It is widely believed that Egyptians often used gold in their cosmetics so that their skin retained youthfulness. This sought-after mineral was also highly regarded in ancient Greece and Japan for its supposed ability to heal inflammation, slow the ageing process, treat sun damage, boost collagen and lend pallid complexions a radiant glow.
In our days, skin experts argue that the precious metal has antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it an obvious ingredient of choice for many skincare brands, formulating everything from masks to moisturizers with gold.
Here are five of the best gold infused skincare products according to beauty experts, bloggers and beauty editors around the world.
by Orlane Paris, Skin Care
Orlane Creme Royale, one of Orlane’s most expensive products, also contains gold, which continues to be a trendy skin care ingredient for its antioxidant and skin-firming properties. It also contains Royal Jelly which is a rare, precious substance that serves as the sole nourishment of the queen bee, enabling her to live 50 times longer than the other bees.
by Adore Cosmetics
California-based Adore Cosmetics has created what may be the most excessive and outrageous sheet mask in the world. According to their website “Adore has innovated uniquely effective skin treatments that harmonize the restorative power of pure gold with age-defying plant stem cells to bring you unsurpassed skin renewal.”
3,665 AED for 14 face masks and 12 eye masks
by Orogold Cosmetics
Formulated with gold, lavender and collagen, this mask relaxes and calms skin while delivering vital ingredients to encourage a smoother, softer complexion.
Harnessing the ultra-sparkling and ultra-reflective properties of gold, precious and pure gold flakes were crafted into the finest particles dispersed in this hydrating smoothing gel. Applied to bare skin, this skin enhancer and makeup primer tightens facial features and smooths fine lines leaving your face ready for your long-lasting make-up application.
The 24 Karat Mehrunisa Gold Elixir, which is now available in the UAE is a blend of pure essential oils infused with 24 Karat Gold. It is a luxurious anti-ageing treatment that re-energizes, lifts and firms the skin. It minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, helps fade blemishes and lightens the skin. Use at night for an opulent glow and radiating complexion. It also contains naturally occurring sunblock, making it the perfect addition to your morning skin ritual.