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This scrub is serious business. Dr. Brandt (BTW have you ever seen what this guy looks like? Yikes!) Has a microdermabrasion scrub of which I was fortunate or unfortunate enough to receive a very deluxe sample size.
Let’s get down to brass tacks shall we?
The Scent: Citrus
The Texture: A sugary paste similar to a grainy, stiff, butter cream frosting (Yes. It IS always food with me)
The Price: $75 for 1.7 oz
What it is formulated to do (according to Dr. Brandt): Magnesium oxide crystals. “Diamond shaped crystals exfoliate evenly without scratching or irritating the skin to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and improve the overall texture of the skin.”
The result (according to PinkSith) : Smooth skin as a start. Very nice smooth skin after use and for 2 days after. My face looked glowier and smoother.
With continued usage (2x a week) I had scratched skin, tiny whiteheads, and peeling. bleh! Yes. It does what it says it does
Blah Blah Blah
But apparently my skin is too sensitive for this scrub. It’s not the scrub’s fault. My skin does not like scrubs some times. Maybe I scrubbed too hard, maybe there was an ingredient in it that irritated my skin, maybe it’s just one of those things. Either way, it didn’t work for me because it caused me to break out. I believe I broke out because the “diamond shaped crystals” scratched the surface of my skin, which allowed bacteria to get into my skin, which allowed acne and inflammation to erupt. Not my cup of tea.
Aside from the poor results for my skin, I would not buy this again because of the price. $75 for 1.7 oz? There are better microdermabrasion treatments out there for less. (CoughPhilosophyCough) Oh and one of the suggested extra uses is to use it for treating Keratosis Pilaris (tiny bumps in back of arms). Um. I am not spending that much money to get rid of my chicken skin!
Should you get it? No. Plain and simple. While I love Dr. Brandt “Pores No More” this product, Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion just doesn’t deliver for the price.
What is your favorite microdermabrasion scrub? I’m in the mood for a new fix. I’m leaning toward Philosophy but I’m open to new ideas.
Aqua (Water), Magnesium Oxide, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Lecithin, Lauryl Alcohol, Palmitic Acid, Clover Honey (Miel), Dimethyl Sulfone, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Lauroyl, Lactylate, Hibiscus Militaris Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Acacia Senegal Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Retinyl Palmitate.