Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Face Cream

Posted on by Anouschka in Anti-Aging, Beauty & Body, Latest News, Product Reviews, Reviews, Skin Care

A few months ago I went to the Dr Brandt Launch at Just Skin Aesthetics Clinic.

Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow swear by Dr Brandt’s Lineless skincare range while Kelly Ripa, Emma Rossum and Lenny Kravitz are fans of his other skincare solutions.


Even though I was adamant that I was not going to buy anything (as if!), I was pretty impressed with a couple of the products, and they had a Special Offer which was really good value for money, so I hauled out my credit card and walked away with some products and a lovely Free Gift for good measure.

I was going away that weekend, so I didn’t get a chance to test the products until a week later, and I have been meaning to tell you about one product in particular, the Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Face Cream.


 What it is: A poweful at-home alternative to a professional skin exfoliation procedure that you get at a clinic/spa.

What it does: Polishes away dead skin cells, providing a radiant, healthy look, and smooth skin’s texture. Diminishes the appearance of fine lines, acne marks, and skin discolorations. This formula contains pharmaceutical-grade crystals, lactic acid, and soothing botanicals.
What it is formulated WITHOUT: Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, GMOs. Triclosan

What I think of it:

OMG – this is just an Amazing product. It has loads of tiny crystals which gently scrub away all the dead skin cells on your face. It feels pretty gentle even though it gives you an incredible polish. After just one use, I was already amazed. It gave me incredibly fresh, healthy glowing skin. My skin felt so velvety smooth, I just kept touching it, and had to show my husband, who usually isn’t too into my beauty ramblings. He even allowed me to try it on him as well. He sometimes gets dry flaky skin on his forehead and this got rid of all the dry skin and allowed the face cream to really absorb deeply.


I recently went to a dermatologist as I had a few break outs post baby, and since using this exfoliator, I have hardly had any at all. I use it about once a week, or when my skin feels a bit tired and dull. I definitely see a great improvement every time I use it. I have to make a mental note when I used it last, as I actually count down the days when I can use it again. They recommend that you wait 3-4 days between using it.


So now I need to mention the one downside – yes when things sound too good to be true, they usually are – right? It’s the price! Yip, sorry girls, but it costs R850 from Spas and Beauty Salons. I bought mine from Just Skin Aesthetics Clinic, but I have read that they launched at other Spas as well.


I looked at Dr Brandt’s site and he sells it for $75 but he only sells within USA, so that does not help us. I found a site selling it in SA but they were charging between R1349 to R2084 for the same product – go figure?! However, even though it is pricey, I would actually buy it again. I think that it will last a long time, as I use it every week or so, and I’ve hardly made a dent yet. As there are so many tiny crystals, you only need to use a small amount. Dampen your skin with warm water, then slowly and gently massage the cream onto your skin for 1-2 minutes avoiding the eye area. Sometimes, I add a little bit of water after a minute to keep massaging a bit longer (very gently). I even take it down to my chest as this part of your body gets so much sun and can do with some pampering as well.


As his products are designed to mimic in-office (read Spa) procedures, and a good facial sets you back a few hundred Rand, this is actually quite a good alternative. You unfortunately don’t get the pampering spa experience and lovely massage that usually goes along with it, but the end result should be the same.

The Dr Brandt Range – I’d better stay away or I will be totally broke before I know it.

“Microdermabrasion is a miracle. I use it once a week to maintain a smooth, bright complexion.” – Gwyneth Paltrow


Some other Reviews that I found on-line:

“I love this product. I use it a few times a week and my skin never looks dull and lifeless. Any dry spots disappear. I feel it also helps my other products work to their best potential.”


“I first got this as a sample. After one use, it made my face look fresh, lively and smooth. The results were immediate. It is a great pick me up for dull skin. I now use this weekly.”


“Can’t live without. It gets rid of breakouts. Deep cleans skin, results are truly like a real Microderm if done 2-3x a week. Smells so fresh. You just have 2 use it and you’ll understand. It’s my favorite skin product. it truly does what it says it will!!! a must have 4 every 1 that wants clear, vibrant, glowing skin.”


“It is a pricey product, but well worth it. A jar lasts me a year using it 2x a week. My skin glows, looks healthy, looks naturally flushed with this product. I have tried other exfoliants but nothing compares to this. The particles are so small and fine that it easily removes dead, flaky skin cells. I’m using this forever.”


“I have been using dr.brant microdermabrasion for years. Feels better than any facial I have had. The feeling is sensational. The only problem now is that my husband has come on board and I have to share it with him.”



About Anouschka

Anouschka is a full time mom and part time Spa addict and pamper fanatic. After taking a 'mommy break' from working in the advertising industry, she started managing facebook fanpages for businesses and fell in love with social media. She divides her time writing for PamperMeNow!, managing the ‘ILoveBeingPampered’ fanpage, and running after her two young boys, with a little bit of Spa action in between.

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