dr. brandt is a skincare brand that I have never actually tried, although I have heard amazing things about the products. Dr. Frederic Brandt was an American physician, researcher, lecturer, author and radio host specializing in cosmetic dermatology.
From the dr. brandt site:
Dr. Brandt’s love of skincare started at Sloan-Kettering where he specialized in the research and treatment of leukemia. There he dedicated his studies to using natural elements to fight against the growth of cancer. Green tea, vitamin A and vitamin C became studied treatments under Dr. Brandt’s expert eye, and would be the basis of his future skincare line. dr. brandt skincare came to combine modern science with traditional Eastern botanicals; its custom formulations are created to achieve and maintain radiant, glowing skin regardless of age or condition.Dr. Brandt saw himself as a physician, but also as an artist, as he helped patients achieve a younger visage through a variety of non-invasive procedures, many of which he pioneered or perfected himself.
Frederic Brandt’s bio definitely made me more interested in the brand as I appreciate the fact that it was created by a medical professional who incorporated his broad knowledge of science into skincare. Hopefully this means that the products are well formulated and produce actual results.
So, which product did I start with? I love a good face mask just as much as I love innovation (gimmicks?!) so I decided to try the dr. brandt Magnetight Skin Recharging Magnet Mask.
I picked up the mini 0.5 oz. size of this guy in order to try it out first as the full 3 oz. size retails for $98. Yikes.
The Magnetight mask claims to be a revolutionary magnetized mask that works to counteract the effects of stress and environmental damage that result in a look of premature aging. Through electromagnetic interactions, skin’s ability to rejuvenate itself is significantly enhanced for a younger and more vibrant appearance.
The idea of this mask is that the iron based powder formula is activated by magnetic particles. The formula works to purify the skin and with continued use skin tightens and looks less “stressed”. Stressed skin? Oh man, something else to worry about.
The mask looks like a dark clay or mud type consistency, but it actually isn’t.
The product is a lot softer and more emollient than you would think at first sight. It is way more slippery than any traditional clay or mud mask. It smells fresh and slightly citrusy. The mask comes with an applicator spatula and a magnet.
I began by attempting to spread a layer of the Magnetight mask on my face using the enclosed spatula. Mission aborted pretty quickly. I found the spatula too small and a pain in the booty to work with, so I used my fingers instead. I spread the mask in a thin layer because, well…its 33 dollars an ounce.
The mask does not tingle or burn in the least. It also doesn’t dry or tighten, which I was expecting. Instead it actually feels extremely hydrating on the face. This concerned me as I don’t generally need extra moisture on my face.
The instructions say to leave the mask on your face for 5-10 minutes. I left it on for about 30 because I am a rebel. Then the real fun begins.
The mask comes with a little triangular magnet.
Please know that all my loose change stuck to the mask box when I put it in my purse. It’s a strong little sucker.
The instructions say to wrap the magnet in a tissue. This is genius because it makes cleanup a breeze. Using the covered magnet I rubbed the smooth side of the magnet all over my face and watched the magic happen. The iron in the mask is attracted to the magnet and the mask comes of the skin effortlessly without leaving a single trace or product. The tissue can then be tossed and the magnet remains clean.
I absolutely loved this process. When I wash off a mask I sometimes feel as though I am rinsing off all of the benefits too. Plus, it can be such a pain to scrub some masks off. This was incredibly quick and easy.
The first thing I noticed is how soft my skin felt immediately after removing the mask. It felt plump and extremely hydrated without being oily. My large pores also appeared smaller after the mask, and I noticed this even the following day.
I couldn’t stop raving about this mask afterwards and I was quick to give it to my Mom to try. She had very dry skin so I was curious to see what she thought. I received a text that said, “Masque est comme magique!”. Two happy mask users. I was pleasantly surprised that we were both so happy with our results from this product, despite having very different skin types.
I noticed an immediate positive result from the dr. brandt Magnetight Skin Recharging Magnet Mask, I imagine that my skin would continue to benefit from continued use. The price tag is hefty, but this mask is definitely more than just a gimmick. I am thoroughly impressed and look forward to trying more dr. brandt products.
If you have any dr. Brandt recommendations for me, or have tried this mask …please let me know about it in the comments!