Lisa Goldfaden is the Princess of Natural Skincare. Like her father, dermatologist Gary Goldfaden, she’s on a mission to make the world more beautiful one face at a time.
After seeing women’s confidence bloom as their skin issues healed, Lisa decided to join the family business and become the VP of marketing at Goldfaden MD, the first dermatologist developed, naturally inspired skincare brand.
But what does she uses on her skin? In this interview, Lisa shares her skincare routine, habits and tips that keep her looking and feeling her best:
1. When did you become interested in skincare?
I guess you could say I grew up around skin and wellness in general. My father, Dr. Gary Goldfaden is a Dermatologist and also the founder of our brand. All of our products are inspired by his in-office procedures. Throughout my life, I have had the pleasure of being able to watch my father make profound changes in so many individual lives simply by the way in which they view themselves from a physical standpoint. When you look good you feel good and having skin issues can be debilitating. Creating products, which can help people and make them feel better and happy, keeps me motivated.
2. What’s your skincare routine like?
My morning routine: First thing I do is splash my face with very cold water, this not only wakes me up but it helps constrict blood vessels and ward off redness.
Next I wash my face with our Pure Start Cleanser using lukewarm water. Next I apply our Brightening Elixir serum for all day free radical protection. This serum has seriously changed my skin, loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, B5 Ferulic
acid, Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E it is the ultimate!
Next I apply two pumps of Cecilia Wong ‘s Strengthening Serum, which helps with hydration, blotchiness, pain, the
appearance of redness, and visible capillaries. I then use a Guasau to massage my face and help wth lymphatic drainage.
I then apply our Bright Eyes treatment all over my eye area. Lastly, I apply Suntegrity Impeccable Skin, broad spectrum SPF tinted moisturizer.
3. If you could only use three skincare products for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Goldfaden MD’s Advanced Doctor’s Scrub + Brightening Elixir and and Cecilia’s Strengthening Serum.
4. What are your fave skincare brands and why?
Other than our brand, I really love all of Cecilia Wong’s products. She has been my facialist for quite a while and I find her products so clean, gentle and effective. I also really like Allies of Skin (especially their overnight masks).
5. What are your top 3 skincare tips to take care of your skin?
Stay out of sun, exfoliate and moisturize! For me less is always more when it comes to products. Most people do not require a lot of products. Find what works for your skin type, age and climate.
6. What skincare treatments (dermabrasion, lasers etc) do you regularly have done?
I have lymphatic facial massage, LED light, Microcurrent treatments, very light microdermabrasion and Radio frequency.
7. What lifestyle habits do you have that keep your skin in top shape?
I exercise. I eat a clean Keto diet, which really changed my skin. I saw a reduction in redness and inflammation from eliminating sugar and carbohydrates.
I massage my face daily, I use effective clean products that are appropriate for my skin type. I wear SPF everyday and I
stay out of the sun as much as possible.
I started practicing Intermittent Fasting two years ago, which changes your cells, genes and hormones and helps slow the aging process. I get regular IV treatments of vitamins and Glutathione to ward off sickness.
8. What’s in your makeup bag?
- A travel tube of Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes
- Goldfaden MD Fleuressence Botanical Oil
- GEE Beauty Cheek Color Stick Blushbeam
- Suntegrity tinted SPF
- Hourglass eye shadow in the shade aura
- Dr. Lipp lip treatment
- Lily of the Valley perfume oil
- A tube of Social Paint SPF lip gloss in the shade Cha Cha Cha
- A tube of Surrat lipluster in the shade amethyst
Thank you, Lisa!
You can find out more about – and shop! – the Goldfaden MD range on their website. You can also keep up with Lisa on Twitter.