I love brands that emerge due to a personal challenge or experience that someone solved for themselves. Let me clarify...
Dr. Goldfaden, was once a young medical student struggling with a serious skin condition. This transformed his medical career and led him down the path of becoming a dermatologist -- in which he has devoted his life to helping his patients achieve balance and peace with their skin.
THE END! not!
Seems to me that this doctor went one step further -- found a void in the skincare market and created his own line of products called GOLDFADEN MD Skincare. Dr. Goldfaden and his partners choose to focus on antioxidants and the benefits of active plant-based complexes that offer the highest level of efficacious results. This means less harsh ingredients and therefore less irritation and healthier results.
...And this is my favorite part! All products are:
- Organic and Natural Ingredients
- No Animal Testing (this is a big one for me!)
- Tested for All Skin Types
- Mineral Oil-Free
- 100% Vegetarian
- Hypo Allergenic
Thanks to the wonderful people at GOLDFADEN MD, over the past month I have been testing a few items from their line including Pure Start ($35), Radical Difference ($80), and Bright Eyes ($52). Don't you just love the names -- this is the way skincare should be!
This was a great all around gentle cleanser. Sometimes I feel like I overuse scrubs to get the soft clean skin I want, and this product became a really effective alternative for me. Not only is it hypo-allergenic and pH-balanced, it actually dissolves impurities and removes dead skin cells and makeup in one simple step. So instead of me scrubbing my face to a pulp and then squeezing out blackheads (I am obsessed!) -- they seemed to decrease over time with use. Formulated with Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein to increase skin firmness and retain moisture, and potent botanical extracts to gently cleanse and balance skin without irritation or dryness. Skin is left clean, clear, smooth, and energized. Good for all skin types.
This was a very intriguing product for me and I was delighted at the opportunity to try this. It is a unique concept -- a cream that you wear underneath your moisturizer that acts as an anti-oxidant barrier. This locks in nutrients and keeps out irritants such as makeup residue. Dr. Goldfaden’s highly concentrated firming and re-texturizing super serum employs the anti-oxidant powers of Red Tea and Cherry Extracts to create a protective barrier that prevents and repairs skin imperfections, reduces the appearance of redness and rejuvenates the skin. Added hyaluronic acid maintains natural moisture retention, firms and plumps skin. Although there are not too many signs of aging (thank goodness) on my skin right now -- it was nice to feel like I was taking some preventative measures against future wrinkles!
This was probably my favorite product of the three, although it was a tough call! I have struggled with darkness and veins under my eyes since forever. So I have been doing research on ways to alleviate this issue all my life. What I love about this product is it seemed to have all the ingredients I wanted (peptides, vitamin K) and then even more powerhouse ingredients that I hadn't heard of like Rice Bran Extract and Organic Red Tea. Every ingredient plays a role ditching my under eye circles and minimizing my veins. Best of all -- it wasn't like an old lady cream that dried my skin out -- it worked perfectly to keep my skin hydrated all day!
Overall, I am thoroughly pleased with this line and the results that I have seen first hand. A fantastic medically sound merge of science and nature.