dr. Brandt Blemishes No More Cleansing Pads

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I’m always happy when I hear about some new brand popping up at our market. This time it was launch of dr. Brandt Skincare in Moscow. I’m not that happy about my experience with this brand. So I want to share some feedback on the products I’ve ried. I’ll start from dr. Brandt Blemishes No More Cleansing Pads.

Blemishes No More Cleansing Pads — these are anti-blemish pads that helps to treat blemishes, remove excess of dirt, sebum and makeup from the skin, prevent growth of bacteria etc. You get 60 pads in a jar and you should use them twice a day AM/PM, which means one jar per month.

I bought those pads because I was traveling and got sudden problems with my skin so I was desperate to find something, that will work quickly and efficiently. I saw some anti-blemish effect after several days and was glad to see my skin problems reduced. But there were two drawbacks need to mention:

— pads leave your skin dry: thought product description promises that these pads will also help to lock moisture in your skin, my skin felt terribly dry and tight after I used the product. I need extra and extra moisture which is not very normal considering such promises. All dryness disappeared as soon as I stopped using the product.

— pads are drying out: no matter how tight I close the jar, after approximately a week or a bit more I noticed that pads are drying out. After half of a jar you can’t use them with comfort and they are dry completely by the end of the pack. I’ve read similar complaints on the web after I’ve already bought these pads. So I took attention to close the jar properly and minimize pads’ contact with air, but this didn’t help. Waste of product, really. There’s another packaging 6 packs wth 10 pads each locked, may this would be better.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Polysorbate 20, Alcohol Denat., Sodium PCA, Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitol, Glycine, Caprylyl Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Menthol, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-26, Hydroxycinnamic Acid, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Picea Excelsa Bud Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Menthyl Lactate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

Availability: find at store locator.
Price: 25$ for 60 pads.

Final Thoughts: These pads gave me some visible effect of blemishes treatment, but it wasn’t considerable effect. At least I think it is not enough taking into account that these pads leaves your skin very dry and they dry out themselves very quickly. Perhaps the packaging with 6 separate packs of 10 pads each will work better, but I have no desire to check this.

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