Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner

A couple months ago, I went to buy another tube of the Epionce lytic lotion without realizing that it is not sold in most beauty stores.  Only online or at aesthetician offices.  So since I was already in the store, I got talked into trying the Dr. Brandt Pore No More Vacuum Cleaner.  It's about 10 bucks cheaper than the Epionce lytic lotion, and it's supposed to do the same thing, i.e. minimize pores, blackheads, etc.  I started using the Epionce stuff a couple months before my wedding, and really noticed a difference in terms of how much it evened out my skin tone.  So I had high hopes for the Dr. Brandt product as well when it came highly recommended by the sales associate.

This is what I got

Same product now comes in a tube

So this product is a light, transparent gel that you put on your face and when it dries it turns blue to let you know it's ready.  You kind of just put it all over your face like a light mask.  It's nice that it turns blue because it allows you to see what area you've missed.  You leave it on your face for about 10 minutes or so, and then take it off with a warm towel.  

Right after you take it off, your skin feels amazing!  It's super soft and supple, like a baby's bottom.  However, the effect does not last long.  By the morning, my skin feels the same as before I used it.  So basically I only get to show off my nice skin while I'm sleeping.  Lol.

After a few months of using it, I am disappointed to say that it does not have any lasting effect for me.  I don't really have any big pores or blackheads, but I expected somewhat of a difference.  Like a tighter, smoother look around my nose area where the pores are biggest.  But nada, after using it for months.  I'm pretty sure it won't start working for me any time soon.

The Epionce lytic I had actually lasted all the way until now, which was a lot longer than I thought.  That's about 6 months for one tube, so it makes the $56 price tag seem a lot more reasonable.  Even though the Dr. Brandt product is $10 cheaper, it takes a lot more product to cover your face.  So it definitely won't last as long.  

I will not be buying this product again.  But I kind of want to try their other product, the Pore Refiner, since it has pretty high reviews on Sephora.  It looks more like a makeup base you put on before leaving the house and it minimizes oil all day.  It could be useful for me, because I do tend to get kind of oily by the end of the day.  We'll see!  In the meantime though, I am sticking with the Epionce lytic.  Ordering another one now!


  1. Have you tried asking your dermatologist to prescribe a topical retinoid? This way your insurance covers it and you don't need to shell out $65.

    1. Hmmm no never thought about that. Good idea though! I'll have to see if she can do something like that.. thanks for the tip!

  2. For my skin i used:

    1 step:
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    With all that, get a real baby's skin! try

    1. Wow nice routine! I've never used any of these products. There are so many different brands and products to try!!!


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