REVIEW | Microdermabrasion Showdown

As you may have noticed, I am a huge proponent of regular exfoliation, and I love trying out new cleansers and treatments.  Recently, I had the opportunity to test drive a deluxe sample of Dr. Brandt’s Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant, and it reminded me a lot of Philosophy’s The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash, so I’ve decided to put them head to head in the…Microdermabrasion Showdown
Let’s compare the two!
  • Dr. Brandt’s exfoliant is a thicker, citrus-y scented cream, whereas Philosophy’s formula is more of a gel-like cleanser with some fine grit.


  • Philosophy’s wash is gentle enough to use daily, whereas Dr. Brandt’s suggests a twice weekly usage.


  • Dr. Brandt’s is a twice-weekly treatment, and even though a little goes a long way, the $78 price tag is a bit jarring.  Philosophy’s, however, costs $27 for 8oz…but you use it everyday, and may have to replace it more often.

Verdict:  TIE.  It depends on what you’re looking for.  I’ve used both, and the results are comparable, though the results from Dr. Brandt’s treatment are a bit more intense.  If you want a daily option, The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash is a PHENOMENAL value that delivers serious results.  But if you’re  a seasoned exfoliator and looking for more of an intense treatment, Dr. Brandt’s Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant may prove to be a great investment.


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