Wait, Does Gold-Infused Skincare Really Work?

Celebrities, editors, and fashion bloggers are going for the gold, literally.

Gold-infused skincare is taking over the beauty industry, and it’s only the beginning. Cosmetics brands such as Peter Thomas RothRodial, Chantecaille and La Prairie all offer 24-carat gold products. For a steep price upwards of $700, you could shimmer like you’re ready for the red carpet.

But is the cost really worth the results? Let’s ask the Huffington Post:

“The bottom line: gold is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. According to Tabasum Mir, a skincare physician in cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic laser surgery, the metal can calm acne inflammation, reduce skin redness and protect against free radicals that lead to wrinkles and sun damage.”

Okay, but do the properties in gold work better than any other antioxidant? “I think the reason why the cache has increased in so many years is that it’s just a visual business,” Mir told the Huffington Post. “Skincare containing gold is really pretty, am I right?”

Yes Mir, you’re right.

While studies to confirm whether gold’s anti-aging properties really work continue, the visual luminosity is hard to deny. For those who have yet to try the golden beauty fad, using a gold-infused under-eye cream is a good place to start as your complexion will immediately look more highlighted.

Don’t worry if you can’t afford the lofty price tag. Other antioxidants like resveratrol, green tea, white grape seed, vitamin C and emblica will also make you glow (just maybe not as much).

Shop our Galore-approved golden picks below.

1.Omorovicza Gold Night Drops 2. Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil 3. Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream 4. Bibasque Allegresse 24K Gold Illuminating Facial Peel 5. NuFace Gel Primer 24K Gold Complex Brighten 6. Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

Photo credit: Huffington Post

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