Goldfaden MD Doctor's Scrub £64/$75
I would hope that regular readers of my blog know and trust that I don't recommend expensive products if I don't think they are worth it, or if a much cheaper product could do the same job just as well. This would be one of those times because I do think this is a lot of money to spend on an exfoliator, but it is also the best exfoliator I have ever used, it is absolutely brilliant. I've read hundreds of reviews on other websites of people saying the same and when so many other people swear by something I believe it's worth a look. I will say that I have been using this regularly (every few days) since last June and it has only just run out, that's 9 months usage and while I can justify anything when it comes to spending money, I do think that is very good value for money.
Goldfaden MD is a popular and highly efficacious, medical grade skincare brand created and developed by renowned US Dermatologst Dr Gary Goldfaden. The formulations are results focused and inspired by in-office treatments and procedures but without any harsh ingredients that cause irritation. They focus on antioxidants and active plant-based complexes that offer the highest level of successful results. I haven't tried any others but you can see their other products here.
Dr. Goldfaden's coveted Ruby Crystal Microderm Exfoliator is his most popular product, it contains powerful ruby crystals that polish away dead surface cells, providing immediate cell renewal and leaving skin brighter, clearer and younger-looking. It also contains hyaluronic acid which holds moisture to the skin increasing volume to collagen layers, in addition to seaweed and organic red tea extracts which nourish and firm the skin, as well as providing potent anti-oxidant protection. They recommend daily use, I personally think that is too often, and it seems most of the reviews think the same as me. With that said regular use certainly improves the appearance of fine lines, reduces pore size, and leaves a healthy, radiant complexion for all skin types. The ruby crystals in Doctor’s Scrub takes away all the dead skin cells, dirt and excess makeup piling on the top of your skin, and by exfoliating away all those dead skin cells your skin is able to absorb other treatments and products more effectively, which will ultimately lead to a brighter, more youthful glow.
Simple to use you massage a very small amount of the scrub onto damp skin (remembering your neck) in circular motions and rinse with warm water. I can't stress enough how small an amount you need, it is such a concentrated product you really need such a tiny amount, and bearing in mind the price you probably want to make it last. I also must stress how gently this should be used, it is not a soft scrub for the faint hearted. You will work out yourself how much your skin can take but start off very gentle or it will feel like you are sandpapering your face. I have extremely sensitive skin and while I sometimes go red after use (usually if I've scrubbed too hard) the redness abates within a few minutes. I am confident after one use you will feel like you never had such soft and smooth skin before and honestly, while it may seem expensive, it really does a good a job as a course of microdermabrasion but at a fraction of the cost.
To buy in US go here.