How To Get Better Skin: Gold
Need another reason to get your hands on gold? Beautiful skin. It’s true, this precious metal is more than just a pretty piece of jewelry. Gold was used in skincare by the Japanese, Romans, and Egyptians since ancient times–and they were all on to something! (Original beauty guru, Cleopatra, was said to use a gold mask every night for a luminous complexion.)
Gold has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, activating skin cells and as a result promoting elasticity, firmer skin, and helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. And because gold stimulates blood circulation, you can expect brighter, glowing skin. Gold can also slow down the inevitable depletion of collagen, which we know is important for keeping skin plump and looking youthful. It was believed that something so rare and beautiful must be beneficial to one’s health, so gold became – and remains – a staple in medicine for its healing benefits. Of course we’re game to douse ourselves with gold for better skin.
Here are some of our favorite gold-infused products to try:
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask ($80), contains 24K and colloidal gold to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while caffeine tightens and firms the skin. Truly luxury in a jar!
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Prism Cream ($42) boasts “shade-sensing” technology to enhance skin’s luminosity. You’ll glow, trust. Check out Peter Thomas Roth’s entire 24K Gold collection.
Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil ($95) for face, hair, and body is infused with 24-karat gold flecks for a luminous glow. Also try Tatcha Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm ($30) with antioxidants, camellia oil, and 23-karat gold flakes for supple shimmery lips.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Gold Eyetech Eye Sculpt Serum ($130) relies on the 22-karat gold-tipped applicator to cool and diminish puffiness while the abeille royale concentrate of pure black bee honey and royal jelly instantly tighten skin for more open, brighter eyes. Sounds fancy!
Dermarche Labs Roloxin LIFT Gold ($33) is good for all skin types, this 24-karat mask fights fine lines and wrinkles, promotes firmness and elasticity, and reduces pore size.
Claudia Mercado is a beauty-obsessed writer living in Long Beach, CA.