In the incredibly crowded skincare market, ingredients, formulation, packaging and brand story all carry significant weight when settling on a specific product. I’ve been using the Goldfaden MD line for over a month now and it hits top marks for all of these factors, but most of all it’s extremely effective. The entirely organic range focuses on plant-based complexes and antioxidants and avoids alcohols, parabens, silicone and gluten, among other harmful ingredients. And not only are the formulations developed by a dermatologist, Dr Gary Goldfaden, the entire business is family run. It’s another nice touch and matches the transparency of these products—something consumers should seek from anything applied to the face and body.
Among their cleansers, moisturizes, peels and more, three truly stood out. Just one or two drops of Radical Difference—a highly concentrated antioxidant firming serum which utilizes both red tea and cherry extracts—delivers a sense of evenness across the skin. With Vital Boost, Gooseberry delivers a natural skin-brightening effect while grapefruit hydrates in a rich, but not overpowering way. Fleuressence protects and shields the skin, while offering anti-aging components by way of kalahari oil, mongongo oil and baobab oil. Everything from milk thistle to marshmallow root and even blue green algae factor in, and while the oil can be used as a separate layer, I’ve taken to mixing it with the moisturizer and applying in one go. Using the three in concert my skin has felt clean, fresh, balanced and younger than my years.
Even the packaging demonstrates care. From a clean design to an airtight seal that keeps the products preserved, there’s plenty of thought put in. Any of the products can be used individually, but—as with most skincare ranges—they work best in conjunction with others from the same family. These are high-quality ingredients, formulated on in-office treatments and procedures, that actually leave a tangible impact.
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