From opulent 24-Karat masks to body mists, here’s seven skincare products with real gold in them to help you get that radiant glow
Legend has it that Queen Cleopatra used gold as part of her skincare routine — which they believe was the secret to her luminous skin and age-defying appearance. It is said that even Ayurvedic medicine used gold or swarn bhasma (gold ash) for ailments. Luckily for us, this secret didn’t disappear into history as just a myth. Over the years, the metal has paved its way into several skincare products. From a primer with gold flecks to a rose gold oil, here’s how you can get your shine on!
What’s a primer without some drama? Nyx has developed a primer-cum- serum that features innovative light reflective gold flecks that create a luminous look, keeping you radiant all day! Honey Dew Me Up features a very light gold colour and has visible gold flecks suspended in it. Additionally, the serum neutralises discolouration and redness. `1,275.
‘Tan’ tastic mist
James Read’s H2O Illuminating Tan Mist is created with a base of organic rose water and infused with a dusting of sparkling 24K gold. This golden mist transforms to a clear formula upon application with just a hint of subtle shimmer. Featuring Tantone Technology™ which helps ensure the most natural result for your askin tone, the mist has Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and caffeine to firm the skin. `2,418.
Imagine kicking back on a Friday night with Peter Thomas Roth’s ultimate pure 24K gold mask? Can’t get more luxurious than that, can it? With the addition of colloidal gold (also known as activated gold), this anti-aging mask helps firm the skin and gives you an opulent glow. `5,500 approximately.
Elixir of life
Whether you want to brighten or firm your skin — the perfect solution is to buy this rose gold elixir. With the goodness of 24K gold dust that spreads evenly on your skin, The Beauty Co. Rose Gold Beauty Oil is the perfect makeup companion! The oil comprises rosehip seed oil, argan oil, capric triglycerides, carrot seed oil, sweet almond oil, lemongrass oil and of course, the star
ingredient — 24K gold dust. `1,250.
Spruce up your bath with a luxurious oudh-infused gel, with real 24-Karat gold flakes by Molton Brown London. This amber shower gel has cinnamon leaves, nutmeg and a scented plant called bergamot as top notes, with fragrant resins like elemi, myrrh and black tea as heart notes. The scent finishes up with oudh, fragrant roots like vetiver and honey. `2,100 approximately.
Eye see you
A unique blend of botanicals, peptides, 24K gold and silver, Chantecaille’s Nano Gold Energising Eye Serum softens the appearance of dark circles and smoothes out the look of wrinkles and puffiness. The gold has antioxidant and soothing properties, while the bionymph peptide stem cell extract fights the aging process. All these ingredients are held together by a base of rosewater. `14,600 approximately.
Based on the age-old Ayurvedic formulation called Swarn, the Soundarya Radiance Cream by Forest Essentials, uses the power of pure 24-Karat gold to work its revitalising magic on your skin. A metal that can easily be absorbed by the skin, the SPF 25 cream not only protects your skin from the sun, but also improves elasaticity and works as an extremely powerful age-defying agent. `2,950.