Normally, I wouldn’t be interested in a skincare range targeted towards millennials (18-35 year olds) but I’m more than happy to make an exception for the new Pre:Empt Series. This is because it’s been developed by Perricone MD, which is a brand I rate very highly. Also, the premise behind it and the ingredients it contains are a good indicator of the direction skincare will take, particularly for the younger generation, in the future. Perricone MD was setting the anti-ageing agenda over 20 years ago and it seems that he’s still doing the same today.
The aim of the Pre:Empt Series is prevention and, specifically, to address the slowing down of the production of antioxidants. It does this with Perriconce MD’s ‘Nrf2 Antioxidant Support Complex’ which is derived from turmeric, olive leaf, green tea and cress sprouts. Basically, it’s a list of ingredients with a growing body of evidence to suggest they are powerful anti-agers that we should be consuming regularly. The Nrf2 Antioxidant Support Complex will help combat oxidative stress, protect against environmental aggressors (UV rays, pollution etc.) and act as an anti-inflammatory.
There are 4 products in the range and they’re suitable for all skin types. They’d make a great starter kit for those who are 20+ and want a gentle but effective skincare routine. At my age my skin needs extra help and I don’t think these offer enough on their own. However, I’m still using up my samples but in conjunction with heavy hitters such as retinols. I’m finding this combination is actually working well for me as retinols sensitise my skin and the Pre:Empt Series has lots of benefits but without being aggressive.
Pre-Empt Series – The Products
Skin Perfecting Serum
This has the highest concentration of the Nrf2 Antioxidant Support Complex along with Vitamin C, DMAE and Alpha Lipoic Acid. It’s applied in the morning and has the lightest texture so sits under moisturiser/spf perfectly. It’s £54 for 30ml and available HERE.
Oil-Free Hydrating Cream
This is my favourite product from the range. Some skincare experts swear by the benefits using oil while others say it’s the root of a lot of problems. I’m becoming increasingly convinced that it’s better to avoid it so as not to risk clogging pores. Though this cream is light, it’s extremely hydrating and sinks in beautifully. As well as Nrf2 it also contains Pro Vitamin B5, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Ester. It’s £45 for 59ml and available HERE.
Exfoliating Pore Refiner
This is a super gentle exfoliator that sloughs of dead skin cells to make skin look brighter and more refined. It’s actually so gentle it can be used twice a day and relies on DMAE and fruit extracts to do it’s job. In a way this is almost a cross between an exfoliator and an essence. I’m really enjoying using it and feel it gives my skin instant radiance. It’s £35 for 118ml and available HERE.
Brightening Eye Cream
This is a very light cream with caffeine, peptides and DMAE to prevent lines and dark circles. Out of all the products this is the one I was least impressed by and didn’t think offered much over and above the Skin Perfecting Serum. However, for someone 10-20 years younger it would probably be a perfect first eye cream. It’s £39 for 15ml and available HERE.
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