my excitement increased when i heard dr. brandt speak about the serums. it was one of the first truly fall evenings of late september. i escaped the crisp air and tucked into the meticuliously-editted birchbox store in soho where dr. brandt described the new serums as a way achieve effects similar to those of popular laser treatments in a dermatology office, but at home. based on the most sought-after laser effects, there's a serum for tightening (laser FX lift serum), one for fine lines (laser FX perfect serum) and a third to even tone (laser FX bright serum).
after a quick consult with a member of the dr. brandt team i was advised to try laser fx bright serum, designed to treat uneven color, dark spots and dullness. i dutifully applied a pea-sized amount before bed, and was pleasantly surprised by the texture - soft, light, and not a bit watery. an even more pleasant surprise occurred when i woke up; looking refreshed, and somehow already more evenly-complected. i initially thought i'd just test the treatment at night, though the packaging advises AM and PM use. however, i quickly became hooked. for the past two weeks it's the most important step in my morning and evening routine. dark spots from zits i had ages ago have finally disappeared.
each laser FX serum retails for $78 (a steal when compared with an actual laser treatments) at birchbox.com.