The past few years have seen lots of MD (medical doctor) skincare brands appearing in the press, and I haven't been that impressed so far despite our common expectations of MD skincare. And the majority of them seem to focus on the similar concept, so I can see that the competition in the market has been more difficult compared to those already established luxury skincare brands.
Nevertheless, I personally prefer MD skincare products that are simple and basic, mainly because that's what most of the dermatologists would suggest when you visit their office. Meaning, the more complicated products are, the more suspicion grows in me in regards to their reliability. Well, some of you might think that I'm being harsh, but the truth is that those MDs know way better than anyone in the public that over-the-counter products can't beat prescription-only products, injectables and lasers. So it won't make any sense at least to me if one comes out of a line with complicated products like others on the market. Nevertheless, I've personally found that Goldfaden MD skincare seems to be in the category that I'd consider as a true MD brand. And I'm here today to introduce one of my favourite cleansers, Pure Start Gentle Detoxifying Facial Cleanser :).
Purified Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Xanthan Gum, Lycopene, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Oil of Grapefruit
Scent & Consistency
As the cleanser is designed for all skin types including sensitive skin, it has no fragrance. I smell nothing, that's the word :). My man with eczema also used it, and it didn't sting his skin, which is why it's a winner! It's also in a gel to light foam consistency that is much more gentle than those cleanser in cream or foam. Unlike other natural cleansers on the market, Goldfaden MD Pure Start Gentle Detoxifying Facial Cleanser foams very easily and gives enough foam to cleanse face and neck. The best part is that there's no uncomfortable moisture stripped off feeling to skin, and there's a clean feeling left without any irritation or discomfort. That's exactly what a cleanser should do in essence, right? :)
A daily multi-tasking hypoallergenic cleanser that dissolves impurities, removing dead skin cells, excess oil, and makeup in one simple step.
- Removes surface oils, dirt and impurities
- Firms and softens skin
- Leaves skin fresh and clear
Verdict / Tips
Personally, I think that expecting anti-aging benefits directly from cleansers is kind of silly. However, I rather see them as an aid that can enhance any skincare routine that you are on when used properly. And Goldfaden MD Pure Start Gentle Detoxifying Facial Cleanser does its job in that sense. Although it isn't specifically designed for problem-prone skin, I've noticed that it doesn't aggravate monthly hormonal bumps. It also didn't irritate my long sun exposed skin in Summer, and I personally found it very helpful over holidays :3. Make-up removal power-wise, it doesn't completely take off make-up products in a waterproof or long-lasting formula, so you will need to use a cleansing water beforehand for those areas. The method also goes the same for the waterproof/water-resistant sunscreens.
It's important to do it in this way as it turns out to be much more gentle and effective for skin rather than using one strong foaming cleanser or using a foaming cleanser multiple times with tap water that could lead to unwanted breakouts caused by sensitivity and unbalanced skin. It may also be good to remember that tap water takes off about 65% of dirts and pollution already just by itself, so please go easy with your cleansing routine especially if your skin leans towards more sensitive/unbalanced side. What's the best for skin? Try avoiding waterproof formulae if possible if you can, and it will naturally put you on a gentle cleansing routine, which contributes to healthy balanced skin in the long run :). I highly recommend Goldfaden MD Pure Start Gentle Detoxifying Facial Cleanser for those with any skin type!
Where to buy
- Nordstrom (Free shipping & samples)