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Real Gold In Your Skincare Products? Yes, It’s A Thing!

February 11, 2021

Skincare with real gold in it may previously have been only found in the most extravagant, not to mention expensive spa’s around the world… but not anymore!

Infusing our skin with a dose of gold sounds pretty luxurious to us and we are all for self-indulgence and treating ourselves like the queens we are! If you’re liking the sound of this, and wish to take your at home pampering to the next level, then read on to learn more about how gold can completely transform your skincare ritual.  

What are the types of gold used in skincare products?

Before we dive into the benefits, it is important to understand the types of gold you find in skincare.

Dr. Hadley King, a renowned dermatologist, says that there are two main types of gold most commonly used in skin care products.

The first one is Colloidal gold, which is simply small particles of gold, suspended in a liquid formula, also often known as “nano gold” and it may help to enhance the absorption of your other skincare ingredients.

The other type of gold is 24K gold. According to Dr. King, “24K gold is the purest type of gold available.” Unlike 10K, 14K and 18K gold, which are all made from an alloy of gold and other metals, 24K gold is made of 100% pure gold.”

She does explain that while there may not have been many studies on the benefits of gold in skincare just yet, the studies that have been performed certainly do show some positive effects.

Keep reading to find out more about these benefits!

Gold makes you glow, baby, glow!

Is your skin in need of a radiance boost? Look no further than infusing your pores with some gold!

Gold has wonderful brightening properties since the particles can reflect light, helping the skin to appear brighter and more luminous. 

Antioxidants protect the skin against damage

When we hear the word “antioxidants” we do a little happy dance, because our skin loves antioxidants!

Antioxidants help to protect the skin against nasty, scavenging free radicals that can speed up the signs of aging, not to mention leave your skin looking dull and less than perky.

So just knowing that gold has antioxidant properties is enough to convince us that our skin will love it. 

Boosts collagen and elastin for more youthful looking skin

Gold is thought to help with promoting the formation of these two very important structural proteins.

As we age, we naturally lose concentrations of collagen in our skin which can very quickly lead to sagging skin with a higher incidence of wrinkles if we don’t find ways to increase our concentrations of it.

Although not much research has been done here, we do know that applying topical ingredients that may help to promote the formation of collagen is highly effective.

If you weren't convinced before then we are sure you are now itching to add some gold into your skincare routine! It doesn’t hurt to give it a try, and if all else fails at least you’ll still feel like a goddess!

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