Oscars 2016: Five facials the stars use to get ready

The DNA  facial from the Four Seasons in Los Angeles leaves skin silky and glowing.
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The DNA facial from the Four Seasons in Los Angeles leaves skin silky and glowing.

Micro-currents, 24k gold flakes and oxygen treatments are just some of the ways Hollywood celebrities get ready for the red carpet.   

1. LIQUID GOLD FACIAL 

Who's a fan? Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore. 

Where from? Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic, Beverly Hills. 

What is it? The Liquid Gold facial uses the salon's signature NutraSphere Organic Omega Booster (a.k.a. liquid gold), that is covered in a gold mask and sheets of real 24 carat gold. Once applied, this treatment is exposed to an oxygen treatment and red light therapy to penetrate the gold minerals into the skin – all to to reduce lines and wrinkles. 

Cost? US$2000 (NZ$2960). 

2. DNA FACIAL 

Who's a fan? Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez. 

Where from? Four Seasons Spa Los Angeles, Beverly Hills. 

What is it? Exclusive to the Four Seasons Spa, this facial gently exfoliates the skin using a signature serum bursting with vitamin A, leaving it silky smooth and glowing. During the facial, a unique amino acid glycolic peel gently removes dull surface cells and prepares the skin for an infusion of professional-strength growth factor from Iceland, paired with DNA repair enzymes and natural skin oxygenation for visibly revitalised and radiant skin. The newest must-have treatment in Hollywood. 

Cost? US$275. 

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It's just a little electric shock... The triple crown facial probably isn't for everyone.
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It's just a little electric shock... The triple crown facial probably isn't for everyone.

 

3. TRIPLE CROWN FACIAL 

Who's a fan? Dakota Johnson, Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Charlize Theron. 

Where from? Joanna Vargas Skincare, Los Angeles. 

What is it? A signature treatment by Joanna Vargas, who bases herself in Los Angeles for the week leading up the Oscars to treat her A-list clientele. The treatment consists of a mild electric current to drain puffiness, tone the muscles, and tighten skin immediately. By the end of your treatment your jawline will be more defined, your cheekbones more pronounced and you will have younger looking and refreshed eyes.

Cost? US$550. 

4. GLOBAL ANTI-AGE TREATMENT 

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Who's a fan? Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston, and Courtney Cox, Ellen DeGeneres. 

Where from? Mila Moursi Skin Care Institute & Day Spa, Beverly Hills

What is it? This treatment naturally contours and tightens the skin while stimulating new cell production and increasing blood circulation. It incorporates dry contouring massage to firm and lift the face and décolleté, microdermabrasion, micro-currents, collagen, and intensive serums and creams that boost cellular renewal, leaving you with radiant skin. For lasting effects, this treatment is recommended as a series. 

Cost? US$450 or US$2400 for a series of six. 

5. DERMALQUENCH OXYGEN TREATMENT AND MUSCLELIFT 

Who's a fan? Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Vanessa Hudgens, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Where from? Kate Somerville, Los Angeles. 

What is it? During the facial, the skin is drenched in a hyaluronic serum infused with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Oxygen is then applied as the serum soaks into cells for further hydration. Follow this with the MuscleLift which combines three types of electric current to strengthen and lift tired muscles back into their youthful positions. Witness a lift in the brow, the apples of the cheeks and around the jaw line. 

Cost? US$270 for Oxygen Treatment and US$180 for the MuscleLift. 

We'll have live coverage from the Oscars red carpet on Monday with designer Denise L'Estrange Corbet, and our Style team, from 11.30am followed by all the awards and action at the ceremony with our entertainment experts.

 - Stuff

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