According to Sephora, "the FARSÁLI’s Rose Gold Elixir is a 24-karat, gold-infused beauty oil that’s rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It’s formulated with ingredients that work together synergistically to provide the ultimate results to address all your skin care needs. Rosehip seed oil penetrates quickly to nourish your skin while visibly brightening and improving skin texture. It is packed with linoleic and linolenic acids, vitamin C, and vitamin A to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and discoloration. The pure 24k Gold flakes absorb right into your skin, leaving your skin naturally glowing and radiant."
The product was created by an Instagram Influencer and landed up in Sephora. It comes at a hefty price of CAD $67.00. Honestly, it is not worth it at all. There is way too much hype around this product and it's a total waste of money. I personally feel that sometimes social media; such as Instagram, creates a lot of buzz and hype over a product and it's just a money grabber. But this product does have some amazing reviews. Just a word of caution; get a sample or read some "real" reviews as there are many influencers that are being paid to endorse this product.
I do not find this product hydrating at all and I haven't seen a brightening or improvement in my skin. I have more dry patches after using this product on my face. I think the elixer does have some great ingredients in it but I would rather recommend that you buy pure Rosehip seed oil from Deciem and vitamin E oil (you can buy this from a drugstore). Even though on Sephora, it states that the product contains vitamin C and A, it does not mention that on the bottle at all. The ingredients listed are: rosehip seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, gold flakes, orange peel oil (you can really smell this in the elixer!), lemongrass oil and vitamin e oil.,
Additionally, these gold flakes are absorbed into your skin cells. Eventually, the amount of gold can build up (because your cells don't have a way to get rid of the gold). Research suggests that the gold can, over time, build up in your skin cells, crowding out regular cell processes which can potentially accelerate skin aging. Gold that your skin absorbs is a novelty used to sell products. It is eye catching and evokes connotations from the ancient Egyptian associations between gold and anti-aging properties. Unfortunately, there is no research linking gold with anti-aging, and there is even the potential that gold building up in your skin cells can damage your skin, aging it faster!
I would personally not recommend this product. It's an overpriced fad for YouTubers and Instagramers.