Have you ever thought of using skincare with chicken eggshell as one of the ingredient?
Yeah, me neither.
Until I got the chance to try the Perricone MD OVM Day Treatment* which is scientifically formulated with Eggshell Membrane, harnessed from a non-fertilized eggs, which is rich in nutrients, proteins and peptides ideal for skin rejuvenation.
Perricone MD is a brand I've heard about in the past but never got the chance to try anything from, so I was very excited when they got in touch with me and kindly offered to send a product from their range for me to try. I'm in no obligation to talk about it on my blog but I wanted to, as it's such a different product from I've tried before and I just love the science and theory behind it.
Dr. Nicholas Perricone, the founder of Perricone MD, is a board certified clinical and research dermatologist. After years of research Dr. Perricone came to the conclusion that cellular inflammation may be the underlying cause of wrinkles. According to Dr. Perricone, this inflammation is not the redness that is visible to the naked eye but rather microscopic irritation that takes place in your cells leading to cellular damage. He believes that this inflammation is responsible for skin-related problems like breakouts, wrinkles, and loss of firmness.
Dr. Perricone's holistic approach to aging treats this inflammation in three ways: through diet, nutriceutical supplements, and his award-winning line of skin care products and cosmeceuticals.
OVM, one of Dr. Perricone's greatest inventions, is scientifically formulated with Eggshell Membrane, that thin layer between the egg white and the eggshell, designed by nature to have a perfect ration of nutrients, proteins and peptides which nourish and protect the egg.
Enriched with Vitamin C Ester and Vitamin E, OVM delivers a 3-dimensional anti-aging effect to increase the appearance of skin's volume, cushion and firmness while providing the added benefit of deep nourishment for smoother, more radiant-looking skin.
Looking at the ingredients list there's nothing that concerns me, no alcohol or fragrance, just effective components, like Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Egg Shell Membrane Extract, Whey Protein / Lactis Proteinum, Retinol, Ascorbyl Palmitate (form of Vit C), Sodium Hyaluronate (form of Hyluronic Acid), Beta-Carotene (form of Vit A).
Packaging and texture
The OVM Day Treatment comes in a clinical looking, matte white jar, (containing 59ml of product), which I really like but, to be honest I would prefer a packaging with a pump or a tube as I feel like every time I use my fingers, no matter how clean, to get the cream I contaminate the product. I'm not sure how stable the ingredients are and I want to believe that the air doesn't affect them but for such a premium product I wish the packaging was different.
The texture of the OVM Day Treatment is of a light cream, it has pale yellow colour and it reminds me homemade mayonnaise :)
It has distinctive scent which fades quickly once on the skin. At first I was a bit bothered by it but after a few uses I got used to it and don't find it offending in any way.
Don't worry, it doesn't smell like rotten eggs, LOL!
The cream sinks in to the skin very quickly but stays slightly tacky for a minute or so.
I use it, as directed, in the morning after cleansing my face and before my daily moisturiser and SPF product. I've tried to use it on its own but it doesn't provide enough hydration for my skin. But it makes my skin feel soft and plumped instantly. It's classified as a treatment and I feel that's how it should be used as, almost like a serum.
My experience with OVM Day Treatment
I've been using this product every morning for the last 6 weeks and I haven't experienced any side effects, no irritation, no breakouts or dryness. This treatment contains Retinol but it's gentle enough to use it daily without any problems, at least that's the case with my skin.
I won't lie, I was expecting a bit of a miracle product so when after couple of weeks of using it I didn't see any dramatic difference in my skin I felt a bit disappointed.
But, of course, I know there are not miracle products and skincare needs at least a few weeks of regular use to give us any visible results. So I kept using it alongside my regular products, I hadn't change anything nor introduced any new products into my skincare routine for 4 weeks as I wanted to give the OVM Treatment a real test.
I kept thinking that this product doesn't really work until I sat down in front of my mirror and examined carefully my skin. And I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to see my skin tone much more even, the hyperpigmentation I had on the tops of my cheeks has disappeared almost completely, my skin looks smoother and the wrinkles on my forehead are less prominent.
So yes, I think the OVM Day Treatment did well!
And I will keep using it as I still have more then half of the jar left.
My final thoughts on the OVM Day Treatment
The OVM Day Treatment comes with a hefty price tag, £135 to be precise, so I'm totally aware that it won't be to everyone's budget. I also doubt I will be able to re-purchase it when it's finished. It's also directed at mature skin so if you're in your 20s I wouldn't bother.
But if you've crossed the magical 3-0, want to keep your skin looking as youthful as possible for the longest time, like the science behind your skincare products and your budget allows you to splurge on it then I think the OVM Day Treatment is worth investing in.
As other Perricone MD products, they all sound impressive and I have a few of them on my wish list.
Have you tried anything from Perricone MD?
PS1. I am taking a 2 weeks blogging break so there won't be any new posts until Wednesday the 31 of August. My mum is coming over to visit us so I'd love to spend some quality time with my family without worrying about my blog. Also, I've been finding quite difficult to keep up with the blogging during this Summer holidays as my boys need lots of attention, therefore this mummy has much less time for herself :) So I hope to catch up and get ahead on my blogging and just relax with my family in the next few days. We're also planning to spend some days away exploring UK so it should be fun.
I'll talk to you in 2 weeks, hope you'll stick around and in the meantime you can follow me on Instagram for some updates :)
PS2. What do you guys think of InstaStories? I'm quite enjoying it. I've never gotten the hang of Snapchat and rarely updated it but I seem to do much more on InstaStories. I think it's because it's a part of a platform I'm already loving and am comfortable with. Also I follow much more people and more people follow me so it's nice to actually know some people see my stories :) And on top of that I really don't have time to build up my following on another social media :)