Gold nanoparticles are increasingly popular in the engineering of cosmetics as they are cherished for their anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties. These unique properties aid with maintaining the skin’s elasticity and luminosity as well as combating acne and redness, leaving the skin smooth and with a natural glow.
Gold nanoparticles’ primary benefit is in tackling the loss of collagen and elastin. As we age, collagen and elastin regeneration decreases, consequently leading to a decline of the skin’s youth and flexibility. In addition to this natural deterioration of collagen and elastin concentration with age, other external factors exacerbate the process. Among those factors is carbohydrates, found in our daily food. Carbohydrates bind to amino acids, forming mischievous complexes which amplify the formation of wrinkles. This is where gold nanoparticles play a crucial role. Gold nanoparticles are specially engineered to penetrate through several layers of the skin within a few hours to bind to those amino acids and hence prevent the formation of those ageing complexes. This phenomena is found in our product HYDRA-LIFT GOLDEN FACIAL TREATMENT MASK.
Another benefit of gold nanoparticles is its ability to help other ingredients penetrate further through the skin. Indeed, gold nanoparticles are excellent carriers for ingredients such as Collagen or Vitamin C, in the case of the HYDRA-LIFT GOLDEN FACIAL TREATMENT MASK.
Gold is also well-renowned for its antibacterial properties. The use of gold in medicine dates back to ancient India, Egypt and China which used gold to cure a variety of ailments. Nowadays, doctors use gold’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties in rheumatic diseases. Gold nanoparticles are even being tested to target skin cancer.