Is gold in your skin care a luxury or necessity? A fairly new ingredient to cosmeceutical skin care, colloidal gold nanoparticles are touted because of their skin illuminating properties and how they help deliver other anti-aging antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients deep into the layers of skin. But does it really work?
"I though gold was hype, but after seeing my client's skin immediately turn softer smoother, and tighter - I'm a believer."
~ Tina Zillmann, LE, CLHRP and Founder of SRC
When we think about healthy skin, the hallmarks that come to mind are clear, bright and smooth. Unfortunately, we have to defend our skin against UV and pollution on a daily basis, and contend with the natural aging processes. Adding colloidal gold helps fortify your skin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant support, and it enhances the penetration of other cosmeceutical actives, including retinol, vitamin C and amino peptides, to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and discolorations.
Long-term benefits are wonderful for age prevention and correction, but for those who want instant gratification, adding colloidal gold to your skin care routine amplifies your skin's luminosity with it's refractive properties. Research about light and refraction of the skin has been a growing trend with the popularity of lasers. Researchers have pinpointed hydration, exfoliation and collagen as the major contributors to skin radiance. Gold is just icing on the cake.
So, does gold work wonders on the skin? In our experience, yes, and we invite your to experience the results for yourself with our signature 1-hour Lifting Gold Facial or get your 24k Lifting Gold Mask to use at home.
THE 24K LIFTING GOLD FACIAL
Everything your skin needs to rejuvenate and boost luminosity, this colloidal gold treatment begins with a deep cleansing of your skin followed by a professional skin analysis. Our aestheticians' are highly trained in ingredients and procedures that benefit your skin's unique needs and delivers the best result for you. If the 24k treatment is not right for your skin, we'll tell you, and offer a more result-driven alternative.
A light 30% lactic acid peel is applied to gently exfoliate your skin. Lactic acid helps brighten skin tone and refine pore appearance as it hydrates and softens skin texture. Light facial peels, like our lactic peel, leave your skin refreshed and radiant without any downtime.
After a light pass of blemish extractions, your aesthetician will deliver a contouring facial massage with our soothing hops and vitamin E lotion, followed by our decadent 24k Lifting Gold Mask.
As the formulation of colloidal gold, caffeine, and hyaluronic acid penetrates into your skin, your aesthetician will perform a shoulder, arm and hand massage. Once the mask sets, she'll finish with a multifaceted moisture solution for your skin type and a light application of sunscreen.
24K TREATMENT AT HOME
Perpetuate your treatment at home or, if you're on a budget, get the mask and give yourself the gold treatment on your own time. Get it now >
Here's what you need to know about caring for the skin on your body that will keep you looking bright, even toned, smooth and healthy.
Enlarged pores or an “orange peel” like look to the skin on the face is a common concern as we’re faced with intrinsic aging and chronic sun damage. Your pore size is determined by genetics and can’t be changed, however, there are steps we can take to minimize the look of the pores and improve the overall look of our face.