Posted while probably at Target.
Hello and welcome back to Touch of Tay! Today we are going to be talking about a dupe for the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant. Before we get started I apologize again being MIA on Friday and this Monday. I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to post. So we will call this Makeup Wednesday sorry I failed.
Let’s jump in.
I got a little smile size of the exfoliant in a Glam Bag a few months ago and absolutely loved it! I love the small little particles that almost feel like sand and the lemon scent that really perks you up. I went over to the Ulta website to see how much this bad boy costs and found out it is $79 for 2oz. I was super disappointed because I really like this product but would never ever spend that kind of money on a face scrub, that’s just absurd.
Fast forward a few months I am still using the little sample size I got and started to think about dupes. I went over to the trusty Pinterest and looked up dupes for the Dr. Brandt product and found Botanics Microdermabrasion Polish Age Defense face scrub. I purchased it on Amazon for $17.89 for 4oz and tried it out.
The Botanics product really does feel exactly like the Dr. Brandt! It has those small little particles that gently exfoliate the face and really leave your skin feeling brand new. The only thing that is missed is the scent. The Dr. Brandt has a present lemon scent that adds to the experience where the Botanics does not have a scent at all.
I looked up the ingredient for both products and bolded the ingredients they share:
Water (Aqua), Alumina, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-12 Glyceryl Distearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Menthone Glycerin Acetal, Allantoin, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Oxide, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Citral, Limonene.
Aqua (Water), Pumice, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetearyl olivate, Cetearyl alcohol, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter, Sorbitan olivate, Sodium polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric acid, Caprylyl glycol, Xanthan gum, Sodium benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ascorbyl glucoside, Tocopheryl acetate, Potassium hydroxide, Ginkgo biloba leaf extract, Retinyl palmitate, Tocopherol.
As you can see the two products only have five ingredients in common.
Price per oz:
Dr. Brandt – $39.50 per 1 oz
Botanics- $4.47 per 1 oz
Overall I think this dupe is definitely worth it if spending $79 on a face scrub is out of the question for you. Also, if you have always wanted to try the Dr. Brandt but couldn’t because of the price, give the Botanics a try!
Thank you so much for sticking with me these past few days while I have been missing in action. Y’all know work can take over your life sometimes. Thank you so much for stopping by today and let me know if you like this dupe in the comments. Mwhh!
Don’t forget to come back on Friday for another Fresh Finds Friday, for real this time!