Good As Gold

There’s a new kid in town — Orogold Cosmetics, a new line that features 24K gold in its ingredients (

Why gold? Gold is known to have antioxidant properties and is an anti-inflammatory that speeds up the healing process.  It is hypoallergenic.  One of the more important properties of gold is that it penetrates the keratin level of the skin, allowing its active ingredients to seep deeper into the skin level and allowing them to work quicker.

The anti-aging benefits of gold can be traced 5,000 years back to Cleopatra, who was said to sleep with a mask of gold every night to enhance the suppleness of her complexion and preserve its natural luminosity.  In ancient Chinese medicine, gold was a key to youth, as queens used gold massage rollers on their face every day.  Gold facials were also used in ancient Indian culture and in ancient Rome, warriors would use golden compresses on their feet to speed up the healing of battle wounds.

Orogold products are as gorgeous and divine as your skin will be after using them.  All come in luxurious packaging, and swathed in gold satin. All contain 24-karat gold from Italy.  And they are not tested on animals.

I’m especially enamored of the bestselling 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum. It has a fabulous citrus aroma, and it seeps into your skin, making it feel like silk. It contains 24K gold along with wheat germ oil, and Vitamins E and C. If you can only pack one thing into your suitcase for your travels, toss in one ounce of this incredible serum, in a beautiful gold container, to illuminate and brighten your complexion. It will be your visa to a vivacious visage, especially after a long flight. ($298 for 30ml.).

Other products in Orogold’s super skincare arsenal include 24K Vitamin C Facial Cleanser ($198 for 2.7 oz.) and a 24K Deep Day Cream ($148  for 2 oz.) that contains green tea.  Before your travels, prep your skin with the 24K Deep Peeling – a honey-colored gel, in a beautiful round gold container, which gently removes the top layer of dead skin cells from your face. ($128 for 2 oz.)

Want to try it out for yourself?  In Boston, the mall at Copley Place has an Orogold shop where sales staff will let you try a sample and see the results for yourself. The results will be good as you-know-what.

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