When I went in to do my review of this product on Ulta’s website the one thing I noticed about “check your skin type” is they do not even have mine so I had to select dry. When in actuality I have sensitive, reactive, rosacea skin with a hint of mature skin dryness. Don’t really know how they would make my skin type an option, other than just saying Sensitive Skin but I feel strongly that they should add that to their choices of skin types.
I purchased this Perricone Ultimate Hydration Starter Kit and I am glad I started off with the kit and didn’t invest a lot of money in these products, as they are super pricey. To me I can see where this product would be ideal for oily skin, it is lightweight and not greasy in the least, and it does not feel occlusive at all. Unfortunately, I do not have oily or combo skin. I used all of the products together to get a feel for the line. What I found is that it is most definitely not for use on mature, dryish skin. I would apply the moisturizer and my skin would suck it up and want more, more and more. It just never seemed to be enough. This product is just too costly to keep on applying and applying trying to get moisturized when it never seemed to be enough. On the up side, it did not irritate my super sensitive skin in the least but it also didn’t help with the redness either ( I read where some say it helped theirs).
My advice would be that if you have normal, combo or oily skin it would probably work well for you but for those of us out there who have mature dryish skin I would not waste my money or time on this product I just don’t think it does enough to moisturize the skin, even in the hot and humid summer months. I was really hoping for this to work, especially the eye cream as I get really bad puffiness under my eyes and it did nothing at all to remedy that, and I would have to put on another eye cream just to feel moisturized. I gave it a 2 rating on Ulta simply because it did not bother my sensitivity or my rosacea so that was a plus, but was pretty much the only plus for me.
I will reiterate if you have normal, oily or combo skin this may be the product that gives you exactly what you want but if you are the least bit dry I just do not feel that it will be of any use to you.
The following is claims made of this product taken directly from Ulta’s website:
Switch on your skin’s natural cellular energy with Perricone MD’s proprietary H2 Energy Complex to experience visible rejuvenation, advanced hydration, and radiant-looking skin. A complete regimen for re-energized, hydrated, and visibly radiant skin. Hydrating Cloud Cream is an airy, cloud-like cream that delivers weightless all-day hydration. Hydrating Booster Serum is an intense, hydrating treatment to plump and smooth, dehydrated skin. De-Puffing Eye Gel is a cooling, soothing eye gel that de-puffs and hydrates skin around the eye area.
A $111 Value! (it was $60)
- Leaves skin looking and feeling energized and renewed
- Soothes and hydrates stressed skin
- Lightweight formulas provide immediate, soothing hydration
- Fragrance-free, gentle enough for all skin types
- Hydrating Booster Serum (0.5 oz.)
- Hydrating Cloud Cream (0.5 oz.)
- De-Puffing Eye Gel (0.25 oz.)
The Booster Serum is so liquidy it is more like an essence rather than a serum, it was like putting water on my hands and it left my face a tad on the sticky side after I applied it. However, the Cloud Cream seemed to take care of the sticky problem but the moisturizer in the cream was never enough to satisfy my skin, I didn’t realize my skin was as dry as this made it seem. The de-puffing eye cream was a letdown, I have really bad allergies and I was hoping to see some difference in my under-eye puffiness but it didn’t seem to make it even a tad bit better and there was no cooling effect at all that I could feel.
In the end, I ended up returning the product after about a weeks use. When I have to put a moisturizer on top of what is claiming to be a great moisturizer, well there is a problem.