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From Over-Exfoliation to Revitalization: 12 Healing Strategies

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When it comes to keeping your skin looking and feeling healthy, exfoliation is key. However, go overboard with your exfoliation efforts and there’s a good chance that you could end up with over-exfoliated skin. Whether you’ve exfoliated too much or you’ve used an exfoliator that’s too harsh for your skin type, the redness, sensitivities, dehydration, and other symptoms that over-exfoliation can cause are never fun to deal with.

What can you do about this? Read on as OROGOLD shares some strategies to help your over-exfoliated skin feel restored, balanced, and revitalized once again. 

1. Stop Exfoliating For a While

If you’re suffering from over-exfoliation, the last thing your skin needs is more exfoliation. Over-exfoliation severely damages the skin’s natural protective barrier. This needs some time to heal before you start interfering with it again, which exfoliation does. 

Of course, not only does this mean putting your exfoliator away for a while, but you’ll also need to stop using any exfoliating cleansers or toners that you may have. Anything that even slightly removes the surface layer of your skin will only make your symptoms of over-exfoliation so much worse.

2. Switch to a Gentler Cleanser

24K Mousse Cleanser

It’s not just exfoliation that can strip away the skin barrier – cleansing can do this too. However, while there’s nothing wrong with holding off on the exfoliation for a while, the same can’t be said about cleansing. This is something that you need to be doing every single day. Skipping the cleanser will only allow irritants to exacerbate the inflammation and discomfort that you’re currently experiencing. This will make it much harder for your over-exfoliated skin to heal.

So, while your skin may usually tolerate an exfoliating or foaming cleanser without any problems, switch to a gentler, moisturizing blend while your skin is repairing itself. The OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser would be a fantastic choice. The lather that it forms is rich and creamy, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple rather than irritated and sensitive. 

3. Focus on Calming the Appearance of Inflammation

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Over-exfoliation can cause a variety of symptoms but inflammation tends to be the most common. If you want your skin to feel restored, soothing the feeling of inflammation should be a priority.

How can you do this? Start by making sure that you aren’t unknowingly making your inflammation worse. In addition to cutting out exfoliation for a while and switching to a gentler cleanser, this also means putting a hold on any other products you’re using that contain potent active ingredients. Retinol, for example, is an incredible ingredient but can make over-exfoliated skin feel even more inflamed.

It would also be a good idea to invest in one or two products that are capable of lowering the feeling of inflammation. The OROGOLD 24K Purifying Toner would be a great choice. With aloe vera leaf juice, chamomile extract, cucumber extract, and allantoin, your skin will feel calmer and less inflamed in no time.

4. Seek Out Ingredients That Strengthen the Feel of Your Skin Barrier

24K Rose Gold Enriching Serum

Do all of the above and you’ll be helping your skin barrier to feel stronger, simply by removing the potentially irritating products from your routine. However, if you’d like to speed this process up, it would be worth considering using ingredients that are known for leaving the skin barrier feeling thicker and more resilient.

Niacinamide is an ingredient that does this well. Peptides, aloe vera, and sodium hyaluronate are also known for the revitalizing sensation that they give to the skin barrier. Find a product that combines all of these barrier-loving ingredients, just like the 24K Rose Gold Age Glow Duo from OROGOLD, and you’ll be onto a winner!

5. Use a Gentle Form of Vitamin C


As you now know, the use of potent active ingredients should be avoided when dealing with over-exfoliation. However, vitamin C isn’t an ingredient that you should completely shun. This popular antioxidant has been proven to be a superstar at repairing the look of skin damage and soothing the feeling of inflammation. 

The problem is that some of the more powerful forms of vitamin C can be extremely irritating when used on over-exfoliated skin. So, while the ingredient is beneficial, look for a product featuring the antioxidant in a gentler form, such as the 24K Rejuvenating Skin Serum. It makes use of tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a highly stable and skin-friendly form of vitamin C. It also boasts a blend of complexion-calming oils, including hemp seed and wheat germ. 

6. Give Your Skin Some Extra Hydration

Golden Dew Serum In Cream-1

It doesn’t take long for over-exfoliation to lead to dehydration. With the skin barrier compromised, it’s not capable of retaining moisture in the way that it should. Instead, you’ll end up losing moisture from your skin cells at a much faster rate, with this simply evaporating into the air uninhibited.

Dehydration will only make the symptoms of over-exfoliation worse, making it important to take control of this ASAP. How? By ensuring that your skincare routine contains plenty of hydrating yet gentle ingredients. Some of the best examples include sodium hyaluronate, squalane, glycerin, sweet almond oil, and avocado oil. You’ll find them all in the OROGOLD 24K Golden Dew Serum-in-Cream. It’s a lightweight formula that will immediately bump up your skin’s hydration levels.

7. Turn to Creams Rich in Emollients and Occlusives

24K Overnight Cream

Of course, even if you hydrate your skin with the most hydrating ingredients, it’s only a matter of time before these also evaporate away. Ideally, you want to keep them in your skin for as long as possible. This is why it would also be a good idea to start using a cream that’s rich in emollients and occlusives.

Emollients are commonly used for dry and cracked skin. They fill in those tiny gaps in the skin, which helps the skin barrier to feel more complete. Meanwhile, occlusives form a thin film over the skin’s surface. They basically create their own barrier, giving your natural barrier some time and space to recuperate.

If you don’t yet have a cream that’s brimming with emollients and occlusives, treat yourself to the OROGOLD 24K Overnight Cream. With a blend of shea butter, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and safflower seed oil, it provides a great balance of occlusives and emollients, along with fatty acids that will help to keep your skin feeling smooth and supple.

8. Shield Your Over-Exfoliated Skin From the Sun

24K Skin Tone SPF30-4

As we’ve discussed, keeping damage to a minimum is vital when you have over-exfoliated skin. After all, your skin is already showing signs of damage – it doesn’t need more!

Unfortunately, as soon as you step outside, you’ll be subjecting your skin to more damage unless you’ve covered it in a layer of sunscreen. If your usual go-to sunscreen is only further irritating your skin, give the OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30 a try. Since this formula functions as both a moisturizer and a sunscreen, it will leave your skin feeling soothed and revitalized while it protects against sun damage.

9. Soothe Your Complexion With an Overnight Mask

24K Nano Hydrasilk Mask

Face masks are a great way to give the skin some TLC. With various masks designed for just about every purpose, finding one to meet your skin’s needs is easier than ever. When it comes to over-exfoliated skin, you need a mask that’s going to do everything that we’ve already discussed; soothe the feeling of inflammation, provide moisture, and bolster the feel of your skin barrier.

This is where the OROGOLD 24K Nano Hydra Silk Mask comes in. It’s full of ingredients that will do all of the above. From sodium hyaluronate and squalene to a cocktail of superfruit extracts, it provides everything that over-exfoliated skin could want. The fact that it’s a leave-on mask makes it even more beneficial. Rather than only giving your skin 10-15 minutes to soak up its ingredients, they’ll have so much more time to penetrate and work their magic.

10. Apply a Cold Compress When Your Skin Feels Particularly Irritated

What should you do when your skin feels overwhelmingly irritated due to over-exfoliation?

If you’re looking for instant relief, a cold compress is the answer. This is a common method for reducing the feeling of inflammation, which is the reason behind your irritation. If you enjoy the relief provided by a cold compress, you may want to store some of your skincare products in your fridge. This will treat your skin to the same cool temperatures each time you use them, resulting in the same feeling of relief that you felt when using a cold compress.

11. Give Your Skin Enough Time to Heal From Over-Exfoliation

How long does it take for the skin to bounce back from the symptoms of over-exfoliation?

This varies depending on exactly how over-exfoliated your skin is. For some, it takes just a few days. For others, it can take weeks. Meanwhile, for the unlucky few, they have a few months to wait. 

Either way, you need to give your skin as much time as it needs to heal. You’ll know that this has happened once your skin returns to its baseline texture, meaning that it will start to look and feel just like it did before over-exfoliation took its toll.

12. Reconsider the Exfoliator That You Were Previously Using

24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid (1)

Before jumping back into exfoliation, make sure that you don’t make the same over-exfoliation mistake by taking a good look at the exfoliator that you were using. There’s a good chance that the product is too harsh for your skin, so consider switching to a gentler formula.

The OROGOLD 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid, for example, combines a few gentle exfoliants to provide a thorough yet skin-friendly exfoliation. At the same time, it’s also packed with hydrating and complexion-soothing ingredients. Even if you do happen to make the mistake of exfoliating too often, these ingredients will help to prevent the appearance of over-exfoliation from arising again quite so quickly.


It’s important to take things slowly and gently when dealing with over-exfoliation. Give your skin plenty of time to heal while adjusting your skincare routine and you’ll soon be sporting a healthier complexion again in no time.

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Beach Day Skincare Essentials

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Planning a beach day and hoping for your skin to look glowy rather than greasy? 

This can sometimes be easier said than done! With the heat and humidity causing your skin to produce more oil and sweat, beach days can often lead to shine, inflammation, and breakouts.

The good news is that OROGOLD is here to help! Read on as we share the skincare essentials that will help to keep your skin looking flawless before, during, and after your day at the beach.

Before You Leave:

A beach day can take quite a toll on your skin. To keep your skin feeling safe and protected, some prep work is needed. Start in the shower, cleansing your face and your body. Then, move on to these skincare essentials:

The 24K Classic Body Scrub

24K Classic Body Scrub

Whether you plan on wearing a demure one-piece or a revealing bikini, you’ll want the skin on your body to look smooth and soft. For this to happen, you’ll need to buff away any roughness or dryness with an exfoliator.

That’s where the OROGOLD 24K Classic Body Scrub comes in. Unlike many of the other body scrubs out there, this one doesn’t contain any harsh granules that are going to scratch or tear your skin. Instead, it exfoliates with corn kernel meal, which also works to prevent the feeling of dryness. 

There are several other noteworthy ingredients in this scrub too, from cucumber, chamomile, and marigold, to aloe vera, argan oil, and gold. Massage it onto your damp skin in circular motions for a minute or two before rinsing it off to reveal a beautifully radiant glow!

The 24K Classic Hand & Body Cream

24K Classic Hand and Body Cream

Once you’ve exfoliated your body, it’s so important that you follow this up with a moisturizer. If you don’t, you’ll leave yourself vulnerable to damage while you’re flaunting your freshly exfoliated skin on the beach. 

At the same time, you don’t want your skin to be feeling greasy for the next few hours. A heavy moisturizer will only give your skin a sticky finish, especially once you start sweating.

This is why the 24K Classic Hand & Body Cream is one of the best skincare essentials to turn to before you head for the shore. Although it contains a variety of plant oils, including moringa, mongongo, and babasu nut, it feels incredibly lightweight when applied. It sinks into the skin quickly, leaving it feeling silky rather than weighed down. You’ll only need to apply a very light layer as you’ll soon be following it up with some SPF.

The 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum

24K Vitamin C Booster Serum

Although sunscreens are one of the most useful tools for guarding against the appearance of sun damage, no sunscreen will provide 100% protection. Sure, you could ensure this by keeping your skin completely covered with clothing or by hanging out in the shade but chances are that you want to spend some time frolicking in the sun!

That’s where a vitamin C serum, like the OROGOLD 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum, can be extremely helpful. Research shows that layering vitamin C under your sunscreen leaves the skin feeling even more protected against UV radiation. These effects are enhanced further when vitamin E is used alongside the vitamin C. This is why you’ll find both ingredients in our vitamin C serum. 

Simply apply it to your face, neck, and chest, as well as any areas of your body that are particularly sensitive to the sun, and then move on to your SPF.

The 24K Skin Tone SPF 30

24K Skin Tone SPF 30

It goes without saying that one of the most crucial skincare essentials for a beach day is a good sunscreen. OROGOLD’s offering is the 24K Skin Tone SPF 30. It’s a moisturizer as well as a sunscreen, making it an effective multi-tasker that not only shields against UV damage but also keeps the skin quenched.

Since it takes about 15-20 minutes for sunscreen to absorb into the skin, you’ll need to apply this product before you leave for the beach. Don’t be stingy with how much you use. You’ll need at least half a teaspoon’s worth for your face and neck, plus more to cover your body too.

Once you’re done, remember to take your sunscreen with you as you’ll need it again at the beach!

While You’re There:

Just because you’ve done some prep work doesn’t mean that you can forget about your skin once you arrive at the beach. Instead, keep these skincare essentials to hand:

The 24K Skin Tone SPF 30

The sunscreen that you previously applied will only protect your skin for about two hours. This makes it vital to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day. To be on the safe side, give your skin another top-up once you arrive at the beach, even if it hasn’t yet been two hours since your last application. 

While doing so, make sure that you cover every inch of exposed skin. It’s so easy to forget about certain parts of your face and body when applying sunscreen. The tips of your ears, your eyelids, and your feet may not be at the forefront of your mind when you’re trying to protect your skin, but those are areas that commonly end up burnt. 

Remember, if you’ve been swimming or heavily sweating, you’ll need another layer of sunscreen straight away, even if two hours haven’t passed yet. Water and sweat will soon wash your sunscreen away, so make sure that your skin remains fully protected.

The 24K Purifying Toner

24K Purifying Toner

What should you do if your skin starts to feel dry or dehydrated while you’re at the beach? That’s where the next of our skincare essentials comes in; the 24K Purifying Toner. 

This toner is loved for its super-hydrating effects. It’s infused with aloe vera leaf juice, cucumber fruit extract, and several other ingredients that will not only provide a splash of moisture but will also soothe and calm your complexion.

Since this toner comes in a spray bottle, it’s so easy to use while you’re at the beach. Give your skin a quick spritz of this toner before topping up your SPF and your face will look luminous!

The 24K Hydrating Body Mist

24K Hydrating Body Mist

While you can go ahead and spritz the toner featured above on your body as well as your face, don’t forget that the skin on your body is much thicker than the skin on your face. The hydrating qualities of the toner will still help your body but they won’t be able to penetrate your skin in the same way they would your face.

That’s why we’ve also created the 24K Hydrating Body Mist. Think of it as a toner for your body. A light mist over your skin is all you need to give your skin a radiant and supple glow. Again, follow this up with a layer of SPF and you’ll be able to lock all of that moisture in for even longer!

The 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution

Golden Multi-corrective solution

If you’re planning on taking lots of photos while you’re at the beach, then the 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution would be worth adding to your arsenal of skincare essentials. 

This is a very special solution that has been designed to quickly address a variety of visible skin concerns. It contains a blend of fast-acting ingredients, from sodium hyaluronate and squalane to DMAE and peptides. Apply it to any fine lines and wrinkles on your face and they’ll immediately look softer and less noticeable.

You can also use this product to target the visibility of dark spots. Thanks to a mixture of gold, mica, and alpha-hydroxy acids, it will instantly even out the look of your skin and make those areas of discoloration look lighter.

After Care:

Even if you took all of the right precautions before and during your day at the beach, your skin will still need some care once your day is over. Here are some skincare essentials to help with that:

The 24K Intensive Eye Serum

24K Intensive Eye Serum

Since the skin around the eyes is so much thinner than the skin anywhere else on the face and body, sun exposure will damage this area so much faster.

So, once you’re out of the sun, give your eye area some TLC with the 24K Intensive Eye Serum. With aloe vera, calendula, and peptides, it will soothe the feel of your skin. Meanwhile, vitamin C, licorice root extract, and green tea extract will brighten and revive your complexion, helping it to recover after a day at the beach. 

Make sure that you’ve cleansed your skin before applying this eye serum. If not, it will struggle to work its way past the layer of dirt, sweat, and sebum on your skin, preventing it from performing to its full potential.

The 24K Nano Night Recovery

24K Nano Night Recovery

You’re probably aware of how beneficial aloe vera can be after your skin has been exposed to the sun. Thanks to how it reduces the feeling of inflammation in the skin, it’s a go-to when people are dealing with a sunburn.

The eye serum above features the ingredient but the rest of your face would benefit from some aloe love too. This is why the OROGOLD 24K Nano Night Recovery also deserves a spot in your collection of skincare essentials.

In addition to aloe vera, it also features chamomile extract. This is another gentle botanical that’s loved for how it can calm the feeling of irritation while soothing the look of redness. The peptides in this formula will work to leave your skin feeling stronger and more resilient and the green tea extract provides a long list of potent antioxidants that will help to repair the appearance of UV damage. It’s the perfect combination of ingredients!

Beach Day Skincare Essentials From OROGOLD

A beach day is the perfect way to take some time out of your busy schedule and relax. There’s nothing quite as soothing as the sound of the ocean! However, it’s important to ensure that you don’t forget about your skin while you’re doing so. If you want to keep your complexion fresh, smooth, and free of sun damage, it would be well worth investing in the skincare essentials that we’ve shared above.

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7 Skincare Tips For Spring

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With spring finally upon us, many people are now breathing a sigh of relief because of the respite they’ll be getting from the dry and harsh winter weather. With that said, although it’s true that springtime conditions are easier for your skin to deal with, it will still need some help in doing that. There are a few things that you should be doing to give your complexion a good start this season so that it continues to look its best even as the summer months approach.

Need some help? Read on as OROGOLD shares seven must-know skincare tips for spring:

1) Exfoliate the Winter Roughness Away

24K Multi-Vitamin Peeling

Due to the harsh conditions that the winter months delight us with, skin cells can really struggle. One of the impacts of this is a decline in cell turnover. This is the rate at which your skin sheds its older and dead skin cells, replacing them with the fresher cells that lie beneath. This is why it’s so common for the skin to look dull and rough in the winter. All of those old and lackluster cells stick around on the skin’s surface for so much longer!

So, once the weather starts to warm up, keep the first of our skincare tips in mind and consider increasing how often you exfoliate. You may want to add in an extra session once a week. This should hopefully coincide with a natural increase in sebum production – something that is stimulated by the warmer weather.

With that said, you need to be mindful about not over-exfoliating. Exfoliating slightly more often in the spring can be beneficial, but only if you do so with a gentle exfoliator. A product like the 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid from OROGOLD would be perfect. With a blend of bamboo powder and mandelic acid, it exfoliates gently but very effectively. The fact that it also contains vitamins, jojoba esters, and coconut oil means that it won’t leave your skin feeling irritated in the slightest, even if you exfoliate more often than you did in the winter.

2) Lighten Up Your Moisturizer

Golden Dew Serum In Cream

As we mentioned earlier, sebum production starts to rise as the weather warms up. Sebum plays a few different important roles, one of which is to keep your skin naturally moisturized. 

This doesn’t mean that you can give up the moisturizer, however. An extra moisture boost is still essential to keep your skin feeling healthy, but you don’t need to turn to a thick cream for this. While you may have favored richer formulas in the winter months, springtime is when you should be lightening things up when it comes to the face creams you use.

One moisturizer that’s ideal for spring and summer is the OROGOLD 24K Golden Dew Serum-in-Cream. It feels like a serum, looks like a cream, and does the job of both. It’s wonderfully hydrating and full of antioxidants. 

The 24K Rose Gold Radiant Silk Cream would be another good choice. Thanks to the vitamin A, caffeine, rose hip extract, and amino acids in this blend, it will quickly leave your sallow winter skin looking perky and refreshed, without weighing your skin down. 

3) Be Prepared For Breakouts


If you have acne-prone skin, the arrival of spring is when you need to start preparing for an increase in breakouts. This is caused by the combination of a few different factors. Firstly, the way in which cell renewal speeds up means that dead skin cells end up piling up on your skin much faster. This is why the first of our skincare tips was to exfoliate more often.

However, even with a new and improved exfoliation regime, you’ll struggle to keep up with the amount of extra sebum that your skin is producing. This, coupled with all of those extra dead skin cells, means that clogged pores are more likely.

You then also need to consider the inflammation caused by sun exposure. When clogged pores become inflamed, acne breakouts aren’t far behind.

You may think that this means that there’s no hope when it comes to keeping the appearance of breakouts at bay. However, if you start now, you’ll have a good chance of sporting an acne-free complexion throughout the warmer months. Make sure that you’re cleansing your face twice a day, double cleansing if needed. The OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser works well for both a single or a double cleanse. Then, apply a hydrating, non-comedogenic serum and follow up with a lightweight moisturizer. This may seem like an overly simplified routine but it covers all bases without overloading your skin. 

4) Make Sure That You Have a Good Sunscreen

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UV rays damage the skin year-round, even in the darkest days of the winter. However, once spring arrives, UV radiation increases, with this continuing to rise well into the summer. 

Therefore, although a good sunscreen should be in your skincare arsenal 365 days a year, this becomes even more important once the warmer months roll in. UV damage has been shown to cause up to 80% of the visible signs of skin aging on the face, making this one of the skincare tips that you need to remember. 

While there are plenty of SPF ratings to choose from, the general recommendation is to go with SPF 30. The exception is if you have very sensitive skin that needs more protection. 

Although it’s common knowledge that sun protection is important for the skin, many people still fail to do it. Why? Because they don’t like how it leaves a white cast on their skin, and also believe it to be an inconvenience. The OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30 takes care of both of these issues. Being an SPF moisturizer means that it melts into the skin in the way that a regular moisturizer would. It can also replace the moisturizer and the sunscreen that you use in the mornings, simplifying your skincare routine.

5) Add More Antioxidants to Your Skincare Routine

Nano Ultra Silk Serum

Even someone who is extremely diligent about sun protection will still struggle to completely protect their skin. Unfortunately, some sun damage is inevitable. This, paired with the other ways in which the environment wreaks havoc on the complexion, means that the skin ends up dealing with a fair bit of free radical damage each night. Due to stronger UV rays, as well as the fact that you’ll likely be spending more time outside and exposed to air pollution, free radical damage tends to rise in the spring and summer.

Free radical damage not only brings on fine lines and wrinkles so much sooner, but it also causes the loss of firmness, discoloration, dullness, and more. It goes without saying that you want to avoid this as much as possible, and antioxidants are your best weapon.

Just about every expert would agree that antioxidants are most effective when applied as a serum. Here at OROGOLD, we have several antioxidant-rich serums that would be perfect for your spring skincare routine. The 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum is one. Vitamin C has been proven to be capable of reducing and preventing the appearance of UV damage. It’s a fantastic ingredient to use in the spring, and this serum contains plenty of it.

The 24K Nano Ultra Silk Serum is brimming with antioxidants too. It also contains a blend of lightweight plant oils. This enables it to hydrate without leaving the skin feeling heavy or sticky.

6) Revive a Dull Complexion With a Hydrating Mask


If you’re looking for a way to get rid of that winter dullness from your complexion, one of our top skincare tips would be to invest in a good face mask. Although a mask is only used once a week, it’s more than capable of rejuvenating the look of your skin, restoring the radiance that it sported last summer.

The key is in choosing the right face mask. Sheet masks are revered for their hydrating capabilities and can be used on all skin types. The 24K Deep Tissue Rejuvenation Mask and Collagen Eye Mask is particularly popular for reviving the complexion. 

Of course, if you’d like to reduce how oily your skin feels in the spring and summer, a clay mask is what you need. A product like the 24K Advanced Facial Mask will soak up excess oil and impurities, leaving your skin feeling detoxified and refreshed.

7) Spring Clean Your Skincare Stash

Some people spring clean their houses, others spring clean their wardrobes…you need to spring clean your skincare stash. This is one of the skincare tips that you need to remember at least a couple of times a year. It’s so easy to allow old and expired products to pile up in your skincare collection but using those products could end up harming your skin.

How? Once again, it all comes down to free radical damage. However, rather than blaming the sun, this time your expired skincare products are the culprit. When certain ingredients oxidize, those compounds start a whole chain of damage. Rather than helping your skin, keeping those products around will only make matters worse.

How do you know if a skincare product has expired? Most will have a PAO symbol somewhere on their packaging. This will be accompanied by a number. This signifies how many months the product is good for after it has been opened. If you can’t remember when you opened a product but you know that it has been sitting around on your shelf for a year or so, there’s a good chance that it’s coming to the end of its shelf life. Likewise, if one of your products has changed color or developed a strange smell, it’s definitely time to throw it out!

Spring Skincare Tips From OROGOLD

Many people welcome the arrival of spring, knowing that this signifies the end of all of the winter skin problems that they’ve been having. However, for others, it’s only the beginning. With sebum production and cell turnover on the rise, along with the other changes that your skin undergoes with seasonal shifts, the warmer months spell disaster for some.

Fortunately, it doesn’t need to be this way any longer. Keep our skincare tips in mind and start implementing them ASAP to ensure that you’ll be rocking a radiant and healthy-looking glow throughout the season.

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The Pros and Cons of Natural Skincare

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More and more people are switching to natural skincare, believing this to be the best way forward for their skin. These all-natural products claim to provide the same benefits as synthetic skincare, leading many to think that there’s no downside involved when it comes to swapping to these formulas.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Although natural skincare offers some advantages, it can come with some significant disadvantages too. If you’ve been thinking about jumping onto the all-natural bandwagon, it’s important to fully educate yourself before you do so. After all, you don’t want your skin to end up suffering as a result of an impulsive decision.

So, without further ado, read on as OROGOLD talks you through the main pros and cons of natural skincare. 

Pro: No Harmful Chemicals or Preservatives

One of the biggest benefits that comes from using natural skincare products is that you’ll be saving your skin from exposure to harmful chemicals and preservatives. This is what has put many people off synthetic skincare – over the years, a number of those commonly used preservatives have been proven to be harmful to not just the skin, but the body too.

Natural skincare products use natural preservatives, although these are usually not quite as effective as synthetic preservatives (more on this later!). However, they are less likely to cause problems with your skin, which is why many people are opting for them.

Pro: A Great Source of Antioxidants

24K Nano Hydrasilk Mask

Just about every natural ingredient out there is a fantastic source of antioxidants. If you opt for a skincare product that’s made solely from natural ingredients, then this means that you’ll be giving your skin a fantastic array of antioxidants. With antioxidants proven to neutralize the visible effects of free radical damage, meaning the appearance of wrinkles, discoloration, and more, having a skincare routine that’s jam-packed with antioxidants will really benefit your skin.

With that said, it’s worth keeping in mind that many skincare products that wouldn’t be classed as all-natural offer a high antioxidant content too. The OROGOLD 24K Nano Hydra Silk Mask is a great example. The superfruit extracts that you’ll find in this formula are loaded with potent phytochemicals that your skin will love. You’d also struggle to find some of these rarer ingredients in all-natural products, with everything from noni and Maqui to goji and pomegranate making an appearance.

Pro: Biodegradable and Less Environmental Pollution

More and more people are trying to make eco-friendly choices with their purchases. This makes all-natural skincare even more attractive. When a product is comprised solely of natural ingredients, then this means that the product itself is biodegradable. It won’t cause the same amount of environmental pollution as some synthetic ingredients do.

However, make sure that this applies to the product’s packaging too. Just because a formula is biodegradable and eco-friendly doesn’t mean that its packaging is. If this is something that’s important to you, make sure that the packaging falls in line with your values as well.

Con: Irritation and Contact Dermatitis

Green Mask

As we mentioned above, the fact that natural skincare products aren’t bursting with harmful chemicals and preservatives is a big draw for many. However, don’t automatically assume that these products are going to be better for your skin.

Instead, one study found that nearly every single all-natural product out there contains ingredients that can trigger contact dermatitis. From essential oils to herbal extracts, just because an ingredient is natural doesn’t mean that it’s going to be compatible with your skin. 94% of the time, you could still end up dealing with irritation, discomfort, and redness. These are likely to be the very issues that you were trying to avoid by going with natural skincare in the first place!

Synthetic skincare gets around this by including ingredients that counter the feeling of irritation. Take the OROGOLD 24K Advanced Facial Mask, for example. It contains a long list of natural ingredients, including sage and ivy. These ingredients offer huge benefits but could potentially irritate the skin. To prevent this, the product also features several complexion-soothing ingredients, including aloe vera, vitamin E, and glycerin. This way, your skin is able to benefit from the properties of the active botanicals without having to deal with any of the downsides.

Con: Short Shelf Life

We’ve already talked about how the lack of harmful preservatives in natural skincare products can be beneficial. However, there’s a downside to this too…

Preservatives are used for a reason. They prevent microbial growth, which would cause that product to spoil. Without these preservatives, natural products have a much shorter shelf life. Even if you store your natural products in the fridge, they could end up deteriorating in a matter of weeks. 

Not only does this mean that your skin won’t be benefiting from your skincare efforts, but it could also be putting your skin at risk of damage. Using skincare products that are full of bacteria will only leave your face prone to inflammation, infections, and more.

The good news is that there’s a middle ground; products that contain preservatives that aren’t harmful, just like those used in OROGOLD products.

Con: Missing Out on Potent and Proven Synthetic Ingredients


Many people who choose natural skincare automatically assume that all synthetic ingredients are bad or harmful in some way. However, this isn’t the case at all. Instead, many of the most powerful and effective skincare ingredients out there are synthetically produced and have been proven to be completely safe and non-toxic to the skin.

Take sodium hyaluronate, for example. You’ll find it in the OROGOLD 24K Rose Gold Radiant Silk Cream. It’s a form of hyaluronic acid, which the body produces naturally. It’s one of the best humectants around, meaning that it binds itself to moisture. This is fantastic for hydrating the skin. While there are a few good natural humectants available, it’s unlikely that you’ll find one that’s as effective as sodium hyaluronate!

Peptides are another superstar that you’d be missing out on if you avoided all synthetic ingredients. Again, peptides are naturally produced in the body. The peptides used in skincare products are created to mimic those natural peptides in every way. This is how they’re able to help with everything from the appearance of wrinkles to skin barrier function. The incredible results that peptides provide are why we’ve used multiple peptides in the 24K Anti-Aging Eye Serum. More peptides mean better results!

Con: A Potentially Higher Environmental Impact

In some ways, natural products are more eco-friendly. After all, they’re natural! 

However, when it comes to the overall impact that a product has on the environment, synthetic products often end up being kinder. Many natural ingredients aren’t harvested in a sustainable way, which threatens their future. Some may also be grown in unsustainable ways. Not only could this affect the quality of the ingredient, but this damages the surrounding ecosystem too.

Lab-produced ingredients usually have a much lower environmental footprint. Multiple ingredients can be produced in the same place in a way that doesn’t harm the environment and doesn’t require any air miles. Even better, they can be made in a way that mimics their natural counterparts. This means that you’d be getting the same benefits without contributing to environmental destruction.

Con: Less Consistency

Not only is replicating natural ingredients in a lab often friendlier to the environment, but it also provides consistency in the products that they’re used in. This is difficult to achieve with all-natural skincare products. The nutrient profile of a plant varies throughout its lifecycle, with everything from the weather to its growing environment influencing this. If you were to produce a formula and then try to replicate it a few months later, you could end up with two products that have very different nutrient levels. 

When it comes to lab-produced skincare, consistency is prioritized. After all, if you’ve come to depend on a certain skincare product, you’ll want to see the same results the next time you buy that same product. If you’ve noticed that the natural products you’re using seem to be inconsistent in how they help your skin, this could be why.

Con: A Poorly Regulated Market

Last but not least, let’s talk about regulations in the world of skincare. This is an area that has always been lacking, with regulatory bodies only recently starting to play catch-up. Unfortunately, with natural skincare being a relatively new mainstream market, regulations surrounding these products are even more lax.

Take the term ‘natural’. What does that mean to you? It’s likely that if a product markets itself as being natural, then you would take this as a sign that all of its ingredients have come directly from nature. 

However, this is often not the case. ‘Natural’ is a term that isn’t regulated by the FDA, meaning that anyone can use it. A product that contains one natural ingredient among a long list of harmful chemicals could still promote itself as being natural. It’s a very subjective gray area that has caused many to be misled.

‘Organic’ and ‘clean’ are two other terms that are commonly tossed around. Again, there are no regulations on using these words to describe skincare products. A brand may advertise its product as being organic even if it only contains one organic ingredient among a long list of potentially harmful compounds. When it comes to ‘clean’, this is based purely on opinion. What’s ‘clean’ to one skincare brand may not be clean to you. This is why there’s so much ambiguity when it comes to natural skincare products.

Is Natural Skincare Better?

As you can see, natural skincare comes with more cons than pros. This may very well change in the future when there are more regulations surrounding the concept. However, for now, shunning lab-produced ingredients in favor of less-effective natural alternatives could end up being detrimental to your skin. 

The best way forward would be to find skincare products that combine the best of both worlds. Look for formulas that include plenty of natural ingredients, along with non-toxic preservatives and a few cutting-edge lab-produced compounds. Bringing together science and nature in a safe and effective way is what ultimately provides the best results, and this is exactly what we strive to do here at OROGOLD. 

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The Best Morning Skincare Routine For 2024

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Your morning skincare routine sets your skin up for the day, giving it what it needs to keep itself feeling safe and strong when faced with all of the environmental aggressors that each day throws at it. This is why it’s so important to get your morning routine right. Your skin needs specific products and ingredients in order to feel this way. 

At the same time, nobody wants an overly long and complicated routine to follow at the start of each day, especially if your mornings are already usually rushed. Knowing how to give your skin what it needs without spending too much time on it can be tricky. However, this is what OROGOLD is here to help you with. If you’ve been looking for a way to give your 2024 skincare routine a boost, read on as we talk you through the best steps to follow to get your skin glowing all day long.

Begin With a Gentle Cleanser

24K Mousse Cleanser

While some people choose not to use a cleanser in the morning, this is one of the most essential steps that you should be following. Sure, if you cleanse in the evenings and then head straight to bed, your face won’t have much opportunity to come into contact with dirt and pollutants from the outside world. However, sebum and dead skin cells will still build up on your face while you sleep. Meanwhile, any bacteria that’s lingering on your bedding will likely transfer over onto your face.

If you want to rock a fresh and clear complexion throughout the day, then your 2024 skincare routine should always begin with a cleanser. Of course, you don’t want your skin to feel irritated either, especially if you’ve already used a powerful cleanser the night before. So, make sure that you pick a gentle formula for the mornings, such as the OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser.

This cleanser, which is loved by all skin types, lathers up beautifully. However, unlike a foaming cleanser, it won’t strip your skin dry. This is ensured by the numerous moisturizing ingredients in this sulfate-free cleanser, from shea butter to moringa seed oil to organic glycerin. Give your face a once-over with this in the mornings and your skin will immediately look refreshed and perky.

Apply a Toner

24K Mousse Cleanser and 24K Purifying Toner

While you may be tempted to skip the toner in the morning, especially if you don’t have much time, this is a product that only takes a few seconds to apply yet can be transformational for your complexion.

How? Because not only will a toner remove any residue left behind from your cleanser, but it will also rebalance the pH level on the surface of your skin. This goes a long way in preventing the appearance of many visible skin concerns. It will also leave your skin feeling more receptive to the other skincare products that you apply. Add a toner to your 2024 skincare routine and you’ll likely start to see better results from the other products that you’re using.

Some toners serve a few additional purposes too. The OROGOLD 24K Purifying Toner, for example, is incredibly hydrating. It also contains ingredients that calm the look of redness and inflammation while helping to minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. You can either apply some to a cotton pad and swipe this over your face or, if you need to save some time, simply spritz it directly onto your face before moving on to the next step of your skincare routine.

Pat on an Eye Serum

24K Intensive Eye Serum

If you’re trying to save time in the mornings, then this is a step that you could potentially skip. However, if you’re already struggling with your eye area, be it because of the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, puffiness, or anything else, an eye serum should be an essential part of your 2024 skincare routine. 

There are plenty of eye serums out there, but the 24K Intensive Eye Serum is particularly well suited for morning use. For starters, it’s extremely hydrating. Between sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, aloe vera, and peptides, it will immediately leave your eye area looking fuller and plumper. The peptides will also make your skin cells feel stronger and more resilient. This is vital since the eye area is much more delicate than the skin on the rest of the face.

This eye serum has been designed to be a multi-tasker, which is why it will also help with the visibility of dark circles and puffiness. It contains licorice root extract and vitamin C. Both of these are superstars at lightening and smoothing the look of the skin. 

Apply a Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum

During the day, your skin has to deal with so many environmental aggressors. UV radiation, pollution, and a number of other irritants all cause oxidative damage in the skin. In the short run, this triggers inflammation and, in the long term, it will accelerate the skin aging process. The more oxidative damage your skin undergoes, the sooner you’ll notice the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

To prevent the visibility of all of these problems, your morning skincare routine should be focused on neutralizing the appearance of oxidative damage before it has the chance to really take its toll on your complexion. How can you do this? With antioxidants. There are thousands out there to choose from, but vitamin C is undeniably one of the best. Multiple studies have confirmed how this ingredient is capable of reducing and preventing the appearance of oxidative damage, especially when it’s combined with vitamin E. 

This is why the next step in your 2024 skincare routine should be to apply a vitamin C serum. Ideally, pick one that also contains vitamin E, just like the OROGOLD Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum. This formula takes things further by also incorporating vitamin A, bringing together three of the most powerful antioxidants around. It will keep your skin feeling safe all day while enabling it to defend itself against the appearance of oxidative damage.

If You Have Time, Layer on a Hydrating Serum

Termica Activation Serum

Antioxidants aren’t the only ingredient group that your skin would benefit from in the mornings. Humectants are another, with these ingredients loved for their moisture-binding properties. They’re exceptionally hydrating and will help to ensure that your skin looks plump and dewy throughout the day.

There are several humectants out there that are used in skincare products, with sodium hyaluronate and glycerin being two of the most effective. The best way to saturate your skin with these compounds is with a serum. Thanks to how lightweight a serum is, it will quickly sink down into your skin. This allows it to provide an instant moisture boost.

For best results, look for a serum that not only contains sodium hyaluronate and glycerin, but also includes other humectants. The 24K Termica Activation Serum from OROGOLD meets the mark perfectly. In addition to those two humectants, it also boasts collagen, peptides, and seaweed extract, all of which also have moisture-binding properties. Slather this onto your skin in the morning and you’ll look radiant for the rest of the day!

Use an Eye Cream


Now that you’ve applied your serums, it’s time to turn to the heavier products in your 2024 skincare routine. As always, start with the lightest one, meaning that your eye cream should always be applied before your face cream.

Do you really need to use an eye cream? Unlike some of the other steps that we’ve shared, an eye cream isn’t quite as essential, especially if you’re also using an eye serum. However, if you have any visible skin concerns around your eye area, a good eye cream is definitely worth investing in.

While some eye creams are targeted toward specific skin issues, others, like the 24K Intensive Eye Formula Cream, can help in multiple ways. The caffeine in this formula will immediately perk up your complexion. It’ll leave your eye area looking wide awake, even if you’ve just had a late night. Meanwhile, aloe vera hydrates, peptides leave the skin feeling stronger and more resilient, and licorice root extract will lighten the visibility of dark circles and shadows. You’ll also find a few antioxidants in this formula to help keep your eye area feeling protected against oxidative damage.

Moisturize and Protect

24K Skin Tone SPF 30

The final step in your 2024 skincare routine should be to moisturize. However, since you’re following this routine in the morning, sun protection needs to be taken into consideration too. One option would be to treat this as two separate steps; apply a moisturizer and then layer a sunscreen over the top. However, if you want to save some time, an SPF moisturizer will get the job done equally well.

For adequate protection, look for a formula that provides SPF 30, just like the OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30. Unlike many of the other SPF moisturizers out there, this one is lightweight and non-greasy. It disappears into the skin quickly, leaving no sticky residue behind. At the same time, it provides the feeling of long-lasting moisture. It also brings together some powerful antioxidants, which will boost how protected your skin feels when faced with UV radiation.

One thing to keep in mind is that a single application of this moisturizer, or any sunscreen, isn’t going to keep your skin protected all day. Instead, every sunscreen out there will only provide protection for two to three hours. After this, you’ll need to apply another layer of product to top up your skin’s defenses. Don’t be tempted to forgo this if you’re spending the day indoors or if the weather is cloudy. UV rays penetrate through both glass and cloud, meaning that year-round protection is needed at all times if you want to keep your skin looking healthy.

Creating Your 2024 Skincare Routine With OROGOLD

Morning skincare routines can be tricky. There’s a fine line between giving your skin all that it needs without having to spend too many precious minutes on it. This is why the routine detailed above is so perfect. You’ll be able to speed through those steps in no time while also ensuring that your skin feels strong, resilient, and protected throughout the day. Be consistent with this routine each day and you’ll soon start to see your skin looking brighter, smoother, and so much healthier!

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Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles – No Surgery Necessary

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To a certain extent, wrinkles are inevitable. Everyone will develop them as they progress through life. However, this doesn’t mean that people want to see those creases taking over their skin, making them look older and more haggard.

As a result, more and more people are turning to cosmetic surgery as a way to smooth out their complexion and get rid of those visible creases. Although effective, these treatments are costly and usually require regular follow-up sessions due to their temporary nature. The potential risks that accompany them can be frightening too. Not only do many people experience shocking side effects, but mortality is a possibility as well.

If you’ve been lamenting the appearance of wrinkles on your face but don’t want to take your chances under the knife, that’s more than understandable. The good news is that you don’t need to put yourself through all of that. Read on as OROGOLD talks you through a revolutionary new topical product that will not only instantly erase the look of fine lines and wrinkles but will also give your face a firmer and brighter finish!

Meet the 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution

Golden Multi-corrective solution

The 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution is a cutting-edge product from OROGOLD. It’s a lightweight serum-like solution that features an advanced blend of ingredients that not only provide instant results but also help to reduce the appearance of aging in the long run too.

Some of the benefits that you can expect to see after using this product include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles become instantly less visible
  • The skin takes on a firmer and more lifted appearance, leaving it looking significantly younger
  • A skin texture that instantly feels smoother and softer
  • Skin that looks brighter and more radiant

How is this product able to produce such dramatic improvements in the complexion?

It all comes down to the expertly curated combination of fast-acting, science-backed ingredients in this formula. Let’s take a closer look at some of those key compounds:

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium hyaluronate makes its way into a large number of skincare products because of how it immediately plumps up the look of the skin. This is down to its hydrating properties. Being a humectant, sodium hyaluronate binds moisture to the skin. This instant boost of hydration gives skin cells a fuller and firmer feel, along with a more luminous appearance. 

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8

Peptides are famous for how they can reverse the look of skin aging. There are several peptides out there but acetyl hexapeptide-8 is revered for its high-performance nature. Research shows that the ingredient is successful at reducing the appearance of both wrinkle depth and count. This gives the skin a smooth and crease-free finish that people absolutely love!


DMAE, which you’ll find on the ingredient list as dimethylaminoethanol tartrate, is a compound that the body produces naturally. When applied topically, it has a lifting and firming effect on the complexion – one that can be seen almost immediately. When combined with antioxidants, which it has been in the 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution, it also works to keep the skin feeling protected against environmental aggressors.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Alpha hydroxy acids are most commonly seen in exfoliating products. This is because of how they work by dissolving the glue-like bonds on the surface of the skin that hold onto dead skin cells, allowing those cells to then be shed. However, in this product, alpha hydroxy acids are used at a very low concentration. This means that they don’t properly exfoliate the skin but still help to significantly brighten and smooth the complexion.

Vitamin A

Now that we’ve covered the fast-acting ingredients in this product, let’s talk about some of the ingredients that take a little longer to work. Vitamin A is the first, with this antioxidant proven to repair and prevent the appearance of aging. When used regularly, it will soften the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles until they’re barely noticeable!

Cucumber Fruit Extract

There are a few botanical ingredients in the 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution, with cucumber fruit extract being one. It’s a great ingredient for soothing the complexion, minimizing the look of redness and inflammation. It also softens the feel of the skin, shrinks the appearance of large pores, and is loaded with antioxidants!

Plant Oils

Plant oils are brimming with fatty acids that work to leave the skin feeling softer and more supple. In this formula, you’ll find a blend of avocado oil and sweet almond oil. Both will help to lock in all of the other ingredients in this solution, enabling them to work more efficiently. They’re also full of antioxidants and vitamins, which will boost your complexion in the long run.

Using the 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution

Wondering how you go about using the 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution? Here are the steps to follow:

Start With Clean Skin

24K Mousse Cleanser

As always, before applying any skincare product to your face, you need to first cleanse. This will remove any dirt, dead skin cells, and sebum from your skin’s surface, allowing the products that you apply to easily penetrate without having to first fight through those obstacles.

Ideally, you want to do this with a gentle cleanser. Causing any sort of irritation to your skin with a harsh formula will only make your wrinkles look bigger and deeper. 

Our top choice would be the OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser. Massage it into your skin and it forms a luxurious lather that cleanses while moisturizing at the same time. This sulfate-free formula is also filled with plant oils and botanical extracts to leave the skin looking soft and radiant.

Swipe On a Toner

24K Purifying Toner

Although a toner isn’t absolutely essential, it’s still a product worth using if you’re trying to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Not only will a good toner hydrate your skin, which will immediately leave it looking plumper, but it will also rebalance the pH of your skin’s surface. This will leave your skin feeling more receptive to any other products that you apply.

Some toners can be very drying and astringent, so go for a formula that isn’t, just like the OROGOLD 24K Purifying Toner. This lightweight mist can easily be sprayed onto the skin after cleansing, taking no more than a couple of seconds to apply.

Apply the 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution

Now that you’ve prepped your skin, it’s time to say goodbye to the wrinkles that have been plaguing your complexion!

To use the 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution, start by giving it a twist to remove the top. As you do so, a small pump will emerge from the other end. Press down on the top of the applicator to release the product, applying one to two pumps onto your fingertips. 

Then, gently spread this over your targeted wrinkles. Use your ring finger to tap the product into your skin until it has been completely absorbed. 

Take a look in the mirror and you’ll be delighted to see that your wrinkles now look almost invisible! 

Follow Up With a Moisturizer

24K Skin Tone SPF 30

Once you’ve taken care of your wrinkles, turn your attention to the rest of your face by applying a moisturizer. If you’re using the 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution during the day, it’s important to follow up with some SPF too. The OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30 would be perfect for this as it not only moisturizes the skin, but also shields against the sun!

Meanwhile, if you’re using the solution in the evening, SPF isn’t needed. However, a cream that focuses on repairing the look of environmental damage would be undeniably beneficial. That’s where the 24K Multi-Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol comes in. It’s packed with antioxidants that will leave your skin looking firmer and more youthful.

Other Ways to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles Without Surgery

Although the 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution produces impressive results, it’s still important not to rely on this alone when dealing with the appearance of aging. The same can be said of surgery. While it can help with the wrinkles that you’re currently sporting, it’s not going to be able to prevent more from forming.

Instead, you’ll need to take a few extra steps, such as:

Being Consistent With Your Skincare Routine

A regular skincare routine is absolutely vital once your skin starts to age. This doesn’t need to be anything complicated, but there are a few products that you should most definitely be using twice a day. Start with a cleanser, follow up with an antioxidant serum, and then finish with a moisturizer, as well as some SPF during the day. Don’t forget that the sun is responsible for up to 80% of the wrinkles that appear on your face, so it’s time to get serious about sun protection.

Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices

No matter how well you take care of your skin with topical products, they won’t make much of a difference if, at the same time, you’re also making unhealthy lifestyle choices. From your diet to your fluid intake to your fitness regimen, your lifestyle has a huge impact on your skin. Try to live a life that’s as healthy as possible, cutting out any vices that you may have, and you’ll be much better equipped to tackle the appearance of wrinkles.

Keeping Stress to a Minimum

Numerous studies have found that psychological stress accelerates the onset of wrinkles. It also increases inflammation in the skin, which leads to a whole host of other problems. This is why, if you want to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, stress management is key. Learn a few stress reduction techniques so that you have something to turn to whenever you’re feeling stressed. Occasional stress isn’t an issue but when stress becomes a common occurrence for you, it’s time to do something about it.


It’s always tempting to turn to surgery as a quick fix for the appearance of wrinkles. While there’s nothing wrong with making this choice, it’s always worth ensuring that you’ve explored all other possible options first, with OROGOLD’s 24K Golden Multi-Corrective Solution being one of them. The way in which it will immediately leave your face looking wrinkle-free will soon make this cutting-edge formula one of your favorite skincare products!

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Secret Skincare Hacks Dermatologists Won’t Tell You

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Dermatologists are often a go-to when people are seeking tips and information on how to best care for their skin. However, while dermatologists may be a goldmine for official advice, there are a few secrets that your derm may not be telling you…

Read on as OROGOLD shares some game-changing skincare hacks that you’ll be able to rely on when your skin could do with a boost.

Apply Hyaluronic Acid to Damp Skin


Hyaluronic acid has been trending lately, with more and more people turning to this moisture-binding humectant in an attempt to boost their skin’s hydration levels. However, while it’s true that hyaluronic acid is a superstar at hydrating the skin, you need to be aware of how it works…

Hyaluronic acid pulls in any moisture that surrounds it and gives this to the skin. If you apply it to dry skin, there won’t be any moisture on your skin’s surface for the ingredient to bind to your skin. Instead, it will draw up moisture from deeper within your skin. Sure, this still hydrates the surface of your skin but those deeper cells need moisture too!

The first of our skincare hacks will help you to prevent this; always apply hyaluronic acid to damp skin. This gives it easy access to extra water molecules, resulting in all layers of your skin feeling quenched.

If you aren’t yet using this ingredient, check out the OROGOLD 24K Termica Activation Serum. It combines sodium hyaluronate with several other hydrating ingredients, giving you a blend that will quickly plump up your complexion. 

Moisturize After Using a Hand Sanitizer

Classic Hand & Body Cream

The use of hand sanitizer soared during the Covid-19 pandemic and, since then, many people have continued on with this habit. While there’s no denying how a hand sanitizer helps to keep germs away, there’s also no getting away from how most hand sanitizers severely dry out the skin and can also contribute to hyperpigmentation.

One way to get around this, other than cutting back on your use of hand sanitizer, is to slather your hands with an antioxidant-rich cream each time you sanitize them. This way, you’ll be replenishing any lost moisture while also keeping your skin feeling protected against discoloration. A product like the 24K Classic Hand & Body Cream would be a great choice!

While you’re at it, be careful about the hand sanitizer that you choose to use. Look for one containing ingredients that will soothe and moisturize the feel of your skin, such as the OROGOLD Hand Sanitizer. 

Try Switching Up the Order of Your Skincare Routine

24K Purifying Toner

Every dermatologist will tell you that your skincare products should be applied in a specific order…and they’re correct. Generally, the rule is to start with your lightest product and work your way up to the thickest. This allows for maximum penetration of each product.

However, rules are sometimes worth breaking, and that’s what many skincare hacks are all about. While we’re not telling you to apply your moisturizer underneath your serum, consider experimenting with applying your toner at different stages of your routine. For example, in addition to applying it after cleansing, give your face a once-over with your toner before you apply your moisturizer, and then again before using your SPF.

Why? Because some toners, such as the OROGOLD 24K Purifying Toner, are designed to be extremely hydrating. By applying this in between your other products, you’ll be giving your skin extra layers of hydration, which it will absolutely love!

Start Your Day With Topical Antioxidants

24K Skin Tone SPF

Hopefully, you’re already following a skincare routine every morning. However, if the products that you’re using aren’t brimming with antioxidants, you’re missing out! 

While antioxidants can’t compare to SPF when it comes to keeping the skin feeling protected from the sun, they still play a big role. They’ll fight the appearance of free radical damage, which your skin not only experiences after UV exposure but also when it comes into contact with environmental pollutants. 

Ideally, antioxidants should be squeezed into every stage of your skincare routine. This way, your skin will receive it in layers. If your skincare routine is short and sweet, consider adding in the 24K Skin Tone SPF. It’s a moisturizer that doubles up as a sunscreen, making it perfect for a quick morning skincare routine. The best part is that it’s loaded with antioxidants, including the unique and potent polyphenols that come from green tea extract.

Invest in a Neck and Chest Mask


Most skincare hacks, along with people’s skincare efforts, focus on the face. The neck and the chest tend to be neglected. They’re treated in the same way as the skin on the rest of the body, with people failing to realize this mistake until it’s too late.

The problem is that the skin on the neck and chest is extremely thin. It has more in common with the skin on your face than the skin on the rest of your body. As a result, it needs to be included in your facial skincare routine if you want to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and sagging from taking a toll.

If you haven’t been giving your neck and chest the attention that it needs, make up for this by regularly treating your skin to a neck and chest mask. A product like the 24K Neck Lifting & Chest Firming Mask will help to repair and reverse the look of aging, keeping your neck and chest looking smooth and crease-free.

Cleanse Your Skin Immediately After a Workout

mousse cleanser

Staying active and regularly exercising is great for your skin. However, allowing your sweat to linger on your face after a workout is most definitely not.

Allow your sweat to sink into your skin and you’ll be at risk of developing clogged pores and breakouts. You may also experience redness and inflammation due to bacteria gathering on your face.

The best way forward would be to give your skin a quick cleanse with a mousse cleanser immediately after working out. If you’re not able to do this, swiping off your sweat with a cotton pad and some micellar water, or even just using a facial wipe, will suffice until you’re able to properly cleanse your skin.

Add Instant Radiance With a Facial Massage


The next of our skincare hacks is all about giving your skin the gorgeous glow that it deserves 

There are several ways to add radiance to your skin, but one of the easiest is with a facial massage. It’s an amazing way to increase microcirculation in your skin. This has the effect of giving your skin cells more of the vital components that they need while also speeding up the rate at which toxins are removed. The result? A brighter and healthier-looking complexion.

Do some research into this and you’ll find a number of massage techniques to learn. A facial massage tool, like the 24K HD Touch, will further enhance the visible effects of a massage while also making it feel so much more decadent.

Be Extra Gentle When Removing Eye Makeup

Eye Serum

The next of our skincare hacks focuses on the thinnest and most delicate area of the skin; the eye area. 

More than half of the population of the USA wears eye makeup daily. There’s nothing wrong with this, so long as that makeup is thoroughly removed at the end of each day. People are aware of this, which is why they go all out when cleansing their eye area, scrubbing and tugging their skin to ensure that all traces of makeup are gone.

While there’s no denying how important it is to remove all residue from your makeup, it’s just as important to be gentle with your skin. This is particularly the case with the eye area, which is so fragile. Being rough with your skin will weaken the protein fibers that keep it firm and smooth. This will leave your eye area even more susceptible to the signs of aging.

To give your eye area some extra TLC, treat it to an eye serum and an eye cream once you’ve finished cleansing. 

Treat Your Face to Regular Ice Baths

Hopefully, many of our skincare hacks are new to you. However, this is one that you may already be familiar with – not because of your dermatologist but from social media. 

Skin icing has been a big trend lately. It involves filling a clean sink with cold water, ice cubes, and cucumber slices. You then plunge your face in and hold it there for as long as possible.

Why would you want to do this? Because, just like a facial massage, it boosts microcirculation. However, it also helps to firm up the feel of skin tissue, soothe the appearance of redness and inflammation, tighten the look of the pores, and soften the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Give it a try and you’ll likely find that it’s worth the temporary discomfort!

Sleep On Your Back

It’s common knowledge that the sun is responsible for the majority of the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the skin – 80% of them, to be precise. However, the next biggest culprit behind aging skin is one that many people would never suspect; their pillow.

Not only does the friction that’s caused when your skin rubs against your pillow accelerate the skin aging process, but pushing your cheek against the creases in your pillow for several hours straight pretty much irons those creases onto your skin. Sure, your skin may bounce back to normal when you’re young. However, as you start to age, those lines will soon etch their way into permanent wrinkles.

Sleeping on your back prevents your skin from coming into contact with your pillow. This, therefore, saves your complexion from unnecessary wrinkles.

Skincare Hacks From OROGOLD

While many of the skincare hacks out there simply don’t work, the secrets that we’ve shared above never fail to impress. Incorporate them into your skincare routine as much as possible and you’ll be able to give your skin the special edge that it needs to look lit from within!

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How Does Collagen Benefit the Skin?

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You probably already know that collagen is one of the skin’s key structural proteins. It gives the skin its firmness, smoothness, and volume, with the skin producing plenty of these protein fibers in its youth.

However, with age, collagen production declines. This is why the skin takes on a wrinkled and looser appearance as it grows older. In an attempt to counter this, many people end up turning to collagen-infused skincare products, believing that these will help to replace their skin’s collagen deficit.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. The collagen produced by your skin lives in your skin’s dermis layer. It’s too deep to be touched by topical collagen, which has a relatively large molecular size. No matter how much collagen you apply to your skin’s surface, it won’t make a difference to the deeper collagen fibers that hold your skin up from within.

While that may be the case, collagen offers up a number of other benefits that still make it a very worthy skincare ingredient. Read on as OROGOLD explains how collagen-infused skincare can help to improve your complexion.

A Hydrating Humectant

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One of the biggest draws of adding collagen to your skincare routine is its humectant properties. Humectants are ingredients that attract and bind moisture to the skin, therefore providing instant hydration. They’re loved for how they give the skin an instant moisture boost while still being incredibly lightweight. This makes humectants a great way to hydrate all skin types. 

To amplify this effect, products often combine collagen with other humectants, with the OROGOLD 24K Deep Tissue Rejuvenation Mask being the perfect example. This hydrogel mask ramps up the hydrating properties of collagen by blending it with hyaluronic acid, allantoin, chitosan, and glycerol. All of these ingredients are also humectants. These hydrating compounds are how this mask is able to immediately plump up the look of the skin. It leaves the skin with a beautifully bright and radiant finish!

Reduces Transepidermal Water Loss

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Humectants are fantastic for bringing moisture to the skin. However, unless you have a way to keep that moisture there, it won’t be long before it evaporates out of your skin. This process is known as transepidermal water loss. This is why occlusive ingredients should be used in conjunction with humectants. Occlusives form a film over the surface of the skin, preventing your skin’s newfound hydration from evaporating away.

Some ingredients stand out because of how they offer both humectant and occlusive properties, and collagen is one of these. Not only will it draw moisture to your skin, but it will then trap that moisture into your skin’s surface, providing long-lasting hydration.

This is why face creams containing collagen are known for being exceptionally moisturizing. Creams in general are great for locking moisture and other ingredients into the skin. However, if they contain collagen, they’re able to provide even better results. Take the Collagen Renewal Cream from our 24K Collagen Collection as an example. Collagen is joined by a number of other humectant and occlusive ingredients. This creates a cream that keeps the skin feeling hydrated for hours.

Smooths and Softens the Look of the Skin

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The way in which collagen forms a film over the skin’s surface not only helps to prevent transepidermal water loss, but also leaves the skin looking smoother and softer. 

This is why collagen is often used in products designed to tackle the appearance of aging. Wrinkles, along with a rough skin texture, are common as the skin ages. However, by applying collagen, your skin will feel better hydrated and protected, which will make those creases less noticeable.

Give the OROGOLD 24K Cryogenic Eye Firming a try and you’ll see exactly what we mean. Designed to counter the look of fine lines around the eyes, this cream makes use of soluble collagen, along with vitamins and botanical extracts, to give the delicate skin around the eyes a smoother and firmer finish.

Adding Collagen to Your Skincare Routine

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As you can see from the collagen-infused products that we’ve already mentioned, this ingredient can be found in a wide range of formulas. However, if you’re trying to get the most out of a certain skincare ingredient, it’s always worth incorporating it into multiple stages of your skincare routine, rather than relying on just a single product that contains it. 

The Collagen Cooling Set Limited Edition makes this easy. This skincare set contains three products, each one infused with collagen. Start by cleansing your face (we’d recommend using the gentle 24K Mousse Cleanser for this) and then spraying on some of the Collagen Plumping Mist. Follow up with the HydroCollagen Lift Mask before finishing with the Advanced Soothing Cool Cream. 

Of course, don’t forget that the hydrating and moisturizing properties of collagen make it a great ingredient to use on your lips too. Lip skin is known for being extremely thin. This means that moisture retention is a common issue with the lips, as is the associated roughness. Using a collagen-infused lip balm each day, such as the OROGOLD 24K Renewal Lip Balm, will leave your lips feeling much softer while looking plumper. This lip balm is also packed with vitamins and antioxidants. It’s ideal if you want your lips to look fuller, younger, and crease-free!

Does Topical Collagen Cause Any Side Effects?

It’s all very well raving about the benefits of a particular ingredient, but it’s also important to understand if that ingredient comes with any potential side effects.

In the case of collagen, you most likely won’t need to worry. It’s a gentle and mild ingredient that doesn’t generally cause any side effects.

The exception would be if you’re allergic to cow’s milk. Collagen is sometimes obtained from cows, which could trigger an allergic reaction. Fortunately, there are other sources of collagen available, so seek one of these instead.

Topical Collagen vs Oral Collagen Supplements

It’s not just topical collagen that has been making the headlines – collagen supplements are becoming increasingly sought after too. While these used to take the form of pills, there are now plenty of other options out there, from pre-made collagen drinks to collagen powders that you can add to your own food and drink.

So, which is better? Should you be applying collagen or eating it?

When it comes down to it, both have been proven to be beneficial. The downside to collagen supplements is that it can be difficult to find reliable products. They’re not FDA-regulated, meaning that there are many out there that are all gimmick and no substance. Many collagen supplements also contain potentially harmful animal byproducts and may be sourced from animals that have been given antibiotics.

If you’re able to find a safe and trustworthy collagen supplement, then, by all means, give it a try. However, unless you’re absolutely certain about the supplements you’ve chosen, stick with the tried-and-tested collagen skincare products that we’ve shared above instead.

Collagen-Rich Foods

Of course, let’s not forget that certain foods are rich sources of collagen too. If you’re trying to give your body more of this ingredient, then incorporating these foods into your diet is a great way to naturally bump this up. 

Here are some of the foods worth eating more of due to their high collagen content:

  • Bone broth. The long and slow cooking method is great for extracting collagen from bones and depositing this into the broth.
  • Oily fish, such as sardines, with the skin on.
  • Chicken with the skin on.
  • Organ meats.

Preserving Your Skin’s Existing Collagen Fibers

If you’re feeling disappointed after reading this because you were hoping that your use of topical collagen would strengthen the collagen fibers that you already have in your skin, keep reading. Although topical collagen isn’t capable of doing this, there are other ways in which you can preserve the collagen fibers that are currently in your skin while helping them to feel more robust:

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

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There’s plenty out there that can damage your skin’s collagen fibers, but UV rays are the biggest culprit. They weaken those collage fibers, resulting in accelerated skin aging.

Keep your skin looking firm and youthful by ensuring that it’s always protected from the sun. The OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30 will help with that. It’s a two-in-one moisturizer and sunscreen that will not only keep your skin safe from UV damage but will also give your skin a boost of moisture.

Establish a Good Skincare Routine

There are many skincare ingredients out there that, when used regularly, will keep your skin looking smooth and firm. A good skincare routine that encompasses a variety of these is one of the best ways to maintain a youthful complexion.

A vitamin C serum, for example, is a must if you want your skin to feel tight and elastic. A rich moisturizer will also work to keep your skin feeling protected against environmental damage, something else that can interfere with collagen production. 

Don’t forget about your eye area either. With the skin here being particularly thin, it’s more prone to protein degradation. A high-quality eye serum or cream will ensure that the skin around your eyes remains smooth and wrinkle-free.

LED Light Therapy


LED light therapy is revered for how it can counter the look of skin aging. Invest in an at-home LED skincare device, such as the Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand, and you’ll be able to work on your complexion from the comfort of your own home. Featuring multiple modes, this device will not only help to keep your skin looking firm and bouncy, but it can also be used to tackle various other visible skin concerns, from the appearance of acne to the visibility of dark spots.


As you can see, the topic of collagen in skincare is quite a complex subject. It’s important to fully understand how the topical ingredient differs from the collagen that your skin produces so that you can use it in the correct way. Although applying collagen to your skin isn’t going to miraculously leave you with a smooth and wrinkle-free complexion, it’s still an ingredient worth adding to your skincare routine thanks to the hydrating and moisturizing benefits that it provides.

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6 Habits of People With Great Skin

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Have you ever looked at someone and wondered how they manage to have such great skin?

Well, you’re in luck because OROGOLD is about to tell you!

While some people are born with naturally perfect skin, most have to work at it by developing skin-friendly habits that keep their complexions looking flawless. Read on as we share the top habits to adopt if you want great skin too!

1. Protecting Skin From the Sun

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Just about anyone with great skin will tell you that one of their secrets is to keep their skin protected from the sun. This is a habit that requires some diligence. Slapping on a layer of sunscreen in the morning and then forgetting about it for the rest of the day isn’t going to cut it.  Instead, in addition to your morning application, you need to keep topping up your SPF every couple of hours if you want your skin to remain fully protected.

Why is sun protection so important when trying to achieve great skin?

Because each time your skin is exposed to the sun, damage occurs. You may not be able to see it at first but sun damage accumulates. Over time, it will start to show in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, sagging skin, dullness, and more. In fact, studies show that around 80% of the visible signs of aging that develop on the face are down to UV exposure.

It’s also important to note that sun protection isn’t just a spring and summer duty. Instead, it’s something that you need to be doing year-round. Although the sun may not feel like such a threat on a cold and cloudy winter’s day, it still is. UV rays are always present, meaning that your skin needs to be protected 365 days a year.

To do this, you’ll need a good sunscreen. SPF 30 is usually sufficient, so long as it’s reapplied as detailed above. If you would like to give your skin an extra splash of hydration each time you apply your sunscreen, consider investing in an SPF moisturizer instead, just like the OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30. It’s lightweight, non-greasy, and will leave your skin feeling beautifully soft.

2. Daily Cleansing

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Have you ever gone to bed without removing your makeup or cleansing your skin?

This is something that people with great skin simply don’t do. They understand the importance of daily cleansing, no matter how tired they may be in the evenings, recognizing how sleeping with a day’s worth of grime on their face isn’t going to do their skin any favors.

Wondering why this is such a big deal?

Keeping your skin clean is essential for a few reasons. Firstly, all of the dirt, pollutants, and other impurities that build up on your skin each day can be extremely damaging. Allow them to fester on your skin and they’ll cause oxidative stress to your skin cells. In the long run, this will accelerate the skin aging process.

Your other skincare products will also fail to work properly if they’re applied to dirty skin. Whether you use a serum, cream, or anything else, anything that you layer onto an unclean face will end up sitting on your skin’s surface, rather than penetrating in. Not only will this mean that your products become ineffective, but they’ll start to cause congestion and clogged pores. This will leave your skin looking dull while also contributing to acne breakouts.

In a perfect world, you should be cleansing your skin twice a day. This way, you’ll be able to start and end the day without any dirt, sebum, or anything else on your skin. With that said, always use a gentle cleanser, such as the OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser. Infused with an array of moisturizing ingredients, it will leave your skin feeling purified and refreshed, yet without stripping or damaging your natural protective barrier.

3. Hydrating From Both the Inside and the Outside


You’re probably aware of how important hydration is for your body. After all, your body, including your skin, needs water to carry out just about every function.

You’ll likely notice that people with great skin drink plenty of water. Hydrating the body from within ensures that the deeper layers of your skin have access to enough water. 

Unfortunately, the outer layers of your skin are often left lacking in hydration, even if you’re drinking eight glasses of water each day. The water that you consume is sent to your body’s vital organs first, before filtering out into your skin. By the time it reaches your skin’s outer layers, there isn’t much left.

This is why it’s crucial to hydrate your skin externally as well, meaning with topical skincare products. There are plenty of products out there that focus on hydration, making this relatively easy to do.

The key to fully quenching your skin is to look for products that are brimming with humectants. These ingredients, which include the likes of sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, and seaweed, bind moisture to the skin, providing instant hydration. You’ll find all of those ingredients, along with several other humectants, in the OROGOLD 24K Termica Activation Serum. This formula is also packed with a number of antioxidant-rich botanical extracts, making it great for tackling the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration too! If you’re trying to achieve great skin, this is a serum that you definitely want on your side.

4. Minimizing Stress

Stress doesn’t just affect your mental health – it has a huge impact on your skin too. It would be pretty much impossible to rock great skin if you’re constantly feeling stressed, which is why one of the habits that you need to adopt is learning how to quickly de-stress.

What’s the problem with stress?

In small amounts, it’s not a big deal. Each time you’re stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol, which helps your body and your mind to handle the stressful situation that it has encountered.

However, when you’re constantly experiencing stress, cortisol levels remain at a steady high in the body. This is when the problems begin. Excess cortisol affects the skin in a few different ways, causing everything from exacerbated dryness and flaking to redness, inflammation, and acne breakouts. Chronic stress has also been shown to damage the protein fibers in the skin. This leaves the skin looser and saggier, meaning that the visible signs of aging develop much faster.

To prevent this, teach yourself some stress management strategies. There are plenty of tried-and-tested options out there that have been scientifically proven to be effective at reducing stress levels. Mindful meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, and physical exercise can all help in a big way.

Simply taking some time out for yourself can also help to balance out your stress levels. Set aside some me-time on a regular basis, spending that time doing something that you love. Whether this may be soaking in a warm bath, indulging in a face mask, or curling up with a good book, your mind, and, therefore, your skin, will feel calmer after a relaxing activity.

5. Prioritizing Beauty Sleep


Ever wondered why beauty sleep is referred to as such?

It all comes down to how your sleeping habits significantly influence your skin. While you’re asleep each night, your skin gets to work on repair and regeneration. This is when it works on fixing any damage that has occurred during the day while also building new protein fibers to keep your skin feeling firm and elastic.

If you don’t get enough sleep at night, your skin won’t be able to get everything done. This doesn’t matter too much if it only happens occasionally but missing out on sleep on a regular basis will really take its toll on your complexion. Not only will your skin age so much faster but you’ll also notice that your skin takes on a dull and lackluster appearance. Dark circles and puffy eyes will also become more prevalent.

So, if you want great skin, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting enough sleep. Eight hours each night is a good guideline to start with, although this will depend on your age and your lifestyle. 

It can also help to ensure that your skin feels supported in the evenings so that it can carry out all of its functions with ease. A good night cream, such as the OROGOLD 24K Multi Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol, will give your complexion the fortification that it needs. This moisturizer is loaded with powerful actives, including retinol and sodium hyaluronate, to ensure that you wake up with skin that looks smooth and bright.

6. Eating a Balanced Diet

“You are what you eat” is a statement that really holds true when it comes to the skin. Consume a diet filled with sugars, salts, and processed foods and these bad habits will reflect on your skin. All of those foods are known for breaking down the skin’s protein fibers while also triggering inflammation, excess oiliness, and breakouts.

Instead, you should be indulging in healthy and balanced meals. Fill your plate with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, as they contain the vitamins and antioxidants that your skin needs to thrive. Those compounds will also work to counter the appearance of skin damage, giving your skin a healthier-looking finish.

Lean proteins and essential fatty acids are vital too. These will keep your skin feeling strong and supple, giving it the natural glow that people with great skin always seem to have. 

When it comes to alcohol consumption, try to keep this to a minimum. Alcohol dehydrates the skin and exacerbates inflammation. An occasional drink isn’t going to cause too much harm but try to balance this out by drinking a glass of water in between each alcoholic drink that you consume. This will help to counter the dehydrating effect that alcohol has on the skin and the body.

Achieve Great Skin With OROGOLD

In theory, achieving great skin isn’t too complicated – all you need to do is adopt the six habits that we’ve shared above. However, in reality, new habits can be hard to form, especially if they involve breaking bad habits that you’ve been following for years. The key to success is to take things slow. Begin by incorporating one of the above habits into your life. Once you’ve mastered that, you can then add in the next, continuing on until your skin is glowing with good health!

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How to Find Serums and Eye Creams to Reduce the Look of Dark Circles

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From genetics to sun exposure to a lack of sleep, there are so many different factors out there that can cause dark circles. Figuring out the root cause of the issue should always be a priority but, until you do so, the right eye care products can work wonders in lightening and brightening the eye area, making those dark circles look lighter and less noticeable.

However, with so many eye serums and creams to choose from, how do you know which one/s will produce a visible difference in your skin? 

That’s where OROGOLD can help. Read on as we share some tips for making sure that the products you buy will actually be able to reduce the look of your dark circles.

Look For Formulas Designed Specifically For the Eye Area

Did you know that there are quite a few differences between the skin that surrounds your eyes and the skin on the rest of your face?

One of these is in relation to thickness – the skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin anywhere on your face and body. It also contains fewer sebaceous glands, meaning that there’s less sebum in the eye area to keep the skin moisturized and lubricated. Of course, the skin around the eyes is almost constantly in motion too. This leads to the skin here experiencing more wear and tear than the skin on other parts of your face.

All of this is why the eye area experiences unique skin concerns that aren’t usually seen elsewhere on the face, with one of these being dark circles. This makes it important to look for eye-specific skincare products when trying to reduce the look of dark circles. Sure, many of the ingredients that we’ll soon be featuring can be found in face serums and creams but, ideally, you need a formula that has been tailored to the thin, delicate, dry, and vulnerable skin around your eyes if you want to see the best results.

Look For Ingredients That Hydrate the Skin

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A lack of hydration is a surprisingly common cause of dark circles. When the skin isn’t receiving a sufficient amount of moisture, it starts to look dull and sunken, as opposed to full and plump. Due to how the bone that sits under the eyes lies in close proximity to your skin, sunken skin leads to dark circles and shadows showing through.

This is why one of the most effective ways to counter the look of dark circles is to hydrate your skin. Hydration will immediately plump up and volumize your complexion, making it appear as though your skin has been lifted. This will make those dark circles much less noticeable.

So, which ingredients are the best for hydrating the skin?

Humectants are what you need. This ingredient group is revered for how it attracts and binds moisture to the skin. This instantly gives the skin an extra splash of moisture, which it can then soak up.

Some of the best humectants out there include:

  • Sodium hyaluronate
  • Glycerin
  • Aloe vera
  • Peptides
  • Allantoin

You’ll find all of those ingredients in the super-hydrating 24K Anti-Aging Eye Serum from OROGOLD. This lightweight serum also contains several other ingredients that we’re about to recommend, from vitamin C to licorice root extract. This enables it to tackle the appearance of dark circles from multiple angles, meaning that you’ll see results so much sooner!

Look For Ingredients That Lighten the Look of Discoloration

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Another common cause of dark circles is sun damage. Whenever your skin is exposed to the sun, it produces more melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color. Too much sun exposure means that too much melanin is produced, making it difficult for your skin to evenly distribute the pigment. Instead, it deposits the excess melanin beneath certain areas of the skin. When the skin under the eyes receives an extra deposit, it takes on a darker color, causing those dark circles you’re seeing.

If overexposure to the sun is the cause of your dark circles, then you need to be looking for eye care products that are capable of lightening the look of hyperpigmentation. Unlike hydrating ingredients, these won’t work instantly. You’ll need to use them for at least a few months before you start to see an improvement in the look of your skin. With that said, combining multiple complexion-lightening ingredients will help you speed this process up.

Some of the best ingredients available for tackling the appearance of hyperpigmentation include:

  • Licorice root extract
  • Vitamin C
  • EGCG, an antioxidant found in green tea
  • Other antioxidants

You’ll find those ingredients in the OROGOLD 24K Intensive Eye Serum. The additional antioxidants are provided by the numerous botanical extracts in this formula, including ginkgo biloba, aloe vera, and calendula. Use this serum daily, or even twice a day, and you’ll soon see your dark circles looking lighter and less visible.

Look For Ingredients That Thicken and Volumize the Feel of the Skin


Aging is something else that can lead to the appearance of dark circles. Remember how we talked about dehydrated skin turning sunken, causing the bone that lies underneath the eyes to show through as dark shadows? Well, aging does the same thing to the skin.

Not only does aging inhibit the skin’s moisture retention abilities, meaning that dehydration becomes more of a problem, but it also leads to the skin thinning. This exacerbates that sunken look. The thinning is down to the natural decline of collagen and elastin in the skin. These are the two proteins that would otherwise give your skin a firm and thick finish.

So, if your dark circles are down to the aging process, you’ll need eye care products that provide ingredients capable of thickening and volumizing the feel of your skin. Some of the best for doing this include:

  • Peptides
  • Vitamin A
  • Humectants
  • Antioxidants

These ingredients can be found in the OROGOLD 24K Intensive Eye Formula Cream. Being an eye cream instead of an eye serum means that this formula will instantly provide a thicker layer over the surface of your skin, leaving your skin feeling stronger. Use this cream daily and your eye area will start to look firmer and more youthful, with your dark circles becoming less and less visible.

Look For Ingredients That Soothe the Feeling of Inflammation


Inflammation in the skin can occur for a number of reasons. Whatever the cause may be, it can leave the skin looking red and irritated while also contributing to dark circles under the eyes. When your skin is inflamed, the blood vessels that lie beneath your eyes dilate, resulting in dark circles and, sometimes, puffiness, on the surface of the skin. 

The good news is that you’ll be able to lighten the look of your dark circles pretty quickly if you opt for eye care products containing ingredients that lower the feeling of inflammation in the skin. The sooner you’re able to calm your complexion down, the sooner your dark circles will become less visible.

Some of the best ingredients to keep an eye out for include: 

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Allantoin
  • Collagen
  • Resveratrol
  • Caffeine

The last one on that list, caffeine, is particularly effective because of how quickly it works. This makes it a very popular ingredient in eye care products.

If you’d like to work on the appearance of your dark circles ASAP, look for a product that contains all of the above ingredients, like the OROGOLD 24K Dark Circle Eye Solution. This is a lightweight eye cream that can work wonders on the look and feel of the skin. Begin by using it daily and then once you start to see an improvement, you can cut this back to weekly applications.

Eye Masks Can Be Useful Too

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The right eye serum and eye cream can be a game-changer when dealing with the appearance of dark circles. However, don’t ignore the benefits that eye masks can provide too. Like serums, masks are super-concentrated with active ingredients. In fact, some are even more so, which is why many formulas should only be used once a week.

At OROGOLD, we have a few different eye masks that you can choose from. Each one will help with the visibility of dark circles in its own way. The Pure Soothing Eye Jelly Masks Limited Edition, for example, is packed with antioxidant-rich plant extracts. Not only will these work to thicken the feel of your skin, making the underlying blood vessels and bone structure look less prominent, but it will also soothe the feeling of inflammation while providing hydration. 

Our Collagen Eye Renewal Mask is also a superstar at hydrating the skin. It’s brimming with humectants, along with a few ingredients that will soothe and calm the feel of an inflamed complexion. 

Adding Eye Serums and Creams to Your Skincare Routine

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Once you’ve chosen some eye care products to tackle the appearance of your dark circles, you need to make sure that you incorporate them into your skincare routine in the right way if you want them to work to their full potential.

This means always ensuring that you start by cleansing your face. If there are any impurities on your skin when you apply your eye serums and creams, the ingredients within those products won’t be able to soak into your skin. This will prevent them from working properly. 

Since the eye area is so delicate, always use a gentle cleanser here. The OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser, which is full of moisturizing ingredients, would be a great choice!

Once you’re done cleansing, apply your face serum before moving on to your eye care products. Then, start with an eye serum, using your ring finger to pat this into your skin. Follow up with an eye cream, layering this over the top. 

You can then finish off your skincare routine with a moisturizer for the rest of your face, as well as some SPF during the day.

Reduce the Look of Dark Circles With OROGOLD

As you can see, there are so many different causes of dark circles. Each one needs to be tackled with different ingredients, making it important to know the reason behind the appearance of your own dark circles. Once you’ve figured this out, you’ll be able to pick the perfect eye care products, enabling you to effectively lighten the look of your dark circles in no time!

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