The press was all abuzz a couple years ago when it was reported Mila Kunis indulged in a pre-Golden Globes $7,000 HD Diamond and Ruby Peel. That same—shall we say incredulousness?—was met in similar fashion as well in 2005, when Serena Williams was the first guest to christen the Evian Experience bath at Miami’s Hotel Victor. Total cost? $5,000.
While it can be argued that these spa treatments, as well as the ones mentioned below (just a highlighted few among the most expensive on the market) provide the ultimate in luxury and perhaps results, one thing is for certain: beauty and wellness definitely can have a price.
White Caviar Illuminating Facial at La Prairie at the Ritz-Carlton Spa
The White Caviar Illuminating Facial at La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, uses golden caviar that’s designed to leave skin brighter and clear of future age spots and hyperpigmentation. The 90-minute facial includes the White Caviar Illuminating Systeme and showcases essentials like the Cellular 3-Minute Peel, Caviar Intensive Eye Lift Treatment, and White Caviar trifecta. Maybe not the best bet for the budget conscious, as the facial is recommended seasonally, at $1,000 a pop, but if you can splurge, we say, go for it.
Triple Lift Luxury Facial at The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula New York
This Biologique Recherche facial will set you back $650—and possibly set your skin years back as well, thanks to anti-aging elements that result in boosted cellular metabolism. The treatment comprises not only two manual lift treatments, but also the Remodeling Face Machine’s advanced bio-electrotherapy that’s created to hydrate, lift, and re-sculpt the face. 2 hrs.
Vampire Facial®, aka Kim Kardashian’s Beauty Secret
Yes, the pictures of Kim Kardashian undergoing the Vampire Facial (where your body’s own platelet-rich plasma is applied topically to the skin to give cells a jumpstart) looked scary, but what may possibly frighten those of us on a budget more is the price tag: around $1,500. (However, we can probably all agree on one thing, and that’s that Kim’s skin almost always looks fantastic.)
See which spas in the SpaFinder Wellness Network offer the Vampire Facial.
Diamond Chakra Massage at Spa Martier
During this anti-aging shiatsu massage (said to be a celebrity favorite), diamonds are set on your seven chakra points to eliminate toxins and align energies. 90 mins; $1,000
L. Raphael Oxy Star Anti Pigmentation Facial Treatment at Palace Spa
The 50-minute Oxy Star Anti Pigmentation treatment is among the results-driven L. Raphael collection of oxygen luxury services found on Gstaad Palace’s Palace Spa menu. It’s available for the grand price of CHF 1490 (or approximately US$1,590); the L. Raphael Oxy Peel Perfection Elixir facial therapy and the L. Raphael Oxy Anti-Aging, Anti-Cellulite & Tightening body treatment, also 50 minutes, are slightly less costly, at CHF 990 (US$1,057).
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