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Most Liked Positive Review
I now endorse the 'synergy' concept
I bought a bottle of this 2 years ago because a sales rep convinced me it was a great product and would last a long time. She was right about it lasting but I...Read complete review
I bought a bottle of this 2 years ago because a sales rep convinced me it was a great product and would last a long time. She was right about it lasting but I was underwhelmed by the results. I noticed a bit of tightening and smoothness but nothing dramatic. HOWEVER. The part of her advice I had discarded - and it's funny, because it's built right into the name of the product - is its use as a pre-serum activator. She insisted it would intensify the effects of the DMAE and ALA, etc. contained in Perricone's other serums and moisturizers when applied beforehand. That didn't make sense to me on some logical levels. Why put 1 product on top of another if both contain the same ingredients? Doesn't it make more sense to choose the more effective treatment and let the other one go? Well, I'm here to tell you I recently gave it another shot - as part of a regime with other serums - and I've been converted to this philosophy. The serum prep is so-so on its own. But when you apply it under the serums (such as amine face lift or evening repair or plasma) it really, truly intensifies the results. I am very confident making this statement because I've been using his serums for 5 years without the serum prep, and when I began combining the 2 (prep and serums) the results were NOT simply additive. They were/are synergistic. It's worth the cost because you don't need to use as much product for your potency. It reminds me a bit of the value of foundation primer for foundation... it might seem like a marketing hoax but it actually does make the product work better and you need less of it to have the desired effect.
Most Liked Negative Review
Has begun to have a NASTY smell.
I actually love this product, but...lately about every other bottle has had a TERRIBLE odor to it. The product never smelled that great to begin with, but this is a nasty...Read complete review
I actually love this product, but...lately about every other bottle has had a TERRIBLE odor to it. The product never smelled that great to begin with, but this is a nasty urine-like smell. I have reported it to Perricone several times, but no one seems to pay attention. I'm not looking for any kind of fantastic smell, but a urine-like smell on my face is not the highlight of my day. Yes, I shook the bottle before I used it. The problem seems to be hit or miss, but is becoming more frequent. It's a great product, so PLEASE FIX THE SMELL!!
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Now smells terrible!
By Perricone user
Comments about Perricone MD Serum Prep:
Have used this product for 2+ years and loved it, unfortunately the last bottle I received had a strong smell like urine - it actually made my eyes burn when I applied it. The smell did not dissipate during the day. I called Perricone and complained - they said it was the neuropeptides and sent me another bottle, which smelled even worse. I'm sorry to have to give up on what was a great product.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Berkeley, CA
I came looking on this site to see if anyone else had noticed the after-smell in this product. At the Salon I suppose they go through the stuff pretty quickly. This is my first bottle and I was instructed to use it 2-3 times a week. I'm only in week 2 and I'm noticing the diaper pail nose and eye burning smell. THIS CAN'T BE RIGHT!I'll ask them about this next time I go in for a facial.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
By KT, faithful client
from Tulsa, OK
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
from Virginia Beach, VA
Serum Prep is the unsung hero of the Perricone line. I use it after cleaning before any other product. My skin is so smooth after applying that any of the serums glide on and I use less product. It is a bit pricy but definitely worth it. I have been using Perricone for about 6 months and I am now defining what works best for me and Serum Prep is one that I will never be without. I am 68, have good skin but I have never had strangers stop me to tell me my skin was beautiful and so natural in my life. Thanks to Dr. Perricone that happened twice this month !
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Serum Prep makes a huge difference!
from Rockford, IL and Naples, FL
About Me Brand Buyer
Received this product in a sample kit and started using it underExtreme Lift product and could not believe the visible results. Now Ican't live without it! My skin is brighter, smoother and more radiant at67 years of age!