Gold has always been regarded as a symbol of wealth. But, use of gold in cosmetics is not that new either. Cleopatra used to put a gold mask on the face. In China, this metal has been used for centuries now. So why shouldn’t you add gold-based cosmetic products to your beauty routine and feel like a queen.
One interesting thing about gold is that it was also used in medicine to treat various inflammations, some of them being epilepsy, psoriasis and even nowadays it is used in anti-rheumatic treatments. Koch has discovered that gold controls bacterial growth. Then, why shouldn’t we use gold for beauty purposes?
Gold and the fountain of youth
If you haven’t tried some of them by yourself, you must have heard about numerous products containing gold. These very small particles, sizing from 1 to 1000 nm are big enough to penetrate the skin, rejuvenate it and take several years off. These particles are popularly called colloidal gold.
Fight against wrinkles
As we age, the amount of collagen also decreases, which causes wrinkles and small lines on our skin. Nanoparticles, as certain studies suggest, prevent that. Our skin is made from proteins mostly and gold in cosmetic products stimulates the binding of amino acids that form proteins. Gold is able to prevent toxins binding to collagen, responsible for the elasticity of the skin.
Gold reduces pigmentation spots, brightens skin and promotes cell regeneration. How?
– stimulates circulation
– activates cellular metabolism
– activates enzymes
– acts as antioxidant.
Considering anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, gold is looking forward a bright future at fighting acne.
Alert! Gold may have a toxic effect. Its concentration in tested cosmetic products has been examined and it should not be harmful. However, before any treatment with gold, make sure to find out everything about possible side effects.
Translation: G. Dujmović