The N.V. Perricone Neuropeptide Facial Conformer has not one, but three star ingredients. First, there are synthetic neuropeptides, amino acid compounds that our brain cells release in order to send messages to other cells to rejuvenate surface skin and increase exfoliation. Second is DMAE, a chemical designed to help tone skin and enhance the effects of other antioxidants. Finally, phospholipids repair skin damage with moisture that's very similar to our own natural oils [source: Perricone].
According to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, the face of the brand, the root of the aging process is cell inflammation, which can be combated through diet, nutraceutical supplements (extracts like gingko biloba and St. John's wort) and his line of cosmetics, which claim to slow down the aging process and heal damaged skin [source: Daily Perricone]. The facial conformer is $495 for 2 ounces, technically making it one of the cheapest creams on our top 10 list.