N.V. Perricone is a Connecticut-based company founded by Dr. Nicholas V. Perricone, M.D. Doctor Perricone has made numerous appearances on TV and has written several bestselling books on his patented skin care products. N.V. Perricone offers products in every area of beauty, including skin care, eye care, face care, acne treatment, moisturizers, and more. With a flagship store on Madison Avenue and a large online website, this company is leading the way in the cosmeceutical industry.What Are Cosmeceuticals?Cosmeceuticals are typically over-the-counter, higher-end cosmetic products that are used for the enhancement of external appearance, usually to fight the anti-aging process. They are not prescription drugs, but they do normally have strong research to back up their beautification claims. The ingredients of N.V. Perricone's products come from all over the world, and their prices are quite high. As an example, the manufacturer suggested price of the Firm & Glow Collection for face, eye, and lip care starts around $450, though these products can be found on websites like eBay for lot less.N.V. Perricone specializes in offering a wide variety of anti-aging skincare products. Because they were developed by a physician, N.V. Perricone claims these products can provide better results than typical over-the-counter beauty products. N.V. Perricone's Neuropeptide products are one example. Neuropeptides are chains of amino acids that act as endorphins to stimulate skin repair and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These products for face, lips and eyes represent the next generation in skin restoration. N.V. Perricone Face Firming Activator is made with alpha lipoic acid to add firmness to the skin. For best use, it should be combined with a moisturizer or sunscreen and can be used daily. This solution is touted for its improvement of skin's appearance and resilience.