Le festival: 66th Festival de Cannes 2013 (through May 26)
Mirror, mirror on the wall, how do celebrities stay silver-screen ready most of all? Let us count the priciest ways. Here’s our roundup of the most expensive beauty treatments in the world.
White Caviar Illuminating Facial
Where: La Prairie Spa at Beverly Hills Hotel
Who: Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham, Emily Blunt, and Zoe Saldana are all fans.
The treatment: Caviar is an indulgent treat for your mouth, but who knew it could work just as well on your face? This 90-minute treatment gets rid of age spots and brightens complexions, utilizing La Prairie’s luxurious cream made of Golden Caviar. To sweeten the salty pot, you’ll also receive three products to take home post-facial.
HD Diamond and Ruby Peel
Where: Borba Skin Care, L.A., NYC, and other locations
Who: Mila Kunis
The treatment: This is the next best thing to some finger bling. Diamonds really are a girl's best friend with aesthetician Scott-Vincent Borba’s peel of crushed diamonds and rubies, followed by ultrasonic wands, a lactic acid peel, and LED light.
20 Hands Duo Massage
Where: The Grand Wailea, Maui
Who: Power couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are fans of the hotel and clearly in need of some his-and-her relaxation after he forgot to thank her in his Oscar acceptance speech.
The treatment: Who needs couples therapy when you can get 100 fingers on your body – in tandem – for 50 minutes? Aloha, indeed.
Black Diamond Manicure
Where: Selfridges, London, U.K.
Who: Kelly Osbourne, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears
The treatment: The expression “like gold dust” might have officially met its match with fine jeweler Azature’s opulent creation of black diamond nail polish. With 267 carats of black diamonds – and a quarter of a million-dollar price tag – this lacquer has certainly earned its boasting right as the world’s most expensive nail polish.
Where: The Miami Institute for Age Management
Who: Kim Kardashian (naturally)
The treatment: In a “vampire facial,” two teaspoons of blood are extracted from your arm, spun in a centrifuge, and then injected back into your face. Bloody hell. The lengths some people will go to in the quest for eternal youth.