Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Even Skintone Moisturizer Review

The Goldfaden MD Even Skintone Daily Moisturizer is a new to me lightweight moisturizer that performs. Check out my full review below!

The Goldfaden MD  Vital Boost Even Skintone Daily Moisturizer is a newer find of mine. I was lucky enough to test out a couple of Goldfaden MD’s products this past fall and this was one of them! You have heard me rave about their Radiance Repair Serum (which easily made it into my Best of Clean Beauty for 2022), but that isn’t the only product I am loving. I also tested out their Vital Boost Daily Moisturizer and am sharing a full review on the product that claims to brighten overall skin tone, hydrate, and provide nourishment to your skin while also providing powerful antioxidant nourishment.

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All About Goldfaden MD

This natural skincare line was founded in 2013 by Dr. Gary Goldfaden along with sister’s in law Lisa and Lauren Goldfaden. Here is what Dr. Goldfaden said about creating this brand:

I created the Goldfaden MD products to mimic the in-office treatments I have been performing for over 40 years, each product is designed to address common skin care issues that are relevant to today’s modern consumer, using natural, clean ingredients that work.”

To even imagine that there can be skin care products, let alone CLEAN skin care products, that are able to ‘mimic’ in-office treatments is truly amazing. They carry a wide variety of products that are daily care, specialized treatments, or anti-aging. Backed by science and experience while filled with all the best in plant-based actives this brand is safe while still being so effective.

Visit the Goldfaden MD website here to learn more about their ingredients used.

This moisturizer is light weight, yet packs a punch when it comes to performance!

Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Even Skintone Daily Moisturizer

Ingredient List

Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Candelilla/Jojoba/ Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Emblica Officinalis Fruit Extract

Key Ingredients

  • Hyaluronic Acid- Helps to draw moisture to the skin and makes skin feel more hydrated and supple.
  • Organic Red Tea Extract Complex- Red tea contains antioxidants and enzymes like Vitamin C, E and Carotene that give a brightness to the skin, but also help combat signs of aging.
  • Oil of Grapefruit- Can contain antioxidants that help to fight free radicals as well as help with blemishes and cleanse the skin. It also helps to improve skin tone and overall appearance.
  • Gooseberry Extract- This is full of Vitamin C which helps to brighten skin and give an even skin tone. It also gives a radiance and dewy effect to the skin.

How To Use

You want to apply 1-2 pumps of Vital Boost on cleansed skin to your face, neck, and decollete using gentle upward motions. You can use it morning and night. 

After cleansing the skin you can apply a toner or hydrosol or skip then apply a serum if you have one or oil and then the Vital Boost Moisturizer. I love applying Goldfaden M.D.’s Radiance Repair Serum. This is like a big gulp of water for your skin! If you don’t have a hydrosol or serum, just apply the moisturizer right after you cleanse your skin. I like applying it in the morning and at night. My skin feels so moisturized throughout the day and in the morning it still feels soft and bouncy. As with any skincare product, you will see optimal results if you use it on a consistent basis. 

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Skin Types It’s Best For

All skin types. I have dry skin and absolutely love it but also have known people with combination skin that’s blemish prone and it works for them as well!  


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The Vital Boost Moisturizer pairs perfectly with the Radiance Repair Serum.

Customer Reviews

I checked out other online reviews to see how other customers felt about Dr. Goldfaden’s Vital Boost Moisturizer. On Amazon the overall rating was a 4.5/5 stars with over 300 reviews. Here is what other customers are saying:

“The moisturizer smells and feels amazing. Highly recommend it.”

“This stuff is the only thing that’s ever gotten rid of my redness and evened my skintone out. It’s also super thick which I like because it keeps my skin super moisturized.”

“I really like this moisturizer. My skin has been markedly less red and much smoother and less oily since I started using it. I also have less breakouts. I really like how it smells and a little goes a long way.”

The most common complaint I read was about the price of the product. They do offer a smaller size for $30 that you could purchase before investing in a larger bottle. That way you will know if it really works for your skin or not. And, don’t miss out on my code below to save you 20%!

There were also some complaints about the state of the packaging when the product was received.

Despite reading many reviews on how this moisturizer worked for different skin types, there was a person with sensitive skin that did break out from use. I also read that there were a couple of customers with dry skin that didn’t feel it moisturized their skin enough. Overall, there were far more positive reviews than negative.

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Suzi’s Review

I am so impressed with this moisturizer! I had heard rave reviews about it and when I finally got a bottle in the fall to test out I couldn’t wait to see what the hype was about. Let’s just say it did not disappoint. It works so well at adding moisture that lasts, but also brightens my skin unlike other moisturizers. What’s crazy is how moisturizing it does feel, without it being a heavy formula or feeling greasy. My skin feels so balanced. It feels light enough to wear during the day with makeup and heavy enough at night. It’s truly such a great product!  

Becky’s Review

When I first got the moisturizer to test out, my initial thought was that there was no way it would be moisturizing enough for my VERY dry skin. Well, I was wrong! I couldn’t believe that a more light weight moisturizer would be enough, but it totally is. I prefer to use this moisturizer in my morning skincare routine. It works perfectly, especially paired with the Radiance Repair Serum. My skin feels moisturized and my makeup wears so nicely over it. Can’t recommend enough! 

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Conclusion: Is the Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Moisturizer Worth It?!

The Vital Boost Even Skintone Daily Moisturizer is absolutely worth it! It’s a basic moisturizer from the outside but delivers moisturized skin with its powerful hydrating properties and gives you a brightening glow once you use it. It doesn’t mess around! Can’t recommend it enough.  

Use Code GGG20 for 20% off your entire order (minimum purchase of $50). One use per customer and can’t be combined with other offers.

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Cheers, Suzi


Suzi is a wife, and mama who is passionate about sharing her natural lifestyle with those around her. She created Gurl Gone Green to show how our everyday decisions, from what we use on our face, home and the food we eat affect us more than we know. She loves holding space where people can weed through the marketing clutter to find truth, and ultimately make the best decision for their families.


  1. Andi

    I have combination skin, and have been using Vital Boost in the morning, and Wake-Up Call in the evening for the last two years. These products work so wonderfully on my skin! They even have a combo pack of these two products to save even more.

    • Suzi

      Hi Andi!

      Thanks for sharing! I agree- they work so well! 🙂


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