I wanted to like this product, but I ended up returning it. As a nurse and clinical researcher, I wanted to look into reasons that products might contain gold flakes.There is no research-backed link to the use of gold flakes and anti-aging or skin enhancing properties. Companies that use gold flakes in their skin products put a bulk of the ingredient cost towards obtaining the gold flakes (which do not have any known skin enhancing properties). The rest of the products often times are of a lesser quality because of how much money was spent on adding the flakes of gold. 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!This oil has a pleasant scent , similar to an orange sweet tart. I used the product on my lips, face, and hands to give it a fair chance. I did not find it to hydrate better than other oils on the market (I highly recommend Marula and Rose Hip Oil). I felt like the oil was more lightweight compared to other oils on the market. For the price, I did not feel that this product was any better than other oils that are half the price. I have used many different facial oils (Rose hip, marula, argan, amyrynth, marcuja, and lavender) and I did not find this oil to be of note other than it containing gold flakes, Vitamin C and it's scent. Ultimately, the fact that your face absorbing gold flakes could potentially cause faster aging, and that the gold makes the cost of this product so much higher than it should be, I cannot recommend this and I made sure to return it to Sephora.