People are famous for not seeing what’s right in front of their eyes. Either they’re walking into blatantly visible poles, tripping over cats in plain-sight or driving through a traffic-light even when it’s glowing bright red. Though many people have searched high and low for the Fountain of Youth, they obviously haven’t realised it too is in plain sight. Find what others couldn’t and pay R195 for an Express Gold Facial and paraffin wax pedicure at Essenza Skin and Wellness Spa.
It’s not just fancy and lavish-sounding treatments that have helped Essenza Skin and Wellness Spa to maintain such a strong presence in the Cape Town beauty industry – though, when you hear that your facial contains 24-carat gold dust, it’s difficult not be intrigued.
Whether your skin is duller than a two-watt light-bulb and in need of a total overhaul or you’re just looking for a bit of royal pampering, a session in the tranquil and upmarket atmosphere is every bit the regal treatment, though they won’t be waving palm-fronds or feeding you grapes. What they will do is treat you to the simultaneously rousing and relaxing experience of having the dust of a precious metal massaged into the skin. Not only is gold rumoured to have many healing properties, it also accelerates cell-renewal and improves circulation and elasticity. With hydrated skin glowing, the appearance of blemishes are also minimised.
Once your face has been treated to an infusion of radiance sourced straight from the depths of the Earth, make sure the other members of your federation of limbs don’t get jealous. The paraffin wax pedicure is designed to leave your body’s most abused extremity soft and feeling molly-coddled. Special attention is paid to each digit and it’s guaranteed than the pampering will leave skin softer than even a long walk on beach sand could achieve.
With each nail trimmed and buffed to the shine usually seen on pirate booty, and your skin softer and smoother than a playboy’s pick-up line, don’t be surprised if you’re mistaken for royalty when you finally bring yourself to leave the spa.
This Fact is Golden: The world’s most expensive spa-retreat is located on the space-shuttle Perseverance, floating through outer-space; specifically, orbiting in Saturn’s asteroid-belt. Not only does a ticket for a day at the spa cost more than the Mona Lisa, getting aboard the ship requires a small device shaped like a wedding ring, which acts as a teleportation device.