Firming Mask for the past six, and I can say that it does deliver, my face felt and looked after using it.  Regarding hydration for me, it only worked layered with a moisturizer, which it makes me want to revisit the product in the summer, it may be just perfect for me then.  Unfortunately, my dry skin is  the worst during the cold season



Repurchase
I would love to visit this in the summer



So, this was my mini reviews on the core4 products from Perricone MD! I hope you guys like it and I hope I was able to answer  your questions about the products
I know that recently Perricone MD has renewed and rebranded the website and the packaging, I cannot speak about the old versions because this was my first encounter with the brand. The products are PR samples they have been sent to me however that does not influence my opinion about the product.



* EU Allergen Free label is for the 26 ingredients identified by the EU SCCS and products will be only flagged if a suspected ingredient is on its ingredient list. the label is not personalized for your own allergies you may have, and it does not constitute as medical advice
 

2 comments

  1. very lovely and comprehensive review ! I heard so many people complain about cold plasma smell, but you havent. Are you not bothered by it or is not smelling that strong ?

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    1. hello! thank you so much :) you are very lovely. No to be honest the scent didn't seem that strong to me , i mean don't get me wrong doesn't smell like roses but is not a heavy scent and it does not linger

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