Isn’t there a James Bond movie like this?

May 8, 2007

Ladies, how often have you said to yourselves, “Boy would I love to look more like a figure in an 18th century Russian religious icon!” Now, thanks to a new way of showing that you have way too much money, you can do just that.

At the Beautyworld trade show this week in Japan, they demonstrated 24-carat gold facial treatments. But some consumer warnings are in order:

  • Gold melts easily, but pouring it on your face in a molten state probably isn’t smart.
  • If three bears start following you from the spa, well, that’s a long story.
  • When wearing your gold face, allow a little extra time to get through airport security.

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Model demonstrates the use of 24-carat gold leaf “Gold Facial Treatment” at the Beautyworld Japan 2007 trade fair in Tokyo May 7, 2007. The treatment costs 30, 000 yen ($250). REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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Poor thing couldn’t afford the platinum treatment, eh?

Lilly! Long time no see.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Gold leaf is actually quite inexpensive. One online source gives a price of $25.99 for 25 sheets of 23.5K leaf. A human face might need four sheets – well, you do the math, but the actual price of the gold is not that high. If they can get anyone to spring for it at $250, they’re doing good.

However, I can’t see how gold does anything for your face other than make it look ugly temporarily. Most skin problems are caused either by infections (especially P. acnes), by overmoisturizing, or by irritation. Gold doesn’t help with any of that.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive