Being a fan of Goldfaden MD products since I discovered this brand last year, I have been thoroughly enjoying some newness and two cult favorite products from this brand since I received them last month. As a brand developed by a Dermatologist, this is based on plant-based, the problem-solving range is packed with potent antioxidants to give the needed strength and protection to the skin. So, when it comes to this range, I do expect a lot from it and here I am sharing my reviews for ‘Skin Detox with Goldfaden MD’ after using this trio for over a month during my night skincare routine, yes because I want to feel and enjoy these products in the evening when I have some quiet time to myself. I got Detox Clarifying Facial Wash which is the newest addition to the great line, the cult favorite Doctor’s Scrub and Facial Detox Mask for testing and reviewing. The packaging of the products is in the standard Goldfaden MD style, beautiful green, and golden writing on sturdy white plastic jars.
Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash (CAD $45) is the newest product from this brand which is an AHA Nutrient Rich Treatment. This foaming facial wash is aimed to address problem skin by reaching deep into pores and kicking out stubborn dirt and oils. The formulation comprises a combination of two Alpha Hydroxy Acids, namely, Lactic Acid and Glycolic Acid, which work together to dissolve excess oil and dead skin cells. The Detox ComplexTM in this facial wash is comprised of potent fruit extracts and active plant cells to provide anti-pollution benefits and to revitalize and detoxify the skin. All of the ingredients work together to give a fresher, cleaner, smoother and rejuvenated complexion.
I have been reaching out to this foaming facial wash as I do see a difference in how my skin feels when I am using this trio. I do not remove makeup or sunscreen with this facial wash but I use it as my second cleanser to get the benefits of the nice formulation created by this line.I take two pumps of this product and massage it with circular motions on my damp skin for few seconds and then wash it off with lukewarm water. It does not make my skin feel dry or irritated but I feel a nice clean fresh face. I see Glycerin is high on the ingredient list, actually, it is the second ingredient, that means I get a clean fresh hydrated skin. All the ingredients are listed on the Goldfaden MD official website if you are interested to know the details. This is a keeper for me and is another hit for me from this brand.
Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub (CAD $95) is a cult favorite product, loved and praised by many. It is a daily exfoliator, yes daily, that adds hydration and removes dead skin cells giving a brighter, radiant and healthier looking skin. The key ingredients of this product include Ruby Crystals, Hyaluronic Acid, Seaweed Extract and Jojoba Oil. The perfectly round Ruby Crystals provide an effective exfoliating to give that brighter, clearer, younger-looking skin. The line-filling Hyaluronic Acid delivers long-lasting hydration. Seaweed extract helps improve moisture level of the skin while providing natural glow, tone, and texture to the skin. It also plumps and nourishes the skin while providing high levels of antioxidant benefits. Jojoba Oil is a moisturizing agent that helps prevent water loss and improves skin’s flexibility and suppleness. It is suitable for all skin types.
First of all, the scrubs I have used all my life are advised to be used twice or thrice in a week, so it seemed really exciting and interesting that I can use this daily. And when I started using this daily, I could see why it is advised that way. It is very gentle and it does works to give the claimed benefits and that is why it is the cult favorite product. I take a small amount of this product and massage gently on my damp skin for 25-30 seconds in circular motions and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. After seeing the results from this, yes the glow is real after I use this, I did use this scrub on my neck, decollete and body which did impress me. My skin felt comfortable, hydrated and glowy with no irritation or sensitivity after using this daily.
Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Clarify + Clear Mask ( CAD $85) is a purifying mask that draws out dirt and pore-clogging debris from the skin. This is a gentle mask with ingredients that improve the appearance of skin and avoid breakouts apart from treating the existing problem areas. This is a skin corrective and purifying mask which has some nice ingredients like Zinc Oxide, Sulfur, and Camphor. Zinc Oxide soothes skin and reduces the appearance of marks by working to form a protective layer on the skin reducing the appearance of redness. Sulfur has been known to work as a natural protector and it regulates extra-oily problem areas and prompts shedding and exfoliation of pore-clogging dead skin cells, dirt, and oil. Camphor works to wash skin as a natural astringent sourced from the bark and wood of the camphor tree. It works to clean skin by helping draw out oils and impurities and tampers appearance of redness and discomfort.
I have used this mask both as a full face treatment as well as a spot treatment with good results. I apply a thin layer to the entire cleansed face twice a week and 3-4 times as a spot treatment. Once it is dry or after 15 minutes, I wash this off with lukewarm water following up with my treatment serum or moisturizer. I have noticed a difference in the frequency of any flare-ups of acne as well as the size of my pores and intensity of my acne spots and redness. I love a good mask and have a big collection of those, this is a great addition to my treatment masks to be used regularly twice a week or as a go-to mask when my skin behaves.
Overall, these are some great products that are suitable for all skin types and will be a great addition to your skin care regime whether you have few products that work for you or to you detox collection if you are skin care obsessed like I am. These products are available online through Goldfaden MD Official website, GeeBeauty Canada, and Cult Beauty websites respectively.
What is your favorite product which you reach out to when your skin behaves?
Rouge Dior was first created in 1953 and after that, it has been through many evolutions, coming out as a better version than the best. Rouge Dior has reinvented again with two new lipsticks demonstrating the expertise of Dior as a color creator. Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup revealed two Rouge Dior innovations for this year called Dior Rouge Liquid and Double Rouge.
Dior Rouge Liquid is the first liquid formula from Dior with multiple effects and surprising color impact. It is strong new innovations with vibrant matte, satin, and metallic finishes. They have intense color, lightness, coverage, and long wear. It is very comfortable to wear. The formulation of the Dior Rouge Liquid comprises the combination of three innovations into one. The first one is the Liquid Intensity which combines powerful color and long wear. The formula contains Eosin which extends the wear time to almost 12 hours.
The second innovation is Liquid effects which give the pure and vibrant finishes in matte, metal, and satin which all have a balance of pigments and iridescence. The matte effect has 2 to 7% of pigments, the satin effect has 1 to 3% of pigments with 4 to 7 % iridescence. The metallic effect has 17 to 20 % iridescence. Aren’t these facts and numbers interesting? The third innovation is Liquid care which never lets stint on comfort during application due to the powder coated with silicon resin for perfect glide on the lips, the combination of a synthetic mineral wax and a gelling agent provides a creamy texture, a combination of 4 oils that contribute to lip care while providing a weightless sensation.
The four type of liquid effects of Dior Rouge Liquid available in 29 shades are Liquid Rock Matte ( absence of shine, with high colour impact), Liquid Electric Metal ( metallic effect which is intense similar to the finish of nail varnish), Liquid Pop Satin ( like a delicate satin ) and Liquid Velvet Nude ( light and creamy beige to neutralize the natural lip colour or can create the sixties style look). The packaging is very luxurious in the black case with a see-through on one side, the fine applicator is perfect and follows the lip line and the reservoir that delivers the right dose of the product.
The shades I am swatching are 424 Hypnotic Matte, 515 Scandalous Metal and 895 Fab Satin. I have used all these shades and found them all very creamy and comfortable to wear. The intensity of the shades is immense and the wear time longer than the normal liquid lipstick, around 6-7 hours which is really good. They never made my lips look dry or irritated them. These are one of the most comfortable liquid formula I have used.
Double Rouge has created a new trend which fuses the matte and the metallic in one lipstick tube, so interesting right? The Dual-textured Dior Double ROuge delivers an ombre effect due to the highly pigmented matte outer ring combined with a metallic core that catches the light. The two shades are chosen as such that they harmonise, creating a sophisticated finish and an optical illusion of volume. The Shades swatched for Double Rouge are 510 Jungle Beige and 239 Vibrant Nude. I have used this lipstick and as usual with the Dior formulas, I do like this a lot, it is very creamy and the fusion of two shades together when applied on the lips create a very nice shiny nude lips with an extra volume, and the lipsticks that plump the lips is a big yes for me.
Shades same as the previous picture – sunlight falling from a different side
Dior Rouge Liquid Lip Stain – Couture Colour Intense Extreme Long-Wear ( CAD $43 ) and Rouge Double Dior (CAD $43) will be available at Dior Counters nationwide and retailer respective .com site from September 2017.
What is your favorite formula for a lip product? Which of the above shade and formula looks the best to you?
Media samples kindly provided, all opinions are my own.
I love hair products that work to improve the condition of my frizz prone, dull hair and make them look healthy and shiny. Moroccanoil Treatment is a staple product in my hair care products shelf since more than 5 years. I have repurchased this few times and it is always with me whether I am home or travelling or even if I do not plan to use it for some time, giving a break to this but it needs to be there, that is why you will see all the sizes of this product which I have purchased and repurchased.
Moroccanoil Treatment ( CAD $49 excl taxes for 100ml) is described as the product that pioneered oil-infused hair care The original foundation for hairstyling, Moroccanoil Treatment can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins, this completely transformative hair treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine—leaving you with nourished, manageable and smooth hair with each use. This product created the worldwide buzz on argan oil in the last few years and won a number of beauty awards.
Moroccanoil Treatment is suitable for all hair types and is free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates. This product, a single, revolutionary product that pioneered a new category in the beauty industry has the brand grown into a full line of hair and body products.
I have this oil since years and love the results I get from it. This is one of my most trusted hair product. Whenever I have a meeting, or some important event and do not want to risk my hair look, I know I have to reach for this one. What I do is take two pumps of this hair oil and apply to my damp hair starting from mid lengths to the ends. When I do not feel any oil left on my hands, I just pat my fingers on the hair above the mid lengths. then I either air dry or blow dry my hair. If I am air-drying my hair after applying this oil, my hair takes less time to dry. And if blow-drying, this works as a heat protection as well as hydration for hair. The results on my hair are what I can expect from one of my favorite hair oil, silky, shiny and healthy hair.
I have used this oil as a pre-shampoo treatment and works well to maintain healthy scalp and hair. The texture of this oil is thick but it just does not feel oily on the hair, it does works as a treatment coating the hair with the formulation that is rich in argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins. I do not see any flyaways or dry dull hair when I use this oil. Being a product junkie, I do have a number of hair products and hair oils, I am planning to post a picture on my social handles to show you my collection and favorites some day, this product is always in the front row and the most-reached for.
The oil has a subtle mix of argan and flowery fragrance that lingers for some time and I like it. The packaging is in a dark glass bottle with a pump which dispenses the right amount of oil in each pressing. Overall, as this is one of my favorites in the hair category, my love for this is strong and have very bright chances it will continue. Moroccanoil Treatment is available to be purchased from the Moroccanoil Official website and Sephora.
Do you use an oil on your hair? What is your favorite hair product for styling?
Burberry makeup has always been very close to my heart, one of the reasons behind that is the legacy of this iconic brand and the luxurious classic touch they give to each of their products. Starting from the quality till the point where it reaches to the consumer in beautiful presentable Burberry gift boxes, everything is just classic. Over the period of last three years, my love for Burberry has increased immensely, you might have read my post about the limited edition Blushes I reviewed a few days back, I have linked it here. The three blushes I am going to talk about in this post are Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush (CAD $47 excl taxes) in No. 5 Blossom Blush, No. 9 Coral Pink and the limited edition darker version of Earthy Blush shade called No. 11 Dark Earthy. These three blushes were purchased by me.
The Blushes are very well made and the packaging is sturdy and heavy-weight. The Blushes do have a very soft floral scent which is very subtle. The packaging of these blushes is in a mirrored square compact and includes an angled blush in the case. The sleek packaging has a magnetic closure and overall it feels very luxurious. The brush included in the compact is a good companion for travel but I do prefer to use a full-size brush when I am not traveling. The product in the case has the beautiful embossing of the Burberry Check pattern. The texture of these blushes is very lightweight finely milled powder and is very easy to apply and blend.
The shade No. 5 Blossom is a bright coral shimmer which looks naturally stunning on my medium tan skin tone. It has shimmer but is very easy to wear and I do wear this to work, looks very natural on my cheeks. No 9 Coral Pink is a deep warm rose pink with a hint of coral which brightens the face. This one is very pigmented and has a subtle shimmer in the compact which does not show when applied on the face. No 11 Dark Earthy is dark matte taupe which does not look like a fun shade but when applied on the cheeks, it gives the beautiful natural contour to the cheeks. This can also be used as an eye shadow, blush, and contour.
From Top to Bottom – No 11 Dark Earthy, No. 5 Blossom, No 9 Coral Pink
All the three shades will look great on all skin tones in my opinion. I love the staying power of these blushes, it stays on well for over 7 hours. I do feel they do boost the complexion and do not look flat when applied. These are available to be purchased at Sephora, Hudsons Bay and Holt Renfrew.
Which shades of blushes do you prefer, pink, coral or earthy? Do you like shimmer, satin or matte finish of a blush?
You might have some hints about few of my favorite brands by now if you are following my blog and social handles. Givenchy is one of my favorite brands, whether it is their formula, packaging, staying power, performance, I love everything about them. I know the products I am going to write about are not new launches but they have been in the market for some time and are still available if you want to grab these. It is the perfect time to look and buy these as there are few more weeks left for the summer. I was sent these Givenchy Summer products for reviewing a few days back and I am already wishing for a longer summer. Nicolas Degennes is the creative mind behind the Summer 2017 Collection.
Givenchy Prisme Blush (CAD $55 excl taxes) is the reinvention of the original Prisme blush. The blushes are compacted into the shape of the legendary prisms. The formula is light powder and easy to use. The compact holds two carefully selected shades that complement each other. The palest pearly shade provides the light which can be used as a base where the color is applied or as a highlighter to add dimension by spotlighting the areas of the face that catch the light naturally like the top of cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and the temples (starting above the eyebrow roots). The darker shade gives a healthy radiant glow and can be used on the apples of the cheeks.
No 1 Passion
No 4 Rite
Prisme Blush has a new nomadic compact case which is a perfectly geometrical rectangle of shiny, lacquered jet-black. It is stamped with the seal of the 4G and embellished with the iconic Couture metal stud. Inside the compact case is a brush and has the perfect density to pick up a generous brushful of powder and a great travel companion too. The angled shape of the brush is designed to structure the face and has a dual function, which is it can smooth with the long side, or draw with the tip. The Blushes and swatches in the pictures below are Shades No 1 Passion and No 4 Rite. Black Tahitian PEarl Powder helps provide smoothness and provides radiance. Synthetic Pigments provide sparkling colors and a radiant matte finish. Lauroyl and Lysine adds ease of application, even ness and great staying power of the product. This lasted on me for over 8 hours.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl (CAD $38 excl taxes) is an extreme shine lipstick with intense color and moderate coverage. The formula provides extreme shine and is very comfortable to wear. It has moisturizing and the texture is easy to wear. The Glossy Oils and silicone resin provide extreme brilliance and plumping effect. Extract of Black ROse Oil macerated in soft almond oil provides comfort and moisturization. Crystal clusters of calcium carbonate in the form of desert rose provide intense color and blurring effect. This lipstick is available in 8 shades and the one in the swatches is 16 Noir Revelateur.
Le Rouge Perfecto (CAD $42 excl taxes) is a 3 in 1 lip product. It is a Balm, Maximizer and Pink Enhancer in one tube. As a Balm, it has a melting texture with shea extract for high moisturizing power. As a maximizer, Pepperslim and coolact give plumped lips. As a pink Enhancer, the texture infused with Eosin provides naturally glowing and rosy lips. The packaging of the product is in the pink genuine leather case along with metallic tube encapsulating the product.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick Shade 25 ( CAD $45 excl taxes) is a limited edition lipstick which is smooth and long wearing. The lipstick has light reflecting color which nourishes and hydrates the lips with the power of antioxidants. The packaging is in a black and silver tube adorned with a ribbon at one end that unlocks this beautiful product. The texture is fine and very spreadable like it melts over the lips.
These products are beautiful and have been on a continuous rotation since some time. The quality and results are amazing. They are available for purchase at Sephora.
Which product do you use the most, blush or lipstick? Which one from my favorites would you like to try?
Media samples kindly provided, all opinions are my own