acrylic lacquer
A solvent-based clear coating for manicures and pedicures. Can be used as the adhesive for the 23kt Gold Leaf for Nail Care, as well as a protective coating.
alloy
A combination of metals producing specific attributes of color, malleabillity, weight, tarnish-resistance and strength. Alloys are used to create many colors of gold leaf, flakes and powders.
adhesive
Used to attach or adhere gold leaves to the nail's surface during manicure or pedicure. An acrylic nail lacquer is an appropriate adhesive for 23kt Gold Leaf.
aluminium leaf
Available through Eytzinger's Crocodile and GoldCreative lines for art, architecture and craft projects. A thin leaf for gilding made from Aluminium metal, also called imitation silver.
analysis certificate
The result of testing by independent third party to determine the quality in gold leaf and silver leaf, powders, flakes, MicroMesh products and manufacture. All gold and silver products undergoing this analysis are annually confirmed by GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certificate. anneal A process of gradual heating and cooling to increase malleability of gold leaf in the early stages of the goldbeating process.
batch number
The reference number of all gold leaf and silver leaf, powder,flakes, and MicroMesh production process. This number allows us to trace each individual step of production, enabling stringent quality control. batch size Each gold leaf and silver leaf product is made in specific quantities that allow us to carefully scrutinize each step of production.
Body Tattoo
GoldCosmetica’s safe, easy to use, temporary gold tattoo patterns create glowing skin decoration in gold leaf. We offer Gold Leaf Body Tattoo designs in beautiful 23k gold (Gold 955), and in a striking two-color 23K gold with 12k white gold (Gold 955/Gold 500) combination. Six designs, each 15mm size for easy application, can be used singly as a focal point on the body, or can be combined with others to form a larger pattern or band.
body treatment
Specialty luxury treatments enhanced by the topical skin application of GoldCosmetica certified 24k Fine Gold Leaf, dimensions 50mm x 50mm (2"). We also offer sizes: 90x 90 mm, 100 x 100 mm, 110 x 110 mm, and custom sizes as well.
books
24kt Fine Gold for Facial & Body Treatment and 23kt Manicure & Pedicure come in packs of 10 books or booklets each containing 12 leaves. customized packaging solutions on request.
CAS
The Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) provides chemical substance information. The CAS Registry assigns substances a unique identifying number. GoldCosmetica genuine gold leaf and silver leaf products are each assigned their own CAS Registry Number.
composition leaf
Available through Eytzinger's Crocodile and GoldCreative lines for art, architecture and craft projects. Non-precious leaf also called "Dutch" Metal, Imitation Leaf and Brass or Bronze Leaf. Not recommended as is not tested for topical use and may cause allergies.
copper leaf
Available through Eytzinger's Crocodile and GoldCreative lines for art, architecture and craft projects; a non-precious leaf made with copper.
cosmetic gold
Genuine gold leaf of varying karats and colors, along with genuine silver leaf are especially produced by GoldCosmetica for spa and beauty professionals. All GoldComestica gold leaf, flakes powder, MiroMesh are made with strict adherence to several national and international guidelines. Please see human patch test, certificate of analysis, INCI, GMP.
cosmetic tissue
Pliable carrier paper to which GoldCosmetica 24kt Fine Gold (Facial Teatment) and 23 Kt Gold (Manicure) is adhered. This paper makes it easy to apply genuine gold leaf during a body treatment or nail treatment.
Crocodile Brand
The trademark of J.G. Eytzinger GmbH since 1867 for its family of genuine gold leaf, silver leaf and metal leaf products. The Crocodile theme is based on his son?s passion for these magnificent and exotic creatures, and is one of the oldest registered trademarks in Germany, an enduring symbol of fineness and reliability.
"Dutch" metal leaf
Please see composition leaf.
edible gold leaf
Gold leaf especially produced for food and beverages. Made by Eytzinger's GoldGourmet, according to industry standards and guidelines, as well as being kosher and halal.
edible silver leaf
Silver leaf especially produced for food and beverages. Made by Eytzinger's Goldgourmet according to industry standards and guidelines, as well as being kosher and halal.
elements
Please see heavy metals.
Essentials
Eytzinger's GoldCosmetica line of gold and silver flakes, powders and MicroMesh in a range of gold leaf colors.
Eytzinger
Founded in Nuremberg in 1867, J.G. Eytzinger GmbH specializes in genuine gold leaf, genuine silver leaf and related products, in Schwabach, Germany where it moved in 1950. Its growing family of gold leaf specialties includes: Eytzinger's home for the professional gilder and Crocodile Brand leaf, GoldGourmet, GoldCosmetica, GoldCreative and GoldLeafDesign.
facial treatment
Specialty luxury applications/massage enhanced by the topical skin application of GoldCosmetica certified 24k Fine Gold Leaf, dimensions 50mm x 50mm (2"). Residual gold leaf remains from the treatment, imparting a radiant glow to the face. Please see body treatment, nail treatment.
Fine Gold
Luxurious 24 kt genuine gold leaf for use in facial and body treatments. Provides gently warming, glowing finishes for the skin. Applied using a cosmetic tissue backing.
Flakes
Part of the GoldCosmetica Essentials line, genuine gold leaf and genuine silver leaf flakes of diminutive size. These flakes are used to produce highly decorative effects for cosmetics and body treatments. Please see gold leaf colors.
give away
Special product for companies seeking a special gold leaf based gift for promotions.
GMP
Good Manufacturing Practice - A set of standards regarding production quality. GoldCosmetica products are annually audited and certified by independent third party, according to GMP guidelines as per DIN EN ISO 22716:2007 for the production, control, storage and shipment of cosmetic products.
gold
Revered as the most noble of metals because of its imperviousness to single acids and oxidation, gold is also known for its malleability and ductility. These traits, combined with its beautiful rich color, make genuine gold the ideal basis for 24kt Fine Gold body treatments, 23kt nail treatments, and a range of Flakes and Powders. These traits, combined with its beautiful yellow color, make genuine gold ideal for gold leaf use in a wide array of special art, food and cosmetic products.
goldbeater
For millenia, goldbeaters worked singly or in shops, with a special hammer, to create gold leaf by hand. Today, nearly all goldbeaters have been superceded by computer-based machine beating hammers. J.G. Eytzinger still applies the same stringent oversight of gold leaf manufacture. Please see goldbeating.
goldbeating
This exacting profession, once done always by hand, is now carried on by J.G. Eytzinger GmbH in its state-of-the-art facilities. initially, annealing (gradual heating and cooling) increases malleability of gold leaf in the early stages of the process. Actual beating is accomplished by computer-run hammer carousels. The individual is still very much evident: all steps of Crocodile genuine gold leaf production from melting, beating, cutting, shaping and packing are carefully scrutinized by staff, and assigned batch numbers.
GoldCosmetica
The division of J.G. Eytzinger Gmbh which specializes in luxury genuine gold leaf and genuine silver leaf, powder and flakes for body, face, nail, and cosmetic treatments.
GoldCreative
The division of J.G. Eytzinger Gmbh which specializes in products for the craft market. Product line includes imitation gold leaf aluminum and coppe leaf, as well as specially colored leaf leaf, also in the form of flakes and stickers.
GoldGourmet
The division of J.G. Eytzinger Gmbh which specializes in genuine gold leaf and genuine silver leaf, dust and flakes for food and beverages.
GoldLeafDesign
The division of J.G. Eytzinger Gmbh devoted to bringing unique gilded and Crocodile genuine gold leaf finishes to the fields of architecture and design. These finishes are offered from artisans around the world.
gold leaf
Thinly beaten leaf made of 24kt gold, silver and other metal alloys. Created especially for facial and body treatments, 24kt Fine Gold is unalloyed pure gold. 23kt gold leaf is designed for manicure and pedicure applications. Please also see flakes and powders.
gold leaf colors
GoldCosmetica 24kt Fine Gold is a rich, unalloyed classic color. 23kt gold leaf for manicure and pedicure is a slightly lighter color, due to the small amount of silver present. GoldCosmetica Essentials Flakes and Powders are produced in a variety of shades and alloys: Silver 999, White Gold 500, Light Yellow 834, Tawny Gold 889, Deep Gold 955, Warm Gold 975 and Dark Gold 985.
gold leaf dimensions
GoldCosmetica 24kt Fine Gold for Facial and Body Treatment is 50 x 50mm (2") square. 90 x 90 mm, 100 x 100 mm , 110 x 110 mm customized possible 23kt Nail Care and Pedicure is 21 x 21mm (.82").
gold leaf thicknesses
24kt Fine Gold Leaf and 23kt Gold Leaf are beaten to a thicknessof 0.0001mm or 1/10 of one micron.
gold leaf sizes
Please see gold leaf dimensions.
gold leaf supplies
J.G. Eytzinger GmbH provides gold leaf supplies in a wide variety through each member of its family of companies.
gold leaf weights
Please see gram weight.
gold powder
Please see powder.
gold size
Term for adhesives for gilding. Please see adhesives, glue.
gram weight
Indicates the amount of 24k Fine Gold in 1,000 stacked leaves of a particular karat, without any packaging. This information is helpful to identify the suitability of a particular karat for an application. Lesser gram weights are often used in reverse glass gilding and certain water gilding finishes that will be decoratively abraded or rubbed back. Heavier gram weights are often used in religious projects, illuminations and exterior gilding situations.
halal
The term used in the Islamic community to mean lawful or permitted. GoldGourmet products are certifiied halal.
heavy metals
A subset of metals that are unhealthy in certain quantities. GoldCosmetica genuine gold and silver leaf products are tested and shown to be under these limits as defined by cosmetic regulations.
human patch test
Analysis performed by applying a gold leaf or silver leaf product to a person's skin, and left on for 48 hours. Testing by SGS Institut Fresenius laboratory has shown GoldCosmetica products to be "harmless" when used as part of a professionally applied topical treatment.
Imitation gold leaf
Available through Eytzinger/Crocodile and GoldCreative lines for art, architecture and craft projects. Non-precious metal leaf is made with varying alloys of copper and zinc, to produce varying gold shades; called "Dutch" Metal, Imitation Leaf and Brass or Bronze Leaf. Not recommended for topical uses as it is not tested and may cause allergies.
Imitation silver leaf
Please see aluminium leaf. Not recommended for topical use as it is not tested and may cause allergies.
INCI
International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients - INCO labeling is important for consumer safey, providing standardized names for all ingredients in cosmetic products. By mandating the listing of these ingredients on each product, INCI enables the consumer to identify possible allergens. Goldcosmetica products follow INCO guidelines and have assigned INCO names.
Institut Fresenius
Laboratory which administered Human Skin Patch Analysistests for GoldCosmetica products (also verifying heavy metal content). interleaves Please see books.
karat
The measurement of purity of gold alloys, where one karat equals 1/24 purity by mass. In gold leaf terminology, 24kt refers to 100% genuine Fine Gold.
kosher
The term used ito indicate adherence to dietary laws within the Jewish community. GoldGourmet products are certifiied kosher.
MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheets are available for all our genuine gold leaf and silver leaf products.
mesh size
Refers to the number of openings in mesh through which a powder may pass. The particle size of powder is in inverse proportion to the mesh size.
metal leaf
Available through Eytzinger's Crocodile and GoldCreative lines for art, architecture and craft projects. Refers to composition leaf, variegated leaf, aluminum leaf, or copper leaf.
micron
Unit of metric measurement, one millionth of a meter, or 1/125 inch. 24kt Fine Gold Leaf and 23kt Gold Leaf are beaten to a thicknessof 0.0001mm or 1/10 of one micron.
MicroMesh
One of many specialty genuine gold products made by GoldCosmetica. Irregular sized leaves with a diameter of approximately 130 mm (5.1").
Nail Care
GoldCosmetica offers safe, beneficial gold nail care with specially tailored gold squares to cover the entire nail bed for a solid gold look. Nail Care gold leaves in 21 x 21 mm size are easy to apply over nail lacquer. Nail Care is made from 23 K (Gold 955) or 12 K (Gold 500) GoldCosmetica cosmetic gold leaves.
Nail Tattoo
Gold Nail Tattoos create delicate gold patterns on the nail, and are easily applied over nail lacquer. Nail Tattoos embellish manicures and pedicures with 6 mm or 12x18 mm size gold designs. We offer 6 unique motifs in 23K or 12K white gold leaf.
nail treatment
Manicure or pedicure using specially packaged GoldCosmetica 23k gold leaf.
pack
Refers to a package or box of leaf containing smaller packages or books of leaf.
packaging
Please see packs for genuine 24kt Fine Goldand 23kt gold leaf products. Gold Flakes are available in plastic units containing 1 gram, 5 gr, 10 gr, 20 gr. Gold Powders are available in jars containing 5 gr, 20 gr, 30gr, 70 gr. Custom-sized units are available on request.
parcel gilt
GoldCosmetica 24kt Fine Gold Leaf for Facial & Body Treament and 23kt Leaf for Nail Care & Pedicure are available in packs containing 10 books, totaling 120 leaves.
particle size
Measurement of the diameter of particulate matter in microns or millimeters. GoldCosmetica Essentials Flakes measure about 2.5 mm (.098") and Essentials Powders measure about 425-600 microns.
patent leaf
Distinct from loose leaf, each leaf is adhered by pressure to its own extra cosmetic tissue before insertion into a book. GoldCosmetica 24kt Fine Gold for Facial and Body Treatment and 23kt Gold Leaf for Nail Care and Pedicure are made in patent leaf form for ease of application and precise control.
powder
Specially produced fine particles of genuine gold or silver; as part of the GoldCosmetica Essentials line, these powders come in a range of luminous gold leaf colors and alloys. Powder is also available in airbrush quality. Please see particle size and mesh size. Essentials powders are made from thin Gold Leaf especially produced for the GoldCosmetica products
private label
Many GoldCosmetica products can be private labeled for your company.
protective coating
An acrylic lacquer or topcoat used to protect manicures and pedicures finished with 23kt gold leaf. Maintains a longer finish by resisting abrasion, washing and normal wear and tear, as for traditional nail treatments. shelf life The time within which a product should be consumer or used. GoldCosmetica products have a specified "use before" date on their labeling. GoldCosmetica Gold has 72months shelf life from time of manufacture. GoldCosmetica Silver 48 month after manufacturing date.
REACH
The European Community's Regulation concerning Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances Essentials Gold Leaf Flakes and Gold Powders are REACH-compliant, and the European Community Regulation's REACH pre-registration has been completed.
silver
In its pure form, silver is slightly less malleable than gold. It can be made into genuine silver leaf, flakes or powder and alloyed with gold to create different karats of gold leaf colors. Also used to produce GoldGourmet edible silver leaf products and Eytzinger's Crocodile leaf.
silver leaf
Made from genuine silver, thinly beaten silver leaf provides the basis for Essentials flakes, powders, MicroMesh It is available unalloyed as pure silver and alloyed with other metals to produce a range of gold leaf colors.
Silver Leaf Face and Body Treatment
As a time-honored alternative to gold, genuine cosmetic silver has its own unique properties. Genuine silver provides soothing, anti-inflammatory effects ,as used in ayurvedic healing. It is a lovely, cooling choice for women and men's wellness massages and beauty.
storage
Certain types of leaf are sensitive to temperature and humidity. Essentials Flakes and Powders should be stored at normal temperature and humidity.
topcoat
Please see protective coating.
variegated leaf
Available through Eytzinger's Crocodile and GoldCreative lines for art, architecture and craft projects. Imitation gold leaf or copper leaf which is special treated to produce a multitude of patterns and colorways.
24 kt gold
Pure 24kt Leaves available for Facial and Body Treatment. In general powder, flakes, Micromesh are not available in 24 carat; gold 24 kt is very soft and gentle and may stick together.