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Gold in Skincare Products: Good or Bad?



Gold in Skincare Products: Good or Bad?

If you’re at your local drug store looking at the new makeup products, chances are you are looking for something that will bring life to your face. Many products today offer a glimmering sheen, making you appear as if you are twinkling with gold. While this might work out well for your big night at the club, you may regret it down the line. Dr. Kevin Sadati, a board certified facial plastic surgeon who is based out of Newport Beach, wants to highlight a study for his Orange County patients about the impact of gold in facial products.

This study, which was recently published in the medical journal Nanotoxicology, notes that gold can have a negative impact on the aging process. Gold flecks are found in many different cosmetic products, and over time, the exposure to  gold can cause the skin to wrinkle and age prematurely. Researchers from Stony Brook University completed the study, and also found that the presence of gold in makeup products can inhibit the healing process, prevent the storage of fat and even impact the onset of diabetes in patients who are prone to the disease.

Dr. Sadati notes that patients can take a variety of steps to limit their exposure to gold in makeup products:

First and foremost, consumers should read over the list of ingredients in their makeup products before they make a final purchase. While a glittering tan compact might seem like a good choice for a day at the beach, it might be best to avoid any product with gold in it.

Anyone who wears makeup and uses cosmetic products on a regular basis should research the latest information available about these products. This ensures that they are up-to-date on the most recent findings, allowing them to choose safe products that promote beauty rather than expedite the aging process.

Instead of wearing excessive makeup to hide blemishes and signs of aging, a person can choose to have a non-surgical facelift procedure. This quick and easy procedure can be done during a person’s lunch hour and will provide them with instant results. Dr. Sadati injects dermal fillers into the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Patients can expect these results to last for 6-9 months, at which point they can return to have a touch up procedure. This is a safe and effective procedure designed to fight signs of aging, and afterwards you won’t need any of that glittering makeup to make you look beautiful.

This study highlights just how many different factors play into the aging process. While many people commonly associate signs of aging such as wrinkles with too much sun exposure or genetic factors, it seems there also may be other factors at play. Patients who are interested in a personalized skin care regimen as well as information about non-surgical facelift procedures should contact Dr. Sadati’s office to set up a free cosmetic consultation. It’s the first step toward a new you — you won’t need gold to look stunning anymore.