1). How did you get started in this industry?
I started my studies at Sloan-Kettering where I specialized in the research and treatment of leukemia. There I dedicated my studies to using natural elements to fight against the growth of cancer. Green tea, vitamin A and vitamin C were stand-out proven anti-oxidants that I studied thoroughly and with an expert eye. This was my inspiration for creating my own skincare line. Dr. Brandt skincare is the combination of science with eastern botanicals; its custom formulations are created to achieve and maintain radiant, glowing skin regardless of age or condition.
2). What is your star product or biggest breakthrough?
Technology is, of course, ever-changing and one of our latest unique breakthrough products has got to be our Dr. Brandt Detoxygen Experience. This 2-step system attracts more oxygen into the skin cells and purifies and detoxifies the skin for an amazing healthy-looking glow. I recommend it to all of my patients who want that revitalized glow.
3). Who/What inspires you?
That’s easy, my patients inspire me on a day to day basis. They come in with real concerns and I’m able to address them in a variety of ways. Also modern or contemporary art and the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The way he blends architecture into nature has always inspired me since my youth.
4). Be honest, what beauty products do you use regularly other than your own?
There are a variety of products I enjoy, specifically the AHAVA bath salts are very soothing and comforting, I also use fish oils and sunscreens.
5). Imagine the future of the beauty industry and give us your prediction of what's to come.
I see an amazing future ahead for the beauty industry. Because I sit on numerous boards and do a lot of pre-testing for FDA certification on dermatological procedures and products, a lot of invention tends to come my way. I think this is one of the most exciting times for this business because it is ever-changing and allows people to look and feel beautiful in so many diverse ways. In-office procedures are becoming less and less invasive and more and more effective. You will see that trickle down to at-home alternatives that will allow everybody the chance to “take the doctor home with them”.
6). Give our customers a beauty insider tip:
Sunscreen! I can’t say it enough to my patients. This alone with a 2x a week retinol treatment, daily good collagen booster serum and effective anti-aging moisturizer will stave years off your skin!
6.5). In 140 characters or less, give us a beauty tip to Tweet and tell us where to follow you.
In-office oxygenating facials can be expensive! Dr. Brandt’s latest breakthrough product Detoxygen Experience is a 2-step at-home oxygenating experience that uses the latest technology to achieve healthy, luminous skin after just one use! Follow us on Facebook!
7). Extra Credit: Write personal reviews for some of the individual products in your line.
Lineless Cream: Technology is always evolving so I make sure each product in my collection is the most advanced formulation possible. I was extremely proud to be the first to introduce the breakthrough anti-aging ingredient 'age-inhibitor complex' in my Lineless cream. It won Allure magazine’s Best of Beauty 2006 for 'best moisturizer', the most competitive category.
Flaws No More r3p Eye Cream: The eye area has scant oil glands and is easily prone to dryness, deep lines, dark circles and puffiness. r3p Eye was formulated as an intense repair treatment to protect the skin surrounding the fragile eye area from further damage, restoring a fresher, younger appearance.
Anti-Oxidant Water Boosters: True beauty begins within and my Anti-oxidant Water Booster approaches skincare from the inside out. It promotes optimal internal health using the power of pure green, white tea, grapeseed extract, blueberries, pomegranates and goji and maqui berries. Adding this delicious liquid supplement to your water glass daily will help your skin look and function better, and is an easy alternative to meet the required daily intake of 5 fruits and vegetables a day without caffeine, calories or sugar.
Lineless: Prevention is the key to beautiful skin. Formulated with my signature blend of potent anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredients, green tea, white tea and grapeseed extracts, the lineless products prevent, repair and maintain skin’s youthful appearance and help keep it 'Lineless'.
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion : When women talk about aging skin the first thing they mention is wrinkles but the loss of radiance can add years to a woman’s look. As the first product in the marketplace to mimic this in-office procedure, my microdermabrasion set the bar in the industry in 2001 for maximum results in minimal time by immediately restoring a radiant, youthful glow. It’s also the Editor's Choice Award Winner of Allure’s Best of Beauty Awards for 2004.