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Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion – One of my favorite products of all time!

21 Sep

Happy Friday Lovelies!

I was looking through all the products I use on a regular basis recently and the Dr. Brandt brand  is in pretty heavy rotation in my collection.  One of my favorite products of all time is from the Brandt Collection, The Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant.  

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I have previously blogged about this before here and here.

Even at the $79.00 USD price tag, I cannot stay away from this.  I honestly just think this is the best exfoliator you will get on the market without going to a professional.

This takes off all of your dead skin cells, cleans your pores, polishes your skin and keeps you from aging.  People always ask me how my skin looks so good, this is it.   I use this once week.  You don’t really need to use it much more than  that, it’s THAT good.   This tube, above, has lasted me for 3 years.   If you break down the math, that’s only $26.00 USD per year.  Don’t you spend more than that on the cheaper exfoliating products?  Be honest 🙂

Most other similar products have larger crystals/balls/walnut husks or whatever to do a good enough job at exfoliating or microdermablading your skin.   Some of the other products can actually scratch your skin and/or break your capillaries.  If you injure your skin, you are doing a lot more harm than good.

Dr. Brandt products are available directly through www.drbrandtskincare.com and www.sephora.com.

If you are signed up for Ebates, you can earn 4% back at Sephora and an 8% at Dr. Brandt direct.  You don’t know about Ebates?  What, you need to go treat your self and earn money back on some of the stuff you buy online.  Also, if you sign up for the newsletter on the Brandt website, they have specials and sales very often that you can take advantage of to stock up on your faves.

Do you have a favorite exfoliating product?  What is it and why?

Thanks for reading!

xoxxo Anna

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Review: Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin Mask

13 Sep

I was so excited to receive the Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin Mask in my August Ipsy Glam Bag because I haven’t used a mask that I haven’t cooked up myself in my kitchen in a long time.  So yes, very excited.

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This is a rather generous sample of 1 fl oz.  I expect it to last me a while.

The Pumpkin mask is an exfoliating mask with a 5% Glycolic Acid and other enzymes.

My review:

I exfoliate often and I get peels and microdermabrasions.  I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to feel the telltale burn/tingle of the glycolic acid doing it’s job when I applied it.

The color and smell, I can live without.  It’s orange and pumpkin, and it sort of reminds me of baby food.  If you get down with Gerbers, you will probably dig this smell a lot more than I did.  On the upside, the smell fades quickly.

This doesn’t dry cracked or uncomfortable, and it’s easy to forget you have it on your face.  Also, the tingling fades away after a minute or so, and there is no discomfort.

I love that this is organic!  We hate putting a lot of chemicals on our faces, and are slowly shifting to a more natural beauty regiment.  

Does it exfoliate?  Yes, but you need to do it a few times especially if your skin is used to harsher chemicals.  I think this is a really nice compliment to my existing exfoliation/peeling routine that I have going on.  It’s not hard to over do it on this stuff, and this is mild enough to use while I’m taking a break from my harsher acids.  

Side note – the highest % of a glycolic acid product I have is 20%.

From Michael Todd:

This mask smells so much like fresh pumpkin you will think it’s Thanksgiving. And exfoliant lovers will give Thanks! That tingle is the pumpkin enzyme combining with glycolic acid to go to town on your skin’s flaws dissolving impurities like dead skin and clogged pores. Adds brightness and radiance to the skin and significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after a single use.

If you thought that masks were only for mature skin types…think again!  The key to clearer skin is to unclog pores, reduce bacteria and nourish, tone and heal on and below the skin’s surface. Today’s masks from MICHAEL TODDtrue organics do all that transforming dull, lackluster skin into clearer irresistible complexions.

Have you tried any other Micheal Todd products?  What did you think?

~Anna

 

Pretty Feet for Pretty Girls…and boys

1 Jul

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My email must know I was looking for an acid to use on my feet to make them ridic soft.  So I got this: Baby Foot – Foot Exfoliate Peel.   Continue reading

Pro – Tip : Radiant skin on a budget

17 Apr

Ladies, exfoliating your lovely faces is a must in your regular beauty routine. How else do you think we are able to keep our youthful appearances?

Certain friends in the med spa business have told us “Girl, you need to scrub daily!”  And because we listen to anyone in a lab coat, we do.

There are so many products on the market aimed to exfoliate and scrub and promise to reveal a more youthful you. A lot of those products are really good, but the costs add up. Especially if you are looking to do this every day. Also to keep in mind, many drug store scrubs are actually very harsh and can break capillaries causing damage to your skin. Dreadful!

Don’t fret, we found a solution in the form of raw silk!

What it is – MicrodermaMitt $27.00 for 1

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http://www.aboutfaceplusbody.com/catalog/item/8103598/8743686.htm

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