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SHOP LIKE YOU MEAN IT. In an age of More. More. More. our global community is reexamining our approach to shopping and are slowly turning to brands that support in the overall effort to mitigate our carbon footprint.

With Earth Day coming our way, it’s only right to think of all of the eco-friendly goodness we can incorporate into our lives. When it comes to beauty products, many brands have taken a “green” approach in terms of packaging, souring and ingredients. If you’re looking for a way to give a nod to our planet via your beauty routine, keep reading. Discover easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint and check out how we as a brand are stepping up the game.

Did you know that 80’000 TONS OF PLASTIC FLOATS IN THE Great Pacific Garbage Patch –  EQUIVALENT TO 500 JUMBO JETS – As a brand we take note of our consumption of cardboard boxes, plastic wrapping, packing peanuts, tissue paper, and shoe boxes which house our ordered goods, and have made major strides in reducing our carbon footprint by eliminating or transtitoning.

Earth Day comes every April and is a reminder to us all on how to solve climate change, to end plastic pollution, to protect endangered species, and to broaden, educate, and activate the environmental movement across the globe. Discover what we are doing year round to mitigate our waste consumption overall and some tips that may help you too because it’s time to start eliminating waste and not adding to it.

Packaging:

  • Goldfaden MD utilizes packaging that contains over 70% of recycled plastics and are 100% recyclable
  • Goldfaden MD boxes are made from 40% recycled paper and are 100% recyclable

Sampling:

  • Goldfaden MD samples(the cute green sachets you get) are made from 100% recycled paper and are also 100% recyclable

Shipping:

  • Goldfaden MD uses 100% recycled paper and boxes for all of our outgoing shipping boxes – both direct to consumer and to our retail partners.

Clean swap tips:

  • Store your water in a stylish, yet totally functional (hello cold water all day) SWELL water bottle and feel good about eliminating plastic water bottles and going BPA free FOREVER.
  • The average reusable bag has a lifespan equal to that of more than 700 disposable plastic bags. One person using reusable bags over their lifetime would remove more than 22,000 plastic bags from the environment. Nuf said.
  • Join us in a global movement to eliminate plastic drinking straws from our landfills, our streams, our oceans, and our beaches. Swap for paper, stainless or even bamboo straws.
  • Give a hoot – don’t pollute and pick up! The ocean is not a garbage can and neither is the street or the side of the road.

Return your empty’s:

Return your empties! You too can help the planet and reduce your carbon footprint by sending in your Goldfaden MD empties to us and you’ll receive 25% off your next order. Feel good about reducing your personal waste and start today.

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We all know that plant-based diets are essential to maintaining glowing and supple skin, so it’s no surprise that our skincare regimens include a botanical garden of ingredients that promote a flawless, younger-looking complexion. There is a new crop of Spring ingredients that pack a punch when it comes to the skincare benefits they have to offer. Here are five to look out for.

CQJ_8608Baobab Oil:

This cold-pressed oil, extracted from the seeds of the fruits of any of the 9 species of Adansonia on the planet. These trees have a thick trunk which is usually thickest in the middle. Of all the species, the Adansonia grandidieri trees look the most picturesque. These trees store water in their trunks and are able to survive years of drought. They also live upto thousands of years.

It is unique among plant oils for its high concentration of Vitamins A, C, E and F. The vitamin A found in Baobab Oil helps produce smoother, younger-looking skin through its ability to fight aging, boost cell regeneration, and promote collagen and elastin growth. Baobab Oil is also a very plentiful source of highly bioavailable vitamin C that fights age-causing free radicals and improves the structural support and resiliency of your skin. Additionally, Baobab Oil has a high content of unsaturated essential fatty acids, especially linoleic and linolenic. These are called “essential” because your body is not able to produce them naturally. They’re important to the nourishment and maintenance of healthy skin because of their capacity to help heal and speed up cell regeneration. Vitamin F is an antibacterial promoting vitamin that works to reduce any surface layers of bacteria. Baobab Oil is a non-irritating and an excellent tissue hydrator.

Algae:

Various Algae and Seaweed Extracts  contain an extraordinary wealth of mineral elements that it draws from the sea which account for nearly 36% of its dry mass. These health-promoting minerals include sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, chlorine, sulfur and phosphorus and the micronutrients include iodine, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, molybdenum, fluoride, manganese, boron, nickel and cobalt. Because of its high iodine and sulfur content, Algae and seaweed extracts have outstanding anti-inflammatory, and disinfectant properties, soothing and tightening benefits for the skin.

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Organic Red Tea (Roobis)

The truth is that red tea is not actually a tea at all. Unlike green, black and white teas which come from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, red tea (or 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 this extraordinary herb has been used by the native South African tribes as a natural remedy to alleviate all kinds of 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. These include 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 (SOD for short), a major scavenger of free radicals. The combination of these natural vitamins and enzymes found in red tea aids in promoting new skin health after the removal of dead and damaged cells, giving your skin a smoother, brighter, and healthier appearance. In addition, red tea also contains a number of powerful polyphenols and flavonoids that help heal and rejuvenate the skin.

Blackberries: A Restorer of Even Skin Tone

Besides being rich in antioxidants that assist in the repair and conditioning of your skin, blackberry extract also contains kojic acid and alpha arbutin. These unique plant compounds are natural skin lightening agents that have a proven ability to brighten skin tone and reduce the appearance of unwanted hyperpigmentation such as age spots and freckles caused by the sun. In cultures outside the Western world where the ideal of female beauty is very fair and even-toned skin, many women, particularly in the Philippines and the Far East, have long used kojic acid and alpha arbutin to give them fairer complexions.

Nicotinamide (also called niacinamide):

You’ll find excellent natural sources of vitamin B3 in many foods such as tuna, chicken, turkey, asparagus and romaine lettuce. As an ingredient in skin care formulas, however, vitamin B3 appears in just two main forms: nicotinic acid (also known as niacin) and nicotinamide (also called niacinamide). Both of these function very much alike as vitamins and, in fact, nicotinic acid must first be converted into nicotinamide by your body before it can be used. Nicotinamide is an essential element in the creation of two important enzymes (NADH and NADPH) that play a central role in both cellular energy production and the formation of skin lipids. It’s well known that certain lipids such as fatty acids and ceramide are critical for maintaining the structural and functional integrity of your stratum corneum which, in turn, directly affects your skin hydration, softness and suppleness.

When Earth Day was started in 1970, Earth was in a lot worse shape than it is now. There were not pollution laws or recycling rules. You do not have to change your life to do your part today and everyday. Here are a few easy everyday things to try.

  •  Plant a tree or a neighborhood garden. If you live in a house and have a yard, plant a little tree. Trees clean the air and this is great group project with friends or kids. If you live in a city, there are numerous neighborhood gardens you can participate with or start your own. Even a window sill garden helps!
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The three R’s. Reduce your intake of waste by incorporating material based towels as opposed to paper towels. You can also reduce air pollution by riding a bike or walking instead of driving. Carpooling also helps reduce pollution. Reusing and recycling go hand in hand. The next time you buy a plastic container, keep it, wash it and reuse it! This will take the place of tupperware. Invest in a reusable coffee cup. If you do use materials that can pollute, recycle them! Most cities recycle and bins should not be difficult to find.  Do yourself a favor and google images of landfills, you will never not recycle again……
  • Cleaning up and taking care of an outdoor space helps the environment too.  Whether it is a turtle egg rescue or just a garbage pickup on the beach or in a park, this helps keep the Earth clean. Activities like this are fun for kids and create a sense of community!
  • Switch to Earth friendly house cleaners. There are so many on the market now. They smell delicious and they won;t make you, your kids or your pets sick. Look at products made by Green Works and Seventh Generation. You can also make your own products with apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda.

It is so easy to keep our planet clean. Think before you throw something away. The Earth will not last forever at the rate we are mistreating it. Recycle, reuse and hug a tree! Happy Earth Day!!