Is Gold the new Aloe Vera?

Just a few days before the Christmas holidays, I passed by some sales people who were handing out Gold-cream samples. Yes, you read it correctly. Gold Cream. After listening to the sales person babbling on about how gold rejuvenates skin, I decided to do a little research of my own. I found out that there are no solid studies that provide accurate data about gold having positive effects on skin. If anything there are more studies that discard the idea altogether.


Medical Daily has an article with the title “Gold Skin Products Cause Wrinkles and Speed Aging Process”. In this article it explains how there are contradictory assumptions on this matter. I am not going to bore you with facts and figures that you can easily find out by Googling yourself, but what I am going to do is tell you another side of this story.

How far are we willing to go to look younger?

nutrition-walnutsPaying 100s of Euors for a facial crème is mad, don’t you agree? The history of human-over-consumption is nothing new, but isn’t there a limit? what are healthcare departments for? Do they just check a product by its ingredients? If you ask me, one of the ingredients should be humanity. Every label must have a percentage on how humane the product is. We need to justify our purchases at some point. Swarovski bedazzled cars, £1.2m Champagne (Goût de Diamants) bottles, Castles made for two people, million dollar haircuts, and now gold crèmes. When are we going to put our foot down and realize that there are starving children out there who need our help.

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