As October—my birthday month—approaches, I do a quick "beauty assessment" in front of the mirror. I start with my eyes and make my way to the creases of my mouth, taking a mental note of new wrinkles that managed to creep up in the last 365 days. This year, I counted two new wrinkles underneath my left eye and a collection of dark spots that hadn't been there before.
So, when the good people at Dr. Brandt asked if I wanted to try out their new serums, which have gotten quite a lot of press lately, I was more than keen to see what all the buzz was about.
PS: If you follow my wins and mishaps in the world of beauty products, you know that unless I've personally used the brand before or have tried it extensively, I'll keep mum about it.
Their new serum line claims to fight the good war against wrinkly, saggy, spotty skin. An ambitious promise, if anything.
I started applying all 3 serums in the AM and PM, one after the other, making sure the first product absorbed before applying the next layer. This might not be the best method for everyone, but it's what works for me. My skin gets oily, so I never use any moisturizer in the morning and used only a hint at night with the serums.
Here is my 7 day verdict:
Light, pleasant smell.
My greasy skin seemed to produce less oil, giving it a smoother and more refined texture.
The hyperpigmentation spots (not caused by acne, but from those days spent lounging on the beach) have lightened by about 10-15 percent.
No sign of any changes to those pesky wrinkles under my eye yet. It might be too soon to tell, but if this serum actually erases them, then I'll be ordering it in bucket loads.
I'll be giving another quick update in a few weeks, so stay tuned darlings. Also, if there's a favorite serum you swear by, do let me know in the comments and maybe I'll do a comparison report!