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For UV protection and smooth coverage to boot, follow with dr. brandt® CC glow with signature RUBY CRYSTAL.

dr. brandt® skincare

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Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but rubies have definitely earned a place in our inner circle. In recent years, ruby laser procedures have gained popularity in dermatology offices for their ability to brighten dull, uneven complexions. The micronized ruby crystals in this special moisturizer enable us to accomplish the same feat at home. We smooth it on regularly for revitalized, luminous skin.

How it Works

This gem of a product contains micronized ruby crystals to brighten our complexion, plus retinol to diminish the appearance of fine lines, rendering skin soft and supple. As a bonus, an ingredient called olive active battles inflammation and protects skin against oxidative stress.

How to Use

Wash face and pat dry; then gently apply a thin layer of product. After it’s absorbed, follow up with sunblock with UV protection (retinol can make skin especially sensitive to sunlight). Note: Never use this with other exfoliating products.

Key Ingredients: Ruby Crystal Complex, Hydra-Balance, Oliveactive (Maslinic Acid), Retinol

Full Ingredient list: WATER (AQUA), CAPRYLIC /CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE DICAPRATE, TRIHEPTANOIN, GLYCERIN, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, ISOAMYL LAURATE, CI77891, SHEA BUTTER ESTERS, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONOL, RUBY POWDER, POLYGLYCERYL-3 STEARATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, LECITHIN, BETAINE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, POLYGLYCERYL-10 LAURATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CI77491, CITRUS NOBILIS OIL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, SODIUM BENZOATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3-PALMITATE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, MASLINIC ACID,MICA, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, ALLANTOIN, CHLORPHENESIN, DIMETHICONE, HONEY, PECTIN, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, RETINOL, POLYGLYCERYL-10 STEARATE, HELIANTUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ALUMINA, SODIUM PHYTATE, GLYCINE SOYA STEROLS, PHENYLPROPANOL, VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I think it actually makes a difference!
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I have tried so many face creams that I've definitely lost count. Some seem to make a difference, but I'm never really sure if it really is or if I've imagined it. I bought this one in full size and I swear I see results. My skin is softer. Wrinkles and creases are less apparent. I honestly think I look younger. Highly recommended.

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A little drying!
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I'm 23 and trying to get ahead of the game. I use this very sparingly, meaning 1-2x a month, if that. I had planned for once a week, but after seeing the drying effects it had along with the fact that after use I suddenly acquired blackheads on my forehead (plus the good, expected effects), I've cut down significantly. I also bought a new face sunscreen since I read about needing to do so once you start to use retinol. I suppose if your foundation has high enough SPF you could get away with that too. I suspect that had a lot to do with the dryness.

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Love IT
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This works Great. I love the way it makes your skin feel and look. Not too heavy, and not too bright it feels silky.

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dr brandt glows

My favorite thing about this face cream is the subtle sheen it has. It really does give me a kind of glow. I don't feel like it's done a whole lot more than that. I don't think it has great benefits of tightening and reducing signs of aging except when it is on, and that is more of a reflective sheen that makes me look a bit more youthful without looking oily or greasy. I also wish the smell were different. It is kind of musky and not super pleasant to wear on your face. Overall I would recommend trying this product out in a sample size and going from there. I tried a couple sample sizes before I committed to buying the full size and I'm happy I did it that way. I did know what to expect and appreciate it for the money more.

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Love this cream
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After using dr. brandt's BB cream I thought I would give another product a try. I have used several other high end creams and put this right up there. I have only used a few days and can already tell that my skin is not so dull and blah. This product does just what it says! I am a new dr. brandt fan and will definitely purchase again! (I agree with the other reviewers on the odd smell at first application but it's no big deal and shortlived!). Give this a try for sure!

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Great nighttime treatment

Love this stuff! It's a super gentle retinoid that doesn't irritate my sensitive skin but leaves it soft and clearer looking in the AM. Not sticky like some retinal creams and smells lovely too so it feels like a treat to use while knowing the retinol will do some heavy lifting to brighten and clarify skin. It's a keeper. ;)

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Very nice
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I am using this along with the night time one and it has really made my skin even, and not so dry looking. My only complaint is the smell. However the smell does go away after a few minutes.

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Fantastic
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Aging hyper pigmenting skin, this is the product to help. Love it and will purchase again. Large container and really lasts.

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Love this product- it is worth the money. Gives skin a nice radiant glow all day- you don't even need to wear make up on top of this. It is #flawless

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Love this brand

I truely love this brand. Not only do the products have a great scent, I can really see and feel results when I am using them. The only issue I have with them is the price, however with the results, the price is worth it!

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