Review of Perricone Face Finishing Moisturizer by sillysilly
I received a generous sample in Sephora's Pink Bag promotion. I was afraid at first (because it's so expensive- $50 for a jar about twice the size of the sample) when I really liked the way this medium-weight lotion felt- it really sinks in wonderfully and doesn't make my skin greasy at all (I'm acne-prone, dry but oily skin<- if that makes sense to anyone). The rosy smell was a little strong, but it doesn't stay for long. It doesn't sting, not even around the eyes. My skin was very dry from using Retin-A, and this did a good job of moisturizing it. HOWEVER, while I very rarely have allergic reactions to ingredients, I must be allergic to something in this- after a couple days, I had tiny itchy red bumps (not pimples) around my eyes. Plus, I broke out on my cheeks, which hasn't happened since I started medication- I had gotten my acne to just be on my forehead. So now I'm trying to get my skin to recover, hoping I won't scar too badly on my cheeks. I gave the sample to my mom- she noticed that's it's very well absorbed/non-greasy too- hopefully it's not going to bother her skin like it does mine. Ingredients: Deionized Water, Octyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Kukui (Aleurites Moluccana) Nut Oil, Glycerin, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate, Dimethyl MEA, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Dimethicone Copolyol, Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lipoic Acid, Tyrosine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Citric Acid.