was founded as a resource for readers looking to educate themselves about anti-aging and skin care products. On this site, we have evaluated hundreds of different creams, lotions and other anti-aging treatments in order to find out which ones work and which ones don’t. All of our reviews are written by our beauty specialist team, and these reviews are 100% original and unique to this site.

We encourage readers to comment on products they may have tried, and to correct any reviews of ours that may be out of date. We try to keep The Performance Leader current, but sometimes we do miss things. If you have a question about a product, try posting it on that product’s review page. Our readers are incredibly well informed, and you might find the answers you’re looking for! If you know of a product that you’d like to see reviewed, please contact us and we’ll try to find it.

To contact a member of our team directly, please email

Elizabeth Goldstein, Editor / Co-Founder

Elizabeth Goldstein co-founded Theperformanceleader .com in 2008, after becoming curious about tthe research and development that goes on in the anti-aging industry. She now edits the site full-time. She currently lives in Miami Beach, Florida, was born in New York City, and attended school at Sarah Lawrence College. She enjoys jogging, swimming and practicing yoga.

Clint Lawrence, Senior Health Writer

Clint is a freelance writer living in Myrtle Beach, SC. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and four years of experience with contract work. He has written countless articles on topics like skin care, weight loss, male grooming, and real estate for a number of clients. He enjoys screenwriting in his spare time and hanging out with wife and daughter.

Summer Banks, Senior Health Writer

Summer Banks is a medical assistant with four years of nursing training. At college, she learned about fitness and dieting as a part of her training in shot putt and discus throw.

Ann Olson, Health Writer

Ann Olson is a freelance health writer and blogger specializing in diet reviews, sexuality education, disease awareness and healthy eating. She currently writes various health and diet articles for several websites, including eHow, and She also educates readers about mental and sexual health issues on Associated Content, where she is a featured health and wellness contributor.

Greg Bartlett, Health Writer

Greg Bartlett is the owner of, a one-stop copywriting shop. Greg has two Master’s degrees and his specialties are health, technology, and internet marketing.

Defne Jones, Health Writer

Defne is originally from San Diego, California. She is in graduate school working on two degrees. In her spare time she likes to travel, shop, and discover new types of ethnic restaurants.

Amanda Eckhoff, Health Writer

Amanda is an avid reader and writer. With 3 children to raise, free time is not much of an option, so she does both whenever she can. She shares the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her family in Colorado and loves to be outdoors in the 300 plus days a year of sunshine that Colorado provides.

Elizabeth Wilkerson, Health Writer

Elizabeth is the mother of 3 young children who keep her quite busy. She has a profound love of reading and writing and also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, visiting the beach and watching her kids play. She lives with her family in the southeastern part of Virginia.

Christina Cavalier, Health Writer

I am an avid dieter. I began writing to help other sift through the many diet products on the market. I have successfully lost 150 pounds and have managed to keep it off for more than 2 years. I am also a mother of three children and understand the stresses of everyday life that can break all the best dieter’s intentions. I attended Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV and have recently relocated to the Eastern Shore of North Carolina.

Lucinda Watrous, Health Writer

Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband and son, Lucinda is a full-time freelance writer who works on a variety of topics and interest. In addition to freelance writing, she is working on establishing a web and graphic design firm. She is also an Independent Consultant for the Pampered Chef.