Beauty spot: Golden touch

January 16th, 2012

Photo courtesy Orlane

Orlane’s Royale Treatment Facial infuses the skin with royal jelly, hydrating hyaluronic acid and 24K gold.

It seemed appropriate that over the Golden Globes weekend, Orlane brought its golden Royale Treatment Facial to Neiman Marcus for the first time in Hawaii.

The treatment, which was offered on Friday and Saturday, costs €450 in France, and is rarely offered outside Orlane’s Paris salon. Because there are only so many hours in a retail day, only a lucky handful of Orlane’s local clientele got to try it.

The luxuxurious treatment starts with cleansing and exfoliation before application of a golden mask infused with royal jelly and 24-karat gold. The former nourishes and hydrates the skin, while the latter helps strengthen the skin’s matrix.

While the mask is on, Orlane national event specialist Rezvan Perera worked on relaxing and moisturizing neck, shoulders and decollete with a massage of rich and soothing, honey-scented Orlane Creme Royale Neck and Decollete, containing royal jelly, 24-karat gold and other plant-based anti-oxidant ingredients.

She finished the treatment with Orlane Creme Royal Eye Contour on my eyes and lips. Afterward, my skin felt hydrated and taut. It’s a shame I had to go out afterward, so I had to layer the treatment with a small dusting of powder, and a bit of eyeliner. Ideally, facials are best arranged when you can go home and let the ingredients continue their magic uninterrupted.

To try this at home is pricey. The Orlane Creme Royal is $650, the Neck and Decollete is $350 for 1.7 ounces, and Eye Contour is $300.

The treatment proved popular, so Orlane may bring it back. In the meantime, stop by the Orlane counter if you want to be notified of other events on their calendar throughout the year.

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