Solid Gold

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Ring in the New Year with a solid gold facial! Cleopatra was rumored to have slept in masks made of solid 24kt gold (now doesn’t that sound comfy?) Once again she was ahead of her time (she also took milk and honey baths to exfoliate from the lactic acids) as high end spas around the world are now offering facial treatments made with 24kt gold. Luxury does not come cheap, the treatments range from $300-$600 and consist of a lymphatic massage followed by a hydrating mist; micro-thin sheets of 24 karat gold leaf are then applied and misted to aid penetration into the skin. The Mar-a-lago Spa in Palm Beach, Urban Retreat in London, and Dubai’s Sisters Beauty Lounge are a few of the places offering the glow of gold. Benefits are said to be the slowing down of collagen depletion and stimulation of cell growth as well as lightening of age spots. If you get a chance to check this out, let me know how you like it! I am going to try it the next time I hop over to South Beach and will give you a full report.

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Photo:Reuters/Toru Hanai – Japanese Beauty Expo

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10 Comments

  1. tritawan
    December 31, 2007 / 10:46 am

    I’m thinking they use the same kind of gold leaf that Bhuddists use in their temples, they apply small squares of gold leaf to golden Bhudda in temples. I grew up in Asia, so i saw a lot of those. If so, the treatment shouldn’t have been that much more expensive.

  2. Beauty Snob Tina
    December 31, 2007 / 2:36 pm

    Tritawan- i think you may be right! I remember those gold leaf things- my grandma used to take me to the temples in Taiwan. And yes, it should not cost that much!

  3. Beauty Snob Tina
    December 31, 2007 / 5:31 pm

    LOL, that is sooooo funny. Obviously Goldfinger didn’t know it was also a wrinkle deterrent cuz he could have made a bundle.

  4. H
    January 2, 2008 / 5:07 pm

    Tina, I live in Dubai and may try this! Will let you in on my review once I do! Happy New Year love!

  5. January 5, 2008 / 1:03 pm

    I would definitely try a gold facial, just to say I did it 🙂 I’m a fan of collagen loss reduction.

  6. January 5, 2008 / 11:09 pm

    Oh great, NOW I’m gonna have risk commincabel disease & turn some filthy trick just to get a facial………ah well such is life. 2 please.

  7. Sadia
    January 6, 2008 / 12:05 pm

    where can i get it to buy. i have a spa and very much interested.

  8. February 23, 2008 / 7:14 pm

    where can i get it to buy. i have a spa and very much interested.

    Also, so peolpe posted they were going to try it. What was the result?

    Ray

  9. Anonymous
    July 4, 2009 / 1:18 pm

    wow

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