Top 10 Benefits Of Gold For Skin Care

Learn how this precious metal can be used to improve your skin health.

Medically Reviewed by Dr. CP Thajudheen, MD
By Kushneet Kukreja

The benefits of gold in skin care are many. Though using gold in skin care products has become popular only now, it has been used by Romans, Egyptians, and Japanese for ages to manage several skin conditions. Keep reading to know the top 10 benefits of gold in skin care. Scroll down.

Benefits of Gold for Skin Care

Colloidal Gold is a suspension of gold nanoparticles in a fluid, usually water. Nanoparticle is a particle with a size ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers. Studies suggest that colloidal gold can penetrate deeper into the skin and act as a carrier for other active ingredients (1). It helps improve the efficacy of skin care products. Due to its soothing and rejuvenating properties, colloidal gold is the ideal skin care ingredient for all skin types, particularly sensitive skin. Medical studies suggest that gold nanoparticles can be used in the treatment of cancers and have been shown to accelerate the wound healing process (2).

1. Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Spots Can Be Reduced

Woman worried about wrinkles and fine lines


To have clear skin, free from wrinkles and spots, is every woman’s ultimate desire. Gold nanoparticles, along with ginseng extracts, have been found to have antioxidant properties that reduce wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, and marks on the skin to make you look younger (3), (4).

2. Stimulates The Skin Cells

Woman with gold face pack


The ions present in gold help in stimulating the cells, nerves, and veins in your body. This leads to improved blood circulation. This will increase the metabolism of skin cells and the secretion of the waste. Gold can help to stimulate the cells and give you healthy skin (5)..

3. Premature Aging Of The Skin Can Be Prevented

Woman with premature skin aging


Dryness of skin can lead to premature aging. The use of gold can reduce the dryness of the skin and help in increasing the metabolic rate. This would prevent the skin from premature aging.

4. Gold Can Lighten The Complexion

As we recollect history, it was rumored that one of the beauty regimes that Cleopatra followed was the use of gold. Cleopatra used a gold mask every night to enhance her complexion and keep her skin youthful, glowing and beautiful (4).

5. Collagen Depletion Is Slowed Down

Woman with gold facial serum


Collagen is naturally produced in your body which keeps the body flexible. It is responsible for giving smooth skin and shining hair. The collagen level in the body starts depleting from the age of 25 and this is when you notice the changes on your skin. Skin care with gold can slow down the depletion of collagen level in your skin cells (6).

6. Sun Damage Can Be Treated

We all are very concerned about our skin getting tanned under the sun. The production of melanin or black pigment in the skin is responsible for tanning the skin when exposed to sunlight. The production of melanin in the body can be reduced with the use of gold (2), (7).

7. Allergies Can Be Treated

Egyptians believed that gold has medicinal properties that can help in healing a few diseases. The antioxidant properties present in gold helps in increasing blood circulation which leads to a reduction in acne and other skin allergies (7).

8. Inflammation Can Be Treated:

Gold is said to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties that help oxygen to enter into the skin for renewal of the cells. This helps in treating ulcers and other inflammatory disorders of the skin. It is also known to rejuvenate your skin (8).

9. Elasticity Of The Skin Can Be Increased:

Woman showin elasticity of the skin


Skin tends to sag when its elasticity decreases or is completely lost. The use of gold can reduce the breakdown of elastin and restore the elasticity of the tissues. This will further prevent the skin from sagging. Gold increases the elasticity of the skin, thus making it firm and toned (9).

10. Glowing Skin:

Gold helps in improving blood circulation, hence it helps hydrate and maintains the skin’s moisture level. The small particles of gold get absorbed into the skin imparting a rich glow. This makes the skin healthy, fresh, and radiant (4).

Gold not only gives a beautiful, glowing, and youthful skin but is also beneficial in many ways. It slows down collagen depletion, increases skin’s elasticity, lightens the skin’s complexion, stimulates the cells makes the skin firm, improves blood circulation, and prevents premature aging, wrinkles, tanning, etc.

The benefits of gold in skin care include wrinkle-free skin, no premature aging, high skin elasticity, and bright skin tone. These are all the more reasons to include gold in your skin care regimen. While the use of gold may appear to be a nice touch, its antioxidant properties go much beyond that. On the other hand, the richness of gold skin care products remains a drawcard: you feel good about using them and anticipate indulging, which is not a terrible thing. Finally, a golden tint can have an immediate impact on providing glossy, glowing, and healthy skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is gold facial good for skin?

Yes, a gold facial is beneficial to the skin. It can increase skin suppleness, making your skin look younger and more revitalized.

How long should we leave the gold mask on?

You can leave the gold mask on for around 5-10 minutes.

Should I use a gold face mask in the morning or night?

If you are using a mask to nourish and prepare your skin for the day, use it in the morning. However, cleansing or exfoliating masks should be used at night.


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  2. Gold Nanoparticles in Cancer Treatment
  3. Applications of Panax ginseng leaves-mediated gold nanoparticles in cosmetics relation to antioxidant moisture retention and whitening effect on B16BL6 cells
  4. Nanofibrous cosmetic face mask for transdermal delivery of nano gold: synthesis characterization release and zebra fish employed toxicity studies
  5. Novel Vitamin and Gold-Loaded Nanofiber Facial Mask for Topical Delivery
  6. Nanogold Synthesis Using Matrix Mono Glyceryl Stearate as Antiaging Compounds in Modern Cosmetics
  7. Assessment of antioxidant and dermoprotective activities of gold nanoparticles as safe cosmetic ingredient
  8. In vivo and In vitro Toxicity and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Gold Nanoparticle Bioconjugates to the Vascular System
  9. Usefulness of Gold Thread Implantation for Crow’s Feet
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Kushneet holds a postgraduate degree in biotechnology from Kingston University, London, and is an ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness &... more

Dr. CP Thajudheen

Dr. CP Thajudheen has over 20 years of experience in various lasers, light-based devices, and other advanced equipment. He was... more