Gold Benefits For Skin: Everything You Need To Know
Gold in skincare. Is it just a fad? We all remember the 24-carat gold facial trend; it looks beautifully impressive on the outside, but does it actually have any benefit to your skin underneath the surface? To honour the launch of our new Golden Ticket Giveaway, we're diving deeper into gold's benefits for your skin. Is it truly worth it's weight?
For centuries, gold has represented the epitome of excellence, wealth and success. In its tangible state, it is a precious metal boasting a yellow metallic glow. A chemical element with the symbol 'Au', its discoverability is rare, therefore mankind has always deemed it to be of high worth. According to history, Cleopatra slept in a mask of 24 carat gold every night to keep her skin soft and supple. It was also used by the Roman Empire to help treat cuts and lesions, and in Chinese Medicine to help cure skin infections. In current times, it is still an incredibly desired ingredient found in skincare, despite whispers of the shiny element solely being infused due to its status in society and not for its actual efficacy. So, what are the most eye-opening gold skin benefits?
- Antibacterial properties: A study from the Nepal Journal of Science and Technology states that 'due to the pronounced antimicrobial effect, metals such as gold, silver, copper, or metal-containing materials are often utilized as antibacterial materials.'
- Antioxidant: Colloidal gold (most common type found in skincare) is a natural anti-oxidant which helps to neutralise free radicals and support your skin's natural barrier against environmental aggressors like UV radiation, which in turn leads to premature ageing.
- Anti-inflammatory: For those suffering from acne or a breakout, gold combined with hydrating actives can help to reduce inflammation and redness.
- Soothing and rejuvenating: Studies have shown that gold as a skincare ingredient has an innate ability to calm and restore your skin. It is therefore effective for all skin types, but especially those of us with sensitive skin.
The Gold Skincare Edit
From MZ Skin to Dr Sebagh, invest in these premium gold skin products and devices to step up your skincare regime to a gold standard and help you maintain a glowing complexion all year round.
If you're an avid micro-needler, this golden skincare tool is bound to tickle your fancy. Boasting a gold plated finish, this expert derma roller helps to keep your skin free from irritation and redness as you roll it across your skin due to the gold's antiseptic and soothing properties.
Dr Sebagh Platinum Gold Elixir
This expert gold skin serum is infused with 24 karat gold, the purest form of gold you can get your hands on. Formulated with a hyaluronic acid complex and age-defying peptides, this anti-ageing elixir helps to lift and firm mature skin for a more radiant complexion that feels tighter and looks more refreshed.
If your skin needs a pick-me-up, this MZ Skin golden gel face mask is an industry favourite. Saturated with gold particles, this intelligent mask uses nano-technology to let the gold formulation penetrate into your skin. The treatment mask is additionally infused with anti-ageing, brightening actives like Niacinamide, Vitamin C & Collagen to release your skin's radiance.
If you suffer from dark circles and you're in the market for a solution, these MZ Skin golden eye masks are worth their weight in gold. Available in a pack of five, this eye treatment mask is infused with nano gold particles, Hyaluronic Acid and Seaweed to brighten, reduce puffiness and soothe your under eye area. Especially handy if you haven't managed to get your 8 hours' sleep.
This bronze and gold skin cream by Avant Skincare boasts a super lightweight gel texture for a refreshing finish and is formulated with micro gold particles to help enhance your skin's natural glow throughout the seasons. It is also blended with Inositol, Mica, Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidants & complex minerals to promote a radiant complexion and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Have you heard about our All About You limited edition skincare box? It's packed full of 9 full size skin smoothers and soul soothers for the ultimate self care routine.