Sep 242012

Perricone MD is currently celebrating its 15th year making patented skincare products. Previously, I’ve reviewed the Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15, which I am still enjoying (I bought the auto-renew program). I’ve also been given the chance to try the new Perricone MD Formula 15 ($125/2 oz.).

Perricone MD Formula 15 is a combination cocktail of a number of ingredients developed by Dr. Perricone to provide a synergistic effect. First off, let me say that I saw a noticeable difference in my skin about an hour after I first applied it. Although my testing is in the early stages (only a few days), I’m really impressed. The primary effective ingredients are:

Alpha Lipoic Acid: An antioxidant which improves the skin’s resilience, tone, an texture, while improving radiance and clarity.

DMAE (dimethylaminoethenol): increases the firmness of skin, allowing sagging skin to look more tightened and toned. It addresses the loss of firmness and lessens the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Phos E: A proprietary blends of phospholipids that provides nutrition and antioxidants to the skin to increase radiance and protect and hydrate skin. This helps stressed, dry, or dehydrated skin.

Tocotrienols: Superior forms of Vitamin E to nourish and repair damaged skin and to give a rosy glow. These improve the skin’s overall health.

I’ve been curious about trying Perricone MD’s DMAE as a topical ever since I watched this 3-minute video:

After trying Formula 15 for just a short time, I found my skin was tighter, more toned, more even textured and more radiant. It seemed to shave off several years, giving me a healthy looking, natural glow. At the same time, the product absorbed beautifully into my skin without leaving any heavy residue–there is a light texture and a very pleasant, citrus-like scent.

I was surprised to see such a visible difference in my skin, particularly because I already use high-quality skin care. There is certainly something very effective in Formula 15 that my skin had been missing. Because these formulas are patented, it is quite unlikely that I will find them anywhere else.

Ingredient list (click to enlarge):

If you find your skin needs a little freshening tighten and glow, Perricone MD is definitely worth trying. It’s due to ship beginning in October.

Application tip: Smooth evenly on cleansed skin in the morning, follow with a moisturizer.

 Perricone MD sent Formula 15 to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review.

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  6 Responses to “Perricone MD Formula 15 Serum Review”

  1. I would love to try this serum. I always get good results from Perricone products!

  2. Are you still using the Chanel Le Blanc with the Perricone Ester C?

    • Hi Rosa, I’m still using Perricone Ester C with a good sunblock. I have not been using Chanel Le Blanc because a lot of the marks have faded so no need.

  3. Hey Amy, love ur blog by the way, ? As Rosa
    Brought up the chanel brightening, I have lots of freckles,
    Do u think that could overall lighten them up?
    I look like a twin of Lindsay Lohan from her,
    Mean girls years, her freckles have almost disappeared,
    I’d just maybe like to call them down, Id love, to
    Have that “flawless” look and I swear I
    Can’t ever do it right. Wishing I didn’t have
    Freckles and red hair right now… Any suggest?
    I’ve tried lots of foundations, bb luminous, dior skin nude, etc
    I want the “dewy” look. Completely flawless.
    I need help lol.

    • I think if you are trying to minimize your freckles (aw, but I bet they are beautiful!!!!), I would discuss with a dermotologist. Unlike sun damages, freckles are really hereditary–part of your lovely DNA! I don’t know whether there would be any over-the-counter product that could possibly do that type of change (not one that I’ve heard of, anyway!). Beyond that, I’d go for a medium-to-full coverage foundation, then add a liquid highlighter to the foundation to get the dewyness you want. Also, Burberry foundation is surprisingly build able–layer it on over the areas of concern. It really does get to full coverage without getting cakey if you use thin layers and a synthetic brush. I know other full coverage foundations are out there-like Vichy Dermablend (available at drugstores if you want to try it without a huge investment first).

  4. Thanks I’ll def try.
    Love your blog.
    I love your reviews
    What you think very much matters to me!
    I’ve been picking up things you love and have reviewed,
    I have yet to find something I didnt love!
    Your the best!
    Liz is beautiful!
    I’m on here everyday:) you’ve opened my eyes to
    Many new brands;)
    Thanks again!

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