Farsali Rose Gold Elixir: is it really working?

What is Farsali Rose Gold Elixir?

Farsali Rose Gold Elixir

Sal Ali is the founder of Farsali, a beauty brand best known for two products that you dispense via dropper bottle. Rose Gold Elixir and Unicorn Essence Rose Gold Elixir are a mixture of oils with bits of 24-karat gold floating in them. The Farsali Rose Gold Elixir is a blend of oils. Includes rosehip seed, pumpkin seed, vitamin E, lemongrass and orange peel, mixed in with 24K gold flecks to provide added brightness. Because unlike some skincare products that pill under makeup, or turn your foundation patchy, or leave you with an oil slick by noon, these serum-oil hybrids are incredibly lightweight, yet fully moisturizing, making them an easy add-on to your beauty routine, since they won’t screw with your products.

Over the internet frenzy

Instagrammers often use the Farsali Rose Elixir oil as a pre-makeup step; they’ll either smooth it directly onto their faces in place of primer, or they’ll put a few drops on a damp beauty sponge before applying foundation. Earlier this year, Farsali sent beauty bloggers into a frenzy with their Rose Gold Elixir product, a lightweight primer that contained actual gold karat flakes and rosehip oil, designed to enhance radiance. This has many interesting ingredients like 24k gold flakes, rosehip seed oil, and vitamins A and C, among others which work to achieve and maintain healthy skin with prolonged use.

The Rose Gold Elixir has 24 karat gold flakes in it for luminosity and is a great daily facial oil with a citrus aroma, thanks to ingredients like rosehip seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, vitamin E, lemongrass oil and orange peel oil.

Inside the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir, rosehip seed oil works to reduce the appearance of dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation, as well as diminish the appearance of other skin imperfections like fine lines and stretch marks. Farsali Rose Gold Elixir has Vitamin A (retinol-scientifically known to help fight wrinkles), and Vitamin C, which is why it smells a bit citrusy.

Farsali Rose Gold Elixir my disappointment

Farsali Rose Gold Elixir

I have seen that the internet is crazed about Farsali Rose Gold Elixir. Then, I read many review and opinions on it before buying it. I considered it to be the holy grail for my face and I was so happy when it finally arrived. So, I tried exactly as I saw in the many reviews from Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook. Strangely enough, my face turned red almost instantly. And this kept happening every single time I used the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir. Not to mention that it did not absorb at all, leaving my face all sticky and greasy.

Of course, I tried again and again and again, hoping for the best and trying to recreate the result see on the internet. I used on my clean face directly, I used after moisturizer, I used it after primer… nothing worked. In the end, I simply had to abandon the idea of using the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir. For me, this Farsali Rose Gold Elixir was a simple waste of money.

But is it worth it?

Farsali Rose Gold Elixir

But wait there is more. I was considering the ingredients in this overpriced product: Rosehip oil, pumpkin seed oil, lemongrass and orange peel oil, Vitamin E and some gold flakes. If I were to take all the oils in this 1 FL OZ bottle these would not cost more than a few dollars, including the vitamin E. You might think that the gold is the most expensive ingredient, but trust me the gold in this Farsali Rose Gold Elixir is less than 0.0003 oz. And yes, you read the zeros right.

So, I must ask here: why is this so expensive? I paid more than 75 USD for it. And the real price of some oils is less than 5 USD.