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With the passing of the autumn equinox, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, dark nights will become more familiar than sunlight in the coming months. But by switching on the power of hydration, your skin doesn’t have to follow suit. Instead, help it glow with radiance—and guard it from the unforgiving winter weather—by introducing some high-performing, superhero products that work while you sleep. This season, it’s all about repair, repair, repair, and protect.


Goldfaden MD’s most powerful hydrators can be found in the Plant Profusion collection, which makes use of potent natural ingredients that you won’t find while browsing products at your typical, go-to beauty counter. Extracts from the white bird of paradise (not to worry, no animals were harmed—it’s the plant with banana-like leaves native to South Africa), garden cress, Butcher’s-broom; even raspberry and comfrey stem cells.

The powerhouse secret in Plant Profusion Supreme Serum? Japonica flower extract, which helps bring back skin to its youthful prime. “One of the most important medicinal herbs in history, it provides extraordinary levels of anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and calming properties for the skin. Loaded with regenerative properties to deliver the appearance of repaired skin,” explains Dr. Goldfaden.

The oil-free serum works in synergy with the super hydrating Plant Profusion Regenerative Night Cream, a must for mature skin (but for those with very oily skin, try out the serum on its own first). If you’ve been used to applying the same light moisturizer in the AM and PM all summer, there are more than a few reasons why you’d want to swap in a more hardworking SPF-free cream while you snooze. For the 6-8 hours you’re in bed, your skin fully absorbs the hydration and active ingredients (aka you’re not sweating it off by the time you arrive at the office, or mixing in city grime from the polluted air). Melatonin levels rise at night, which also helps fight free radicals (there’s always more strength in numbers). Many night creams contain higher levels of retinoids or lightening agents that increase skin sensitivity when exposed to the sun—so it’s best to use them at home, in bed, away from UV exposure. Goldfaden MD’s Plant Profusion Regenerative Night Cream calms, soothes and hydrates—blending into the skin almost immediately, with no strong scent at all, a sheer difference from other night creams that are typically super greasy or chokingly thick.

Other routine changes to check off: transition out of aggressive scrubs and exfoliators—put that brush away!—and try something lighter. Goldfaden MD’s non-irritating Lactic and Multi-Fruit Enzyme exfoliating facial peel, Fresh A Peel, will remove the dead surface skin cells to soften and smooth out texture. Keep eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and fruits and veggies, to stay hydrated from within. And never stop drinking water!

We are so excited to announce the latest breakthrough in anti-aging skincare collection, Plant Profusion by Goldfaden MD. This breakthrough collection combines potent skin tightening, strengthening and hydrating agents that work together to diminish the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin on the face, around the eyes and on the neck and décolleté. Detoxifying enzymes protect against DNA damage and stimulate the synthesis of collagen production improving overall healthy skin function, including circulation.

The collection features the exclusive GOLDFADEN MD Plant Profusion Extract Complex, PURFLORA, a proprietary complex blend that is simply nature at its best. The superior antioxidant benefits of natural Raspberry Leaf and Comfrey Leaf Stem Cell actives, along with White Tea Leaf, Garden Cress Sprout and Birds of Paradise extracts offer the exceptional ability to enhance the skin’s appearance. PURFLORA is clinically proven to effectively rejuvenate the skin by increasing cell turnover, reducing inflammation and improving luminosity to reveal a fresher, smoother, more radiant looking skin tone. An exclusive powerful blend of carefully cultivated plant stem cell actives and botanical extracts formulated to strategically repair and renew skin for enhanced youthfulness.


PURFLORA complex includes the following potent anti-aging ingredients:

  • Raspberry Leaf Extract: Repairs and increases the antioxidant function in human DNA. Raspberries are loaded with powerful anti-inflammatory resveratrol that works to boost healthy skin function and delivers wrinkle repair prevention.
  • Comfrey Stem Cells: Used since the ancient times for its extensive healing properties and anti-aging abilities. This stem cell works to prevent the age-related thinning of the epidermis by boosting cell turnover resulting in a smoother and increased plump complexion.
  • White Tea Leaf Extract: A  powerful antioxidant, while tea provides superior antioxidant protection and skin rejuvenating properties that increase collagen and elastin production and decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Garden Cress Sprouts: Contains rich amounts of detoxification enzymes resulting in a clearer complexion. Works to protect skin against pollutants, environmental stress factors and helps to prevent DNA damage.
  • Birds of Paradise Extract: Derived from White Bird of Paradise, this multi-functional ingredient works to restore skin’s youthful appearance by reducing uneven skin pigmentation, dull and lackluster complexion resulting in an increased illuminated glow.

“I am particularly excited about introducing the Plant Profusion collection to a broader scope of consumers, as a tremendous amount of research went into the development of PURFLORA, the new proprietary complex blend that is found throughout the collection. The Plant Profusion collection is a breakthrough fusion of luxury, science and potent natural ingredients that produce physician strength results in a way that does not currently exist within the marketplace,” says founder Gary Goldfaden MD.


The GOLDFADEN MD Plant Profusion Collection couples scientific expertise, a proprietary blend of nourishing active plant cell extracts and powerful natural ingredients to restore and improve the appearance of aging skin. Offering four targeted treatment products in the collection including Supreme Serum, a powerful anti-aging concentrate that repairs DNA function, controls uneven pigmentation, promotes collagen production and healthy skin function while also protecting against oxidative stress; Energetic Eye Cream, a potent age defying eye treatment that improves overall healthy skin function including circulation, protects, repairs, and rehydrates the eye area while also stimulating the synthesis of collagen production; Regenerative Night Cream, a powerful multi-functional anti-aging formula that promotes skin cell longevity, improves the appearance of fine lines and increases healthy skin function; and Lifting Neck Cream, a dynamic breakthrough formula that repairs DNA function, promotes collagen production, delivers the necessary nutrients to restore a youthful-looking neck, controls uneven pigmentation and improves dull lackluster skin.

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Waking up looking refreshed requires more than just the absence of under eye darkness or puffiness, the skin tells the story. The restorative power of sleep is vital for rejuvenating and repairing the skin and is controlled by the hormone melatonin. Melatonin production increases and peaks around 2am, so applying a night cream before bed enhances your skin’s ability to rest and reset. While the myths around the material of your pillow case and drinking lots of water before bed, send people running to Bed Bath and Beyond and the bathroom, choosing the appropriate night cream and using it is the best defense. Wearing anti-aging products at night allows skin to absorb all the nutrients and ingredients while being in a relaxed state. During the nighttime hours, the skin springs into action to repair itself and get back

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into balance through a restorative and renewal process.

Treating the skin with the appropriate ingredients is as important as getting the sleep itself. The most potent anti-aging ingredients to look for in a night cream include: Retinoids, Peptides and Melatonin. The efficacy of melatonin as a topical agent offers a promising avenue to enhance the skin’s nightly repair cycle. Retinoids attack hyper pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and skin tone, while peptides encourage skin cell growth and collagen production.

As melatonin levels decline with age, only minuscule amounts of the small quantities produced by those suffering from sleep problems actually reach the skin. Fortunately, going straight to the source and applying melatonin directly to the skin will allow those suffering from insomnia to benefit from its rejuvenating powers, not only for restoring the appearance and texture of skin, but also in getting a good night’s sleep. Melatonin plays a key role in rejuvenating skin by stimulating the growth of major skin cells such as keratinocytes and fibroblasts. Fibroblasts produce the essential proteins collagen and elastin, which provide structural support for the skin. Melatonin has also been shown to be effective against skin aging. It has powerful antioxidant properties by quenching mainly hydroxyl radicals, the most damaging of all radicals.

Retinoids, a derivative of Vitamin A, work by stimulating skin to generate collagen and hyaluronic acid, increase radiance by reducing pore size and safely exfoliating the skin and increase cell turnover which decreases the appearance of hyper pigmentation.

Peptides are made up of a string of amino acids held together by tough bonds of nitrogen and carbon that act as messengers to send out signals which tell the receptors on your skin cells how they should perform. A few of the most beneficial peptides include palmitoyl pentapeptide-3, which is a peptide that triggers a natural heal-and-repair response that stimulates the development of collagen and elastin, encourages new fibroblast growth, and increases the production of skin cells. Acetyl hexapeptide-3 is a powerful wrinkle-reducing peptide that works by hindering a signal protein called catecholamine that triggers muscle contraction, thereby relaxing your facial muscles.

Choose the correct night cream and you will wake up looking like you got 10 hours asleep instead of 6.

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