Today I’m going to be reviewing an age defying face and body mist that contains extraction of pure nano gold. Now if you know me in person, you’ll be thinking it’s not like me to go for gimmick-y products but my recent trip to Egypt has left me in awe of their culture. Let’s face it they were pretty advanced in a lot of aspects of life, so why not skincare?
L’Or des Pharaohs which translates to ‘gold of the pharoahs’ is a facial and body mist, researched and developed from ancient manuscripts and with today’s technology and science they’ve managed to create a formula where the the particles are small enough to pass through cell membranes for optimum absorption and efficacy. These particles are of Nano gold, platinum and zinc, all of which are said to be key to anti-ageing. Still intrigued? Ok let’s break this down to what the mist actually does.
L’Or des Pharaohs is basically just purified and revitalised water containing monatomic, diatomic and nanoclusters of pure platinum and pure zinc. I’ve got a post on why zinc is essential for your skin coming soon so if you’re a little worried, but in summary it’s great for controlling acne and inflammations. Pure platinum is said to help tone and firm our skin. The gold though, that’s where I was stumped. I did a little bit of research and in ancient Egypt gold face masks were made using the gold of the Pharaohs. Of course this is a huge luxury and only the richest and supposedly the most beautiful could afford this. Cleopatra herself was said to have slept with masks made of pure gold which is why her skin was always so radiant. Similarly Geisha’s with beautiful skin have followed a similar beauty regime with edible gold leaf. I’ll be honest, I’m a little bit sceptical on the gold being anti-ageing but perhaps it could add some luminosity to the skin resulting in youthful looking skin? Who knows, but I sure as hell was curious enough to give it a try.
I have sensitive skin and always read ingredients so I was really pleased when I saw the mist has no allergens and no chemicals in it whatsoever.
The mist comes in an opaque blue spritzing bottle so it’s really easy to apply straight on to your face. The opacity of the bottle does make it slightly difficult to figure out how much product you have left but that’s not a huge issue. I do like the packaging though, it’s looks almost like an apothecary style bottle that might have come from the ancient Egypt times. I liked that the best before date was clearly put on the bottle too.
The instructions state to put it on before any makeup so that it can be absorbed into the skin. Easy peasy. I received the face and body mist two weeks ago and I’ve used it every day since. I spritz it on after my morning cleanse and wait for it to dry naturally.
The product itself seems like it’s just water. There is no smell or colour any different to normal water coming out of your tap, and sadly no gold flecks either. Slightly disappointed at that if I’m honest.
I’ve been using the mist for three weeks straight now and I have to be honest I haven’t seen much of a difference in my skin in terms of tone, luminosity or even hydration. I will definitely still continue to use the product until it’s finished and report back if there are any miraculous changes but so far there has been nothing significant just yet.
For just 15ml the L’Or des Pharaohs face and body mist is priced at £40. For me this is a lot of money for a product that could potentially just be water. You don’t get to see any of the gold so it’s a big leap of faith and a big ole chunk of money to invest. If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself, you can purchase it at the Health Factory.