Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dr. Brandt is a Girl's Best Friend

While many of you know that I am a fan of French dermatologist Dr. Sebagh's product line, you may not know that there's another doctor whose skincare line I am also loving. Dr. Frederic Brandt, who sports a positively lineless and ageless botoxed complexion, is the authority on poreless skin. Not only do his treatments promote aesthetic results, but they are based on scientifically researched ingredients that encourage a healthy complexion. Most importantly, I recently read on his website that Dr. Brandt originally worked with Leukemia patients at Sloane Kettering where he became interested in the antioxidant power of green tea and vitamins to strengthen weakened immune systems and to suppress the proliferation of the disease. Take the Skinalysis on Dr. Brandt's website to find out which of his products are right for you, and check out my top three favorites below.

1.) Pores No More: If you want to quell oil production and shrink pore size in a flash, then this light-weight product is perfect for you. I use it in place of primer under foundation.

2.) Microdermabrasion - For Face: I firmly believe that exfoliation is the key to younger looking skin, and this is one brilliant exfoliator. Use this grainy scrub "with diamond shaped crystals"* twice a week (massaging for at least a minute), and your skin will gleam and dull dry skin will be eliminated. Perfect for all skin types, this jack-of-all-trades targets fine lines, dryness and flakiness, hyper-pigmentation, sebum, and even acne.

3.) Anti-Oxidant Water Booster Pomegranate: We all know that the anti-oxidants in a cup of green tea can help prevent cancer, so I try to drink as many cups of white and green tea as I can each day, but sometimes it's hard when I'm rushing around the city or working on a paper. One dropper full of Dr. Brandt's Water Booster added to a chilled or heated beverage has the same anti-oxidant capacity as 15 cups of green tea. With green tea, white tea, grapeseed extract, and pomegranate extract, this Water Booster strengthens your immune system to help prevent the breakdown of healthy cells. I love it mixed with a glass of Perrier in the afternoon. As with any supplement, check with your doctor before adding it to your daily regimen.

*see http://www.drbrandtskincare.com for complete product description
photo credit microdermabrasion scrub: http://www.drbrandtskincare.com
photo credit diamond: http://openclipart.org/people/Chrisdesign/Chrisdesign_Diamond.png

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