The Ultimate Guide On How To Use 24K Gold Peel-Off Mask

You've probably seen those satisfying videos on social media of skincare influencers applying wet masks to their face and then peeling them off once they dry. A gold peel-off mask can be a luxurious (yet affordable) way to pamper yourself and brighten up your complexion while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Like with any beauty treatment, it's essential to know how and when to use a gold peel-off mask. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your experience.

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What Is A Peel-Off Mask?

A peel-off mask is a type of facial mask that is applied to the skin in a liquid or wet form, dried on the skin, and then peeled off, usually in one piece. When the mask dries, it picks up dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria, and oil from the skin. Peeling off the mask removes these unwanted particles, exfoliates the skin, and can even improve circulation.

Since the mask is applied in a liquid form, you can spread it all over your face to target even the most hard-to-reach places. Look for masks with skin-loving ingredients to get even better results. For brightening and anti-aging effects, we recommend products infused with gold.

Benefits Of Gold In Skincare

Although it might seem a little odd to put gold on your face, it is much more than just a precious metal and has many excellent skincare benefits. 24k gold is 100% gold, the purest form, with no other materials mixed in, so this is the best version for skincare. Gold facial masks contain 24k gold extract, which helps your skin in several ways:

  • Brightening: Gold particles are naturally reflective and bounce back light for luminous, glowing, radiant skin.
  • Strengthening: Gold has antioxidant properties that help protect the skin from damaging free radicals.
  • Anti-Aging: Gold also helps minimize collagen and elastin loss, keeping the skin firmer and smoother. This mitigates premature aging and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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How To Use Peel-Off Masks

Peel-off masks are simple to apply and can be used before your daily skincare routine in the morning or just before sleeping. We recommend using them 2-3 times per week to avoid over-exfoliating the skin. Here are five simple steps on how to apply them.


  1. Gently wash your face with your favorite cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Spread the mask evenly across your face with your fingers or a mask applicator.
  3. Let the mask dry completely, usually about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Carefully peel off the mask, starting at the edge.
  5. Rinse off any remaining product with warm water.

Be sure to follow the directions on the packaging for optimal results.

The Best 24k Gold Peel-Off Mask

The Dēpology Hydrogel Trio Specia eye patches, some infused with 24k gold extract and brightening caffeine, provides all the benefits of a standard gold mask with additional ultra-hydrating ingredients: glycerin, trehalose, and aloe barbadensis.

Glycerin is a humectant, which attracts water from the air and the skin's inner layers to deliver moisture to the outer layer of the skin. Trehalose is a naturally-occurring sugar that traps moisture in the skin for intense hydrations and protects fibroblasts, the cells that produce collagen. Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) hydrates and soothes irritated skin and reduces inflammation.

Other Gold Face Masks

Peel-off masks are perfect for deep cleaning and exfoliation a couple of times per week, but there are also gentler gold face mask options for daily use. For a brightening boost, you can apply gold hydrogel masks like the Dēpology Restoring Day Under-Eye Patches every morning. You can also look for other skincare products with 24k gold extract, such as serums.

Woman showing you how to put on Gold hydrogel under eye patches by Depology

The Final Verdict

Gold peel-off masks can be a great way to brighten up your complexion and give your skin a little extra TLC. Our Restoring Gold Under Eye Gel Patches acts like full night's rest in a patch, add Dēpology’s gold duo to your morning skin care routine. The key active ingredients in the gel eye patches will make you look perky and well rested. Gold is not just for pretty jewelry. When it comes to skincare, gold, not diamonds, is a girl's best friend. Use these tips to get the most out of your 24k gold mask experience and enjoy smooth, glowing skin.