The 10 Best Gold Face Masks
This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in May of 2018. A lot of skincare trends may sound gimmicky, but some have ancient origins. It's rumored that Cleopatra herself used 24 karat gold as a beauty treatment to prevent wrinkles and add that lit-from-within glow. Pamper yourself like a queen (or king) with one of these face masks. We've included wash-off, hydrogel, and peel-off options, so you can choose the type that best suits your routine. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
June 16, 2020:
Because gold has antioxidant properties, it is a natural addition to face masks — and it's tough to beat its "ooh shiny!" appeal. Some people are allergic to gold, however, and even if you're not, remember that a mask may have other ingredients to which you're allergic. For this reason, you'll want to read the label carefully. It's generally a good idea to test a small portion first before applying it to your entire face, usually on the inside of the elbow.
With that said, for most users, we still like the Lovoir Gel Pads. Even if you don't see dramatic dark circle correction, you'll likely feel refreshed and rejuvenated, as these pads have a cooling, relaxing effect. For all-over coverage, consider Azure Gold & Caviar or White Naturals Rejuvenating. Neither will break the bank, and they don't feel too sticky like some, including Majestic Pure 24K.
For those who need help with unsightly clogged pores, we kept Elizavecca Blackhead Remover. It's a blackhead mask, just as its name suggests, and it can help you cleanse and tighten for a more refined skin texture. It does tend to dry out the skin, though, making it a better choice for users who usually have an oily complexion. Or, if you're having a range of skin issues, we like the Dermal Korea Collagen Essence 16-Pack. Each of the 16 included sheet masks have different main ingredients, from gold to aloe, giving you a range of tools for brightening up your visage. Note that these do contain parabens, so they are not a great choice for users who want an all-natural, preservative-free option.
Mimi Luzon 24K Pure Mimi Luzon 24K Pure is fine for use on all skin types, making it a good choice for just about anyone who has room for its admittedly steep price in their budget. Along with gold, it boasts apricot kernel oil, jojoba seed oil, chamomile extract, and more, all of which may help improve elasticity and give your skin a brighter, more youthful appearance. mimi-luzon.com
Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask Crafted in Switzerland, Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask has blackcurrant seed oil, which can tame redness, and sunflower oil, which may soothe itchy or dry skin. It's a vegan, cruelty-free choice with no petrolatum, palm oil, or phthalates, so you can feel good about using it. chantecaille.com
Adore Cosmetics Golden Touch Adore Cosmetics Golden Touch goes one step further than many and offers a magnetic experience — literally. After you apply it and wait seven minutes, you can use the included bar to lift away the magnetic powder and, potentially, impurities along with it, leaving behind a golden layer that you rub in gently. adorecosmetics.com