Precious metals are becoming a massive trend in the beauty world in this last year. More so, ever since some of Victoria Secret’s models were glowing in gold masks while prepping for their runway show days before, it quadrupled in popularity. Gold-infused beauty products are popping up everywhere and just like me, you’re probably scratching your head wondering how this key ingredient could benefit your face. From skincare experts to dermatologists, the claims are that “gold is used as an anti-aging ingredient, as it can help reduce inflammation, which is a cause of acne and hyper pigmentation,” and in addition to this, it can also aid in brightening and uplifting the skin. So we now have eye creams to cleansers and even face masks to try, but I’m here to only discuss the face masks. Celebrity skin care expert Mimi Luzon’s Pure 24k Gold Mask was the big topic of discussion, once this picture above of model Sara Sampaio surfaced on the internet. So once I did my research, I found out that this product costs a whopping $300 annnddddd…for the way my account is set up, I doubt I’ll ever get to afford that. The good news is, Peter Thomas Roth has a similar product for a 1/4 of that price.
Now some of you may be willing to pay for the Mimi Luzon version which is why I will give you the skinny on its deliverance. Her mask is said to improve skin’s elasticity, texture, and tone. It’s hard to trust some products that we see super models wear – well because…their models, and models are sort of like born beautiful, right? Reviews online are backing up this pricey mask, so maybe it is well worth the hype. From her website, it states” The golden leaf is laid on top of the corrective mask and optimises its overall effect. It provides the skin with immediate wellbeing, treats redness and fine lines and gives the skin a more even tone and a healthy glow. Each package contains 4 full treatments.”
For the PTR mask, (Retail Cost: $80) it is good and so so pretty. Let’s be honest, having gold on your face sounds ultra luxurious, unless you get bad reactions to this metal when wearing it on your skin. (Some reviews said it broke them out) However overall, this product gets a thumbs up from the users, so maybe we should give it a try. I think I even saw actress and former girlfriend of Chris Brown, Karrueche wearing it while prepping for the Golden Globes. Also, J. Lo has raved about it as well. And if you haven’t seen her lately, then we simply can’t be friends…ha! She is certainly ageless.
“This lavish, pampering treatment helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful-looking complexion. Caffeine helps tighten and firm the look of skin while peridot, an exquisite gemstone rich in magnesium re-energizes and helps reduce the aging effects of stress. The 24K gold imparts an opulent, radiant glow and locks in moisture for ultra-hydrated skin.”
Shop the PTR 24K Gold Mask here.