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10 Weird Spa Treatments


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24-karat Gold Facial
The gold facial tightens and lightens your skin.
The gold facial tightens and lightens your skin.
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Remember that scene in "Goldfinger" when James Bond discovers a woman murdered and painted gold by the evil butler Oddjob? Rest assured that isn't what's happening here.

Beauty technicians who apply the $475 24-karat-gold facial at Santa Fe's Eldorado Hotel and Spa just want to make you look good. The gold-flecked serum reportedly lifts, tightens and lightens skin, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It also supposedly slows down collagen depletion that causes sagginess, and helps fade age spots [source: Poggi].


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