As a face mask hoarder, I don’t know how I didn’t purchase this shiny gold mask sooner. Read on to see if this golden product lives up to its fancy name.
What it is:
The First Botany Pure 24K Gold Mask ($25) contains real 24K gold foil. But why gold you ask? The answer goes all the way back to ancient civilizations. The Egyptians believed that gold could cure pretty much anything, while Ancient Romans used gold for tons of skin ailments. Gold is soft and easily absorbed while increasing bloodflow to the skin. It helps to quickly regenerate healthy new skin cells, while reducing toxins and the appearance of sun damage.
The anti-aging 24K Gold Mask is formulated as a 4-in-1: It moisturizes, brightens, repairs and firms. According to First Botany, this mask uses a combination of powerful ingredients to repair the skin and reduce toxins that cause skin sagging. It’s full of antioxidants like vitamin E and Portulaca Oleracea Extract which help counteract damaging radicals and toxins. It’s also great for acne!
How to Use:
Gently apply a thin layer to your clean, dry face, avoiding the eye area. Massage the mask in a circular motion for a minute. Then, rinse off after 20-25 minutes. Use 1-2 times per week.
This mask is golden! I actually got it on sale for $15, but it is well worth the $25! It’s also a pretty large tub that will last a long time. The mask comes with a little plastic applicator, but I found that it was easier to apply using my fingers. It has a light, fresh scent and a hair-gel-like consistency that spreads easily onto the skin. The first time I used it, I looked in the mirror and thought I looked like a magical gold alien… but unlike most face masks, the 24K Gold mask doesn’t really dry onto the skin. It stays wet and sticky until you wash it off. So make sure to avoid anything touching your face while it’s on!
In terms of effectiveness, I noticed a difference in my skin after the first use! As a 25-year-old who has overdone it in the sun, I’m starting to get slight fine lines around my eyes and on my forehead. When I washed this mask off, I swear the lines were fading. My skin also felt super plump and hydrated, as opposed to the tight and dry feeling I get from a lot of face masks. After a few weeks of using it, my skin looks more even and smooth! I barely even notice the fine lines that were stressing me out. I highly recommend this to anyone of any age looking for a spa-like experience and happy skin!