" Studies showed that Colloidal Gold has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties."
Adored by beauty experts and professionals who are forever searching for the next best things, colloidal gold certainly makes a big wave in the beauty industry. It is fast becoming one of the most coveted skincare ingredients among those in the know.
What is Colloidal Gold?
Colloidal Gold is a suspension of gold nanoparticles in a fluid, usually water. Nanoparticle is a particle with size ranges from 1 to 100 nanometer. 1 nanometer is equivalent to 0.000000001 meter.
Why Colloidal Gold is Great for Your Skin?
Known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, studies showed that colloidal gold can penetrate deeper into the skin and acts as a carrier for other active ingredients. It helps improve the efficacy of skincare products. Due to its soothing and rejuvenating properties, colloidal gold is the ideal skincare ingredient for all skin types particularly sensitive skin. Medical studies suggested that gold nanoparticles can be used in the treatment of cancers, and it has been shown to accelerate the wound healing process.
There are various growth factors involved in the wound healing process such as Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) and Transforming Growth Factor (TGF). These growth factors have a significant role in the skin's renewal process in which the skin regenerates and repairs damaged cells. A healthy skin renewal is the key to youthful-looking skin.
The Benefits of Colloidal Gold Skincare Products
1. The Antioxidant Benefits of Colloidal Gold
Colloidal Gold helps neutralise free radicals and strengthen the skin's defense against environmental aggressors. Free radicals are the harmful, free molecules that react with oxygen and trigger the formation of Reactive Oxygen Species in our body. Reactive Oxygen Species can cause oxidative stress and damage to our body cells including damage to various skin components and DNA. These damages accelerate the skin's ageing process and increase the risk for skin cancer.
Colloidal gold skincare products can help slow down the signs of ageing. Due to its nano particle size, colloidal gold penetrates deeper into the skin. It protects and rejuvenates the skin from within. I use the cutting-edge combination of 24-karat colloidal gold, nano hyaluronic acid, peptide and antioxidant complex in the award-winning Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream. This anti-wrinkle moisturiser nourishes, strengthens and protects the skin from all ageing factors. It boosts skin renewal and minimises the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of ageing. With its ultra restorative formula, Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream is highly recommended for all types of ageing skin notably perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal skin.
" Argan oil plumps, Niacinamide tackles pigmentation and rosacea and 24 Carat Gold smooths wrinkles. An all-round winner."
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2. The Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Colloidal Gold
Chronic inflammation is one of the major contributing factors in premature skin damage and cancer. Exposure to UV radiation is known to trigger skin inflammation which goes on even after the skin is no longer exposed to UV rays. The anti-inflammatory effects of colloidal gold can be beneficial for all skin types, particularly for sensitive and ageing skin.
3. The Skin Renewal Benefits of Colloidal Gold
Several studies in Nanomedicine indicated the major potential role of colloidal gold in the wound healing process. Colloidal gold delivers nutrients and oxygen to injured cells which helps speed up the skin's healing process. The ability of colloidal gold to activate the cellular renewal mechanism in the skin can help reduce the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, lines, sagging skin and loss of elasticity. It also strengthens skin's barrier function and protects the skin from irritants and allergens.
Sensitive skin is particularly prone to signs of ageing. To help prevent and reduce the appearance of signs of ageing in all skin types including hyper-sensitive skin, apply Bio-Collagen Serum all over the face and neck including the skin around the eyes. This award winning advanced anti-ageing formula with 24-karat colloidal gold, cutting edge nano hyaluronic acid, bio-peptide and antioxidant complex diminishes the signs of ageing, past damage and skin imperfections. For best results, use Bio-Collagen serum twice a day, morning and evening on freshly-cleansed skin. Follow with the cream.
“ I created Bio-Collagen Serum as a birthday present to my mum. This supreme anti-ageing serum is now the heart of my own daily skincare routine.”
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Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.
Scientific Sources: Enhanced antioxidant activity of gold nanoparticle embedded 3,6-dihydroxyflavone: a combinational study, Applied Nanoscience, , Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 153–161; Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-tumor properties of gold nanoparticles, Journal of Pharmalogical Reports, 2017 Feb: 69(1): 119-129; Bimetallic silver nanoparticle–gold nanocluster embedded composite nanoparticles for cancer theranostics, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Issue 4, 2016; The effects of gold nanoparticles in wound healing with antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate and α-lipoic acid, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 8 (2012) 767–775.
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