Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

DR. BRANDT’S DISCOVERY KIT ($85.00)

This convenient instant gratification kit contains everything you need to replenish and retexturize your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and maintain skin’s natural firmness.  Includes:
– mini microdermabrasion instantly polishes away dead skin cells leaving skin smooth and radiant – 0.5 oz
– mini r3p- anti-aging formulation of three intense polypeptides, and potent antioxidants to refinish, replenish and retexturize your skin 0.5 oz
– mini laser tight- tighten and tone, leaving skin firm and improving elasticity. 0.5 oz
– deluxe size crease release targeted formula to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 0.25 oz

What makes it worth it: First, I love skincare kits that give you an opportunity to try before you buy [in full-size], because then you save a bit of money and get a chance to test out products you might not have on its own. I followed the instructions that come with the kit, which means you start with Crease Release. I have to say, even though I don’t suffer too many fine lines yet (thank god, but I know they’re coming, boo!), I did notice that my eyes looked a bit brighter, and my smile lines (sigh) were less apparent. Next to use was Laser Tight, which comes in a pump-bottle (yay!) and is meant to tighten and tone. I think this was one of my favorites out of the kit, because my skin just felt so much healthier and great after using this for a few days. I liked that it was an unscented moisturizer, because sometimes it’s refreshing to have little to no fragrance in a facial product. R3p is an anti-aging ultra thick cream – I wouldn’t quite call it a luxe cream, because it’s a bit different from that in that it has a thick texture, but it is not really heavy cream.  It takes a few minutes to absorb, and you really do need to let everything dry before you continue with the steps. Since I know I tend to dry out when I use anti-aging products (just so long as I never go through Retin-A results again, I’ll be OK!), I only used this once a day (PM) and enjoyed the results. For my microdermabrasion treatment, I went with the once-a-week-regimen, because I have fairly normal skin that only reacts oddly around the mouth area. This scrub doesn’t require much product to get total coverage of the face, and it doesn’t feel too rough or harsh against the skin. In fact, I definitely think this would be a good idea for sensitive skinned readers who would like to try a facial scrub. Overall, my skin thanked me for its healthy glow and incredibly soft texture. Even my boyfriend mentioned I had been looking more awake and refreshed!

Why you might pass on it: The price tag is steep, at least to plunk down all at once, but it really is an incredible value. The products should last you a good while before you need to replace them, and of course, you get to test-drive four products in one kit. Although, if you do love these as much as I did, your wallet may cringe at the thought of buying everything full-sized, so best ask friends and family to stuff your holiday bin with Discovery Kits!

Available at www.drbrandtskincare.com.

Find out how to use this great kit with step-by-step instructions straight from the Doctor…

instructions
step 1: crease release – after cleansing and toning, apply a pea size amount of cream with your ring finger to expression lines, such as tiny fine lines around eyes, frown and forehead lines, as well as lip lines. pat and press the product into the area. let dry thoroughly before moving onto the next product.
step 2: laser tight — dispense 2-3 pumps of product and apply in an upward motion to entire face and neck area. allow to dry thoroughly.
step 3 r3p — for normal to dry skin, apply r3p all over face (and neck, if desired). use pm. If extra hydration needed, follow up with dr brandt’s contour effect or moisturizer of your choice.

dr. brandt microdermabrasion: start with damp skin. take a pea size of the cream and gently massage into the skin for 1 minute, rinse off with lukewarm water.

  • dry, sensitive skin, and rosacea- massage gently for 30 seconds, rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry. use product every 2 weeks.
  • for normal to dry skin- massage gently for 1 minute. rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry. use product once a week.
  • oily/combination skin- massage gently for 1-2 minutes. rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry. use product 1-2 times a week, leaving at least 3-4 days in between treatments.

benefits
diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
visibly smoothes and refines, leaving your skin radiant.
instantly tightens and tones your skin, while improving moisture and elasticity.

doctor’s tips
for protection against premature aging it is necessary to follow up with dr. brandt’s daily uv protection spf 30(tinted or colorless) on a daily basis. For increased radiance and firmness, add laser a-peel to your regimen once a week alternating with dr brandt microdermabrasion on opposite week (avoid using in the same week as laser a-peel).

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2 thoughts on “Dr. Brandt – Discovery Kit – Anti-aging, moisturizing, microdermabrasion – all in one!

  1. I’ve been curious about Dr. Brandt products. What a great way to try them out.