I have been washing my face with gold.
Now, have you ever said that before?
Really, this is one review that has me both loving what I do, and proud to be giving you the scoop on products before you make a purchase.
LaRocca is a skincare line developed and founded by Laure LaRocca. Her products combine ingredients found in nature and todays’ remarkable science, to create fine products to achieve healthy and younger looking skin. LaRocca products are free of parabens, PABA, mineral oil, phthalates, paraffin, DEA, Urea, synthetic fragrances or animal derived ingredients.
LaRocca is unique in that 24K colloidal gold and fulvic acid minerals are used, which promote electron transfer with the metal ions on the skin. This stimulates cell regeneration. So yes, actual facial products that contain 24K gold.
Now you can see why I was so excited to try this exquisite line of products. But, is it really worth the cost?
I got 4 LaRocca products to review, and I’ll tell you about each:
~ 24K Gold Cleanser Exfoliant (ARV: $50)
My first reaction to the cleanser when I put some on my fingertips was just WOW! You can actually see the gold flecks in it. During cleansing, the tiny particles gently exfoliate the skin. Now, I am not a scientist-blogger so I’ll let you know what the site says about why the gold is in the cleanser:
“A weightless invisible veil containing hyaluronic acid and our revolutionary cellular gold complex, made with 24K gold that creates an ideal environment to boost the energy for the regeneration of new skin cells and protecting them from free radicals”. Also containing, Green Tea Extract, Aloe and Chamomile – it helps decrease inflamation reduce puffiness and put vitamins back into the skin.
After cleansing, my face felt very clean, fresh and bright looking. It is the only one of the 4 products that I was sent, that has a scent. Yet, it is nice and subtle – a very nice citrus-like fragrance. Since the cleanser is also an exfoliant (which I don’t need to use on a daily basis) I tend to use this once every second day, and this alone will allow it to last a very long time.
~ 24K Gold Moisture (ARV: $115.00)
After cleansing, this is a wonderful moisturizer that leaves my skin soft and really fresh looking. It contains Jojoba Seed Oil and a few other natural ingredients to aid in balance and appearance. Since this also has super-tiny gold flecks, I see a shimmer to my skin. But, maybe it’s just me knowing that my face is covered with Gold, and that alone keeps me smiling. Either way, to be entirely honest, using the 24K Gold Moisture makes me just glow!
~ 24K Gold Eye Cream (ARV: $135.00)
I have come to just love to use this when the Twins have me awake for most of my hours. When I feel tired and think my eyes are dark, puffy and need a lift, the eye-cream is refreshing and a great pick-me-up. Over time, it is intended to strengthen dermal tissue. Women always need an eye cream to keep those crows feet and wrinkles at bay, LaRocca Eye cream is a wonderful choice for this reason.
~ C-Gold Serum (ARV: $150)
Now this is one product that I have to rave about. It’s used after the Moisture, a thicker cream that finishes the face and makes it so velvety smooth. It also protects against UVA/UVB rays. The C-Gold Gel is loaded with Vitamin C, it easily absorbs into the skin, and promotes collagen formation. Actually, if you buy just one product from LaRocca, I would pick this one. It’s the last one to go on my face and it’s just awesome. My face is so very smooth to touch after the C-Gold. I adore it!
I also have to add that with LaRocca I saw immediate results. It’s not a product that made a difference over time, but right away! I knew that LaRocca was a great skincare line right from the first application, and after weeks I still adore it.
** Disclosure: Product samples provided for review purposes, all opinions are my own