Dr. Brandt - Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • allantoin
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
37 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"It fights discolouration, fine lines and impurities, helping to reveal a youthful-looking radiance."
WIMJ summary

This product contains vitis vinifera seed extract. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Lactic Acid is an AHA, meaning it tackles concerns from uneven texture to pigmentation."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A milk derived alpha hydroxy acid that gently sweeps and softens skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: allantoin, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: caprylic/capric triglyceride, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (vitis vinifera seed extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
6% - 9%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
3.8% - 5.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.8% - 4.2%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.1% - 3.2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.8% - 2.7%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 2.3%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
1.3% - 1.9%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
1.1% - 1.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.85% - 1.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.4% - 0.95%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.3% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.7%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.3%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.15%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%

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