Alongside other luxe ingredients like pearl and caviar, we’re also seeing a surge in the use of gold in skincare. Since ancient times, Egyptians have been said to use gold in their cosmetics to keep skin looking youthful.
Historians have long maintained that Cleopatra slept in a gold mask every night. If it’s good enough for Cleopatra, it’s certainly good enough for us.
Touted as the “flesh of the gods,” the sought-after mineral is also highly prized in ancient Greece and Japan for its ability to heal inflammation, slow down the ageing process, heal skin damage from the sun, boost collagen production and lend pale and pallid complexions a radiant glow.
Tradition aside, here are some reasons why gold-infused products will give your skin the royal treatment.