Perricone Advanced Face Firming Activator

4 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


The Advanced Face Firming Activator from Perricone MD is formulated to improve the tone of the skin while firming it and preventing damage. Formulated with Perricone’s blend of Alpha Lipoic Acid and DMAE, the formula improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The firming activator shrinks pores, tightens the skin, and promotes cell turnover.

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Reducing lines and wrinkles requires the right formula and many brands claim to have just what you need to erase lines and wrinkles forever. The approach to treating aging skin is actually more complex than you may be led to believe but, there are options available to choose from. Plastic Surgery is not necessarily a choice for some people who look to alternatives such as topical lifting treatments. Perricone MD High Potency Face Firming Activator is one product that claims to smooth out wrinkles and reduce the appearance of fine lines as an alternative to other methods.

The product is pricey but based upon the benefits that the company says it provides, it may be worth a try. What makes Perricone MD High Potency Face Firming Activator different than all of the other firming serums being being advertised, you may ask? Perricone MD boasts the patented science known as Alpha Lipoic Acid and DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) introduced by company founder Dr. Nicholas Perricone. The science advance, the company claims provides a “non-invasive” alternative to youthful skin.

DMAE, the company suggests firms, tones, and tightens the skin to give you a more “chiseled” look. A few studies have been conducted on the risks and benefits of DMAE. Although it can be found in several different anti-aging skin care products, question in regards to the ingredient’s safety was examined in a 2007 British Journal of Dermatology study and its effectiveness in a 2004 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (Volume 50, Issue 3, March, 2004)

Perricone MD claims that the High Potency Face Firming Activator will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth wrinkles on the surface, smooth the texture of the skin and leave your face more radiant. The product is supposed to be based on the original formula developed by Dr. Perricone but, the active ingredients are supposed to be more highly concentrated. Clinical studies over a 4-week window produced some favorable results, with 68% of users reporting a change in the width of wrinkles and 75% reporting a change in the depth. 81% of users reported a change in the length.

2 fl oz/ 59 g

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycolic Acid, Thioctic Acid, Tyrosine, Dimethyl MEA,
Isopropyl Palmitate, Hydroxylated Lecithin, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl
Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Ammonium
Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Urea, Glycosaminoglycans, Ceteareth-20,
Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Bisabolol, Zinc
Sulfate, Fragrance/Parfum, Dimethicone, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum,
Pyridoxine HCl, Citric Acid, Pantethine, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Elaeis
Guineensis (Palm) Oil, BHT, Tocotrienols, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate,
Tocopherol, Copper Gluconate, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Coumarin,
Butylphenyl Methylpropional.

8 reviews for Perricone Advanced Face Firming Activator

  1. 5 out of 5


    Performs Like a Winner

    Every several months I try to change my core facial products, both for variety and to ensure that my skin is stimulated with different things. This product has been one of the best I have ever tried, especially when combined with the Perricone moisturizer. It is very lightweight and when you first start using it you can feel a bit of a tingly sensation as it absorbs into your skin. There is an ever so slight funky smell as it is going on, but it is very faint and is gone the minute you work it into the skin. The way I look at it is: vitamins don’t smell so fabulous before you consume them but they can be very good for your body! I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to optimize the look and finish of your skin and plan for a long relationship with good skin care. It is pricey but will make a nearly immediate and lasting difference.

  2. 2 out of 5


    Not effective

    I tried both the Perricone products and given the high price tag, I didn’t feel any difference between them and any grocery store face cream for a fraction of the price. I have used up the whole jar and would never purchase this product again. Did I dislike it? No, not at all, it had a nice texture, but nothing that warrants the price.

  3. 5 out of 5



    Excellent product. All his products are great but I found the face firming activator and the eye crease serum are the best.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Miracle in a bottle-this really works

    I have been using this product for about a year and I do think it has helped firm up the face and reduced the few lines I had. But it’s amazing effectiveness was only made evident when I bought a bottle for my 70 year old Mom for X-mas. I live across the country from my Mom so only get to see her a couple of times a year. When i saw my Mom after about 8 months of use, my Mom looks 20 years younger. The heavy bags under the eyes are GONE! The entire face was lifted up. After seeing what this product has done for my Mom, I know this product works! One thing – you must wear sun block when using this product. But sun block is beneficial in any event so that is not really a minus.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Effective eye cream

    This product is great for eliminating under-eye circles and puffiness. The applicator is great, as it helps you to control the amount applied to the eye areas.

  6. 1 out of 5



    ” This is the worst foundation I have ever tried. It does not cover anything, I was expecting something better than that! Went Back! Better products on the market, try one of them “

  7. 5 out of 5


    Gentle and Precise

    ” Amounts dispursed are in the perfect amount to target the precise areas of the face. The palm of your hand will even feel a difference when dabbing in to apply to your face. Less is better!!!! Enjoy….your face will start to feel like a baby’s bottom. “

  8. 4 out of 5


    silky smooth pore minimizer

    ” Just started using it so too soon to see results, but the product does glide on, smooths the skin and seems to minizie the appearance of lines and pores. Used after Cold Plasma and before Neuropeptide Facial Cream, the combination makes my skin feel very dewy and hydrated. So far, so good – fingers crossed for BIG results! “

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