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Is Dr. Brandt’s No More Baggage Worth the $$$? | Cherie

Is Dr. Brandt’s No More Baggage Worth the $$$?

I experience constant sleep disruptions (hot flashes, night sweats, etc - thanks menopause). As you would expect - this takes a toll on my under eye area. I’ve been using some fabulous anti-aging eye serums and cremes such as Pixi 24k eye elixir and Ole Henrikson Banana Bright, and they definitely help, but treatments just weren’t doing enough. Enter the Dr. Brandt No More Baggage depuffing gel - which I was able to snag for half the retail cost in the FabFitFun Edit Sale. I simply wait for my eye serum and creme to soak in.. then apply as directed. Here’s my review and the pros/cons. This product works well enough - but at $42 retail, IMHO - it should perform better than “well enough.” It was definitely worth the $21 that I paid however. 👍🏻 Pros: It’s cooling and soothing It has a peachy tint to it which helps color correct dark circles. It has a silky yet matte finish which sort of acts like an under eye primer. 👎🏻 Cons: The cost It plays well with concealer and the “primer” characteristic seems to help with creasing - but if your eyes get at all itchy or watery throughout the day like mine do due to allergies - the product (with or without concealer) tends to pill even with gentle dabbing. So basically once it’s on you can’t touch it at all. Bottom line - while this isn’t a miracle worker it does yield results. So if you have under eye bags and dark circles and don’t care about the price tag - grab a tube. Alternatively and if you’re on a budget - wait for a sale, coupon or save up your ulta rewards. Cheers 🥂 Robin dr. brandt - Needles No More No More Baggage
Oct. 16
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The Hyped Brand, Dr. Brandt and “No More Baggage” Is A No
Say hello to your mid 30’s where the skincare products you seek aren’t your usual face cleanser, moisturizer and mask. Instead you are seeking products that can help with the sagging, tired-looking and puffy undereyes. It can be a pricey thing and because it can be, some products just don’t cut it. You literally want to write the creators and tell the, OMG! I want bright looking eyes that help me look youthful like my 22 year old cousin, not my 75 year old grandma. That being said, I fell for the hype. I fell for the $22 Dr. Brand’s “dr. brandt - Needles No More No More Baggage” that gave me baggage.  So here’s the thing ladies and gents, as we age, we get older. As we get older, gravity starts to pull down on our skin. We can do face yoga excercises, get a face or eyelights, and we can even get botox done to fill the skin and making it look full, plump again. However, because it is a never ending process we want to invest in a great brand, who is known for great products and get that overnight quick fix. A quick fix of patting an eye cream gel under the eyes at night, every night, in hopes that it fills the thin skin under the eyes to wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed. At least that is what I was expecting from “No More Baggage”. The look of this product was kind of a throw off at first because I was honestly expecting it to be a clear gel. Then I remembered that it had a bit of a tint in the pictures before I decided to buy it so my surprise went away. It was a bit creamy and lightweight so it really went on very smoothly. Once it dried I did not feel it however the my skin felt a little ting. Hoping that within a matter of minutes, the ting would result in depuffing, but I didn’t happen, so I applied more. Nothing. I then applied my usual makeup of the day which is concealer, powder, brows, eyeliner, bronzer, lipstick, and mascara. Hoping that the depuffing would show under the makeup but it didn’t. I then tried the product at night after I had removed all the makeup, washed my face and put on my face serum. After I put on my face serum, I then applied the “No More Baggage” and I saw a slight lift in the fullness and it tightened the area a bit. I think this happened because unlike trying this in the morning when I was awake and fully rested, there was slight dark circles, however at night I was super tired from the day with huge circles so the product actually proved to work. For the next few nights, I continued to put this on to finish off my night time skincare routine. Night after night for an entire week I noticed how I was appearing more awake at night and a little more open-eyed during the day. I could actually fill the product tighten around my eyes and nose. It was kind of nice but uncomfortable at night. It literally started to work with depuffing during the day. I had finally got excited, but I really wanted to see how it could perform during the day since I still needed that little umph. True to it’s nature, it didn’t. For some reason, the active ingredient wasn’t that active so I was left disappointed.  If you plan to purchase this product, it is kind of worth it. However, because it is most effective at night when you are tired, I suggest either sleeping less at night so when you get that whole 4 hours of sleep, you can apply this during the day and really get the full effect. Overall, I do not think that $22 for only a product that is 0.23 ounces, and only works at night is not worth it, unless you’re a night owl. You are better off investing in some eye patches made of 24k gold or an eyelift.
One of my favorite eye products of all time
I’ve tried lots And lots And lots Of eye products because I struggle with deep circles and puffy eyes but this one is one of my top products of all time! I use it every morning on my way to work. (It should be notes I also use The Ordinary’s caffeine solution) but makes the skin around my eyes firmer immediately. A great morning go-to. dr. brandt - Needles No More No More Baggage

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