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Countdown to Oscars 2014: The Products Behind 6 Celebrity Looks
Gwyneth swears by Dr. Brandt; Eva lives for Laura Mercier. Read on to get the scoop on the favorite beauty saviors of six red-carpet regulars.
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Countdown to Oscars 2014: The Products Behind 6 Celebrity Looks

Gwyneth swears by Dr. Brandt; Eva lives for Laura Mercier. Read on to get the scoop on the favorite beauty saviors of six red-carpet regulars.

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Customer Love Notes: dr. brandt’s microdermabrasion skin exfoliant

Nerd alert: One of our favorite things to do is read the customer reviews in the Birchbox Shop. You all are an opinionated bunch—and we like it! We especially adore when you write about your favorite purchases. From time to time, we’ll be highlighting some of your extrasweet product love letters on the blog. 

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This innovative scrub is formulated to give you professional-quality results at home, thanks to pharmaceutical-grade aluminum oxide crystals that remove dead skin cells and improve texture. And unlike other products, this one eschews sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic chemicals. As if flawless skin weren’t enough, it also leaves behind an invigorating citrus scent. But don’t take our word for it; check out what some of these Dr. Brandt fans had to say: 

Without a doubt, this is the best exfoliator I’ve EVER used! I love the fine crystals - they don’t hurt, but you can feel them exfoliating as you scrub. I also love the tingling fresh feeling you get on your face after you rinse it off. It also rinses cleanly, which is a huge bonus. The price is a bit prohibitive, but this product is MORE than worth it. LOVE IT!- Becs

"So happy I had this in my box. I had just used my last bit of exfoliating face wash so this was a nice surprise. I love the lemony scent and how my face felt like it was washed with peppermint. It’s a great way to wake up in the morning! My skin felt very clean and soft after using. I actually want to use my points on this one!"Colby

"I’ve had microdermabrasion done in the doctor’s office, and Dr. Brandt’s product definitely compares well. I like the texture of the cream, and the fragrance is light and fresh. Overall, the finished product is super smooth, glowing, youthful skin!"Mom2Boys

—Ally

Customer Reviews let you share your opinion with the Birchbox community.Get the scoop on leaving feedback here!

Big Pores, Big Problems
Huge pores may have been the only beauty woe suffered by Mean Girls diva supreme Regina George (played by plucky actress Rachel McAdams), but unfortunately many of us can relate. The unsightly problem occurs when dirt, oil, or dead skin cells gather at the base of hair follicles, causing the pores to clog and look larger than we’d like. Instead of exfoliating with sandpaper to get gunk-free pores, we recommend these wonderful products:
1. dr. brandt microdermabrasion skin exfoliant. Buff away dead skin cells and erase dirt and oil with this gentle yet effective exfoliant. This facial scrub mimics in-office microdermabrasion treatments without any chapping, irritation, or harmful chemicals. A few uses will have your skin bright and renewed in no time.
2. DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer.  Once your face is freshly scrubbed clean, smooth on this serum to hydrate skin and repair damaged skin cells. The formula fills pores and wrinkles for an all-over smooth look, while powerful amino peptides work to regenerate your skin.
3. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores. Top off your regimen with this finishing powder. The super-fine fragrance- and talc-free powder erases lines and makes pores appear tighter while vitamins A, C, and E fight off free radicals. Give yourself a light dusting with a large brush and watch the airbrushing effects create smooth-skin perfection.
(Photo Courtesy of eldubyu.tumblr.com)
—Ashley
We picked the brain of amazing celeb dermatologist Dr. Brandt. Read the full interview here!

Big Pores, Big Problems

Huge pores may have been the only beauty woe suffered by Mean Girls diva supreme Regina George (played by plucky actress Rachel McAdams), but unfortunately many of us can relate. The unsightly problem occurs when dirt, oil, or dead skin cells gather at the base of hair follicles, causing the pores to clog and look larger than we’d like. Instead of exfoliating with sandpaper to get gunk-free pores, we recommend these wonderful products:

1. dr. brandt microdermabrasion skin exfoliant. Buff away dead skin cells and erase dirt and oil with this gentle yet effective exfoliant. This facial scrub mimics in-office microdermabrasion treatments without any chapping, irritation, or harmful chemicals. A few uses will have your skin bright and renewed in no time.

2. DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer.  Once your face is freshly scrubbed clean, smooth on this serum to hydrate skin and repair damaged skin cells. The formula fills pores and wrinkles for an all-over smooth look, while powerful amino peptides work to regenerate your skin.

3. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores. Top off your regimen with this finishing powder. The super-fine fragrance- and talc-free powder erases lines and makes pores appear tighter while vitamins A, C, and E fight off free radicals. Give yourself a light dusting with a large brush and watch the airbrushing effects create smooth-skin perfection.

(Photo Courtesy of eldubyu.tumblr.com)

—Ashley

We picked the brain of amazing celeb dermatologist Dr. Brandt. Read the full interview here!

Join Us for a Twitter Chat with Dr. Brandt—Gwyneth Paltrow’s Go-To Derm!

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The doctor is in the Birchbox house! Meet celebrity dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt, the man responsible Hollywood’s for most covetable complexions (Gwyneth Paltrow’s glowing visage, for one). We grilled the legendary doc on the one product he’d take to a desert island, the biggest skincare mistake people make, and much more in this month’s Innovator-in-Chief feature. 

Want to know more? Join us today, October 16, at 7 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat with Dr. Brandt. He’ll be answering all your burning (well, we hope not literally) skincare questions. To participate, tweet your questions with #AskDrBrandt and follow @birchbox and @drfredricbrandt to keep up with the conversation.

Plus, six lucky participants will be selected to win one of Dr. Brandt’s most buzzed-about products. Don’t be shy! We want to hear from you.

—Ally

Designed to mimic in-office treatments, dr. brandt® microdermabrasion skin exfoliant gently buffs away dead skin cells, revealing radiant, healthy skin underneath. 

Rejoice! A Line of Wrinkle Fighters For Ladies in Their 20s

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From the importance of SPF to the wonders of dry shampoo, I’ve learned a lot during my time on Team Birchbox. Chief among them? The importance of starting an anti-aging routine in your 20s. I know, I know. I can hear the objections from hereWhat about throwing caution to the wind? What about youthful naiveté?

But during your 20s preventative care and early treatment can help you maintain that youthful glow well into your twilight years. We recently found out about a new line from cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt that was created just for newbies to the anti-aging skincare game.

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Five Questions For Celebrity Makeup Artist Kristofer Buckle

Photo: Teen Vogue

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to pick the brain of Kristofer Buckle, a genius makeup artist who’s worked with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Blake Lively. As if those credentials weren’t impressive enough, Buckle is currently the makeup artist on the set of The X Factor, my latest T.V. guilty pleasure. Click through to learn his top tips and tricks!

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