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We hear about them all the time, but what is a super botanical?  A super botanical is a botanical or plant that has two or more health and skin advantages. Super botanicals can be found in a number of plants and botanicals that we can use topically as skincare or ingest for nutrition. Below are a few of Dr. Goldfaden’s favorites!


  • High levels of Vitamin C
  • Rich in anti-oxidants
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Promotes skin brightening
  • Delivers radiance and flawless complexion

 Where to find Gooseberry:

Vital Boost “Even Skintone Daily Moisturizer”


  • Packed with health-promoting nutrients
  • A natural source of vitamins B1, B2, B6, В12, А, С, K and folic acid
  • Contain high levels of potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, antioxidants and enzymes
  • Scientific research suggests that the potent antioxidant compounds found in grapes—called polyphenols—help neutralize the free radical damage caused by sunlight, pollution and smoking on your skin
  • Grape seeds and their oil, grape skin, and grape juice all contain different types of active polyphenols such as resveratrol, phenolic acids, anthocyanins, and flavonoids
  • Grape polyphenols have outstanding antioxidant power, help reinforce microcirculation, and protect your collagen and elastin fibers from breaking down
  • Polyphenols act as a potent inhibitor of enzymes and pro-inflammatory factors that can damage your skin and hasten the outward signs of aging

Where to find grape seed oil:

Fleuressence “Native Botanical Oil” and Plant Profusion Restorative Night Cream


  • Contains high levels of riboflavin which provides elasticity to the skin
  • Works to tone the skin and prevent the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • A flowering plant in amaranth family
  • Edible seeds
  • Essential fatty acids which contribute to hydration
  • Contains proteins and amino acids

 Where to find Quinoa:

Plant Profusion Energetic Eye Cream


 White Birds of Paradise

  • Increases the appearance of skin luminosity
  • Improves hydration and smoothness
  • A native South African plant
  • In South Africa it is commonly called the crane flower and is featured on the back of the 50 cent coin
  • Helps with the appearance of uneven skin darkness/ dark spots and dull complexion

Where to find Birds of Paradise:

Highest percentage is in Plant profusion Supreme Serum. The entire Plant Profusion collection utilizes Birds of Paradise.

Red Tea

“One of the best health-promoting ingredients I’ve found to help revitalize and rejuvenate the skin. As a matter of fact, most of our products contain a concentrated red tea extract as part of their formula. That may give you an idea of how indispensable I believe this substance is for its ability to regenerate new skin cells, fight the visible signs of aging, and provide potent free radical protection.” Dr. Goldfaden

  • Red tea ( Rooibos) is made from the oxidized and dried leaves of the Aspalathis linearis plant that only grows in one spot on Earth— a tiny, mountainous region of South Africa in Western Cape Province.
  • For centuries the native South African tribes have used this natural remedy to alleviate ailments ranging from infantile colic and allergies to asthma and skin problems.
  • The most important therapeutic aspect of red tea is undoubtedly its powerful antioxidant capacity.
  • Red tea contains some of the most potent natural antioxidants known for protecting your skin from the free radical damage that can cause aging. **vitamins C, E and beta-carotene.
  • Red tea is known to possess 50 times the antioxidant capacity of green tea due to a high concentration of a special enzyme called superoxide dismutase.
  • Red tea also contains potent polyphenols and flavonoids that help heal and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Red tea helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and dark spots.

Where to find Red Tea:

The highest percentage of Organic Red Tea can be found in our Radical Difference serum and Plant Profusion Regenerative Night Cream.

After the ripe old age of 24 our bodies collagen production decreases, which means that starting an anti-aging regimen early is imperative. With the launch of The Plant Profusion Collection, even the youngest Goldfaden MD client can start protecting against aging skin. This four piece anti-aging collection was created to enhance the core collection of Goldfaden MD products. Aiming at specific areas that age first, get creepy and suffer hyper-pigmentation damage (eyes, neck and face) Plant Profusion, can be incorporated into any regimen. Plant Profusion


Tips + Tricks to incorporate Plant Profusion into an existing Goldfaden MD regimen.

If you are currently using Radical Difference or Light Treatment as a daily serum, there is no reason to cease. Radical Difference + Light Treatment are perfect for the daytime, especially if you live in warmer climates or have sensitive skin. Add in Supreme Serum as your PM serum and you will additionally target hyper pigmentation, rough skin texture, photo damage, collagen and elastin production and DNA repair! Supreme Serum is oil free and appropriate for all skin types. Your skin will thank you.

Oils have become a staple of many regimens, and for all your Fleuressence Oil fans, it can still be used. The recommended way to use both Fleuressence and Supreme Serum, is to use them separately. Fleuressence could be used at night before a moisturizer, while Supreme Serum can be aa daytime serum. This can also be reversed if you enjoy dropping a little Fleuressence into your foundation for that Goldfaden glow. Another option is to alternate every other day between the two serums. Fleuressence is going to target brightness, dark spots and hydration, while Supreme Serum is targeting DNA repair and collagen production with plant stem cells.

Already a Bright Eyes devotee? The new Energetic Eye Cream will only enhance Bright Eyes! Bright Eyes can still be used during the day and for makeup prep, since it behaves similarly to a primer, while Energetic Eye can be introduced as a night treatment. The new Energetic Eye Cream is luxurious in texture, specifically targets rebuilding the thin and creepy skin under and around the eye region. The exotic ingredient Quinoa seed extract delivers riboflavins and protein to encourage epidermal renewal and tighter smoother skin. A touch of caffeine ensures eyes will never look puffy again. Eyes wake up looking rested, bright, smooth and free of fine lines and wrinkles.

Neck Cream vs. Night Cream
The facial skin and the neck /chest area are very different in their makeup and texture and therefore need entirely different targeted list of ingredients. The neck does not have the same amount of pores as the face and therefore tends to be drier and sooner to show sun damage and signs of aging. The Plant Profusion Lifting Neck Cream utilizes the PURFLORA complex to encourage collagen production, which helps to thicken the skin, lighten hyper-pigmentation, and target DNA repair. Specific to the Neck Cream, the auditor of powerful Pink Grapefruit Oil binds moisture onto the neck creating hydration, while Hexapeptide-10 lifts and fills the bands and wrinkles. The tricky thing about neck versus night creams, are that the two different types of skin need different attention. The neck needs a hydration delivery system different from the facial skin due to the difference in pores, hair follicles, oil glands etc . The neck does very well with peptides and collagen to thicken and tighten the sagging then skin. While these ingredients are in night creams also, the neck still needs its own specific formulation of ingredients. Always remember when applying neck cream to not tug at the skin. Rub in an upwards motion and don’t neglect the back of the neck-as it gets sun damage too! Our Regenerative Night Cream delivers supreme anti-oxidants and plant stem cells to encourage collagen production and DNA repair. The best time to use a night cream is at night due to the lack of sunlight the and higher levels of melatonin in the body. However, Plant Profusion Night Cream is safe for daytime use.

Remember it is never too young to start on the road of anti-aging.