Friday, December 4, 2015

dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion pore perfecting exfoliator & pores no more pore refiner primer for Complexion Perfection | Review

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That I am obsessed with high quality skincare barely warrants mention, but I try so many products that I sometimes feel a touch jaded because it isn't as easy to wow me as it once was. Throughout the years I have tried several dr. brandt skincare products and have always really liked the line, but lately have tested numerous products from the line that have really wowed me.

While I don't have what I would describe as enlarged pores, I have found myself utterly transfixed by the efficacy and visible results from dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion pore perfecting exfoliator and dr. brandt pores no more pore refiner primer.
dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator is an ultra-fine grit physical and chemical exfoliant that features uniformly shaped tiny exfoliating particles that gentle on the skin. Because of their uniformity they neither scratch, nor tear the skin, and therefore skin isn't in the least bit traumatized as is often the case after using assertive exfoliants. This exfoliator is so effective that one only needs to use a featherlight touch when massaging it into the skin. Since PoreDermabrasion pore perfecting exfoliator features physical and chemical exfoliators, it is a true dual action exfoliator. The physical exfoliating particles loosen and lift dead skin cells while the chemical exfoliants deeply cleanse congested pores. In order to take advantage of both types of exfoliants, I apply a small amount to damp skin and gently massage it in a circular motion for about a minute. I move it around my face without overdoing it in any one spot, and I always err on the side of caution to avoid over-exfoliation. Once I have finished this step I leave it on my face for a couple of minutes to allow the chemical exfoliants to deeply cleanse my pores, and then I rinse my skin very well to remove every trace of this potent exfoliant. The first thing that I notice is that my skin feels soft, smooth and supple, but not in the least bit stripped. What I immediately noticed, even after my first use, was that my congested pores were visibly cleared, and that my skin looked soft, supple, radiant and was silky smooth to the touch. While my pores aren't large, they definitely were less noticeable.

According to dr. brandt,

dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion is a unique professional grade physical and chemical exfoliator and pore perfector in one. No matter how old you are or what type of skin you have, enlarged pores are a huge concern. Shrink them down to the vanishing point while smoothing and evening skin’s texture.

  • refines the appearance of pores
  • deep cleanses pores
  • strengthens pore walls and tightens
  • smooths and evens skin texture
Directions: Dampen skin with water. Slowly and gently massage Poredermabrasion cream for 1 minute. Leave it on for 1-2 minutes to activate deep cleansing. Rinse well, pat dry. Best if used 1-2 times per week.

Caution for external use only: keep out the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If excessive irritation occurs discontinue use. If pregnant or breastfeeding please consult with your physician or doctor


AFTER 1 APPLICATION – Satisfied Volunteers Reported:

97% reported that skin feels cool and refreshing
93% reported that their skin look smoother and softer
90% reported that product exfoliates without being abrasive
83% reported that product helps reduce shine providing a matte look
80% reported that their pores appear clarified and purified

AFTER 4 WEEKS – Satisfied Volunteers Reported:

100% reported that overall appearance of skin improved
100% reported that skin texture improved significantly
97% reported that product deep cleanses pores
97% reported that the product helps reduce shine providing a matte look
97% reported that skin looks smoother and more even
87% reported that product diminishes significantly the appearance of pores
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alumina, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Methyl Gluceth-20, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salicylic Acid, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Hydroxide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Sodium Oxide.
dr. brandt pores no more pore refiner primer is a lightly tinted primer that minimizes the appearance of pores by diffusing light and blurring imperfections and fine lines. It has a velvety smooth texture that glides across the skin effortlessly, and it melts into the skin leaving it even in tone and utterly perfected. While it is lightly tinted, it imparts no tangible color, but when worn alone there is a noticeable difference in the evening and perfecting of skin tone. It can be used alone or under your favorite foundations, tinted moisturizers and BB and CC creams, and the results are always impressive. Additionally, it does an exemplary job extending the life of your finishing products, and for me I enjoy full day wear without fading. Furthermore, I found it mildly moisturizing, rather than drying even though it claims to be mattifying. On my skin it offers a more natural finish rather than one that is truly matte.
According to dr. brandt,

A cult favorite, pores no more pore refiner primer is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin. It is the miracle base to create the perfect skin canvas for long-lasting makeup and well-preserved skin. This velvety formula absorbs excess oil, minimizes pores, blurs fine lines and is resistant to sweat and humidity. Prime, touch-up and treat while perfecting your makeup.
  • minimizes the appearance of pores by diffusing light
  • blurs imperfections & lines
  • erases shine & mattifies skin
  • absorbs oil, reduces shine and helps regulate sebum production
  • antibacterial action for a healthy skin
  • acts as a shield to prevent make-up from clogging pores
Dr. Brandt recommends: Use AM after your moisturizer. Use before make-up as a "treatment primer" and re-apply throughout the day, as necessary, patting on top of makeup. Can be worn alone for a nude look or under makeup under any of our BB or CC creams as a primer to instantly absorb excess of sebum and erase shine.
Key Ingredients:

Tea Tree Oil: Essential antibacterial.
Flaxseed Extract: Powder extracted from the flaxseed plant that absorbs oil, reduces shine and regulates oil production.
Microspheres: White fine mineral powder that immediately minimizes the appearance of large pores by diffusing light.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Lauryl Peg/Ppg-18/18 Methicone, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Magnesium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Dimethyl Oxobenzo Dioxasilane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).
Overall Assessment: A mighty duo, indeed! PoreDermabrasion pore perfecting exfoliator is unquestionably one of the most effective exfoliators that I have used, and I have definitely become quite obsessed with it.

While I do not use a primer on a daily basis, I really like the way that pores no more pore refiner primer makes my skin look and feel, and as a result I have used it every single day since having received it. If you haven't tried anything from dr. brandt, I highly recommend becoming acquainted with this fantastic line. If you are looking to try a new exfoliator or primer, then these are definitely worth your consideration.

What are your favorite dr. brandt products?

dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator 2 oz. $58.00 from dr. brandt skincare, Macy's, Sephora, Dermstore and Ulta.

dr. brandt pores no more pore refiner primer 1 oz. $45.00 from dr. brandt skincare, Macy's, Sephora, Dermstore, Ulta, Birchbox, SkinStore and Lord & Taylor (Affiliate Links).

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  1. I have received deluxe sample sizes of these products in subscription bags, but I have re-gifted them because I don't have visible pores. Maybe I shouldn't have! Great review

    1. I don't have much of an issue with pores either, but I definitely am seeing a real benefit to using these! The exfoliator is great for anyone looking to exfoliate and extract gunk from their pores, and the primer does a lovely job evening skin tone and blurring fine lines, pores and a multitude of other sins. I'm sure you will encounter samples again, and I would just give them a try if you do. :-)

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    1. I think that you will be very impressed, Shipra!

  3. I didn't realize that Pores No More was tinted. These both sound like wonderful additions to a skincare wardrobe.

    1. It is, and it really does wonders for evening out skin tone and blurring fine lines, pores etc. without imparting any tangible color. They really are wonderful additions to a skincare wardrobe!

  4. I have heard nothing but great things about Dr. Brandt. I have a pore something in my sample stash but never used it and maybe I should pull it out and check it out.

    1. It's a really wonderful line, Honey! I have yet to try a product from the line that I didn't like! I would definitely grab it from your samples and give it a try! :-)

  5. Replies
    1. It is definitely worth trying, Stephanie! I am very impressed by it!

  6. This brand has been on my radar. I should really try it one of these days!

    1. You definitely need to try the line– I think tha you will be very impressed by its high quality and efficacy!

  7. I have tried Poredermabrasion via Birchbox and love how works on my dry skin but I have yet tried the primer due to seeing "matte" !! I need to try that in store to see how it will react to my dry skin!


    1. I'm so glad that you have tried the PoreDermabrasion! I was surprised that it was so amazing- I somehow just expected that it would be a typical exfoliator, but it was so much better than that. I don't find the primer all that mattifying, but you might want to try a sample before buying it because it may not be as well suited for dry skin as it is for combination to oily skin.

  8. I've always meant to Pores No More, but never have. These both sound perfect!

  9. I love dual chemical/physical exfoliating products. They make my skin feel wonderful.

    1. Me too, Erika- they are so effective and efficient at removing dead skin cells!


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