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Product Review: N.V. Perricone M.D. Ceramic Skin Smoother

With some products, I know right away whether I love it or feel indifferent toward it. Others, like N.V. Perricone M.D. Ceramic Skin Smoother finishing serum ($75), take more time. I'm particularly fussy about pricey products. Even though some, like this one, are sent to me for review, I always think, "Would I buy it for this price?" And that's why it too me so long to write this review.

Like many of Dr. Perricone's products, Ceramic Skin Smoother contains age-fighting antioxidants and DMAE, which helps skin feel firmer. Although this serum is meant to be the last step in skin care before applying foundation, it's not strictly a makeup primer. It's much lighter than, say Smashbox Photo Finish, and it sinks into skin rather than sitting on top of it. Even so, I find that foundation does go on more smoothly over it; some people claim that they can go without foundation entirely with this product, but I prefer a little help. I love the lightweight, oil-free texture, and using it minimizes the look of my pores.

But let's go back to the "Would I buy this?" question. After I make my millions off of my Milo-endorsed gourmet pet food line, yes. Yes, I would. But for now, I have student loans to pay off, so I can't add this to my must-buy list just yet.

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decadentluxe decadentluxe 7 years
Enter to win a bottle of Perricone MD Ceramic Skin Smoother! http://decadentluxe.com/2009/09/01/perricone-md-ceramic-skin-smoother-with-vitamin-c-ester-giveaway/
Allytta Allytta 8 years
wow, Bella, you try so many things. how is your skin still not allergic to all the beauty products?
TFS TFS 9 years
***advice for everyone: If you havent tried perricone products then if you really want an amazing firming/wrinkle/line eye treatment then try his 2step duo eye therapy. its actually amazing!
audreyxoxo audreyxoxo 9 years
sephora looooves this product
sofi sofi 9 years
I've tried it- several samples that I've gotten- and it does go on very lightly and provides a nice finish, but nothing too special. I like Dr. Brandt's Pores no More better if I were to spend that type of money on such a product.
linday_love linday_love 9 years
*wouldn't
linday_love linday_love 9 years
I woldn't buy it
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Yowza. That's a lot of $$$ for that little bottle - even if it does do what it says, I think I can find something just as effective for at least half the price!
emalove emalove 9 years
I've read a few great reviews on this product. I'll probably try it someday.
Thiv04 Thiv04 9 years
I use their Advanced Eye Repair stuff...and it's about 100 bucks a pop. I can't honestly say that it was SO much better than any other eye serum I have used. But, a bottle usually lasts a few months.
michlny michlny 9 years
I too have tried this. While it does leave a nice finish - it is definitely not worth the price. You can get an equally good product fromm Olay or another drugstore brand.
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