Gary Goldfaden, M.D. is a practicing dermatologist, lifetime member of The American Academy of Dermatology and the creator of GOLDFADEN MD products. As a member of The Life Extension Foundation Medical Advisory board, Dr. Goldfaden has published hundreds of articles on innovative ingredients, fueled by his experience creating the eponymous skincare line. In 2012, Dr. Goldfaden released the much anticipated book, ‘Your Guide to Healthy Skin The Natural Way’ in which he writes about his belief in the synergy between living healthy inside and out and encompassing effective ways to deal with skin issues.
“I've always wanted to help people," says Dr. Goldfaden. After a bout with a serious skin problem during his first year of medical school, he was drawn to specialize in dermatology. "My skin problem was so uncomfortable both physically and psychologically, but after a visit to a dermatologist, I was surprised at how quickly you could help someone with such a debilitating problem."
Practicing in South Florida for over 40 years, he first received his dermatological training at the prestigious University of Miami School of Medicine. It was after treating his patients’ skin for everything under the Florida sun that Dr. Goldfaden became a veritable expert on day-to-day problems including early aging, sun damage, wrinkles and skin cancer. Frustrated by the dermatological products readily available for his patients’ skin issues, Dr. Goldfaden began seeking out alternative approaches including natural remedies and more potent, prescription-strength ingredients. He discovered there could be a balance between the two – using dermatological resources and efficacious naturals – and set out to create the GOLDFADEN MD product line.
"My ultimate goal is to let people have a relatively simple skincare regimen that is both preventative and restorative.”