At The Dolder Grand Spa in Zurich guests can indulge their love for gold with the Pure Gold Radiance Facial by La Prairie. The 90-minute facial uses cellular radiance concentrate serum, which is enriched with pure gold. It promises to visibly firm and tone your skin, making it shine like a thousand starry nights. The price of gold is CHF 250 ($268).
And then we have Cornelia Spa at The Surrey hotel in New York, located on Manhattan's posh Upper East Side. They seem kinda competitive in the jewel-encrusted spa treatment department with their Lumina Gemstone Radiance Facial.
To prove it, this facial uses a product that includes gold, but then blends it with micronized rubies, emeralds, sapphires, citrine, and pearl powder. The science behind this “magic?” The electrical charges of these lavish stones, in concert with the energy of your skin, create a barrier that locks in moisture and gives the skin’s surface a gemstone luster. The theory behind this science needs to be proven, we think, and what better way than to try it? Let us know if you have and what you think of it! The price is $245.
The Royal Paresa treatment at the Paresa Resort in Phuket includes a gold full body scrub as part of its incredibly decadent-sounding 150-minute treatment: gold body scrub, floral foot ritual, Thai herbal steam, Sensuality Aromatic Milk Bath Oil and a Paresa Senses Massage. At $225 for the royal treatment, sign us up!
[Photos: The Dorchester/The Surrey]