I Ditched Professional Treatments for This 25%-Off, Pore-Zapping Exfoliator That Makes My Skin Glow

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By virtue of my job as a beauty writer, I’ve found myself, vis-à-vis, with some seriously stellar dermatologists over the years. I do, however, wish I’d have rubbed shoulders with Dr. Frederic Brandt — an esteemed cosmetic dermatologist whose star-studded clientele spoke volumes about his talent.

Dubbed the “Baron of Botox,” the late Dr. Brandt remains very much present in his eponymous skincare brand, which was launched in 1995. Influenced by its founder’s famous deftness in all facets of cosmetic dermatology, the products deliver results similar to those you’d expect from a visit to a pro: think everything from microdermabrasion scrubs to neurotoxin-inspired wrinkle creams.

For instance, the brand’s Age-Defying Exfoliator is my go-to for mimicking the effects of an in-office microdermabrasion treatment, and other InStyle writers swear by its internet-famous eye cream, which helps their skin visibly  tighten in mere minutes. Regardless of your skin concerns — or goals — you’ll find an elixir that’s perfect for the job. Yearning for glass skin? Plenty of plumping, dewy creams and serums await that’ll get you a lot closer to that elusive state of smooth poreless-ness.

If you’ve yet to experience products from Dr. Brandt’s cosmeceutical lineup, allow us to be your liaison: As an InStyle reader, you’ve been granted exclusive access to a sitewide sale thanks to our InSider Sale. Snag any full-priced Dr. Brandt product for 25 percent off; simply input code INSTYLE25 at checkout. But hurry — these deals end on September 27 at 11:59 PM ET.

Dr. Brandt Age-Defying Exfoliator





If you’ve ever experienced a professional microdermabrasion treatment, you’ll be well aware of how skin appears significantly smoother immediately afterwards thanks to its pore-minimizing effects. I have many at-home microdermabrasion tools that deliver similarly spectacular results, but on days I can’t be bothered to power everything on and fumble with buttons, I turn to this zesty, enlivening scrub (which is, TBH, almost as powerful). Unlike your average physical face scrub, this exfoliator contains ultra-fine, evenly sized microgranules, which mimic the feel and effect of an in-office microdermabrasion treatment. Use once or twice a week, and I can almost guarantee you’ll be wowed by an unprecedented glow. 

Dr. Brandt Icy Gel Moisturizer





Frankly, this is what I’ve dubbed my “hangover moisturizer,” or my “one too many slices of salty pizza” moisturizer. In other words, it’s an excellent queller of all genres of puffiness thanks to its cooling feel and instantly calming effect. Truthfully, I’ve yet to experience a product with similar icy-cooling power, and I use this stuff down to the very last squeeze. Plus, the cooling power delivers a side of sensorial bliss and — on mornings after I’ve had one too many glasses of Chardonnay — a wash of soothing relief.

Dr. Brandt Firming Day Cream





I’ve only just started experimenting with this youth-preserving moisturizer, but I already know I’m in love. The formula is the perfect weight — not greasy, yet not overly light so as to feel it’s doing nothing. My skin looks immediately plump, dewy, and bouncy, with an all-over glassy glow. Over time, I’m expecting a firmer-looking face; the formula does, after all, contain collagen-boosting, plant-derived stem cells in addition to peptides — a dermatologist-loved, face-firming protein. Don’t miss this moisturizer’s neck cream counterpart, which is designed to lift and tighten lax skin in the notoriously tricky-to-treat region.

Dr. Brandt No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel

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A best-seller for Dr. Brandt, this skin-tightening eye cream — which the brand dubs its “most viral” product — tightens lax under eye skin in five minutes, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and deflating the look of bags. Peptides work over time to restore lost elasticity, while caffeine depuffs on contact.

If skincare that renders results sounds appealing to you, I highly recommend taking advantage of InStyle’s exclusive Dr. Brandt sale. Just remember to use the code INSTYLE25 to snag that 25 percent discount at checkout.

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