For the past 3 months I've been using the PerriconeMD Pre:Empt Series Exfoliating Pore Refiner, Skin Perfecting Serum, and Oil-Free Hydrating Cream. The Pre:Empt Series is focused around the Nrf2 Antioxidant Support Complex that is found at different concentrations throughout the range. PerriconeMD makes some of my favorite skincare products (Acyl-Glutathione Eye Lid Serm, Thio:Plex, Face Finishing Moisturizer to name a few) but the Pre:Empt Series wasn't what I expected. The line is designed for those experiencing the first signs of aging, a category I fall into, and maybe it's because I'm use to much stronger skincare products that I didn't love it. Here are my thoughts anyway...
Exfoliating Pore Refiner - As a person with large pores always getting clogged I just knew I would love this. It was actually my second time going through a bottle, and I remembered why I didn't like it the first time. I didn't feel it exfoliated my skin, tightened my pores, or even controlled oil. The texture felt fine, it just felt inactive to me. At $60 I think there are better options out there.
Skin Perfecting Serum - I always use a Vitamin C product as part of my am routine, I hoped this would be amazing as it is Perricone, but I felt let down. Lightweight quick absorbing texture, but it didn't hydrate at all, I always felt a needed another serum over top. It also didn't give the same glow the PerriconeMD Vitamin C Ester Serum does, and at $90? I think it'll skip it next time.
Oil-Free Hydrating Cream - With the weather getting a bit warmer I thought an oil-free but hydrating moisturizer would be great, but this just wasn't enough for me. I used quite a generous amount and always added oil to it (Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil). It's $75, skip this and go straight to their Face Finishing Moisturizer, it's $6 less, more active and you use so little it'll last you twice as long.
In closing, if you're around 25 with combo/oily skin and have the money to spend, this would be a great start to your anti-aging routine. If you're over 30, have already been using anti aging, skip the Pre:Empt and go for something a little stronger.