Wednesday, February 24

- That Gold Serum: Update & Review...

So who remembers when my mind was blown by a skincare product containing 24K gold?! At the start of the year I introduced you to Medicox Nano 24K Gold Sublime Serum* here, which was very kindly sent to me by BonjourHK.

I won't go into details such as its ingredients and claims, as you can read all about those in my previous post. The main purpose of this post is to share with you my experience of when it came to using it. You may remember, this skincare product isn't cheap (*gulp*, £78), so I promised to test it out properly and conclude whether it's worth the hefty price tag or not.

Despite acquiring quite the serum stash, I stuck to my word and managed to use this twice a day for an entire month. For someone who loves to experiment with different skincare this was pretty tough, but it immediately gives away just how much I enjoy using this product.

Something I think is important when splurging on a product is how long it will last. Two pumps are all I need to coat my entire face and neck, and you can see how much it's gone down. I'd say this will last another month, perhaps two at a push.

The consistency is less thick than other serums I own, something I prefer as I find it absorbs a lot better and evenly. There's a slight fragrance to this that's light and refreshing. I'm not someone who's easily put off by scents, but I think if you are then you won't have a problem with this.

Now when I saw the gold chunks shining back at me in the bottle, I feared I'd look like a disco ball with this. Fear not, as they really are teeny tiny speckles. Some people find swatches on arms/hands off-putting but I much prefer to see what a product actually looks like, and I want to show you just how small the gold particles in this are - they're even less noticeable when on the face.

So, what's my verdict?

I can honestly say my skin hasn't looked so fresh and awake in years. I have dry/sensitive skin and tend to get blemishes on my chin a few times a month. During this test month, I had one spot. ONE. Usually I get the mountains that feel like a bruise which then erupt and basically remain enemies with concealer and last a week, however, the one spot I had only lasted two days.

Not only does my skin look clearer but the surface is a lot softer and smoother, making it an ideal base for makeup.

Whenever I see expensive skincare I'm usually skeptical and just think there's a just as good drugstore version, but this has definitely persuaded me to invest more. I honestly can't think of one bad thing about this. From packaging to performance, it's faultless!

Are you a saver or a splurger? Have you ever tried skincare products containing gold?


*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted. I only feature products/services to my personal taste and all opinions are 100% my own.


KAREN
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18 comments:

  1. This looks and sounds great! I'm keen on trying anything with ingredients like gold haha.

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  2. My skin sounds quite similar to yours so this serum sounds like a fantastic option. Love that it has tiny gold particles, makes it look so luxurious x

    Beauty with charm

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  3. This does sound like an amazing product although so expensive! I'm generally a saver but if a product works so well that it's worth the money I would splurge!
    Amy xx Call Me Amy

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  4. This sounds absolutely amazing but holy cow, the price?! Don't think I'll be purchasing it anytime soon. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  5. I am a Saver, I just don't think it is necessary to spend so much money on make-up and such, I honestly spend a bit more on clothes just as I feel they last longer than cheaper items but I can not get the guts to splurge a little on make-up.
    The most expensive make-up products I own are the Urban Decay Naked Pallets and they last so long I don't have to fork out that often.

    I will be honest this looks like a really good product but I wouldn't want to spend the money on it.

    Meme xx

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  6. This sounds so good and I am so glad you tried it out further for a review as I would def be tempted to try it now xxx

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  7. I was soooo hoping you'd say that the price tag wasn't worth it...but I guess you really do get what you pay for! It's just sooooo expensive wah wah wah :'(

    xx lacoconoire.com

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  8. I'm glad the product turned out to be well worth its price tag! You certainly gave it a really thorough try and it obviously proved itself. I'm of the opinion that we wear our skin every day so it's worth investing in... but forking out for this would probably make my eyes water a bit, not gonna lie! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  9. This sounds lovely. I wish I could afford it! Maybe I'll save up one day as it does seem like a great wee investment.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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  10. this sounds like such a great product! I've actually never heard of this brand before either!

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  11. Wow, what a luxurious product that worth the hefty price tag! I don't mind to splurge a little when it comes to skincare. :)
    ♥NY
    Yours Truly, NY

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  12. Oh wow, this sounds so luxe!! Perfect for special occasions. :)

    T x

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  13. This sounds amazing!! Would love to try! britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Makes a nice change that it lived up to the price sounds great Lucyx

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  15. I love when a product give you a bit of radiance and health. This sounds amazing - I've never tried anything with gold in but I would love to!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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