The Egyptians used gold for a number of things; from preventing and curing ailments to covering every surface of their buildings and furnishings. It’s said that Cleopatra used to sleep in a gold mask every week as she was very vein when it came to her appearance. So if it’s good enough for her, then it’s good enough for me.
Up until about a year ago, I wasn’t great with my skin care. Then I saw a wrinkle. The time had come. I picked this up thinking it would be good to incorporate into my pre-makeup routine. I’ve heard numerous claims about it lifting the skin, so was really excited to give this a go.
Although there isn’t any solid proof of gold providing any benefit to the skin and there have been cases of people experiencing reactions to it, it is more popular than ever. I’ve spent lots of time trying to find out the ingredients in this product, but have come up blank. So, the pessimist in me does doubt if there is actually gold in this at all, or whether it’s an embellished extract. Besides that, you can’t deny that the look of it is so beautiful in the bottle. The bottle is weighted glass with a gold lid and the whole thing looks and feels expensive. I like the simplicity of it.
When I bought this, there wasn’t much on the internet about this product. People are calling it a primer, but I wouldn’t call it that. It’s more of a makeup base, as it doesn’t claim to make your makeup last longer or to perfect the skin. But does say it creates an even finish under makeup, smoothes fine lines and tightens the skin. I thought that the ‘gold’ flakes would be rough and gritty, but melted into the skin in seconds. It has got a scent which is a bit floral, but as it’s a gel the scent doesn’t linger on the skin at all.
The product itself is a gel like consistency and the flakes are almost invisible when out of the bottle. I found it to be very calling on the skin and ¾ of a pump was more than enough for my face. You do have to work quickly, as it does dry pretty quickly. I like to apply this with my fingers, but I have seen other people using brushes and beauty blenders. It just personal preference. I apply it evenly and then pat it in with my finger tips, then sweep upwards from the neck. If there are any firming and tightening benefits, then I’m gonna do what I can to make the most out of it.
It made my skin feel really moisturised, my makeup looked really flawless but I wouldn’t say it made my it last any longer. I got it from the good reviews I heard and the benefits others were claiming to have. As for the other ingredients, I would hope (for the price) they are good for the skin. But due to the obscurity of an ingredients list, we will have to take a guess.I’ve been using this for around 6-8 weeks now and one thing I can honestly say is my skin looks and feels better than ever. As far as I can remember, this is the only thing I have been doing differently within my makeup routine. So maybe, there is some really good stuff in there. I will obviously continue to use it and see, if when I finish it my makeup or skin looks different.
Is it worth the price tag of £46? I think, if you are going to use it on a daily basis as part of a skin care routine, then yes. But if your looking for a hydrating primer. There are others on the market that will do a similar job to this. Guerlain L’Or Radiance Concentrate is available here.
I hope you found this review helpful. Have you tried the Guerlain L’Or Radiance Concentrate yet?
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