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Every month I like to highlight one of our Panelists and the research and reviews she's been working on. This week I'm pleased to share Annie's review of the new line from Dr. N.V. Perricone, OutPatient Therapy. Enjoy!
Annie, 53, is a security administrator from the Pacific Northwest. She has medium brown hair, fair skin, and hazel eyes. Annie's combination skin is a little bit blotchy and benefits from concealer. She tends to avoid oil-free products since they often cause her skin to produce even more oil. Annie is constantly on the lookout for the perfect eye cream that will banish the "puffies" and for anti-aging serums and moisturizers to keep fine lines at bay. Because of her contact lenses, Annie hates powder shadows that drift into her eyes or oily eye makeup remover. Annie considers herself a computer geek and shopping fool who loves to combine the two pastimes :) Have a question for Annie? Email her here.
Take it away, Annie!
As a teenager, I thought my very oily skin would shape up sometime in my 20's. Nope. And no relief in my 30's or 40's either. Now I'm approaching my mid-fifties and still have the oil slick of a 15 year old. Thankfully break outs stopped long ago! Now as I fight the beginning of crow's feet and a little less firmness, I search for anti-aging products that aren't created for the usually dry skin of mature women.
When Dr. Perricone, author of The Wrinkle Cure and The Perricone Prescription, and developer of the N.V. Perricone, M.D. "cosmeceuticals," came out with OutPatient Therapy products for oily (albeit acne-d) skin, I had to try them. OutPatient Therapy products claim to control oil while including DMAE and alpha lipoic acids to firm the skin's appearance. I used all the products in the OutPatient line for about 3 weeks.
OutPatient Therapy Pore Refining Cleanser ($30 for 6 fl oz)
OutPatient Therapy Pore Refining Toner Pads ($35 for 60 pads)
OutPatient Therapy Acne Treatment Gel Cream ($55 for 2 oz)
OutPatient Therapy Pore Refining Moisturizer ($50 for 2 oz)
OutPatient Therapy Pore Refining Concealer ($35 for .5 oz)
Although OutPatient Therapy didn't work very well for me, I generally like the N.V. Perricone products. They are expensive, so I choose them carefully. If you decide to try any of the Outpatient Therapy products, I'd certainly recommend you get samples to try before purchase. Among other places, Outpatient Therapy is available directly from Dr. Perricone's website, Sephora stores, Sephora.com, and at Nordstrom stores.
Thank you, Annie! I hope you enjoyed this issue of The Cosmetic Report!
Until next time,