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We knew that gold and silver are good for your pocketbook but what about your complexion? Shades of gold, silver and copper have long been staples of color cosmetics counters, but now precious metals and trace elements are appearing in everything from makeup to skincare. Check out our picks to up the ante on your beauty portfolio.
GOOD AS GOLD
Known for its energizing properties, gold is one of the key ingredients in luxury skincare like La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold ($580). Obviously opulent and luxurious, this concentrate is the brandâ€™s gold standard of anti-aging that features 24-karat gold as well as newly developed peptides.
For that touch of gold
PETER THOMAS ROTH POTENT BOTANICAL SKIN BRIGHTENING COMPLEX – A gel containingÂ mulberry extract, bearberry extract, vitamin C, kojic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid and azelaic acid, but it is hydroquinone free, thus the labeling “brightening.” Â With all these ingredients, it should be pretty potent, but it didn’t do that much for my brown patches.Â This product has a similar formula to DDF Fade Gel 4, but I found thatÂ DDF worked better on my skin for just about the same price. The DDF silver cylinder pump was also more elegant than this one. Without Hydroquinone you can’t expect miracles from any of these products, and if you get any sun at all, the discoloration will come back. If your skin is tough enough for serious bleaching, HQ is the way to go but you’ll need a prescription for anything over 2%.
FINAL VERDICT – ICW (IT CAN WAIT) – Not exciting and doesn’t deliver major results, at least it didn’t for me.