GET TO KNOW PERRICONE MD
By Maybelle Morgan, 24 January 2018
Perricone MD. Let us count the ways we love thee. Or, if you’re slightly less familiar, get to know the cult-fave beauty brand that's receiving rave blogger thumbs-ups, and has just dropped at ASOS. Developed by American dermatologist Dr Perricone (so your skin knows it’s legit), we’re all over it, from the dreamy old-fashioned apothecary packaging to its chemistry-backed formulations. Here are our top picks…
Forget scratchy scrubs or burning toners, the key to a smoother complexion is all up in ye olde apothecary bottle. Containing calming green tea, olive leaf and turmeric, the refreshing solution gently resurfaces and clarifies skin to aid your radiant glow-up. Using a cotton pad, swipe on after cleansing and before moisturising.
You know that barely there, dreamiest-filter-on-Instagram coverage? This No Foundation Foundation is what you want. The tinted formula gives the skin an ultra-sheer invisible veil, but packs a strong protective shield (SPF 30, baby). It comes in one universal shade which can be customised with the genius No Bronzer Bronzer if needed. Start light and layer up as required.
Think of this as the serum to conquer, wipe out and obliterate all other serums. The silky formula contains a high concentration of antioxidants and battles all manner of skin sins: lacklustre texture, dullness, dryness and, *gulp*, fine lines. It'll give you that much-needed TLC and is also oil-free and lightweight = the perfect pre-makeup ritual.
Blusher is both a fruitful fountain and a cruel mistress. Done right and it takes years off; one layer too many, and we’ve got a Bozo the clown situ. If you’re somewhat hapless when it comes to application, this No Blush Blush is your saviour. With a handy dropper, apply a few drops onto the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards with fingers to give a healthy rosy glow.
If a) your skin’s seen better days and b) you wouldn’t mind having another go at those better days, this unique detox face mask could be the answer. Packed with capsules of chlorophyll, aka plant blood (who knew year 8 biology would ever come in handy?), the mask releases blue green algae upon contact, turning the gel into a bright green clay. One use and skin is left refined, softer and more luminous. *Adds everything to basket*