Gold, thanks to its lustre, colour and unchanging nature has long been used as decoration or adornment. It also has a storied history as a cosmetic and medical treatment, with ancient empires from Egypt to China using gold leaf to enhance ones’ natural beauty. Legend has it that Cleopatra slept every night with a golden face mask to preserve her sparkling beauty.
Even today people hold that gold is an excellent cosmetic treatment. People believe that gold can detoxify as well as restore the elasticity of the skin. For these virtues gold is renowned as a luxury treatment in beauty centres and can be used in massages, face masks and other applications on the body.