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After exfoliating, hydrate and protect fresh skin with dr. brandt® xyy face cream.

dr. brandt® skincare

Birchbox Breakdown

Anyone who’s suffered from chapped cheeks or painful redness after using a rough facial scrub knows that not all exfoliators are created equal. This powerful microdermabrasion treatment instantly brightens all skin types by gently buffing away dead skin cells, revealing radiant, healthy skin underneath. Over time, it even reduces the appearance of fine lines, acne marks, and discoloration. The best part? No appointment-making hassle or big spend necessary: The exfoliant is designed to mimic in-office treatments but can be used at home.

How it Works

This highly effective formula contains pharmaceutical-grade aluminum oxide crystals, which work to remove dead skin cells and improve texture, and is free of sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic chemicals. All-natural jojoba, aloe vera, and chamomile soothe, soften, and refresh newly exposed skin. As if flawless skin weren’t enough, it also leaves behind an invigorating citrus scent.

How to Use

Apply a quarter-sized amount to damp skin and gently massage in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Rinse. Use only 1-2 times per week, letting skin rest for 3 days between treatments.

Water, alumina, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, peg-12 glyceryl distearate, peg-100 stearate, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, xanthan gum, lactic acid, fragrance, menthone glycerin acetal, allantoin, magnesium chloride, magnesium nitrate, tocopheryl acetate, magnesium oxide, butylene glycol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, camellia oleifera leaf extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, citral, limonene.

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Worked Excellent on My Skin

I loved this product. I will likely buy a full size at some point. I used it just as the instructions said, and massaged it into my face for about two minutes. It is not harsh on the skin like many exfoliants. It just felt good. Once I rinsed and patted dry, my face felt amazing! So clean and smooth, like it was all new skin coming through. It felt great! The next morning, my skin continued to feel refreshed, and my after using my regular daily cleanser, I felt even more fresh and clean than usual.

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Lemon sugar crystals with magic powers.

Amazing! I swear the exfoliant is full of lemon sugar crystals with magic powers. Fresh scent, no harsh chemicals, no scratching and leaves skin feeling luminous and smooth. Also, helps decrease oil and future break-outs. Excellent product!

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Staple for life
Purchased

I'm a very critical reviewer and I can't find a single thing to complain about when it comes to this exfoliant. I have been getting microderm done since I was 19 ( I am now 24), paying a ridiculous amount of money trying to maintain beautiful skin after a harrowing battle with acne in my early teens. I have to say this product works better than any microderm treatment in the spa. It smells amazing, isn't painful, drying, or irritating. I believe its safe for those who have sensitive skin, because you control how hard you scrub. It has a fresh lemon scent and a little bit goes a long way (which justifies the cost) My skin is left soft, smooth and absolutely glowing. My boyfriend even said my skin looked awesome which is crazy because he (like most men) don't notice anything ever ha. Thank you Dr. Brandt ! When I am 85 and have amazing skin I will be crediting this product because i'm dedicated for life!

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Great for people with sensative skin

I have really sensative skin. Just about every lotion or exfoliant I use ends up giving me a rash. This is the first product I've used that doesn't irritate my skin. Absolutely love this product!

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love
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absolutely love this product i keep coming back for it if not at sephora then here. It seriously is the softest yet most effective scrub and it is so freaking expensive but lasts a decent amount of time beacause you need the tiniest bit to get the job done

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AMAZING!!!

I absolutely love this product! It makes my face glow! My makeup looks 1000% better and I use less of it. I have used many microderm scrubs in the past and none have come close to this. Well worth the $$.

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Best facial scrub ever!

I treat myself to this product once a week as I don't want to use too much of it because I like it so much. My skin feels so renewed and soft after one application. I am saving up Birchbox points to put towards the purchase as it is on the expensive side.

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Good Product

Good exfoliant. Doesn't irritate my face the way other scrubs can. Doesn't have that medicinal smell that others do as well.

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Really good product ... but you will need to combine it with some form of mud mask
Purchased

I LOVE this scrub. My skin feels baby soft after using it. BUT I find that it does not totally remove/clean pesky blackheads or cloggy pores. I have found that using this twice a week in conjunction with a mud mask (to do a pore deep cleanse) gives me completely foundation/cover up free skin. I would still buy again for its dry skin/dead skin cell removal, which is the best that I have ever encountered in any product!

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Works great

Makes my skin feel clean and refreshed. I can tell a difference in my skins texture after 3 uses. It does not irritate my sensitive ski n.

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