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Experience the Midas touch. If a 24 carat gold facial just isn’t indulgent enough, why not treat yourself to the whole package? The latest in luxury, a 24 carat gold body treatment envelopes you in the precious metal - leaving your skin hydrated, nourished and glowing. We reckon the Aztecs would have gone crazy for this...

How does it work?

A non-invasive way of improving elasticity and revitalising skin, applying gold to the body is the ultimate in luxury rejuvenation treatments. Your therapist will begin by applying an exfoliating body scrub to remove dead skin cells and prepare the skin, before really adding some sparkle in the form of a gel, hot oil or paste. Many of these lotions and potions contain flecks of gold, along with proteins, enzymes and antioxidants – others are made with powdered gold and you will give you an impressive Cleopatra sheen from head to toe.

Watched too many Bond films over the years? If that scene from Goldfinger is putting you off, don’t worry – the gold used in treatments will always be mixed with other ingredients, allowing your skin to breathe. Phew...

Is it for me

Looking for something a bit more luxurious than your average mud or algae wrap? This indulgent therapy will be right up your street. A relaxing and soothing treatment, you’ll find that being covered with golden gloop will leave you with a gorgeous glow. However, if you’re a sensitive type, it’s best to consult with your therapist before undergoing this body treatment – gold is considered by some to be an allergen.

Good to know

Modern gold spa treatments were originally developed to satisfy the Russian demand for luxury – however, using gold in skincare is not just a new-fangled trend. The Ancient Egypians and Romans understood the importance of using natural metals and minerals for wellbeing centuries before we did. We've got to admit, we like their style...

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