24 February 2014

The Perfect Perricone Pairing

New skincare members are always warmly welcomed to my stash, but after a three-week-or-so road test I'm able to make up my mind as to whether or not they're a stayer or a goer. Though the odd mask may have mingled its way in and a few cleansers joined the clan, things have been pretty samey, samey on the moisturiser and serum side of things as of late, and so I've been trailing something new for each of these categories over the past few weeks - my decision was made in an instant, this Dr Perricone pair is well and truly staying put...

You saw me chat about all things chia here - seeds in your smoothie aside, as a cold-pressed oil the supercharged superfood in question can also work wonders for the skin from the outside in, in a serum form and this is where Dr Perricone's Chia Serum comes into play. Pressed on pre-moisturise adds a little plumpness here, gives a nice hit of hydration there and results an all-round healthy glow. A hefty dose of anti-ageing ingredients have skincare concerns covered; fat-soluble vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants help fight free radicals, protect against oxidative stress which can accelerate the signs of lines and wrinkles, and anti-inflammatory properties reduce any redness. Best of all, the stuff smells good enough to eat, think along the lines of almondy marzipan - yep, don't say I didn't warn ya.

Following the serum as a final skincare stage I've been dotting on the Deep Moisture Therapy - dry skin gals, look this way. Deep moisture therapy for the face it really is - one application on and things are left velvety soft, uber hydrated and the complexion is imparted with a natural radiance. It also makes for an awesome primer pre-makeup, helping your face base apply smoothly and evenly - texture wise, it looks and feels a little something like mousse, super lightweight, a little spreads far and there's no greasy feeling. Now, I've heard others have been put off because of the scent but IMO, there's nothing to fret about - just a generic cream type smell is all that I can pick up and once rubbed in, it doesn't tend to linger. As with all Perricone products, the ingredients list gets a thumbs up sturdy from me, the main ingredient in this antioxidant powerhouse being vitamin E, a fat-soluble form of it which allows nutrients to absorb in an instant. Just to clear things up, my Kate Somervile GMC hasn't been pushed aside, but this nourishing number has just been stepping in when I've been in need of an extra moisture slather. Dr P, you've done it again...



  1. Oh man, I've always wanted to try Dr. P and these two sound right up my street! I definitely belong to the dry skin club so would be interested in looking into this partnership... I can hear my debit card weeping from here... T xx

  2. These look amazing, I love a good serum they are the perfect way to provide deep moisture without being heavy or greasy xx


  3. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt24 February 2014 at 10:15

    I've never tried Perricone but am very interested in the Deep Moisture Therapy - it sounds perfect for me :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  4. It's a lurrrvely moisturiser - you'd love I'm sure :-)

  5. Agreed! I couldn't live without one in my stash now :-)

  6. Sounds like you'd get on well with these two Tamira ;-) Pricey investments but well worth it!


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