Dark Skin Tone: Try Anti-aging Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer

Doctors have found that every type of skin experiences aging different as your genetic profile plays a role in aging.

With the most melanin, your skin’s own built-in sun protection, and a relatively thick epidermis, dark skin tone is the least susceptible to premature wrinkling.

As they age, people with this skin type typically experience rough patches of skin and hyperpigmentation, including dark under eye circles. These signs usually show up before crow’s feet and other types of lines and wrinkles appear.

With its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory formulation, Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer may be well suited for this skin type.

Dr. Perricone attributes the appearance of rough patches and discoloration to inflammation. Also because of inflammation, he has seen a greater incidence of scarring in this skin type. Dr. Perricone recommends inflammation be minimized before it can cause scarring.

Moisturizers for dark skin should be chosen on a case by case basis, usually starting off with the lightest, non-greasy formulation. However, if dryness persists, use a simple, but richer product. Darker skin can respond very well to mild alpha hydroxy acids.

The anti-inflammatory effects of DMAE, alpha lipoic acid, and vitamin C ester can help reduce discoloration, rough patches, and scarring, as well as normalize oil gland activity.

Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer includes these ingredients in its formulation to help provide antioxidant protection and impart a smooth, radiant appearance. Richer in texture, this is best for dryer skin types.

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  1. I am 62 years old Asian with olive skin. I start having dark spots on my face. I also seem to get dark scars when I get irritations in my skin. I would like to test Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer. I think I will see good results with this product. Thanks.

  2. I am the type of consumer who reads EVERYthing I can about anti-aging products. I am 36 with minimal lines but only b/c i adhere to every little recommendation we’ve all read about. I’ve tried all the beauty lines of moisturizers and I even use Vitamin A. I have not seen anything come even close to the Vitamin Enhanced Moisturizer from Made from Earth in terms of creating a very glowing, dewy look and, when used consistently, meaning day and night, will make a BIG difference in those frown lines. I am so amazed by the Vitamin Enhanced Moisturizer that i just purchased another jar when i’m only a quarter of the way through my old one! I’m scared they may discontinue on me!!

  3. I am African-American and have caramel skin color. I am 52 and have always had great skin. However, I now have discoloration and slight darkness under the eyes. Should I try the Face Firmness Moisturizer or the Neuropeptide Moisturizer?

  4. Would enjoy in trying out the face moisturizer and see the results it has to offer. I am not in doubt that it delivers what it promises! I have tried so many other facial products and none have delivered the results that i am looking for in my skin. I recently returned a skin serum plus moisturizer from another cosmetic line that I had an allergic reaction which included; red and itchy plus bumpy skin and my left eye was swollen- it was totally embarrassing as had to go to work! I feel very positve that I will retrieve better skin with Dr Perricone. Looking forward to trying out your skin care. Thanks.

  5. Please consider me to be a PermanantPerricone Tester! I am a prematurly retired RN with prematurly aging skin! I have the desire & time to test & review your fantastic cosmeceutical products!

  6. This is new to me. Reading over and taking it all in. Where to begin??

  7. This is by far my favorite moisturizer. As now I am growing older that’s why the muscles of my face and neck began to sag and fine lines and wrinkles began to appear. I was really worried about that, I have tried just about everything imaginable. I started using ‘Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer’ about a year ago from a friend’s recommendation; she told me about mySkin.com here I got my dream product. After a few weeks I noticed it plumps up fine lines and improved the texture of my skin also.

  8. I am approaching 42 and been through way too much stress in my life and the anxiety I go through everyday is effecting my facial features and causing way too many wrinkles. I need a product such as yours for a daily maintenance and prevention.

  9. I have just gone through memopause and my skin looks like I’m 13 again! I truly was not expecting this! So, I’m back to a trial and error process for skincare as well as the rest that goes along with this change in life. I would love to be able to test different products and report my findings!