The bulk of his book is then devoted to a clearly presented skin care regimen that involves oral and topical antioxidant therapy. On the oral front, he emphasizes eating antioxidant foods, such as cantaloupe and dark green leafy vegetables, and avoiding "bad carbohydrates" (high in the glycemic index) such as pasta, sugar, and pancakes. And if you want to look good for a big event within a few days he suggests eating "fish, fish and more fish."
On the topical level, he recommends nutritional skin products such as his DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) cream ("an instant anti-aging face-lift"), a product that can only be purchased at specific places, such as selected Nordstrom stores or www.Sephora.com. Perricone's tie-in with his personal line of "cosmeceuticals" makes the book feel a tad self-serving. (He even includes an index of where to buy his products.) However, most of his advice is based on solid research and common sense, which gives this celebrity doctor credibility as well as a huge following. --Gail Hudson
“Working on some of the most beautiful faces and bodies in the world demands that I keep up with any and all important scientific findings. I'm a big fan of Dr. Perricone's skin care technology-- it's the most profound and effective breakthrough that I've seen.” ―Matthew Van Leeuwen, celebrity makeup artist
“Dr. Perricone's years of clinical and laboratory research have resulted in technological breakthroughs. Powerful antioxidants are actually proving to rejuvenate wrinkled skin.” ―Harry G. Preuss, M.D., professor of medicine, Georgetown University
“Dr. Perricone brings science to the art of beauty. His breakthrough treatments are pivotal to the success of my artistry.” ―Maria Verel, celebrity makeup artist