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Facts About Facials Using Gold, Diamonds and More

Updated on March 10, 2018
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A Gold Facial to Rejuvinate Skin

Facial using 24 karat gold
Facial using 24 karat gold | Source

Gold Facials - Your Skin Is Worth It's Weight In Gold

And you thought gold was only for wearing jewelry. Not anymore. Because gold is readily absorbed by the skin and is the softest of all metals. Here are some proven facts you should know about gold facials:

  • They accelerate cell growth and reverse skin oxidation. These gold facials are becoming more popular all the time among the rich and famous.
  • The main ingredients for this particular facial are gold cream and gold gel. These contain 24-carat gold, aloe vera, wheat germ oil and sandalwood
  • Moreover these facials benefit both dry and oily skin types.
  • Gold facials have given researchers an opportunity to explore the medicinal properties of the multifaceted metal Gold.

Exam Skin Problems Before a Facial

A good facial begins with an examination of the skin.
A good facial begins with an examination of the skin. | Source

What Is A Facial?

A facial is a generic term for a variety of procedures for the face. Massage, oils, creams along with steam are used to accomplish certain skin needs:

  • Remove blackheads
  • Skin irritations and other skin problems are addressed.
  • Skin exfoliation is available.
  • Facial masks can be ordered.
  • Facial peels are offered.
  • A variety of moisturizers of your choices are available.
  • And of course, a complete gentle face cleansing is the first step for your facial.

Now let's take a virtual trip to visit a few different types of facial spas. As you view the photos, sit back and relax, releasing all body and facial tension. Breathe through the nose and out through the mouth to begin the relaxation process. This can be done anytime and your skin will thank you.

What Is Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion?

Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion is a real treat for the skin. This is why:

  • A crystal-free dermabrasion gently whisks away dead cells, while leaving your true skin soft and supple.
  • You will see fine lines plump.
  • Stimulates collagen production.
  • Leaves your skin with a simply radiant glow that will last for weeks.
  • Performed by a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon.

The average cost for Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion - 50 minutes will set you back $195.

Demonstration - Microdermabrasion

Facts About Facials

Facials should be done at least four times a year with the change of the seasons. Here are more fun facts to know when it comes to facials:

  • The skin can deteriorate due to stress. so a monthly facial can keep your skin in top shape.
  • Exfoliation and extraction, which is part of a facial, will clear out pores and blackheads.
  • A facial helpsto stimulate better circulation which helps nutrients to enrich your skins tissue.
  • Exfoliation helps get rid of dead cells clogging your pores.

You Might Prefer a Hydrotherapy Facial

Turn back the hands of time with this high-tech facial. This is what you can expect from a Hydotherapy facial:

  • While simultaneously bathing the underlying skin with specially developed anti-aging and vitamin serums, Artisans will also deeply exfoliate and hydrate your skin to give it a youthful luster.
  • By adding the Diamond Tip Abrasion (crystal-free microdermabrasion) to your facial, you will plump up fine lines and stimulate the collagen leaving your skin simply radiant.
  • All skin types may benefit from this treatment.
  • Be prepared to pay $325 for about 80 minutes.

The Chakra Stone Facial

The Chakra Stone Facial is designed to do the following:

  • Renews and refreshes your face.
  • Gently opens the 7 main energy centers for a balanced flow through the body.
  • Precious stones are aligned on your seven chakras as your artisan puts you into a deep state of relaxation.

This "Organic Fruit Enzyme Peel" is a tropical anti-aging remedy, blending certified organic ingredients with medical effectiveness. The Passion Peel delivers natural fruit enzymes and pulp of passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, mango and pumpkin to dissolve dead and damaged skin cells. This is the perfect treatment for all skin types including the most sensitive skin and a must for the organic customers who desires skin rejuvenation the "Organic Way."

50 minute facial will cost you $180.

The Organic Fruit Enzyme Peel

This facial attracts me the most. Here's why:

  • This Organic Fruit Enzyme Peel is a tropical anti-aging remedy.
  • It blends certified organic ingredients with medical effectiveness.
  • The Passion Peel delivers natural fruit enzymes and pulp of passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, mango and pumpkin to dissolve dead and damaged skin cells.
  • This is the perfect treatment for all skin types including the most sensitive skin.
  • It's a must for the organic customer who desires skin rejuvenation the organic way.

A 50 minute facial will cost you $180.

About Diamond Facials

This particular facial was a surprise to me. Using my imagination, I proceeded to visualize how this might work. First the diamonds would be cleaned. Then they would have to be grinded down to a fine power which would be applied to my face. The dermabrasion would begin and ouch! Well...something like that.

Actually this is more to the truth:

  • Using crushed diamonds this is one of the latest breakthroughs in dermatology.
  • The diamond peel treatment is much like a microdermabrasion.
  • It is a less invasive and more comfortable process because there is no chance of stray crystals damaging the skin.

What About Facials For Men?

Facials for men are being booked along with facials for women. Especially among the younger and middle age groups.

Along with stars like Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks, appointments for men's facials are showing a waiting list. All that stage and movie make-up begins to take it's toll causing extreme dryness and skin problems. And then theres the weather that film stars are exposed to which causes another whole set of problems.

Facials for men are growing by leaps and bounds. Popular spas for men in Los Angeles California even boast a waiting list to book an appointment.

...Or Just Do What I Do

Audrey Hunt's quick and cheap facial:

  • Open your pores for a fast cleanse by inhaling the steam from your morning oatmeal.
  • Use left over oatmeal to soften dry skin.
  • Before pouring milk on the oatmeal, measure out about 1/2 cp and sponge on to face.
  • Use favorite wine or vadka for astringent. (pour a little for yourself)
  • Sit back, put your feet up, and indulge in a box of chocolates (anti-oxidents).

Well it works for me.

...Keep it Simple

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Showing off with my hub nugget award mug. | Source

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© 2011 Audrey Hunt

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    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      8 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Raj

      Thanks for visiting. I appreciate your kind comments.

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      Raj 

      8 months ago from Melbourne

      Great article, Thanks for finding something interesting about facial, going to try soon.

      https://www.gemtrove.com.au

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      4 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thanks Donna. Hard to believe that this price is available. Enjoy your day.

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      Donna 

      4 years ago

      If you really want to try the Brilliance 24K gold mask, look on groupon. They have them twelve in a pack. Originally $3999 on sale through Groupon: $79.99. Apparently, not many wanted them bad enough to pay almost $4000 for twelve. It's still too rich for my blood. :)

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      4 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I'd sure like to try it :) Thanks, stacy for being here. Have many happy days!

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      stacy 

      4 years ago

      Hi

      Just windering if anyone has tried the 24 karat brilliance mask? Any feedback? 12 masks fir one year...

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      listsnthings - I'm delighted to see you here. Yes, the Gold and Diamond facials have been highly successful. I'd like to have one myself:)

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      Anna Christie 

      5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Some good types of facials listed here, some I've never even heard of. I think the Gold and Diamond facials will really be a success

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      praty - Wow - so sorry to hear this. I hope you got a refund. Very glad to hear that the gold facial cleared up the problem. Thanks for visiting.

    • praty profile image

      praty 

      6 years ago

      i had a platinum facial for my wedding and it all ruined my face, i just got very dark, that was very sad for me but luckily everything was fine after i had undergone a gold facial.

      http://www.diamondexchange.com.au

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Cloverleaf - Just this week I saw Kathy Lee Gifford on television having the gold facial. Wow! She looked exactly like the photo at the top of this hub.

      I'll just stick to my steam and oatmeal facial. :)

      Thanks for dopping by and thanks again for your inspiring hub on the 30 day challenge. I am starting tomorrow!

    • Cloverleaf profile image

      Cloverleaf 

      7 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Vocalcoach, I didn't even know there were such things as gold and diamond facials...VERY extravagant! You did a great job of finding something new and interesting for this TREASURE of a hub!

      Voted up and awesome!

      Cloverleaf

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      laral - This is exactly my reaction to these gold and silver facials. And even if I had money to spend on such a luxury, I would choose to feed the poor instead. Thank you for your visit. Hope to see you soon.

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      laral 

      7 years ago from England

      Hi Vocalcoach. Well written and informative hub. I can hardly image that someone can crash few diamonds to make a mask but I am not surprise that probably someone out there is in the position to afford it!I would probably prefer the oatmeal mask still

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I will try your oatmeal and mashed strawberries mask. Sounds very good for the skin! Thanks for your marvelous hubs...I just love them:)

    • theherbivorehippi profile image

      theherbivorehippi 

      7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Wow...a gold facial. Now I've heard everything. I'm more of an oatmeal and lemon juice or oatmeal and smashed up strawberries type of mask person. lol

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      CountryCityWoman~Well, count me in! I love New York and those gold hot rooms sound very inviting, especially right about now:)

      Delighted that you liked this hub and a huge thanks for rating up!

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      CountryCityWoman 

      7 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

      It's been too long since I've had a facial and I would love to go gold. There are two Korean spas here in NY and NJ - and they have gold hot rooms where you can go and relax. Amazing.

      Great hub and rated up!

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      drbj - Hello wonderful one! I laughed so hard at your comment... "I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food!"

      So great! Thank you.

      Hello, hello - Thank you for reading my hub. Like you, I will not be doing this anytime soon. ")

      acaetnna - I enjoyed researching this topic. Certainly learned a lot. Something a little different from my usual hubs. Knowing that you took time to visit and comment just made my day :)

      Denise Handlon - What a fantastic gift from your daughter, cardelean! My son did the same thing for me last year. What a treat...and you have raised her well :)

      blaise25 - Oh, thank you! I second your motion...would love to try this if someone else would treat :)

      prasetio30 - Hello, my friend. I am glad to see you here and appreciate you for commenting. I hope your day was beautiful and that all your days will be so beautiful for you. Take care, dear Pras. Blessings to you.

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 

      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow.... this was awesome. I agree with you that all these facial therapy were too expensive, because of using expensive material, like: gold and diamond. Thank you very much for writing and share with us. Well done, my friend. Rate up!

      Prasetio

    • blaise25 profile image

      Fehl Dungo 

      7 years ago from close to you...

      Wow this is definitely a golden hub. I've seen facial creams with gold. Never dared to buy one. I'd love to try the Gold Facial if someone would treat me for a golden spa LOL

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Audrey-the spa treatment was heavenly. 1 1/2 hrs of blissful massage with aromatherapy. A real treat from my daughter, cardelean. :)

    • acaetnna profile image

      acaetnna 

      7 years ago from Guildford

      What an informative hub, jam packed with ideas. Awesome!

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Very interesting detailed hub but I don't think I'll be doing this.

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Audrey, for bringing this important and essential information to my attention. Cannot believe I've lived this long with no knowledge whatsoever of either diamond or gold facials. Who knew?

      Do love your personal suggestions about wine as an astringent - internally that is. Reminds me of my favorite tee shirt: "I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food!"

      Rated up, m'dear.

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      paradise - It is a bit "over the top" isn't it? As for me - I would rather have gold in my pocket than on my face. I agree that a facial and spa treatment is a lovely treat.

      hannah08 - So glad you dropped by and hope to see you again soon. Thanks.

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      hannah08 

      7 years ago

      Interesting :-)

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      b. Malin - Evidently there are those who think that if gold is used in a facial it must be worth the price. Just for fun I tried booking an appointment for one and the waiting list was 6-12 wks out. Hard to imagine. Of course I had no intention of making an appointment:)

      Thanks for dropping by, my friend and...pass the chocolates, please:)

      Pamela - Me, too. I do my own and not so sure mine aren't just as good as gold. As for your hub in the tug of war contest, you have my vote which I will take care of immediately. And...congratulations!

      Denise - Lucky girl! And you didn't even invite me along:) Oh well - I will be having oatmeal for breakfast, so at least I can do a facial.

      The top of my bucket list is a visit to a full spa with the works! Enjoy yours and think of me (without the gold please). Hugs

      agaglia - Falling asleep during a relaxing massage is accomplishing the main goal. Good for you. As for the cost of a Gold Facial, it depends on the quality of gold and whether you do it yourself or visit a spa.

      The best home facial using gold is the one listed in this hub (the first one) at amazon. Thanks for your comments.

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      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      So now we are all Melting down our Gold Jewelry...Wow, I never heard of a Gold Facial before Vocalcoach. This Hub was such an Interesting and Informative read...But after all is said and done, and all the different methods for Beauty... I like your method the Best, especially the Chocolates!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This is very interesting and the videos were helpful also. I can't imagine affording a facial using gold with its high price. I've always done my own facials due to the expense. Rated up, interesting and awesome.

      If you haven't voted in the tug of war contest I would very much appreciate your vote if you think my hub is worthy. Thanks either way. I think this hub might be picked this week as it is very good.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      I've never heard of a gold facial before. Interesting hub for sure. Thanks for all of the info-very useful. I'm going to a spa this week as a matter of facct.

    • agaglia profile image

      agaglia 

      7 years ago

      Since I just had my second facial, this was interesting. How much does the gold facial cost??? I was so relaxed that I fell asleep. I also loved the hot towel over my face & neck.

      It was all wonderful.

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hyphenbird - Great comments. This was fun to research and put together. Now that I know how the other half lives, I'll just stick to my oatmeal :)

      divacratus - So glad to see you here. Thanks for having a look at my hub...I do so appreciate it :)

      Lyn - I'm so glad you enjoyed the videos. And it really means a lot to be thanked for all the details. A big thanks!!!

    • Paradise7 profile image

      Paradise7 

      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      The gold facial really grabbed me. I think it's a bit of a gimmick--for me, the regular facial at the spa works well enough, when I have the money and can afford the time. It's a lovely treat.

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      always exploring - Well, you're my kind of girl, ruby. Even if I were in a position to afford a gold facial, I would prefer to donate that much money to helping close down "puppy mills". Thanks for dropping by.

      Movie Master - So glad that you read this. I found this topic quite educational. I wonder what else the "other half" endulges in that would fascinate me? I'll stick to the oatmeal facial and especially the chocolate. Thank you.

      JT Walters - It's always a pleasure to see you my friend.

      I am so pleased that you liked my hub and enjoyed the videos. Hope you are doing well. Thank you so much.

      Green Lotus - I'm with you on the oatmeal facial. And as for the gold - too many places for that to go instead of on my face:) Thank you, wonderful one!

      Sharyn's Slant - I know just what you mean. And finances (or lack thereof) is just one more reason for keeping the "frugal facial." Thanks for taking time to comment Sharyn.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Gold facial, unbelievable!! The oatmeal is really a good one. The hospitals used to give oatmeal baths, so i've read. I must say that i like your idea the best, esp. the chocolates. I have exfoliated my face, but i'm too busy now that i joined Hubpages. Hee. Thank you for sharing. GREAT article.

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a fasinating read on how the other half lives!

      But the vocalcoach quick and cheap facial is the one for me, sounds like heaven:-)

      Brilliant hub, loved it!

    • JT Walters profile image

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Excelent hub and great research. It had all the links, videos and citations need. Extraordinary work.

      Vote Up!!

      JT

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      Hillary 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      VC I love the oatmeal facial idea, and who knew wine was a good astringent?! The gold facial is a bit too rich for my blood. rated up!

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Very interesting and great research VC!!!

      Lately, I'm just happy to afford my $4 astringent and face soap :) Thanks for a great read.

      Sharyn

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      Brenda Barnes 

      7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Well then! I have been deprived. Usually I just give myself a facial with items found in the kitchen. I do have a jade roller though that I use. I purchased it in China Town in NYC and it is a great face massager. Supposedly Chinese women have used them for centuries.

      It was fun to see how the elite live. Thanks vocalcoach for a mental vacation. I look fabulous Dah-ling!

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      Kalpana Iyer 

      7 years ago from India

      I have heard of gold and diamond facials. A salon nearby offers these kind of treatments for brides. Works wonders on your skin I've heard.

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      Lyn.Stewart 

      7 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

      Loved the detail you put into this.

      Who knew gold was good for the skin. Enjoyed the video's as well. Thanks for your personal tips too.

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