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HTY Gold is Not Exactly a Palme D'Or Winner

hty gold
September 29, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 6 Comments

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.

  • February 24, 2014

    by Lois

    Total rip off!

  • February 12, 2014

    by eden

    I am one of the owners of HTY Gold and want to address your concerns about our products. We use Palm Oil etc. because it actually works. We have years of testing and over 57,000 satisfied clients. All natural products are the way to go and these all natural ingredients work. Remember, anything you put on your skin is absorbed directly into your skin. Use chemicals if you wish, but keep in mind the increased cancer rates. I would also like to point out that you have our pricing incorrect. If you are going to post something, make sure it is accurate. Please fix or delete.
    Best Regards,

  • April 11, 2013

    by Deborah Johnson

    HTY Gold is a worthy choice for my skin actually. I have been using this product for past few months and benefited a lot. As my skin is oily so, for me it is hard to find a skin cream that suits my skin type perfectly.

  • December 19, 2009

    by Meryl

    Hi Marta:
    I fell victim to the HTY Gold advertising. Although the first ingredient is Palm oil the smell of cocoa butter is overwhelming. Naturally, the product is a hoax and didn't work despite my following the directions. I am sure I spoke to Patricia Kopas (with her fake English accent-she is from NY) when I ordered the product. She told me there was a money back guarantee but the product took 6-8 weeks to work. What she didn't tell me that the return policy was 30 days which is under the 6 week window for the product to "work". Granted the invoice did say 30 days but I kept using the product for 6 weeks hoping it would work. I just saw a photo of Patricia, who with the help of major plastic surgery looks under 40, despite being 78 years old. I guess she thinks that photo will bring in more gullible victims like me. So to all you people out there considering buying HTY Gold--keep your money. Despite the false advertising etc the Better Business Bureau which accredits HTY Gold wouldn't help because I waited over 30 days.
    Meryl from Southern California

  • October 21, 2008

    by Marta

    <p>Emma you make a great point and I've been remiss at not drawing attention to it. I'll try to make sure we look out for sustainable alternatives.</p>

  • October 21, 2008

    by Emma Barwick

    <p>Hi Marta,</p>

    <p>I am new to your blog and haven't read through all of it of course, and so forgive me if I have missed something. I was just wondering if you were aware of the source of palm oil. Most of the world's palm oil comes from Indonesia and Malaysia where virgin rainforest is cleared by burning to make way for the palms. It is an ecological disaster. Efforts to save orang-utans who have lost their habitats are underfunded and overwhelmed. Having visited several times and seen first hand what is happening, I am saddened that there is not more awareness of the source of this ingredient which as you will know is used in everything from lipstick to shampoo. </p>

    <p>I thought this might be relevant as here in this article is yet another product which uses palm oil.</p>

    <p>Yours sincerely,<br />
    Emma Barwick<br />
    Western Australia</p>

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