|Press Sample. All opinions are my own.|
One of the skincare trends I'm fully in support of is glowing skin. Whether it's an illuminating primer, or pop of highlighter (or strobing, whatever) or a bronzer with a little shimmer, I'm on board. A luxurious way to get a little glow with real gold - plus treat my skin with great ingredients is with the Charmante Rosie Ultimate Gold Serum!
There is some scientific debate on the actual benefits of real gold in skincare. Some say that it works with the skin's natural electrical charge to warm up the skin and help nutrients absorb better, or that it helps to stimulate collagen production. Others say that the gold particles are too big to get into the skin.
It does look super luxe, with the real gold flakes suspended in the serum! The packaging is attractive and functional - the pump keeps the serum away from contaminants, and the metallic and clear plastic are lightweight, crack-resistant, and classic.
In addition to the gold, there are some skin-loving ingredients in here, like Aloe, Glycerin, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, and Cucumber extract. I find the serum to be lightweight, scent-free, and quick to absorb. It also leaves the prettiest glow on my skin that makes it look so fresh!
My nailart was inspired by the packaging on the serum. The base is Orly French Manicure Pink Nude with a half-chevron French Tip of Revlon Sequin, and a dusting of Mentality 12k Gold flakies. I did a freehand rendition of their logo on my thumb that was quite a challenge!
Charmante Rosie Ultimate Gold Serum on Amazon, where it retails for $49.97.