Review – Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum


A few months ago, I have received a couple of awesome Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals products shortly after I have attended my first Perricone event to preview the newly launched Cold Plasma at Metro Paragon.

Inside the lovely gift box, it contains Vitamin Ester Eye Serum, Nutritive Cleanser, Serum Prep and Face Finishing Moisture.

Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals, a US dermatologist-developed line, is exclusively developed by Nicholas Perricone MD and he’s the author of the beauty book titled “The Wrinkle Cure” and “The Perricone Promise”.

Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals is officially launched in Singapore in late April 2010 and is now available at escentials @ Tangs Orchard, Metro Paragon, Robinsons Centrepoint, Robinsons Raffles City. You may also find Perricone MD Skincare at Sephora but it doesn’t carry the full range.

I love serums and I especially keen on serum that is exclusively designed for eye areas. So when I was presented with a full size Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum for eye, I was extremely delighted.

And after trying this vitamin C eye serum for more than a month, I’m now ready for a review and I can’t wait to share the goodness of this product with my readers.


Product Profile

This light-weight non-oily serum delivers firming, brightening and restorative benefits, while bringing life to dull and tired looking eyes.



Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, also known as vitamin C, is the key ingredient of this product. It contains handful of vitamin E ingredients like tocopheryl acetate, tocotrienols and tocopherol. It also contains other beneficial ingredients such as elaeis guineensis (palm) oil, ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C) and Dmae. Dmae, a cell-communicating ingredient, is claimed by Dr Perricone to help improve the appearance of a sagging skin.

But it contains skin irritant ingredient fragrance.



Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum has a nice silky and smooth texture. This transparent lightweight eye serum seems to dry up almost immediately after application. And because of that, I tend to generously use up more of the product. Due to its quick drying, I will drop the serum that is sufficient for one eye area only (size of a 5-cent) onto my palm and using my middle finger gently pat it onto one eye area at one time. So is the cause of dryness got to do with DMAE in it?

After some researches online, I found out that in order to maintain efficacy and stability of DMAE, one of the highly endorsed ingredient by Dr Perricone, the product’s pH level needs to be at least 10. A pH of 10 is highly alkaline, which may cause dryness and possible irritation.

This innovative product contains generous amounts of antioxidants mainly vitamin C and E. These potent ingredients are great to help combat free radicals that cause skin aging. Although it contains skin irritant ingredient like fragrance (I usually get inflammation with it), but thankfully there is no irritation on my delicate eye areas so far.

All-in-all, this Vitamin C Ester Serum is pretty good and thanks to the plentiful of antioxidants which is a plus plus point. My dark eye circles seem to be less obvious, the skin is apparent firmer and the dullness has also superficial reduced. No result on fine lines and crow’s feet though. Although the results are not very significant, but with all these goodness of antioxidants, I believe it will definitely benefit my skin, increase collagen production and delay the signs of aging in a long run.

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum, priced at S$93, is now available at Perricone outlets @Tangs Orchard, Metro Paragon, Robinsons Centrepoint, Robinsons Raffles City and Sephora.



Will I buy it myself? Very likely!


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