Anti-Aging Skin Care Products to Avoid

The media is constantly telling you what anti aging skin care products are the best. This makes it difficult to choose the right product for you, when every brand is saying the same thing. However, there is a secret to telling which brands are deceiving you and which are telling the truth.

By simply looking at the ingredients, you are able to discover the difference between which products on the market are effective, and which are not, by simply looking at the ingredients on the back of the box.

This article will discuss:

Ingredients to Avoid

  1. Mineral oil is one of the many ingredients that you should stay clear from. It is used in many skin products to help moisturize your skin, however there is a downfall to using it. Since this ingredient is an additive oil that you apply to your skin, you are actually clogging up your pores and causing more skin issues. This results in you having to go out and purchase another product to counter the new skin problems that the mineral oil caused.
  2. Alcohols, such as ethanol, ethyl alcohol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, and isopropyl alcohol, all should be avoided. These types of alcohols are found in many skin care products, but they also have a downfall to using them as well. They dry out your skin and strip away essential natural oils for moisturizing. Drying out your skin will only make your skin age quickly.
  3. Collagen is another ingredient that should be avoided. Although, it is not harmful to your skin, companies use this ingredient misleadingly. Many brands of anti-aging products market that their product contains collagen to replace your body’s own decreasing collagen. However, they fail to mention that the molecules in collagen are too big to pass through your skin. Instead, you should get anti-aging products that stimulate your own body’s collagen; but you cannot replace it by using a cream.

Ingredients to Look For

  1. Antioxidant acids, important in anti-aging skin care products, are essential in helping to repair your skin after it has been damaged by aging or from exposure to the environment. Another important role they play is protecting your skin from free radicals, which is one of the causes of the aging process.
  2. DMAE is an important ingredient in an anti-aging skin care product because it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also aids in boosting other antioxidants to increase your skin’s brightness and smoothness. Another important aspect that DMAE helps with is stabilizing cell membranes to protect them from free radical damage.
  3. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a superior antioxidant protection. It also helps improve your skin by enhancing its resilience, tone, and texture. Similar to DMAE, it reduces wrinkles, as well as minimizes pores and scarring.
  4. Olive Oil Polyphenols are healthy for your skin and your body in several ways, in contrast to mineral oil. Olive Oil does not clog your skin but helps your skin contain its elasticity and smoothness. The polyphenols assist in reducing free radicals related to sun-based skin damage. Olive Oil Polyphenols are also healthy for your skin because it contains vitamin E, which helps with natural collagen production, and Vitamin K, which is used to treat dark circles under the eyes.
  5. Vitamin C Ester is different from Vitamin C because Vitamin C Ester is both water soluble and fat-soluble. This allows for rapid penetration into the cells of your body. It is also much gentler to the skin and more stable in topical treatment. Vitamin C Ester helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. It will also help your skin appear smooth and keep your skin healthy. Another benefit to vitamin C Ester is that it provides antioxident protection.
  6. Tocotrienols is fat-soluable and is a superior form of Vitamin E, 40 to 60% more effective to in preventing free radical damage. It also has powerful antioxidant properties and nourishes dry, damaged skin.

Perricone’s Anti Aging Skin Care Products

Perricone’s skin care products all contain the ingredients that are very helpful and effective for fighting off the signs of aging. There are several products that are used as anti-aging treatments. The products listed here are only a few of the many Perricone anti-aging products. Perricone has different anti-aging products to help repair different areas of your body.

  • Advanced Face Firming Activator

    The Advanced Face Firming Activator can be very beneficial for the skin on your face by helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles and helping hydrate your skin. It can also help improve rough or uneven texture. The healthy ingredients that this product contains includes DMAE and Alpha Lipoic Acid.

    Clinicals for this products has reported that 82% of people saw improvement in their skin tone. Also, 73% of users reported in their skin texture and the overall quality in their skin.

  • Firming Neck Therapy

    This Firming Neck Therapy can be beneficial to the skin on your neck by helping tone, tighten, and increase the overall elasticity of the skin in this area. It can also help improve the skin that has already been damaged due to aging or any environmental factors, such as the sun.

    The healthy ingredient that this product contains is tocotrienols to help repair the sensitive skin on the neck.

  • High Potentcy Evening Repair

    The High Potentcy Evening Repair can be beneficial to both the skin on your neck and face. It should be applied at night while you sleep, so that you can fight the signs of aging when your skin’s metabolic activity is at its highest. This product will help address fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, enlarged pores, surface imperfections, and dull skin. After application, also use the Face Finishing Moisturizer to strengthen your fight against aging and to keep your skin hydrated.

    The healthy ingredients that this product contains are DMAE and Alpha Lipoic Acid.

In order to be sure that you are choosing an effective anti-aging skin care product, be sure to check the ingredients. Always avoid brands that claim to use collagen to replace diminishing collagen. Also avoid using products that contain mineral oil and different types of alcohols, because these ingredients are unhealthy for your skin. All Dr. Perricone products use healthy and helpful ingredients that will help improve your skin’s condition.


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26 Comments • Please comment below


  1. I am 81 years young but told I look no more than 60. I have very good skin because I have been a vegetarian all my life. But I have recently noticed a few wrinkles and would like to try your neuropeptide wrinkle serum.

  2. I would love to be a tester for Dr. Perricone products…I am a 54 year old women with good skin except for brown spots. No matter what I have tried I have had no success….

  3. I would love to be a tester for Dr. Perricone products…..

  4. I would love to be a Perricone tester. I am always interested in trying the newest and best that science has to help us age gracefully – I am in my mid 50s !
    I also enjoy sharing my experiences with others since there are so many products and claims on the markets it can be so confusing. My science background also helps to understand how the Perricone products are indeed different from the rest

  5. I am intereted in testing all Perricone products. I jut recently ordered some Perricone products.

  6. Hi, p.g.,

    We do offer a vast selection so it can be overwhelming. That’s why we offer kits.

    By combining just these two mini kits, you can achieve the regimen you’re looking for:

    1. Advanced Face Firming Activator and Advanced Eye Area Therapy Minis

    2. Cleanse, Tone, and Moisturize Minis by Perricone MD

    Or, you can consider Mini Kit A, which includes everything you’re looking for except the eye treatment.

    Thanks for sharing your dilemma with us!

  7. I am really confused by all the Perricone products. I would like a regiment that includes one kit of: cleanser,toner, moisturizer, eye repair, and only one repair for the skin night and day. Too many products and no advice on really which ones to use. One simple kit would do fine.
    Thank you.

  8. Now that I have gotten older(45), I am having trouble finding the right products to use on my face.

  9. I have been using Chanel Skin care products for over 25 years and I am seeing a few more wrinkles and lines
    on my face. Apparently I need something better.
    After reading the comments of Perricone testers I would be interested in being a tester as well, since what I am using is not working for me at this time in my life.
    Please, how do I become a tester?

  10. [...] of moisturizers on the market, it is important to know which ingredients to look for, and which skin care products to avoid. Choosing the right moisturizer leads to firmer, toned skin and the prevention of [...]

  11. I am 56 years old and I have been using Perricone products since Dr. Perricone wrote his first book. I have always recommended Perricone products because people always ask what I use. My skin looks so much younger than my years, even though I grew up in Florida in the baby-oil-and-iodine era for sunbathing. Perricone products have been incredible for my skin, but I think I need a little more help for slackened jawline and a few deep”ish” crow’s feet. I would absolutely love to test the new Cold Plasma(as I’m sure millions of women would), because to be honest, I can’t really afford to spend the money just to see if it really works for me. I am really a wonderful adverstisment for Dr. Perricone’s products, and I would love to be able to recommend the Cold Plasma, too!

  12. I would love to be a Perricone product tester. I have read your books and have gained such valuable information. I do believe in healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. I am in my late 50s now and have noticed wrinkles and skin discoloration and lines under and around my eyes. Would love to know which products I should be using. I can’t afford to purchase a variety of products. HELP!

  13. My skin is normal and healthy. I would
    be willing to test skin care, make up
    and vitamins as my body respond well
    to TLC.

  14. I Love Amine Complex Face Lift.
    I am truly amazed at how much brighter and more resiliant it makes my face.

  15. this is useful information i will definitly use. thank you

  16. I have used Perricone products in the past and have loved them. I was particularly interested in the new cold plasma technology. It seems the older I get the number of products I put on my face in the morning and evening, so if I product can help many different issues — firmness, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, then I am definitely a candidate for this product. Thank you very much.

  17. Really interesting – had no idea that mineral oil was not good for the face!

  18. Great article with great info – I hate it how products say ‘with collagen’ as if it’s going to just stick on your face!

  19. As always, a super helpful article. This is the type of information we need.

  20. I saw your program on QVC which was selling your products. I heard the comments from many people who use your products and I am so keen to try your products. I have very dark circles under my eyes. I have never used any make up ever. I believe in traeting the problems with natural ingrediants rather than covering them up with Make up. I would love to try out your products as u belive in healthy eating and healthy ageing.

  21. My skin is really sensitive. I have had problems with some brand name products. Therefore, I am quite afraid of trying new things. I would like to see more reviews on Perricone’s skin care products. Any other opinions from current users? Thanks!

  22. This is a great read – there is a lot of information that I think most people over look when they are buying skincare products. Thank you very much for sharing this, as it will definitely help me think twice with my skin care regiment!

  23. I think going natural on skin care is a good advice. Natural ingredients are commonly safe… but it is still best to consult your dermatologist.

    Great advice! I had a lot of things learned.

  24. I started using the High Potency 3-piece AM/PM Skincare System last month. It is awesome, the absolute best I have ever used. My skin is noticeably improved– brighter, clearer, more radiant, no blotches, significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Wow! With the addition of Dr. Perricone face finishing moisturizer I don’t even need makeup. I could not be more pleased. Thank you for these awesome products.

  25. I NEED to be a Perricone tester! I have aged more in the past year and a half than all my years combined due to severe stress and trauma to my family. I always looked younger than I am and now am looking worse for wear. I have tried one of your creams and LOVED it. But can’t afford much more. Especially when I don’t know which products to choose! Please help me! Thank you.

  26. I would love to be a perricone tester. I recently saw your program about the Wrinkle Cure and I have been following your suggestions with my diet, vitamins, exercise, creams and water intake. Thanks for the great info. Anita