In recent years, gold has been impacting the beauty community in a big way. Gold is claimed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which means a visible reduction in acne and hyper-pigmentation. Science aside, gold can give an instantaneous boost to the skins luminosity.
Now most of these claims haven't been scientifically proven...yet. But one thing's for sure: gold is glamorous. There's nothing that screams decadence quite like sporting actual 24K gold leaf as a quick-fix facial. At the very least, it puts those animal sheet masks to shame. And, regardless of the discrepancy in long-term benefits, the immediate appearance of an angelic golden glow is impossible to deny.
This list reps the gold standard: Actual visible and tangible results that make these metal-infused products worth melting for. Here are the top seven golden products, at varying price points, to help transform your skincare routine from rags to riches.
Farsali Rose Gold Elixir, 15 ml, $35, Farsali.com
2. Tatcha Camelia Beauty Oil
Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil, 1 oz, $95, Sephora.com
Tatcha has a whole line of gold-infused and inspired products, like their 23-Karat Gold Illuminated Lipstick, Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm, and their Pore Perfecting Water Gel Moisturizer just to name a few. The Licorice Root Extract calms and soothes the skin while the gold provides a shine-free radiance. Because the oil is extremely lightweight, it even works well to tame frizz without weighing down the hair.
3. Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Eye Patches
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, $75, Sephora.com
Peter Thomas Roth really has the Midas touch when it comes to 24K gold products. The brand's Golden Cleansing Butter, Prism Cream, Sheet Mask, and Lift & Firm Mask are just some of the stars in their line. But in this skincare galaxy, the 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches is the sun. Along with gold, these patches are infused with caffeine, collagen, and humectants that help to minimize puffiness and smooth out fine lines instantaneously and over time. You can make them work double time by using them as shadow shields while applying a smokey eye, or flip them over and place the unused side on top of smile lines as well.
Kaprielle 24K Gold Mask, $85, Kaprielle.com
Maybe you've seen these insanely bizarre and amazing masks making their rounds on the internet already. Their mask kit comes with a 5 ml bottle of their Roses & Gold serum and 35 pure 24K gold sheets. After patting in a couple drops of the serum, you're meant to pat on the gold leaf until your entire face is glistening and gilded. The mask boasts of a dozen benefits, including a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, acne while promoting hydration and circulation. Never before has a mask been so indulgent. Even if the results aren't absolutely life-changing, at least you can get a really good, really expensive selfie!
Guerlain L'Or Pure Radiance Face Primer, $74, Sephora.com
Effiny 24K Gold Skin Care, $6.99, Amazon.com
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