Dr. Brandt Skincare microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
67 /100
Can work for:
  • Evens skin tone
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Anti-blemish
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Dullness and Uneven Texture, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Acne and Blemishes Formulation."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Dullness and Uneven Texture, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Acne and Blemishes Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic acid, vitis vinifera seed extract. These ingredients 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
Effectiveness
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Dullness and Uneven Texture, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Acne and Blemishes Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: lactic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: lactic acid.

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

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

The ingredient is not recognized
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)
Might have some moisturizing properties

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