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UMO's Ultimate 24-Carat Gold Facial

UMO's Ultimate 24-Carat Gold Facial

Yowzers! Talk about bringing on the bling. The Tokyo-based UMO Salon has just introduced the world's first-ever 24-carat gold facial — and, yes, it is being offered in the United States. For about $300 (that's 30,000 yen), you can enjoy the rejuvenating effects of precious gold on your face.

Gold is a very soft metal that absorbs quickly and deeply into the skin. Why, you might ask, would you want to absorb gold? It is believed to firm and brighten skin, reduce wrinkles, help drain lymph nodes and get rid of toxins, stimulate blood circulation, and help skin cells replenish at a faster pace than they would naturally grow.

The UMO facial consists of a cleansing treatment and a massage before the paper-thin 24-carat gold sheets are applied to the face. So, if you can justify spending double the price of a normal a facial, at least it seems like you are getting your money's worth.


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snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 years
I'll be it's the status symbol behind a gold facial, rather than the cosmetic properties of the gold used, that's popularizing this...
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
Where I live that's 4 times the price of a facial at the best salon in town!
lovealways lovealways 10 years
Sounds pretty cool actually, if you don't factor in the price. :P I'd love to try it.
catstarr catstarr 10 years
If someone else paid for it, I definitely wouldn't turn it down.
anaindallas anaindallas 10 years
i wanna know where they offer this because i wanna try'd be something cool to say you did
cgmaetc cgmaetc 10 years
Some people will buy anything...
LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
I expected it to cost a LOT more. seems a bit weird, wouldn't your face smell all metally afterward?
doubleuendy doubleuendy 10 years
if i had the money id try it!
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
In India they actually eat silver because it's supposed to have natural antibiotic properties, so I won't poo poo this.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
This looks odd. Can you salvage the gold leaf afterwards? :) I think the facial would a cool photoshop. I'm thinking D & G
aistea311 aistea311 10 years
Yeah, that looks scary, but the price doesnt sound so bad. Do you get to keep the gold after? HAHA
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