Gold has long been revered for its healing properties. And like honey, another ancient ingrediënt with anti-inflammatory, it is still going strong despite competition from newer discoveries. But unless the gold you’re slapping on your face is actually penetrating deep into the dermis, it’s unlikely it’s doing much for your complexion. You’re better off hoarding gold in the form of bar or sprinkling those golden flakes onto your desserts instead.
A rich, multi-tasking mask infused with powerful ingredients that moisturize and soothe to visibly revitalize and perfect skin.
The luxury brand, Chantecaille’s newest offering is the Gold Recovery Mask, and what we love most about it, is that it seems to give the skin exactly what is needs, whether is is hydration, healing or radiance. Thanks to the 24 karat gold that it is infused with, it fights inflammation and repairs damage, but it also contains firming and anti-ageing ingredients that transform the skin’s texture.
For the first time, the mask also claims to contain ingredients that specifically fight wrinkles on both a vertical and horizontal level – which means that more of the lines on your face are addressed. This treatment mask is particularly effective if you have been travelling to temperate climates, such as after a skiing holiday, as it helps to rescue skin that is damaged from the sun, wind and extreme cold, calming and repairing it, so its restored to its optimal level.
The best time to use this mask is before bed, as it can be used as an overnight treatment while you catch 40 winks. But it’s just as effective when used as an intensive treatment and left on for 15-20 minutes.
Besides the 24 karat gold, which is the star ingredient, the formula also contains lipopeptides to reduce the look of frown and marionette lines and tetrapeptides to boost the skin’s elasticity and firmness. There are also natural extracts like blackcurrant seed oil, sunflower oil and balloon vine extract to strengthen the skin’s barrier function and soothe any inflammation or itching should the skin be dry and stressed out. Finally, this rich luxurious treatment also contains a probiotic ferment that increases the thickness of the epidermis (the uppermost layer of skin) while microalga quickens skin turnover and improves its luminosity, resulting in firmer and smoother skin. All these actions work synergistically to renew and repair skin, for a visible firming effect and a noticeable, radiant glow.
Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask comes in a 50 ml golden jar.