We’ve noticed that 24 carat gold seems to be trending in the Beauty Industry lately, especially with some of the luxury brands. This is quite an interesting trend to have emerged, so we decided to investigate further. It is thought that pure gold has been associated with beauty and medicinal practices since ancient times. Today, the effects that gold can have in different forms, are still being researched. Pure gold nanoparticles have been known to treat arthritis and have also been used in experimental cancer treatments. It is unclear as to whether gold nanoparticles can improve elasticity, remove wrinkles or reduce sun damage, but we decided to try some 24 Carat Gold face products for ourselves. The specific products we are looking at today are by Orogold Cosmetics:
- 24K 2-Step Cleansing Kit (which includes the 24K Gold Milk Cleanser and 24K Gold Purifying Facial Toner) – $178
- 24K Deep Day Moisturiser Cream – $168
- 24K Cell Renewal Night Cream – $168
On first impressions, this brand is extremely luxurious. You notice the luxury straight away, right down from the packaging to the luxurious feel of the products on your skin.
The 24K Gold Milk Cleanser has a beautiful milky consistency and contains Chamomile, Jojoba, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Musk Oil. When applying this cleanser to your face, it evokes thoughts of the Ancient Greeks bathing in milk. This cleanser is especially for those with sensitive skin and is designed to dissolve make-up and cleanse, whilst still moisturising to leave the skin soft and supple. When using it to cleanse away make-up, we suggest that you use some gentle make-up wipes before-hand. Then apply the Milk Cleanser in circular motions all over your face and rinse. This beautiful product is extremely gentle. You really do feel as though you are getting a good cleanse, without any harsh chemicals and bubbles. Once you’ve pat-dried your face, your skin feels fresh, clean and surprisingly moisturised.
The 24K Gold Purifying Facial Toner contains Witch Hazel & Chamomile, meant for soothing and calming the skin. This product is a lovely, light toner which helps to close the pores before applying your moisturisers. We recommend waiting for the toner to air dry naturally on your skin before applying moisturisers.
The 24K Deep Day Moisturiser Cream and 24K Cell Renewal Night Cream are both stunning products. They are rich, creamy and luxurious. We don’t want to sound too cliche, but it really is like applying liquid gold to your face. You can feel your skin soaking up the goodness, leaving a plump, hydrated surface that is silky-soft to touch. Your skin also feels firmer and tighter.
After a week of using these 24 carat gold face products, we found that there was a noticeable difference in the look and feel of the skin’s surface. It was rosy, plump and soft to touch. The luxurious consistency of these products really stood out as well as the level of hydration they leave your skin with. The fragrance of these products is lovely, but extremely subtle, almost non-existent. Whether the 24 carat gold particles are the hero or not, the product in itself is amazing and the results speak for themselves.