The Golden Skincare Ticket
It's Pretty, but Does It Work?
It's been long rumored that Gold was the beauty secret of Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. Turns out there's a reason why. Gold is a natural antioxidant with antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. It can help reduce skin redness, calm acne inflammation, and protect against free radicals that lead to wrinkles and sun damage.
Do I Need It?
Ask any dermatologist and they'll tell you that there are many, less expensive antioxidants out there that can be just as effective. But there's a reason I come back to the gold and it's very simple- the highly coveted "glow" factor. Whenever I use my favorite Gold products I find my skin looks highlighted and tinted in all the right ways. Coupled with the incredible cosmetic properties of this shiny metal (and the fact that it helps with skin elasticity!) I keep coming back to it as a mainstay.
What Do I Get?
Peter Thomas Roth's 24K Gold Collection is hand's down one of my favorites. I like to apply it with a soft paint brush to distribute evenly but Peter Thomas Roth has a super handy mask applicator available for purchase as well. It contains colloidal gold (meaning it's been nanosized to be able to disperse evenly) and always leave my skin glowing and healthy.
I also found these incredible eye patches from a Korean Skincare Line called Miskin Diaforce. A famous brand in South Korea, it promotes natural, pollution-free skin care. The mask itself is all natural, non-allergic, and eco-friendly. My favorite part? The glow I get under my eyes after using these gel patches. Who needs concealer when you've got these babies?
All in all- there are many wonderful products out there that have just as effective antioxidant properties. Don't get hung up on a price tag but take my word for it when I say it's worth it.