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Product Rave | Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator

I love exfoliators, this is no secret. I've said countless times that it's one of necessities to rid yourself of hyperpigmentation. In this post I'm talking about a physical exfoliator.

The first time I used this product I knew it was something serious. Only afterwards did I actually read the instructions: "Dampen skin with warm water. Slowly and gently massage cream onto skin for 1-2 minutes avoiding the eye area. Rinse well, pat dry. Best if used 1-2 times per week allowing 3 days between applications." Yup, definitely not mild like my favourite REN Micro Polish Cleanser. This was akin to face sandpaper. I know that sounds very harsh but I don't want you to get the wrong idea. The granules aren't overly abrasive; they're just so fine and so many of them that it's effective.

From the website: "2012 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner - Best Scrub

The original skin exfoliating procedure. Contains aluminum oxide crystals, lactic acid and smoothing botanicals the same ingredients used in our medical office for microdermabrasion procedures.

  • polishes away dead skin cells, revealing radiance
  • renews dull skin, providing a healthy look
  • helps smooth the appearance of skin texture
Key Ingredients:

Chamomile - calms, soothes
Aloe vera - soothes and protects
Aluminum oxide - polish and remove dead skin cells.
Jojoba - vegetable oil that soothes and softens the skin.
Lactic acid - alpha hydroxy acid derived from milk gently sweeps away dead skin cells and softens skin's texture

Full ingredient list
WATER (AQUA), ALUMINA, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, XANTHAN GUM, PHENOXYETHANOL,LACTIC ACID, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), MENTHONE GLYCERIN ACETAL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ALLANTOIN, DISODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, SODIUM BENZOATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRAL, LIMONENE."

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator ingredients - www.modenmakeup.com
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator packaging - www.modenmakeup.com

Before I was half done with the sample I knew I had to get the full size. But lawwwd, the price. A crisp $79USD for 2 oz. I purchased it from Sephora so I could get some cash back using Ebates1

Sephora haul - www.modenmakeup.com
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator swatch - www.modenmakeup.com
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator swatch - www.modenmakeup.com
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator swatch - www.modenmakeup.com

2 oz is a lot of product so it should last a while cause you really don't need much to get the job done. The scrub comes out of the tube as a white paste. When mixed with water it doesn't foam/lather. Those tiny white particles get to work buffing off the dead skin. This isn't a sugar scrub; the particles don't disintegrate. The added fragrance is noticeable, almost medicinal and does not dissipate. Dr. Brandt says this is for all skin types but this isn't something I would recommend for persons with sensitive skin, especially if they're not accustomed to using products containing lactic acid. While that ingredients is mid way in the list it could still cause some sensitivity.

The results from this product are just stellar. My skin feels impeccably smooth after each use. I always follow up with a facial oil. This is nothing I would want to have to repurchase regularly due to the price but at this point I don't ever want to be without it.


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