Beauty comes with a price. The cosmetic industry was valued at $532.43 billion in 2017, and it will surpass $800 billion in 2023, according to Reuters. It seems it is a market that knows no crises.
Every year, we see new beauty treatments on the market. The truth is that no matter how expensive beauty treatment is, there will always be people willing to pay for it. Most of them promise a youthful and glowing skin without invasive procedures. They also use exotic ingredients, like bee venom, placenta, or white caviar. Keep scrolling for a look at some of the most luxurious and expensive treatments out there!
10 Bee Venom Facial – $325
Many sources state that the bee venom facial is the most expensive beauty treatment in the world. However, this information is not accurate. One ounce of the venom indeed costs nearly $50 thousand, but you don't need to pay that much.
It is possible to pay $325 per treatment at specialized clinics. It is a high price, but it is still affordable if compared to the initial cost. Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow are some of the famous people who love the bee venom facial, and their skin usually looks flawless.
9 Snail slime - $350
Snail slime is a popular ingredient in several beauty products. Specialists claim it is a powerful moisturizer and it also has anti-aging properties. It also helps people to get rid of hyper-pigmentation and blemishes. Sounds like a miracle treatment, right?
There are products in different price ranges. However, the most potent treatment is available in specialized clinics. They use purified snail slime from a farm in Spain, combined with tiny needles. It makes the product penetrate deeper into the skin and is more effective than home treatments. Each session costs $350.
8 Real 24k Gold Mask - up to $400
Gold is not only suitable for jewelry. The beauty industry has been using it for years and the results are impressive. The gold has properties that help to heal infections and also to reduce acne. Using a gold mask often gives the skin a glowing, healthy look.
It is possible to find gold masks online for less than $30, but the real 24k gold mask can cost up to $400. Celebrities like Irina Shayk are fans of the treatment. They can be done at home or in specialized clinics.
7 Placenta Mask - up to $600
The placenta mask became famous among A-list celebrities at least ten years ago. The product is rich in vitamins and protein, which helps skin regeneration.
The mask is applied on the face, earlobes, and eyelids to give a more youthful look. There are many products using the placenta on the market. They can be affordable (around $40), but other options can cost up to $600. Jennifer Lopez is one of the A-list celebrities who use the treatment at least two times a week. It means a $1200 investment.
6 White Caviar Illuminating Facial - $1250
Ritz Carlton New York Central Park Hotel has an exclusive $1250 while caviar illuminating facial treatment."For clients looking to treat their skin to the age-defying benefits of caviar extracts, our 90-minute La Prairie's White Caviar Illuminating Facial is meant to kick start a skin brightening routine," Christian Davies, Spa Director, told Forbes. "It's the ultimate luxury facial for those concerned with hyper-pigmentation and age spots."
It is possible to find the products online for $350, but, naturally, the Ritz spa has a glamour that we can't find at home.
5 20-Hands Duo Massage -$2,000
What is better than someone giving you a massage? Perhaps the answer is ten people giving you a massage. The Grand Wailea Resort in Maui decided to celebrate its 20th anniversary by offering their clients a new service. However, the price for this luxury is high: $2,000 for a 50-minute massage.
According to the resort, the masseuses are trained to give a perfect simultaneous massage and it is a uniquely relaxing experience. However, if you think this is overpriced, the resort offers several other spa treatments that are more affordable.
4 Vampire Facial - up to $2,500
As the name suggests, there is blood involved in this treatment. The specialist will take a sample of your blood, remove the liquid part and put it back on your face using needles. According to the American Association of Dermatology, the treatment stimulates the collagen and also cellular renovation. However, it can be painful and leave some bruises for a few days.
The Vampire Facial lift became famous after Kim Kardashian posted a picture of her face during the procedure. It can cost up to $2,500.
3 Thread Lift - $4,000
According to plastic surgeon Norman Rowen in an interview with Allure, a thread lift is a "minimally invasive procedure for the face, neck, or jowls in which threads, which have small cones/graspers on them, are passed under the skin via a large needle. The cones then grab hold of the skin from the undersurface and pull to re-suspend the skin in a lifted more youthful position."
The thread lift is less invasive than the regular lift. It is an option for people who are scared of surgery. It costs approximately $4,000.
2 Evian bath - $6,000
Having a bath is one of the most affordable and relaxing experiences you can add to your routine. However, someone found a way to take it to a whole new level... and make it very expensive, of course. The Evian bath is the most expensive in the world, costing $6,000. It uses one thousand liters of Evian spring water. According to the advertising, it should help to revitalize the skin and enable your body to relax.
Serena Williams was the first person to try it and she claimed that she "could feel the difference from the moment I stepped in - the water felt so pure."
1 HD Ruby and Diamond Peel - $7,000
Ruby and diamonds might look fabulous on a ring, but they can also do wonders for your skin. At least, this is what Scott-Vincent Borba, founder and CEO of BORBA, claims.
BORBA, a skincare products company, created the HD Ruby and Diamond Peel. The precious gemstones have antioxidant properties and make your skin glow. It costs $7,000. After the facial scrub, the client will receive a paraffin silk fiber facial to finish the treatment. Mila Kunis is one of the celebrities who has tried the treatment.