Friday, August 14, 2015

XANADU 24K Gold Serum

Have you ever thought about wearing gold on your face? Maybe a nose ring? Not your thing? It's not mine either. No worries. I am talking about actually putting gold on your face. Have you heard about this before? I hadn't until about a month ago.

I was given a serum with actual 24K gold flakes in it. Whoa! Now why on Earth would I put it on my face and not turn it into jewelry?! Well, come to find out gold is actually good for your skin. According to myth (who knows if it's actually true), Cleopatra actually used Gold on her face.

Here are some of the health benefits that I found on the internet:

  1. Wrinkles and fine lines can be reduced
  2. Improves circulation, cells, nerves, and veins
  3. Slows the depletion of collagen
  4. Antioxidant properties that can reduce allergies
  5. Increases elasticity of the skin
  6. Makes skin more radiant
  7. Has shown improvements when treating autoimmune disease
  8. Reduces inflammation

I tried a serum made by ISA Professional. It really does contain flakes of Gold. Probably not enough to make anything like a ring, but enough that you can clearly see the flakes through the bottle. I have been using it for about a month, but have not seen any dramatic results. I don't have many fine lines or wrinkles yet. Thankfully! I'm only 26, so hopefully I don't have too many to worry about. 

I did like how it applied to my face though. It goes on very smooth and evenly. My skin is very dry and absorbs it quite quickly. I usually have to use 2 pumps to cover my face. If I lean in super close to the mirror after application then I can see the gold flakes laying on my skin. 

At first I was afraid that it would clog my pores. I wasn't sure if the gold flakes would cause any issues. I didn't notice any side effects though. My face actually had fewer breakouts. And nobody even noticed the gold flakes when I was without makeup. You can't tell that they are even there when you use foundation. I'm sure they fall off throughout the day. I typically use the serum at night for this reason. 

There is more to this serum than just Gold though. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Rose Extract, P-anisic, Collagen, Creatine, Beta-Glucan, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, and Epidermal Growth Factor. These are all supposed to be beneficial for the skin. I know that Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C serums are a huge thing right now. This product contains both, and so there is no need to buy multiple serums. 

I have enjoyed using this product. The bottle is a 1.0 fl oz container. It is very elegant and the pump works really well. I have dropped the bottle quite a few times (oops!) and it has withstood every fall. The bottle is a little small, but it only pumps a small amount and so it will last a while. I have been using it for a month and have hardly even made a dent in it. 

If you would like to try adding a little shimmer and glow to your face routine then check out ISA Professional's 24K Gold XANADU Vitamin C Serum and Foundation Primer.
You can find it on Amazon, HERE.
Or on their website, HERE.

I received a free sample for testing and reviewing purposes. These are my own thoughts and opinions about the product. I was not compensated in any way.

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