Snob Essentials

Solid Gold


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