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11 Celebrity beauty treatments that are crazy expensive

Jan | 30 sharesTherese Detje

It must be a funny thing to be a celebrity – you have so much money, but also crazy pressure to always look camera-ready and to hide any evidence that you're a human being who ages. This means many celebs use their small fortunes to hire small armies of makeup artists, hair stylists, personal trainers and beauticians to keep them looking glam round the clock.

But sometimes... their beauty regimes can be pretty extreme. When money's not an issue, why not splurge on unconventional new treatments that'll keep you looking fresh? Here are 11 of the strangest – and most expensive – beauty treatments that celebs have gotten.

1. Mila Kunis' diamond and ruby peel – $8,900

The star prefers to use precious gemstones to buff away impurities than regular exfoliators. The bejewelled peel helps keep skin rejuvenated with its plethora of antioxidants.

2. Serena Williams' Evian water bath – $6,300

Regular water wouldn't do, so the tennis star had a 350-gallon tub filled with 1,000 litres of Evian water.

3. Rihanna’s hair – $21,000 per week

She pays her hairdresser, Ursula Stephen, $3,000 daily in exchange for different hairstyles that look amazing every single day.

4. Bar Refaeli's 24-carat liquid gold facials – $1,660

The model gets liquid gold facials that cost the same amount as your rent. The glitzy treatment is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and anti-ageing benefits.

5. Victoria Beckham's bird poo facials – $180 

While others are slathering gold on their faces, Posh would rather be rubbing dehydrated poop from Japanese nightingale birds over her visage. Apparently, it brightens the complexion and reduces the appearance of acne.

6. Catherine Zeta-Jones' caviar hair treatment – $150 per session

The actress regularly dishes out $150 to nourish her locks with omega 3 oils in the hour-long conditioning treatment.

7. Angelina Jolie's caviar body cream – $710 for 100 ml

Yep, Jolie is also fond of using the fish egg extract and was particularly keen on smearing herself in it during her pregnancies to prevent stretch marks and to firm and moisturise her skin.

8. Jennifer Lopez's placenta masks – $1,200 per week

J-Lo swears by the expensive placenta collagen masks – that's placenta from human beings (vom) – and Posh is also known to like the treatment, but prefers sheep placenta (double vom). Apparently, draping the placenta bits over your face helps rejuvenate the skin to keep you looking young and fresh.

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9. Kim Kardashian's vampire facial – $1,900

It's worse than it sounds – involving extracting your own blood from your arm and injecting it back into your face. *Shudders*

10. Bee venom face masks – $325

Kate Middleton opted for the facial treatment before the royal wedding, preferring the non-invasive alternative to botox which also helps lift, firm and provides anti-ageing benefits. She liked it so much that she uses bee venom masks at home.

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11. Teri Hatcher's red wine bath – $ depending on the drop

The actor insists that adding a few cups to her bath stimulates the skin and increases skin cell renewal. She could be opting for something like a 1951 Penfolds Grange Hermitage (valued at $38,420), but it could just as well be the bottom of the shelf supermarket stuff too.

Well, except for the last one, I think these treatments are not only out of my price range but also just freakin' gross. I am not here for having anyone's placenta draped over my face, and the idea of a vampire facial has me squirming. I'll just stick to my $5 snail-slime face mask thank you very much.