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Last week, Bar Refaeli Instagrammed a photo of herself getting a gold facial. She appeared to be smothered in a liquid form of the metal, which was dripping down the sides of her head. Tabloid publications from Us to Huffington Post quickly ran articles guessing that the facial likely cost "more than your rent." Turns out that's false. At least in the Bay Area, you'd be hard pressed to find an abode for $185 per month—which is how much such a facial typically costs, according to La Belle Day Spas, the company that manufactures the gold facial goo on Ms. Rafaeli's face.
We don't know exactly where Rafaeli received her treatment, but La Belle Day Spas says it's the only manufacturer of the exclusive goo, that it's made in France, and it does not cost thousands of dollars. You can get your own gold facial at La Belle's San Francisco or Palo Alto location—try the Caviar and Carat Complete Ani-Aging treatment. At $185, it's not cheap, but it's a not-outrageous splurge for a gainfully employed Northern Californian. Plus: Gold!
• Bar Refaeli [Instagram]
• La Belle Day Spas [Official Site]
• San Francisco's Most Luxurious Spas [Racked SF]