Feeding the skin with proper nutrients is essential for healthy skin.
In professional skincare, we use a lot of different ingredients to boost the skin`s immunity, but one of the ancient ingredients that we don’t hear much about, and has recently become a rising trend in the skincare industry because of its amazing properties, is colloidal gold.
The use of gold in skin care can be traced back to ancient Egypt where people believed gold had medicinal properties, and that it is the same substance which the skin of the gods was made of.
They aren’t wrong though. On their belief that gold has medicinal properties, that is.
Gold does have multiple benefits (did you know that gold compounds have anti-tumor properties*?), but for this blog post, we’re going to focus on the 5 ways colloidal gold boost our skin’s immunity.
So what exactly is colloidal gold and what are the benefits of boosting our skin’s immunity with it?
Colloidal gold is a suspension of gold particles that have been nanosized so that it stays dispersed evenly in a solution or fluid (usually water) and covers a large surface area of the skin. It is also often added to skincare products due to its barrier-protecting powers.
Keep reading to find out the 5 benefits of boosting the skin’s immunity with colloidal gold:
Antioxidant & Anti-Inflammatory
Colloidal gold acts as a shield against free radicals (which have been known to trigger skin conditions such as acne and eczema), strengthens the skin’s defense against pollution and helps calm skin inflammation. It also helps enhance the penetration of other antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as retinol and vitamin C into the layers of the skin.
Treats Sun-Damaged Skin
Unprotected sun exposure is unhealthy for the skin because aside from getting sunburn, the harsh UV rays can also cause premature skin aging (think dark spots and wrinkles). However, it is understandable that we may sometimes forget to apply an adequate amount of sunscreen before going out and are already dealing with the consequences,
therefore choosing skincare products infused with colloidal gold might be a wise choice considering that colloidal gold not only prevents sun damage, it also treats sun- damaged skin through its ability to restore and repair damaged cells.
Colloidal gold is also known to have brightening effects on the skin (due to its reflective properties) and the ability to boost blood circulation. And because it improves the blood circulation, this causes healthy detoxification which makes the skin healthier and more vibrant.
Stimulates Skin Cells
It also stimulates skin cells through the help of the ions present in gold causing improved blood circulation and increase in skin cell metabolism and waste secretion resulting in healthy skin.
Of course, the ability of colloidal gold to restore skin cells also aids in reducing signs of aging such as sagging skin and loss of elasticity.
Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
When it comes to the topic of aging, one of the most common concerns of women are the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially on their face.
One of the primary causes of wrinkles and fine lines is exposure to UV radiation which can speed up the aging process.
And because of its antioxidant properties and capability to reduce signs of skin aging, colloidal gold is the ideal ingredient to look out for when choosing skincare that will address these problems.
With colloidal gold’s antioxidant properties, the ability to increase skin’s elasticity, boost collagen production, and reduce collagen depletion, it is no wonder that the trend gold in skincare shows no signs of going away anytime soon.
Spalina is always looking to incorporate the most effective and high-performing ingredients into its products which is why the newest products, Complex Vitamin C and Peptide Firming Glow, are infused with colloidal gold to enhance the effects of the other ingredients.
Complex Vitamin C is your ultimate free radical scavenger with a potent antioxidant that brightens the skin as well as prevents and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. It is also supercharged with glutathione and colloidal gold and includes peptides and marine fermentation which provides the skin with a natural glow.
Peptide Firming Glow is an anti-aging peptide serum and is meant to be used for the face and neck. It has high-performing peptides for that ULTIMATE lifting, firming, and glowing effect.