Goli is a luxury skincare brand which sells a variety of products devoted to helping individuals achieve beautiful and healthy-looking skin. Their marketing slogans include ‘Skin as Nature Intended’ and ‘A Better Tomorrow Starts Today’. The product line was originally founded by celebrity hairdresser and makeup artist Georgina Chapman and CEO Elizabeth Taylor who is also Chapman’s mother-in-law.
While it is great that Goli is dedicated to sustainable and organic skincare, it is a little odd that they market their products specifically for people with larger than average appetites, as their products are not diet-related.
Nonetheless, let’s examine whether or not these products are worth buying. Our review will examine the various aspects of Goli’s product range including the ingredients, cost and value for money.
Skin as Nature Intended
Goli is a vegan brand which means they don’t use any animal products in their formulation. As a result, they say their products are made without any of the toxins which are found in some skincare products. This includes, but is not limited to, parabens, sulfates, and animal by-products such as guanides (mineral oil), bees wax and so on.
While it is great to see vegan skincare products which do not contain animal-derived and tested ingredients, it should be noted that most skincare products on the market that claim to be ‘clean’ or ‘natural’ are actually made with all of these toxins. That being said, it is great to see a brand commit to an ethical and green approach whilst still adhering to traditional skincare.
A Better Tomorrow Starts Today
Another marketing slogan which you may have seen used on the packaging of Goli products is ‘A Better Tomorrow Starts Today’. This reflects the fact that the founder Chapman was spurred into action after learning that toxins were being phased out of skincare products which she used for her own bespoke hair and makeup businesses. She felt that a brand which prided itself on its sustainability and organic skincare should not be contributing to the toxin-filled skincare marketplace. As a result, all of Goli’s products are formulated without any of the toxins which Chapman and her team were concerned about.
While Chapman’s entrepreneurial spirit is admirable, it should be noted that not all of her product launches were successful. One of her earlier ventures was ‘Elixinol’, a vitamin C serum which was initially developed for use in water-based paints but was found to be too potent for that purpose. It is produced using organic grapes and the potency of a single dose is equivalent to 12 oranges. However, Elixinol was deemed to be ‘overdose’ and subsequently banned from sale in the UK. This is because the ingredient can cause skin irritation in some people.
In short, whilst Chapman’s efforts to create a more natural and ethical skincare brand are to be commended, it should also be noted that her ventures have not always panned out. As a result, her fans and followers should remember that some products may contain unexpected ingredients and are not what they seem. A full list of ingredients for all of Goli’s skincare and makeup products can be found on the accompanying web site.
What Is The Price Tag?
One of the things which you need to watch out for when buying skincare products is the price tag. Make sure that you compare the cost of one product to another. Some brands will use cheaper and more sustainable materials which will result in a product costing less. Quality does not come at a price and you should be aware that some brands will charge you more for a shoddy product. As a rule of thumb, look for brands which use more expensive and time-consuming materials. The more expensive the product, the more you’ll pay for it. Naturally, you should aim to spend less money wherever possible, opting for cheaper products instead.
Value For Money
Ultimately, you need to ask yourself if the product is worthwhile. Every person’s skin is different and some people may have extremely expensive skincare requirements which could be met by a bespoke product such as Chapman’s Elixinol. In other cases, an individually packaged serum such as Olay’s Pro Vitamin C Serum could be ideal as it could be used as a single product or in combination with other similar products. In order to decide whether or not to purchase a particular product, you need to weigh up the cost against the value.
As a general rule, expensive products may provide you with effective results but you should still weigh up the cost against the value in terms of what you’ll achieve. In some cases, the cost could be prohibitive and it’s a decision which you need to make yourself. Remember, you are the consumer and no-one else, so it’s up to you to decide how much you’re willing to spend on a product which could be beneficial to your skin but also costly. The choice is entirely yours.
Taking all of this into consideration, can we recommend Goli? Not necessarily. This is because there are some aspects of the brand which are excellent and others which are not so good. For example, their commitment to ethical and sustainable skincare is unquestionable and we salute them for their efforts. They don’t test on animals, use vegan-friendly preservatives and make skincare products which do not contain any of the toxins which they are concerned about.
On the other hand, some of their products are overpriced, particularly those which are designed for aesthetic use. In some cases, the price of these products is so high that it almost becomes a selling point, with many people considering the cost to be valuable in and of itself. In addition to this, they still promote their products as being beneficial for people with larger appetites. As we have discussed, this could be because the products contain unexpected ingredients or because some manufacturers use cheaper materials to create them. If you are looking for a vegan and organic skincare range which uses some of the most effective and popular active ingredients available, we recommend speaking to a skincare expert who could assist you in choosing the right products for your needs.