Dr Brandt Crease Release Overview
Dr Brandt Crease Release is yet another anti-wrinkle cream designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, but claims to work instantly on existing wrinkles while slowing the onset of more, as an anti-aging product. It contains a mixture of patented amino acid complexes as well as a variety of botanical extracts.
The site’s layout is easy to navigate, and provides a typically catalog feel, with little pseudo-scientific info to “convince” you to buy the product, but unfortunately, little actual scientific info at all. This is quite disappointing considering the hard science impression the site gives (“doctor’s tips” on how to use the product etc). The blurb lists Crease Release as a “celebrity favorite” but does not provide any info on clinical trials, testimonials, visual evidence of results or precisely how soon any results (which are not specified) are to be expected.
The site has a “Meet Dr Brandt” section, showcasing the company’s founder Dr Frederic Brandt, a dermatologist with oddly immaculate yet artificial-looking skin. The site offers a range of other products which are categorized by skin requirement (dry, poreless etc). The company can be contacted by phone, email or mail.
Dr Brandt Crease Release – Product Description
The formula’s main active ingredient is GABA – gamma amino butyric acid, which has properties similar to Botox in that it inhibits movement of facial muscles. GABA dries when in place on the skin and then essentially grips the skin to hold it tightly in place, causing skin to look and feel firm and taut. The cream also contains some botanical extracts, including white and green teas and grape seed extracts which all have antioxidant properties. Other key ingredients are gynostemma, an anti-inflammatory agent, and moisturising sesame oil.
Neither a complete list of ingredients nor information on the properties of GABA or the botanical extracts are provided on the site. The product blurb states that the formula is newly improved and can be used in the morning or evening, but preferably in conjunction with a lineless eye cream. Since the cream has Botox-like muscle relaxant properties, the fact that the site states that the effects last 8-10 hours suggest that there is little to be gained with continuous use other than a quick fix.
A single jar costs $150 for 1oz, and you can buy online or through a store using the site’s store finder tool. The company offers a 60-day money-back guarantee, even providing a returns form which can be printed off from the site.
Dr Brandt Crease Release Advantage
- Instant, Botox-like effects
- 60-day money-back guarantee
- Available in stores as well as online
Dr Brandt Crease Release – Drawbacks
- High price
- No info on clinical trials or visual evidence
- Mixed independent reviews online, mostly criticising the use of GABA
Dr Brandt Crease Release – The Bottomline
Dr Brandt’s Crease Release offers a cheaper alternative to surgery, but with the promised, instant effects of Botox. While the price is still high compared to other anti-aging creams and there is little visual evidence of the cream’s effects, the site’s money-back policy and wide availability in physical stores might be encouraging to those curious about this formula.