August 30 2014

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2 posts tagged "Dr. Perricone"

Dr. Perricone Goes Into The Blue


Dr. Nicholas Perricone has something of a lock on the word plasma as it relates to skincare. “Just as the plasma in space provides all of the building materials necessary to create the planets and the stars, Cold Plasma in a jar functions as a carrier full of charged particles,” says the cosmeceutical pioneer. Cold Plasma became something of a godsend for the Perricone faithful looking for fast-acting antiaging benefits when it launched three years ago. “The cell will select from the nutrient-rich ionic suspension all that is necessary for its optimal nutrition.” His latest plasma adventures are destined for similar greatness. Introducing Blue Plasma, a non-acidic daily peel that delivers all the benefits of a traditional peel, without the pesky irritation and redness that makes it hard to, say, leave the house after application. Meant as a remedy for dull, discolored, and fatigued skin—the kind that bares the brunt of the physical effects of living and working hard in a metropolitan environment with plenty of congestion and pollution (sound familiar?)—the silky fluid features the anti-inflammatory power of magnolia bark, antioxidant-rich blueberry extracts to brighten and boost radiance, the gentle peeling action of salmon-egg enzyme as well as essences of copper, which have excellent reparative benefits and happen to turn the liquid a pleasant shade of aquamarine. Used twice daily, the lightweight serum accelerates cellular turnover, purifies pores, and hydrates at the same time, a point that is worth elaborating on as it is perhaps the elixir’s biggest selling point. As anyone who is reliably told by disapproving facialists that they need to exfoliate more can attest, regular acid solutions and pads can produce drying, flaking effects. Yet somehow, this little blue bottle manages to slough away dead skin, thus revealing the more youthful complexion beneath, without any such sensation. Quite the contrary, in fact; your skin actually feels more moisturized after you use it.

Photo: Courtesy of Perricone MD

Beauty And The Beat: “It’s All For A Good Cause: My Face,” Says Rock Icon Jennifer Herrema


Jennifer Herrema ranks pretty high up there on our girl crush list. Besides the impressive music résumé (she started the alt-rock band Royal Trux when she was just 16 and has gone on to front RTX and now, Black Bananas) and the fashion moments (there were the Calvin Klein ads at the height of the heroin chic era, followed most recently by an ongoing denim collaboration with Volcom), there’s her look, which despite years of hard partying hasn’t changed at all: Thick, eyelash-grazing fringe, smoky eyes, and a don’t-mess-with-me smirk still epitomize the nearly 40-year-old rock star. On the eve of Black Bananas’ debut album release, spoke with the music and style icon about how she’s maintained her beauty routine all these years, why she only uses dry shampoo, and her forthcoming collaboration with jewelry designer Pamela Love. Stumbling upon some juicy preliminary details about her new fragrance (that’s right; a signature scent is in the works) was a happy coincidence.

It’s hard to tell the Jennifer Herrema of 1988 apart from the Jennifer Herrema of 2012. What’s your age-defying secret?

You know, I have good genes. I chalk it up to my mom, she’s the same way. And I’m pretty healthy: I take a lot of vitamins, I eat super-healthy—I’m a vegetarian—I exercise a lot, and I spend a lot of money on face products. So part of it just might be psychological; I’ve willed myself into remaining the same via products and potions!

Tell me more about these alleged face products.

One is Euoko. They just use all sorts of really weird natural ingredients. The one that works really well, the Intense Lift Concentrate, was given to me as a gift. Then I was like, “Damn, this shit is awesome!” It’s super-expensive—it’s $500—but it lasted for a real long time, and I ended up buying it again for myself because it really is awesome. They do so much research, and it’s all for a good cause: my face.

How do you fit in exercise with touring, recording, and working on your various side projects?

In the summer months I surf, which is a major workout. Right now I’m just doing yoga and floor pilates. I also just completed a series of these vitamin B12 shots—they’re awesome—because I’m starting to feel sick. I went to a doctor across the street and he just straight up gave me a series of B12 shots—in the butt. They definitely helped my energy level, and I didn’t get sick.

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