I love getting pampered, but going to the spa or getting manicures can get pricey, so I look for things I can do at home. I felt like I hit the “jackpot” when I came across these 24k Gold Gel and Collagen Eye Masks.
These little guys feel soothing and are super luxurious thanks to infused 24k gold. When I slip them off, my eyes look refreshed and the puffiness is nearly gone. I feel totally golden.
Speaking of gold, I’ve noticed that this ingredient has been showing up in all sorts of beauty products. From face washes to serums and masks, gold seems to be the “it” ingredient at the moment. Seriously, celebrities are spending around $700 for 24k gold facial treatments…but is it worth it?
After a little digging, I’ve learned that yes, gold does live up to the hype. It’s got antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In other words, it’s one lean, mean, anti-aging fighting machine.
“Gold is used as an anti-aging ingredient, as it can help reduce inflammation, which is a cause of acne and hyperpigmentation,” explained Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, an N.Y.C.-based cosmetic dermatologist, to InStyle. “When applied topically, it also helps brighten the skin.”
In many beauty products, like these eye masks, the gold has been broken down into small particles so your skin absorbs it easier. The shimmery, glowing effect it leaves behind is an awesome little perk, too.
These eye masks have another potent ingredient — collagen — which can improve cellular metabolism and blood circulation. It also increases elasticity and firmness of the skin.
The best part? These little eyes masks give you the celebrity treatment without the crazy price tag. For me, collagen and 24k gold are a winning combination.