There’s luxe — and then there’s 24K gold. When you think of gold, your mind probably floats to jewelry, but the precious metal also has a surprising amount of benefits for your skin. Not only is it an antioxidant, working to protect against free radicals, it has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness. Pair that with a healthy dose of wrinkle-fighting collagen, and you’ve got yourself a winning skincare combo that can take on everything from dark circles and puffiness to fine lines — particularly when it comes in the form of an anti-aging eye mask.
Le Gushe Skincare’s best-selling Collagen Eye Zone Gel Mask ($19.98, Originally $21.99, Amazon) is making waves on Amazon with more than 1,400 five-star reviews (and counting!). Not only is it packed with its fair share of 24K nano gold — tiny particles of gold that can be suspended in a liquid buffer, which lowers your risk of an allergic reaction — it’s chock-full of all-natural ingredients that are known to get skin glowing, with collagen at the top of the list.
“Gold is used as an anti-aging ingredient, as it can help reduce inflammation, which is a cause of acne and hyper pigmentation,” New York-based cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank told InStyle in 2015. “When applied topically, it also helps brighten the skin.”
In addition to these two powerhouse ingredients, you’ll also find plumping seaweed, rose essential oil, which is known for its anti-aging and moisturizing properities, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and radiance-boosting licorice flavonoids — just to name a few.
Each box comes with 20 pairs of under eye masks. To use them, simply remove the backing from each mask and firmly apply them directly underneath your eyes. Wear for 20 to 30 minutes before removing and gently massaging away any excess product.
Le Gushe recommends doing this treatment two to three times a week to take care of dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles in your under eye zone. It also promises to soothe your skin and make it “noticeably smoother.”
Reviewers say these luxurious little pick-me-ups are the real deal, and that you can “actually feel it working.”
One woman, who called them “shockingly amazing,” wrote, “I was very surprised when I took them off and looked in the mirror and saw a difference! My under eye skin looked so firm and supple, there were no dark circles left. I’m glad it is a pack of 20 because I’m going to be adding these into my regular routine.”
Another backed her claims, raving, “I’ve been using this product for a week now and I can see the difference already! It helps with getting rid the ‘tired’ look. I’m currently pregnant and on my ninth month, so you can just imagine how little sleep I get lately! Another tip is to put the product in the fridge shortly before use, you don’t have to but it adds to the cooling effect under your eyes!”
We guess the old adage is true: All that glitters really is gold!
Where to buy: $19.98, (Originally $21.99, Amazon)
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