Style & Beauty » Vol. 48

Good skin is timeless

Ancient BeautyIt seems like our ancestors had flawless skin. Now, modern skin care manufacturers are paying close attention to centuries-old ingredients for the latest anti-aging innovations. From solid-gold facials to using plants as skin care, the results are timeless.

24k Gold
Dating back to Cleopatra, women have been known to give themselves 24k gold-infused facials for their anti-aging and hydrating benefits. Here’s the at-home version: OROGOLD 24k Deep Peeling, a facial cleanse with 24k gold as the main ingredient! The deep peeling is designed to provide a powerful facial cleanse by removing a thin layer of dry cells to reveal ultra-smooth and youthful skin. It is specifically formulated to gently polish, renew and revitalize the skin without stripping away vital oils or causing irritation. $108, orogoldcosmetics.com.

Seaweed
The ancient Greeks said that Aphrodite, the goddess of love, owed the success of her flawless skin, shiny hair and bright eyes to the plants of the sea. Since the human body makeup is similar to that of the ocean, these underwater fauna are perfect to help replace nutrients that you may have lost. By using an anti-aging serum that is enriched with seaweed, like Queen Bee Firming & Restoring Serum, you can achieve a firmer, sleeker, brighter and younger-looking complexion. $71.99, fragrancenet.com.

Skullcap
Skullcap is a purple flowering member of the mint family – and a key Eastern medicinal herb. In the traditional times of Chinese medicine, topical use of skullcap was suggested for the treatment of acne, eczema and even psoriasis, but today Skullcap is included in an array of skin care products, like Amarte Ultra Veil Ultra Light Sunscreen, for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and brightening effects. Its potential anti-cancer effects are a theoretical bonus, even though there’s no direct evidence that it helps prevent the development of skin cancer. $45, amarteskincare.com.

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