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Dr. Brandt Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme

Dr. Brandt

Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme

Item #: 2266209 Size: 1.7 oz

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Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme is an instant complexion enhancing moisturizer formulated with skin illuminators, optical diffusers and micronized ruby crystals to provide a smoother, more even look and a healthy glowing complexion.

Ruby lasers have the great ability of transforming light to effectively eradicate skin imperfections. Dr. Brandt uses the power of ruby lasers to produce a smooth, more even skin tone that is able to reflect everyday light, revealing a glowing aura. Inspired by the same technology, the formulations of Glow by Dr. Brandt, were designed with powerful synergistic ingredients to help reveal a flawless glowing complexion

Key Ingredients:

  • Ruby Crystal Complex: Micro-crystallized powder derived from ruby crystals combined with skin illuminators & optical diffusers
  • Hydra-Balance: Synergistic combination of phospholipids, citrus honey and pectin
  • Oliveactive (Maslinic Acid): Anti-inflammatory & Anti-oxidant derived from the pulp of the olive fruit
  • Retinol: Long term time-release retinol


  • Boosts skin's ability to reflect light, promoting radiance & glow
  • Improves skin texture & tone
  • Diffuses light to help minimize the look of lines & wrinkles
  • Helps restore hydration
  • Paraben free
  • Not tested on animals
After cleansing, apply on skin. Use daily. When using ruby crystal retinol hydracreme, it is very important to use daily UV protection while avoiding excessive sun exposure. This product should not be used in conjunction with other exfoliating products. Please refer to product insert for detailed information about using Retinol based products. Due to the presence of retinol this product may change in color over time.

Precautions: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eye area, lips and nostrils. Do not use on irritated skin or damaged skin. If excessive irritation develops, discontinue use and consult your physician. Follow all instructions concerning the frequency and timing of use. This product should not be used in conjunction with other exfoliating products.
Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triheptanoin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Isoamyl Laurate, Shea Butter Cetyl Esters, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Ruby Powder, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Lecithin, Betaine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Limonene, Sodium Benzoate, Polyglyceryl-3 Palmitate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Maslinic Acid, Mica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Allantoin, Chlorphenesin, Mel (Honey), Pectin, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Aluminium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Phenylpropanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Retinol, Silica, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).


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Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme

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horrible smell

By crystal

from Austin, Texas

Comments about Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme:

Honestly can't get over how horrible the smell is. The product seemed to do what it claims but I had to hold my breath every time I put it on. The price is steep and not sure if it was worth it.



By Carol

from Missouri

Verified Buyer

Comments about Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme:

I love this product it is amazing it last a while too the only thing it's hard to tell when your getting close to being out but it one of my favorite


Disappointed as it smells too bad to wear

By Shoppingmomma1

from Southeast

Verified Buyer

Comments about Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme:

Was really excited to try out Dr.B's Crystal Retinol Hydracreme, as I love his "Needles No More". Tried a sample of the hydracreme in the store on my hand and didn't notice anything unusual about it. After I took the product home and washed my face, I applied the product as instructed. Within seconds, the smell was so strong that it was just overwhelming! I ended up washing my face for a second time as I just couldn't handle that smell. Promptly returned it the next day for a refund. Dr. B's "Needles No More" smells like mint, and I will stick with it from now on.


Wonderful Product

By Kate

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme:

Use daily, keeps dead skin cells away

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing product


from Chicago, IL

Comments about Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme:

Love this product. Get compliments on my skin all the time. It makes my skin glow and look younger and healthier. I where it under Philosophy Miracle in a Jar w/ SPF (SPF use recommended with this product) and then dust a light powder foundation over top to minimize some of the shine. Looks beautiful!


Will keep buying

By my ulta

from Fairfield, CA

Verified Buyer


  • Easy to apply
  • Good pigmentation
  • Long Lasting
  • Skin glows


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Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • With Or Without Make Up

Comments about Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme:

I use everyday. Wearing alone, skin glows. Wearing under or over makeup skin glows.

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  • Q:

    Is this product safe to use for someone in their early to mid 20s?
    Asked on 7/5/2016 by C.c from US

    1 answer

    • Staff Expert


      There are no age specifications for this product. It is ideal for those seeking smoother, more radiant skin. :-)

      Answered on 7/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
  • Q:

    1. is the "illuminator" a fancy way of saying this product has glittery material in it?
    2. The glow line has odd packaging. Are you able to get every last bit out of the container? This stuff is expensive! I don't want to buy it and there be a good 1/4 left in the bottle that I can't access.
    Asked on 3/28/2015 by Stephanie from Mount Airy, NC

    1 answer

    • Staff Expert


      1. Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme is formulated with micronized ruby crystals, a fine powder that reflects light to illuminate the skin.

      2. Dr. Brandt's glow products, like many of their other products, are packaged in airless bottles, meaning they are sealed air-tight and with each pump, product is pushed up from the bottom and eventually evacuated completely.

      We hope this helps! :-)

      Answered on 3/31/2015 by Staff Expert from
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