With the highly stressful lives most of us live nowadays, it is not surprising that people are becoming increasingly wiling to shell out extra cash to pamper themselves. Pampering includes facial treatments that promise a glowing complexion, radiant and younger looking skin, and relief from stress related problems. With the growing popularity of facials, a number of unconventional beauty treatments are being introduced in the market. And they come with a huge price tag too. Read on to find out about some of the most expensive facial treatments.
10 Bird Poop Facial - $215
Bird Poop Facial is an authentic Japanese beauty treatment that was originally practiced by geishas. It is available in a high-end spa in New York City. Bird poop allegedly has magical and special enzymes that take off dead skin cells and result in a glowing and polished looking skin. This facial treatment has been popularized by style and fashion icon Victoria Beckham who is said to be a loyal and big fan of this procedure. She reportedly applies this unique facial treatment twice a month.
9 UMO 24-Carat Gold Facial - $600
The UMO 24-Carat Gold Facial is being offered at The Beauty Clinic in London. When you undergo this facial treatment, your skin will be massaged with Gamma PGA, an intensely hydrating compound. Afterwards, sheets of pure gold will be gently smoothed onto your face. After you undergo an intense massage, the gold sheets are promptly removed and discarded. This procedure leaves you with a 24-carat complexion. It promises to help reduce your wrinkles, bring you firm and bright skin, boost the production of skin cells, and get rid of toxins.
8 Triple Lift Luxury Facial - $650
The Triple Lift Luxury Facial is an anti-aging facial treatment being offered by The Peninsula Spa at The Peninsula in New York. The procedure aims to boost cellular metabolism by means of two manual lift treatments that will be followed by an advanced bio-electrotherapy using the Remodeling Face Machine. This facial treatment claims that it can hydrate, lift, and shave off the years.
7 The Grand Luxe Facial - $750
The Grand Luxe Facial is being offered at the Spa Radiance in San Francisco. This three-hour procedure begins with the application of a combination of a cleansing diamond peel on your face to exfoliate and deeply cleanse your skin and micro currents that give you all the benefits of a facelift minus the surgical procedure. Afterwards, a rich caviar mask filled with amino acids is slathered on your face to plump the skin. The Grand Luxe Facial is capped with an LED light therapy. To further enhance your experience, another therapist is assigned to gently massage your whole body for the entire duration of the procedure.
6 White Caviar Illuminating Facial - $1,000
The White Caviar Illuminating Facial is being offered by the La Prairie at the Ritz-Carlton in New York. This procedure uses golden caviar that promises to diminish age spots and brighten the skin. If you find the $1,000-worth White Caviar Illuminating Facial quite costly, you may opt to get the caviar spa package at $495. The package includes an hour-long caviar body massage that will be followed by a caviar-firming facial.
5 Vampire Facial - $1,500
This bizarre and odd facial treatment reportedly uses your own body’s platelet rich plasma to enhance your beautiful looks. A small quantity of your blood is extracted from the arm area. The extracted blood is spun inside a centrifuge to separate the platelets. Afterwards, the blood is injected back to the face to give you a radiant and glowing complexion. This expensive facial treatment has been popularized by American reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who has drawn flak for introducing this extraordinary procedure.
4 L. Raphael Oxy Star Anti-Pigmentation Facial Treatment - $1,590
The L. Raphael Oxy Star Anti-Pigmentation Facial Treatment is being offered by the Palace Spa in Gstaad, Switzerland. This luxurious procedure involves a 50-minute treatment where you can get to try the L. Raphael collection of oxygen services like the L. Raphael Oxy Peel Perfection Elixir facial therapy. You can also try the L. Raphael Oxy Anti-Aging, Anti-Cellulite and Tightening body treatment that costs $1,057. L. Raphael is known for providing high-performance face and body treatments and advanced skin care products that combine proprietary ingredients and exclusive technology that appeal to all types of skin conditions. The company has more than 20 years of experience in scientific research and in the cosmetics and medical aesthetic services industry.
3 Evian Bath - $5,000
You will definitely have an unforgettable experience with this facial treatment that involves a refreshing, relaxing, and luxurious bath in 1,000 liters of Evian natural spring water with hundreds of gorgeous rose petals. This highly exclusive procedure is only available to selected special guests staying at the Hotel Victor, a high-end hotel in Miami. One of the purportedly lucky few who had the privilege of experiencing this treatment includes tennis super star Serena Williams. The package includes a couple of spa treatments, a bottle of champagne, and an exotic dessert.
2 HD Diamond and Ruby Peel - $7,000
The HD Diamond and Ruby Peel was formulated by Scott-Vincent Borba, a well-known aesthetician. This expensive treatment involves scrubbing of the face with crushed rubies and diamonds. Subsequently, a lactic acid peel will be gradually applied to the face to reveal a glowing skin. This luxurious treatment was popularized by the beautiful American actress, Mila Kunis, who reportedly had it done before the premiere of her film Friends with Benefits.
1 Bee Venom Facial - $55,200
In the Bee Venom Facial treatment, the bee venom is diluted and used with just 1% of the entire bottle to make sure that the procedure is painless. The exotic mask consists of shea butter, manuka honey, and lavender oil. A bottle of this facial treatment is very costly at over $55,200 but you have the option of getting a small jar at 50 ml, which only costs $112. One of the popular personalities who are allegedly using this luxurious facial treatment is Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is reported to have been applying this secret facial over the past few years to maintain her radiant and young looking skin.