hty gold

HTY Gold ($180 for the night cream) is made by Pacific Specialty Oils. The company's founder, Patricia Kopas, is 73 years old and hubby, George, is "a master chemist, who has worked with oils for over 50 years". That's just as well since there is precious little else in HTY Gold.

If you like to take palm oil with your palm oil, then HTY Gold is the potion for you. In addition to palm oil, there is...palm oil. OK, so its red palm oil (which comes from the fruit of the tree). For good measure there is some avocado oil and meadowfoam seed oil (which has similar properties to rapeseed).

Should you be in any doubt that this concoction will combat crepe, Patricia and George have gathered a fist-full of plastic surgeons with endorsements such as "miraculously" and "revolutionary" (Steven K. Struck, MD).

Palm oil does have some good things going for it: fatty acids, vitamins E and K. All of these make going straight to the source worthwhile. You can buy pure red palm oil on Amazon for a fraction of the price of HTY Gold.

Ingredients in HTY Gold Night: Elaeis Guineensis (Palm Oil), Red Elaeis Guineensis (Red Palm Super Olein), Lecithin, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam Seed Oil).

*Ed. note: HTY Gold's price of $180 was correct at the time of publishing in 2008, but as of 2014 it has been reduced to $160.