Gold Leaf NZ: Gold leafs are many different types and for many different uses: Genuine gold leaf, Genuine Silver Leaf, Imitation Gold Leaf, Imitation Silver Leaf, Imitation Copper Leaf, Edible Gold Leaf, and Edible Silver Leaf. Genuine gold leaf available in 18k Gold Leaf, Orange Double Gold 22k, Ducate Antique Gold 23.6k, Red Gold 23k, Middle Orange Gold 22.75k, Ducate Double Polish Gold 23.5k and 24k gold leaf.
For indoor use, you can use all types of gold leaf including imitation gold and silver leafs, as for out door use, you must use 23.5k and above otherwise gold leaf will tarnish and change colour within 2-3 years.
Cosmetic Gold Leaf is 24k real gold, made exclusively for the beauty industry. They come in small gold sheets 43x43mm or in large gold sheets 93x93mm. Totally safe to put on your skin. Read: How to use cosmetic gold leaf for facial mask You can also apply 24K Cosmetic Gold by using 24k Gold Masks or 24k Gold Gel for Skin Treatment both are safe to use and people found them to have some health benefits.
Is it safe to eat edible gold and silver leaf?
Yes. Both the United States and the European Union authorise the gold and silver leaf as an edible metal under the code E175.