When we think about gold, most of us envision gold bars, piles of money, and fine jewelry. We’ve been conditioned to equate gold to wealth, after all. From cartoons to film to real life, we’ve been shown that gold is something to work for and long for, a status symbol in its own league.
However, gold brings more to the table than just luxury and prestige.
Throughout history, mankind has discovered a diverse array of gold uses for products. From medicine and dentistry to beauty, this precious mineral has proven itself to be much more than just a status symbol. Want to know why you’ll find 24K gold in each and every OROGOLD product? Read on…
Trendy ingredients come and go, but gold has remained a prominent player in the realms of beauty and health for centuries. The metal has gone down in history for being not only a staple in the routines of some of the most powerful women across the world but as a medicinal marvel as well.
Several key historical moments have taught us about the multiple gold uses for products:
Many gold products on the market reference Cleopatra in their names. The reason behind this is simple: the Egyptian ruler is the best (and first) known figure to use gold for beauty.
It’s been said that Cleopatra was a staunch believer in the benefits of the mineral. Historians claim that the Egyptian ruler covered her face in a mask made out of pure gold every night. This is why, in her honor, we named one of our collections the Cleopatra Regimen.
For a time, Ancient China was recognized to have the most advanced applications for gold. In the Ming Dynasty, gold was used by surgeons and physicians to treat a variety of skin conditions. In particular, gold was applied to smallpox and skin ulcers to remove toxins from the skin.
Ayurvedic medicine, which is one of the world’s holistic healing systems that hails from ancient India, also employed gold, among other metals, for therapeutic and medicinal purposes. According to a 2011 study, it continues to prove useful in alleviating chronic and debilitating diseases.
Throughout history, cultures from all over the world have passed down their beliefs in the beautifying powers of gold. Today, we continue to harness these benefits in our skincare.
Ahead, discover five of the top uses for gold in beauty products. These are just a few of the reasons why OROGOLD products all contain pure 24K gold.
Soothes the Feeling of Sensitivities
Those with sensitive or acne-prone skin would benefit largely from gold’s ability to reduce the feeling of redness and inflammation. However, to truly reap the rewards of your regimen, it’s recommended to combine gold with other soothing ingredients.
The 24K Purifying Toner
Take Orogold’s 24K Purifying Toner, for instance. Toners pick up remaining debris after cleansing while simultaneously balancing the feel of the skin. However, this product adds an additional benefit: calming the look of your skin. This is especially important if your cleanser has the tendency to overly strip your skin of its natural oils.
While this toner has 24K gold at its core, it also contains a couple of other ingredients to help fortify its abilities:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract or Aloe Vera Leaf Juice is one of the stars of this blend.
The 24K Purifying Toner also contains Cucumber Fruit Extract, which will leave your skin feeling soothed and calm.
The 24K Intensive Eye Serum
Compared to other portions of the face, the eye area is especially prone to swelling and wrinkling due to how delicate the skin is. To solve this, Orogold’s 24K Intensive Eye Serum hinges on one of the best gold uses for products, while adding other powerhouses into the mix:
- Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
- Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, otherwise known as Green Tea Leaf Extract
- Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract
- Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Combats the Visibility of Environmental Stress
Gold is great for leaving stressed-out skin feeling calm and happy. Here are some of the best products for that:
The 24K Multi-Vitamin Collection
While there is no shortage of antioxidant-infused products, OROGOLD’s exclusive Multi-Vitamin Collection combines them in potent amounts to build a line-up of amazing skincare.
Here are some of the products you’ll find in the 24K Multi-Vitamin Collection:
- 24K Multi-Vitamin Day Moisturizer + Amino Acid, a lightweight and non-greasy moisturizer. Formulated with Vitamins A, C, E, and White Tea Leaf Extract, this product forms a sheer veil over the skin.
- 24K Multi-Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol, the evening counterpart of the day moisturizer. Combining Green Tea Extract and Vitamin E with Retinol, this rich formula can hit undo on the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid. While exfoliators may sound intimidating, this product is gentle yet effective. Formulated for weekly use, this exfoliator contains Walnut Shell Power, Bamboo Extract Powder, Mandelic Acid, and of course, antioxidants like Vitamin C Palmitate and Green Tea Leaf Extract.
- 24K Multi-Vitamin Hand Mask, a moisture-boosting wash-off cream with antioxidants Betula Alba Bark Extract and Tocopheryl Acetate.
Fights the Appearance of Premature Aging
Gold is widely used in prestigious mask treatments. It reduces the look of sagging and gives the skin a firmer appearance.
The 24K Caviar Collection
Orogold’s 24K Kelp Caviar Micro-Bead Serum is a prime example of gold in the skincare frontier. Formulated for nightly use, this product delivers more than just a pretty, gold-flecked formula. Some of the ingredients that work alongside gold to combat the appearance of aging include:
- Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
- Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
- Calendula Officinalis Extract
- Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract
- Tocopheryl Acetate
These ingredients come together to form a powerful skincare cocktail.
Another notable product from the same collection is the 24K Kelp Micro-Bead Cream. Use it daily for maximum benefits.
Dive into the ingredient list and you’ll find a wealth of botanicals and vitamins to support gold’s abilities. Among them are Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and Kelp Extract.
Maintains the Feeling of Skin Moisture
Even as we talk about gold in skincare, we must remember that it is still a metal and mineral. As such, it has ions that are said to benefit the body by stimulating our cells.
While gold isn’t widely recognized for its moisturizing abilities, this actually goes hand-in-hand with gold’s ability to combat the appearance of premature signs of aging. Remember, dryness can cause the skin to look old and fatigued.
However, when we talk about skin moisture, our faces shouldn’t be the only thing we keep in mind. Moisturizing the rest of the body — neck, hands, and body — is just as important.
The 24K Classic Body Butter
This is where Orogold’s 24K Classic Body Butter comes in. Harnessing one of the lesser-known gold uses for products, it moisturizes the skin with a little help from cult favorite ingredients like glycerin, sunflower oil, and shea butter.
While the 24K Classic Body Butter is fragranced, its mild scent is anything but overpowering. For best results, the body butter should be massaged on to clean daily.
Boosts the Look of Radiance
Many gold uses for products do the work behind the scenes, but they ultimately materialize in boosted glow and noticeably radiant-looking skin.
Over time and through technological developments, we’ve seen gold take various shapes and forms. We see it in flakes, in powders, and in liquefied forms, but studies show that products with gold nanoparticles or nanopeptides not only penetrate deeper into the skin but can help with the feeling of hydration, elasticity, and a more youthful glow overall.
The 24K Bio-Brightening Collection
Harness this mineral’s ability to amp up the skin’s radiant look with Orogold’s 24K Bio-Brightening Collection. Expertly crafted to undo the look of hyperpigmentation and brighten the appearance of the complexion overall, this collection is made up of two products:
The 24K Bio-Brightening Dark Spot Solution, which is sold exclusively in a set with the Bio-Brightening Pigment Balancing Mask, does the heavy lifting by chipping away at the appearance of discoloration caused by acne or sun damage.
Apart from gold, the 24K Bio-Brightening Dark Spot Solution also contains Kojic Acid to lighten the look of the skin, Retinyl Palmitate and Ascorbic Acid to brighten the appearance, and Lactic Acid to gently exfoliate.
The 24K Bio-Brightening Pigment Balancing Mask, on the other hand, is available as a standalone product or as a part of a set. After the Dark Spot Solution does its magic, this product comes in to finish the rest of the job by evening out the appearance of the skin tone.
Superstar ingredients in this formula include Bentonite, Oligopeptide-68, Allantoin, and Panthenol. And, of course, a healthy dose of good ol’ gold.
With benefits and breakthroughs aplenty, this much is clear: gold is more than just a passing skincare gimmick.
Across cultures and through history, we’ve learned that this luxurious metal does so much. As more products and innovations come to light, so will more gold uses for products.