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UMO's Ultimate 24-Carat Gold Facial

May 11 2007 - 8:00am

Yowzers! Talk about bringing on the bling [0]. The Tokyo-based UMO Salon [1] has just introduced the world's first-ever 24-carat gold facial — and, yes, it is being offered in the United States [2]. 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 [3] 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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