HTY stands for "Hide The Years", in case you were wondering. This company was founded by Patricia Kopas, who had a skin condition that required radiation therapy. Her skin later became leathery, dry, wrinkled and crepe paper thin. Patricia discovered that her skin had become aged from the various medical treatments and desperately wanted a cure that she could use to revitalize her appearance. She turned to her husband, who was a chemist, and they decided to formulate skin products to treat conditions like hers. After years of research, her husband came up with several skin care formulations that are now sold under the brand name HTY Gold.
The Website indicates that all of the products are made from natural ingredients and are designed to fight off the problems related to aging. Patricia claims that daily application of her products can prevent the formation of “crepe paper skin” due to medical radiation treatments or just harsh living conditions. The formulations are said to contain no chemicals, no preservatives, parabens, emulsifiers or other artificial additives. The major thrust of HTY products is the presence of oils, which provide powerful antioxidant activity and help rejuvenate the skin. The end result is claimed to be a moist and a youthful looking skin. The site also claims that the products are approved by a dermatologist, but few further details are disclosed.
HTY Gold contains: Elaeis Guineensis (Palm Oil), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Cocoa Butter), Red Elaeis Guineensis (Red Palm Super Olein), Limnanthes Alba (Meadow foam Seed Oil), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Triticum Vulgaree (Wheat Germ Oil), Lecithin.
The above ingredients are rich in Tocotrienols, Tocophorols, CQ10, Alpha Carotene, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. Please note that the major emphasis of all HTY formulations is the presence of palm oil. Since all formulations contain natural oils, it is recommended that HTY products be kept at room temperature. The Palm oil may separate, liquefy or harden if cooled. None of the products are tested on animals and there are no animal by-products used in HTY formulations.
- All products are dermatologist tested.
- Decent website.
- Work great as moisturizers because of the presence of oil.
- Some Testimonials.
- We would like to see evidence of any scientific research.
- Quite expensive (the 3-product set is $475 AFTER the manufacturer's discount).
- No clinical trial results are shown.
- Does not contain wrinkle fighting peptides.
- Primarily a treatment for dry skin.
The Bottom Line
We would like to see evidence of any scientific research associated with HTY Gold. The ingredients are not unique. They all contain a lot of palm oil which probably accounts for its moisturizing ability. Other than that, HTY is prohibitively expensive. At $200 for a few ounces of palm oil, this is considered outlandish. HTY Gold could be a decent secondary product for anyone's skin care regimen; for example, as a moisturizer in addition to a dedicated wrinkle fighter. But if you are only going to invest in one wrinkle fighting product, we'd pick something a bit more well-rounded.