Hello! In this article, I review some of my favourite Goldfaden MD skincare products.
As they are products that I would consider as luxury products, I have tested over a fairly significant time.
I've also purchased two products after I finished those, so I guess this is sort of a "empties" type of review as well?
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In this article, I will be talking about the following products:
Detox Hydrating Gel*
Skin Balancing Mask*
Facial Detox Mask**
Doctor's Scrub Advanced**
The items marked with an * were gifted to me by Mecca as well as the two that are marked with ** which were the two that I bought when I finished them. I purchased "Bright Eyes" as I was told my the Goldfaden MD representatives I met at an event, that it was Mecca's No. 1 selling eye cream.
In Australia and New Zealand, you can purchase them from Mecca: https://www.mecca.com.au/goldfaden-md/
For the rest of the World, please kindly go to: https://goldfadenmd.com
Quite a few of the products are for oily acne-prone skin and I do have my favourite anti-blemish products from another USA based brand called Murad, but each brand has its own different merits and they have products that cater for different aspects for oily acne-prone skin. You can read my article on those products by clicking on the link below: https://www.teacupofmakeup.com/blog/how-murad-changed-my-life
Goldfaden MD's products are made without harsh synthetics and are vegetarian and cruelty-free. A lot of the ingredients used are derived from plant-based actives.
I have demonstrated these products a fair few times on my instastories on my Instagram page @teacupofmakeup_luxe.
Let's start with the Facial Detox mask which I feel is a really soothing and confidence building product for me. It pairs very nicely the Doctor's Scrub Advanced and so I do recommend buying these two together. These were the two products that I finished and purchased.
THIS WORKS. I continue to suffer the side effects of a particular medication I am on. I've now stopped using that medication (about a year ago), but it has left me with huge pustules of hard cystic acne, let's call them "GIANT PAIN SPOTS a.k.a. GPS", around my jaw on both sides of my face. They are so deep below the skin that they can't be extracted unless by a dermatologist. I've been hopeful that with more time and exfoliation, they will go away.
I generally do not get many spots on my face (knock on wood) but do get the occasional spot or two during that time of the month.
OK. This Facial Detox mask really helps me when my GPS flare up. They start to get very red, they bloat up, itchy and painful. It happens randomly and I don't really know why. SO this Facial Detox mask immediately soothes and calms the pain and sort of flattens them out. So I do like to use this before an important event.
This mask has a mousse like texture. It is very light and fluffy. It smells a bit like a mix of Sulfur and calamine lotion. The active ingredients are Zinc Oxide, Sulfur and Camphor. All ingredients well know to treat acne and soothe the skin.
I find it works most effectively for me if I apply it after using the Doctor's Scrub Advanced (which I will discuss more about below). So I first exfoliate and then I use a towel with warm water on my face and THEN apply this mask.
I've also tried using it as a spot treatment and that works too.
The ingredients are:
Deionized Water, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Colloidal Sulfur, Camphor, Salicylic Acid, Bentonite, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Strelitzia Nicolai Seed Aril Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Sophora Japonica Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Lecithin, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
This is a very cool product. The physical exfoliant is RUBY CRYSTALS. They are so fine and tiny you can hardly see it with your eyes. The Ruby Crystals have been ground down so that they are perfectly round. Which makes perfect sense as you wouldn't want jagged edge crystals rubbing on your skin. It does not feel as abrasive as some of the other scrubs I've tried.
I feel that I get a very similar effect from using it as I do when I get a microdermabrasion facial.
It does not have much of a fragrance to it. After using it, I can see an immediate brightening of my complexion.
The other active ingredients are:
organic red tea extract complex - packed with antioxidants and enzymes such as Vitamin C, E and Carotene.
seaweed extract - seaweed has skincare benefits such as having good humectants that draw in moisture. It has vitamin E which helps hydrate and heal. It also has amino acids which help improve your complexion by making it look smoother and feel firmer.
hyaluronic acid - well-known for hydrating the skin.
It has a light citrus and fresh green scent.
The ingredients are:
Ruby Crystals, Purified Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerine, Aspalathus Linearis (Red Tea) Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Hyaluronic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglyceri
I've found that if I use this as my moisturiser day and night every day, my skin becomes more balanced and I get less of an oily t-zone. I also found that I got less spots on my face and the GPS (see above) remain more stable (less inflamed and not so itchy).
It has a slight tropical scent to it. A little bit like pineapples.