Consider this salad a recipe for glowing skin. More nutrient dense and less caloric than a traditional Caesar salad, this blend of detoxing and hydrating vegetables packs a serious anti-aging punch. Included in the dressing are anchovies, which are among the health and beauty seeker’s best kept secrets. One of the best bonues? They’re very high in the skin-firming nutrient DMAE and glow boosting Omega-3’s.
1 large head Kale, cut into 1-inch strips.
1 bunch watercress, cut into 2-to 3-inch strips.
6 radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced.
4 stalks celery with leaves, thinly sliced.
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved.
½ cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise.
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil.
8 oil packed anchovy fillets, drained and chopped.
6 large cloves garlic, minced.
2 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt.
In a large bowl, toss the Kale and Watercress with the radishes, celery, tomatoes and cucumber.
Combine the olive oil, anchovies, minced garlic in a small saucepan over moderate heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is slightly golden, about 7 minutes. Add the lemon juice and season generously with pepper.
Pour the warm dressing over the salad. Season lightly with sea salt and toss again. Serve warm.
Enjoy in good health! What are your favorite dishes for glowing skin?
The temperatures are dropping and the indoor heating systems are cranked. Here are some tips to help baby your skin during the winter months:
Seek extra hydration by any means:
Drink additional water (bonus if you enjoy your first glass of the day warmed with lemon for detoxifying benefits).
Invest in a humidifier. Your skin will thank you. This also helps with the discomfort of breathing in dry air.
Increase your daily Omega-3 intake. Not only does this help to hydrate your body from the inside out, you can actually burn more fat by increasing your daily dose of Omega-3’s.
Add Avocados to salads, eggs, soups etc. Another great source of Omega-3’s.
If using a gel-cleanser, consider switching to a milder formula, or creamy/milky cleanser.
Upgrade to a more emollient rich moisturizer.
Exfoliate smarter, not harder. If it contains shell bits, toss it. If you’re using a buff puff, toss it. Both are doing more harm than good by scratching your skin’s surface, rather than cleansing the pores in a meaningful way. For anyone with clogged pores, black heads, rough skin, uneven texture- invest in Blue Plasma. With daily use, it will do more for your skin than saving up for an expensive (and abrasive) round of microdermabrasion or a chemical peel.
Reintroduce Retinol. During the darker months of December, you’re less likely to incur photo-damage from increased photo-sensitivity from more active ingredients like retinol. Regardless of what the thermostat says, always apply a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen.
If you’re #1 concern is loss of elasticity, your routine should consist of plenty of DMAE-rich skincare, adequate protein and a gym membership. In addition to maintaining bone density and muscle quality, regular exercise provides real cosmetic benefits to the skin. And it doesn’t just stop at increased circulation either (which does impart an unfakeable radiant glow). In fact, when the skin of those who exercise regularly is examined under a microscope, the impact of their fitness level becomes apparent. Their skin is actually thicker and has more and healthier collagen, the fibers that give the skin its strength and flexibility.
Studies also demonstrate that regular exercise boosts blood flow, which in turn carries more oxygen into the skin. Oxygen transports nutrients that improve skin health and help prevent broken capillaries and dullness.
If you’ve ever wondered if the order in which you apply your products makes a difference, the answer is yes. Certain moisturizers, for example, are formulated with barrier-like ingredients to trap moisturizer in. This of course means that the barrier will also keep out the potent ingredients in your favorite serum. Here are some tips to maximize the benefits from your daily skincare routine:
Apply products from thinnest to thickest consistency.
For a basic skincare routine, Dr. Perricone recommends the following 3 Steps: Cleanse, Treat, Moisturize. If you are targeting specific concerns, such as enlarged pores, sun damage, or lack of elasticity, the addition of a toner and targeted treatments is highly recommended.
The estheticians at our Flagship store recommend massaging cleansers into the skin for 1 minute. If using a Clarisonic brush, you can apply some cleanser directly onto the brush head.
Don’t be tempted to skip on a “separate” cream for the eyes. The skin around the eye area is especially thin and has the fewest oil glands, which means it needs a higher concentration of nutrients to help prevent the fragile skin from drying out, accentuating fine lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Perricone recommends an antioxidant-rich treatment to defend skin against environmental damage, dehydration and loss of muscle tone. Apply your serum or treatment on cleansed and toned skin, massaging the product into the skin in a firm upward motion. This gentle massage not only stimulates blood flow, it helps the active firming ingredient, DMAE, do its job.
Hydrate last to lock in moisture and protect your skin’s natural lipid barrier. Dr. Perricone recommends using a separate sunscreen, rather than a moisturizer with SPF included. This is for two reasons: 1. Most moisturizers with SPF are made with chemical moisturizers (rather than the natural, or physical SPF’s Dr. Perricone uses) and 2. The addition of an SPF means less room for the active ingredients in the moisturizer.
Avoid products formulated with parabens, mineral oil and phthalates as these ingredients are associated with higher levels of skin irritation.
Cold Plasma is excellent as a stand alone product to address the 10 signs of aging or, even better as “booster” product, to enhance the results of whatever you apply over it. Note: If using Vitamin C Ester 15, apply that first, then follow with Cold Plasma.
Have a question about your skin? Now you can have a Perricone-trained specialist take a look. Simply email a photo of your skin and a short questionnaire to: email@example.com.
What it is:
A treatment, concealer and natural SPF all-in-one that camouflages dark circles with no creasing, caking or flaking. Any sign of fatigue is immediately banished, while a concentrated blend of anti-agers, optical diffusers, hydrators and micro-circulatory agents go to work on fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.
What it does:
Loved by women on the go who enjoy a natural, no-makeup look, No Concealer Concealer is like 8 hours of sleep and instant radiance in a pump bottle. With a few strategically placed dabs of No Concealer Concealer skin looks refreshed, smoothed and healthy. Its flattering on the skin as the formula is designed not to crease or budge.
No Concealer Concealer diffuses flaws and creates an instant nude lid base. Wear it alone or with your favorite shadow for a natural look.
Dab just a bit of No Concealer between the eyebrows and along the sides of the nose to widen eyes.
Create fuller looking lips by dabbing a bit in the hollow of the chin and around the contour of the lips.
Add definition to brows by patting half a pump around both brows. Blend with finger, makeup brush or sponge.
Do you use a concealer? What are your application tips?
The Perricone Anti-Inflammatory Weight Loss Diet nutrients work in a special way to enhance loss of body fat, preserve muscle mass and regulate levels of blood sugar and insulin. They will also promote beautiful, healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Alpha lipoic acid, often referred to as ‘the universal antioxidant,” is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory found naturally inside of the energy producing portion of the cell known as the mitochondria. Alpha lipoic acid enhances our ability to metabolize food into energy. ALA is a unique antioxidant because it is both fat and water soluble. This means it can go to all parts of the cell, including the lipid (fat) portions such as the cell plasma membrane, as well as the interior of the cell (known as the cytoplasm) where water soluble chemicals reside.
DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) DMAE is a naturally occurring nutritional substance with powerful anti-inflammatory properties; it is found in fish including wild Alaskan salmon, anchovies and sardines. DMAE is important in the production of neurotransmitters, which are essential in the communication from one nerve to another and between nerves and muscles. Taking DMAE as a supplement will not only improve your cognitive function by improving memory and problem-solving ability, it will help increase skin firmness and muscle tone—important for anyone on a weight loss or antiaging program.
Glutamine is the body’s most abundant amino acid. It plays an important role in keeping the muscles functioning properly and helps reduce muscle deterioration. Glutamine literally drives muscle-building nitrogen into the muscle cell where it is synthesized for growth. It is also converted into glucose when the body needs more energy. When the body is in a highly inflammatory state, it breaks down our muscle tissue to get the extra glutamine needed, resulting in muscle mass loss.
Carnitine and its derivative, acetyl L-carnitine, are two of the most important nutrients for weight loss. Carnitine is critical for energy formation and an active metabolism. Carnitine transports the fatty acids from our blood into the cell for this energy production. Thus, for carnitine to have optimum effect, we must have adequate essential fatty acids, such as omega 3’s, present in the diet.
Acetyl L-carnitine Acetyl L-carnitine acts as an antioxidant, a natural anti-inflammatory that enhances the affects of the other antioxidant systems within the body. These anti-inflammatory properties protect the cell plasma membrane (the cell’s first line of defense) and prevent the conversion of arachidonic acid into pro-inflammatory chemicals. Although exercise will naturally increase our levels of acetyl L-carnitine, if we are obese, over thirty or have other health problems, it will not raise them to therapeutic levels, therefore supplementation is necessary.
Coenzyme Q – 10 Coenzyme Q-10, also called ubiquinone, is a powerful antioxidant/anti-inflammatory with many benefits for treating and preventing obesity. It acts similarly to acetyl L-carnitine in that it assists in energy production within the mitochondria. CoQ10 enhances the metabolism, giving us greater energy and endurance, a greater ability to lose body fat, preventing the energy decline seen in aging cells. CoQ10 also maximizes the burning of foods for fuel, helping to normalize fats in our blood.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Conjugated linoleic acid is a fatty acid found in many of the foods we eat. At one time, beef and lamb were exceptional sources; however when their diet was changed from grass to grain, levels of CLA dramatically decreased in the meat and dairy products. CLA has powerful antioxidant/anti-inflammatory activity. It decreases body fat, especially in the area of the abdomen and helps block the absorption of fat and sugar into fat cells (adipocytes). It also helps the insulin receptors remain intact, thus increasing insulin sensitivity.
Because Chromium is an essential nutrient for normal sugar and fat metabolism, it is critical in our effort to control and reduce excess body fat. Chromium supplementation effectively lowers blood sugar and insulin levels and can also increase levels of the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol. This lowers total cholesterol and triglycerides, thus playing a key role in regulating appetite, reducing sugar cravings, and lowering body fat.
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
Gamma linolenic acid is an important omega-6 essential fatty acid. The average American diet causes a deficiency of GLA because of the large amounts of trans fatty acids, sugar, red meats and dairy products. The body rapidly converts GLA into dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid, the precursor of prostaglandin E1, a powerful anti-inflammatory hormone-like compound that helps to regulate inflammation, blood pressure, and many other bodily processes.
Maitake Mushroom Extract
Studies show that maitake mushroom extract enhances insulin sensitivity for controlling blood sugar levels and may serve as a safe and reliable weight loss supplement—even without additional behavior modifications, such as decreased caloric intake and increased exercise. It is established as a powerful tool in preventing a dangerous quartet of metabolic imbalances that increase our risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes called Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome consists of high blood pressure, elevated levels of insulin, excess weight (especially around the abdomen), and dyslipidemialow, or low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, and high levels of triglycerides. Read more about Maitake Mushroom benefits.
Pigment Corrective is a powerful treatment that helps to reverse the signs of hyper-pigmentation or brown spots resulting from sun damage or chronological age. By lightening and brightening the skin’s appearance, it imparts a more youthful, radiant complexion.
• 100% reported a decrease in the appearance of new brown spots
• 96% reported their skin appeared brighter
How is it unique?
Pigment Corrective is safe and effective. Regular use improves the appearance of brown spots and hyper-pigmentation, while brightening the skin’s appearance with Pycnogenol® and Vitamin C Ester. It also helps tone skin, improves elasticity and smoothes the appearance of lines and wrinkles with DMAE.
Pycnogenol® is sourced from maritime pine trees in the South of France, known for their centuries-old healing properties. It improves skin health and collagen renewal, while providing potent antioxidants to brighten skin.
Pigment Corrective complements any skincare regimen and can be used in combination with your favorite Perricone Products to help reduce the appearance of age spots. The topical cream is most effective when used with Pigment Corrective dietary supplements. Both of these will be made cheaper with Perricone coupons.
One of our best skin care products, High Potency Eye Lift visibly helps to lift, firm and brighten skin while minimizing the appearance of deeplines and wrinkles.
The delicate skin around the eyes is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging. To help correct the signs of aging, we need to smooth deep lines and wrinkles, restore loss of elasticity while hydrating the skin to help prevent further damage. High Potency Eye Lift, which is made more affordable with a Perricone discount, dramatically improves the appearance of the fragile skin in the entire eye area.
Independent clinical studies after 8 weeks of use demonstrated Extraordinary Results:
90% showed improvement in skin brightness and luminosity.
86% reported an improvement in resiliency and elasticity of the skin.
86% reported an improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles
79% reported an improvement in skin firmness
79% reported seeing a reduction in the appearance of lines between the brows
High Potency Eye Lift is a unique and proven effective formulation that provides an instant lifted, firm and smoother appearance while delivering long lasting anti-aging benefits. This innovative anti-aging product contains powerful ingredients, including Dr. Perricone’s patented DMAE technology and Pycnogenol®, a potent and multi-tasking antioxidant exclusively sourced from maritime pine trees in the South of France, introduced in AGE-Less Face, AGE-Less Mind. Numerous scientific studies attest to Pycnogenol’s® effectiveness in fighting the signs of aging.
DMAE – High levels to firm and lift skin that has lost elasticity
Pycnogenol® – Potent antioxidant; improves skin health and promotes collagen renewal
Phospholipids – Highly skin-compatible to naturally hydrate and help to repair damaged skin – Patented
Q: I have pimples on my scalp, and wherever my hair touches the skin – my forehead, temples, neck – I have a breakout. I wash my hair every day, which alleviates the situation a little, but I have a lot of acne on my back. I started using your Pore Refining Acne Treatment Gel Cream, and it’s definitely helped. Is there anything else I should be doing?
A: You may have folliculitis on your scalp, and that sometimes requires special treatment. Using DMAE-treated pads on the face and body, and washing your hair daily with a medicated shampoo that contains sulphur or zinc may help. Start a nutritional supplement regimen containing a multi-vitamin, antioxidants (incluing alpha lipoic acid and DMAE), and essential fatty acids. Also, try to keep your hair off of your face, neck, and body. If you continue to use the products you are already using, and follow my tips, you should see a resolution of the problem. To treat this from the inside out, follow an anti-inflammatory diet. It is always wise to see your dermatologist when experiencing any type of skin problem.