Why Gold-infused Skincare is Worth Its Weight
This precious and powerful ancient mineral boosts your glow alongside the alchemy of other breakthrough ingredients
A few years ago, after suffering a horseback riding accident while vacationing in India, Sylvie Chantecaille was treated with an ancient Ayurvedic therapy that incorporated flecks of actual gold. The precious metal has long been used in eastern traditions to treat trauma and stress, both physical and emotional. In contemporary Western medicine, gold has been employed to address autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. For cosmetic use, Chantecaille incorporates a blend of gold and silk with the same free-radical scavenging properties—meaning it can help protect against free radicals that might lead to aging.
"Sourced from Japan, our 24k gold particles—the mineral in its purest form—are actually bound in the lab to silk microfibers."
Inspired by her quick recovery, in 2007 Sylvie dreamed up what would become Chantecaille’s Gold Collection with the launch of Nano Gold Energizing Cream and Eye Cream. Sourced from Japan, our 24k gold particles—the mineral in its purest form—are actually bound in the lab to silk microfibers. Silk shares the antioxidant benefits of gold, amplifying the metal’s regenerative effects. Together, their properties soften the appearance of aging.
Here’s how this luxurious and powerful ingredient produces results alongside other high-powered naturals and peptides in the Gold Collection:
Nano Gold Energizing Face Cream
Like all of its fellow Gold formulas, this balm-like moisturizer is infused with 24k gold bound with silk. It’s also packed with high-performance botanicals like Butcher’s Broom, Centella and Marigold that work to diminish visible redness, as well as Bionymph Peptide Stem Cell Extract that reduces the look of lines and dullness.
How to use it: Because of its balm-like texture, it’s great for anyone with fatigued or tired looking skin in need of a jolt of energy or radiance. “I have sensitive skin, so in the winter I boost Rose de Mai Cream with a layer of Gold Cream during the day,” Sylvie says.
Nano Gold Firming Treatment
The most powerful moisturizer in the collection with antioxidant-rich ingredients, the treatment incorporates Apple Stem Cells to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and the extract of a potent microalgae called Dunaliella Salina, which helps you get your glow on.
How to use it: It’s rich in powerful ingredients that are perfect for those with dry skin who want a firmer looking, visibly less-lined complexion. The pump dispenser is also super convenient and well-suited to travel.
Nano Gold Energizing Eye Serum
This smoothing and moisturizing eye serum turbo-charges its gold-silk base with raspberry and tomato plant stem cells, plus a blend of peptides that address the look of puffiness and the appearance of wrinkles.
How to use it: The serum is a targeted eye treatment that’s also rich in botanicals for smoothing out the look of the “11s” and marionette lines—so go ahead and use it around the mouth, nose and forehead. “In the morning, I like to de-puff my eyes with Gold Energizing Eye Serum. The cooling gold-covered rollerball irons any pillow creases right out!” Alex Chantecaille says.
Nano Gold Energizing Eye Cream
Chantecaille became one of the first in the industry to use plant stem cell technology with the launch of this product in 2007. Green Apple Stem Cells minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while a blend of peptides moisturizes dry skin and lighten the appearance of dark circles and a burst of caffeine addresses apparent puffiness.
How to use it: This is perfect for all skin types or mature skin, as well as those who love a richer emollient cream.
Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask
This cooling, all-natural seaweed-based mask is saturated with 24k gold-silk serum rich in powerful naturals that visibly plump and moisturize. One unique ingredient is Plankton Extract, which creates a smooth film that instantly and visibly promotes a more lifted appearance, reducing the look of wrinkles.
How to use it: These will be your lifesaver when it comes to visibly de-puffing “morning after” eyes or refreshing your look before a night out. Wear the translucent under-eye masks for 20 minutes while you multitask, or at the end of a long-haul flight. One trick for getting ready for a party: Apply the eye masks to catch any fallout from eyeshadow or mascara, then apply concealer and foundation afterwards. And don’t forget to wipe out the last drops of serum from the container with your finger and dab it everywhere that could use a little youth boost.
Gold Recovery Mask
This rich, multi-tasking mask based on the gold-silk combo is infused with Blackcurrant Seed Oil and Sunflower Oil to quiet visible redness and moisturize, while a cocktail of three different peptides creates more elastic, firmer-looking skin.
How to use it: Wear it for 20 minutes or keep it on overnight if you’re looking to address irritation like rosacea or wind-chapped skin. “The night before an event, I sleep in our Gold Recovery Mask for a glowing complexion,” Olivia says. “It soothes and revives my complexion. I love this mask—it helps me deal with the stresses of life.”