GO FOR GOLD IN SKINCARE
HOW TO INCORPORATE A DECADENT SOUGHT-AFTER MINERAL INTO YOUR BEAUTY REGIME
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but coming in a very close second is 24-carat gold. And I’m not taking about jewellery.
I’m taking about smothering gold all over our bodies.
There is a new beauty fad exploding on to the scene and it screams luxury.
Believed from the time of Cleopatra to have powerful anti-ageing benefits, 24-carat gold aims to help firm, lift, brighten and calm the appearance of our skin.
Now, anything Cleopatra was rumoured to use in her beauty routine is certainly welcome in my bathroom.
According to history textbooks, ancient Egyptians often used gold in their cosmetics in an effort to help their skin retain youthfulness.
Called the “flesh of the gods”, the 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 pale complexions a radiant glow.
Gold is believed to encourage so many benefits when it comes to skin. It is promoted as working to stimulate the production of your natural collagen levels and helping to reduce long-term collagen loss.
But it’s the short-term effects that have chins wagging.
You see, gold is said to boost the microcirculation of the skin, leaving it energised and radiant.
Although it’s about as decadent as a skincare trend can get, it’s not a case of style over substance: gold is believed to be antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
We are all trying to stop the ageing clock and for those of us who are concerned with the visible signs of skin ageing, gold may be able to help us to re-texture and repair skin damage, revealing a renewed glowing complexion.
Such skincare products contain a blend of active ingredients infused with gold to help create a firming effect and improve skin elasticity.
Our pick of gold skincare products
The gold-infused cleanser:
If you’re intrigued by the Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Face Mask included in the Gold Edition, you’ll love the 24k Cleansing Butter, too.
● The gold-infused eye treatment: Infused with gold, collagen and fruit extracts, the Pixi 24k Eye Elixir is a lightweight eye serum that aims to replenish moisture, de-puff the eye area and reduce the signs of fatigue.
● The gold-infused anti-ageing cream: Carita Trio of Gold Perfect Cream is promoted as an anti-ageing moisturiser that melts beautifully into the skin, aiming to help improve the skin’s radiance, texture and suppleness.
● The gold-infused facial oil:
Manuka Doctor 24k Gold and Manuka Honey Face Oil is a daily dose of hydration that aims to leave the skin feeling nourished and instantly softer.
I think investing in a tub of 24-carat gold is a wise decision.
After all, who wouldn’t want to do more to try to attain a younger, more radiant-looking skin?