Celebrities are going to extreme lengths to look red carpet-ready for the Oscars. Blood-infused moisturisers, $900 “penis” facials, and cellulite-busting skin-tightening treatments are among the incredible lengths stars are going to as they prepare for the Academy Awards. But the treatments don’t come cheap … and they’re very Hollywood. Top New York-based facialist Georgia Louise created a $US650 ($A909) treatment dubbed the “penis facial” (aka the Hollywood EGF Facial), which is a favourite of Oscar-winners Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett.
AUSTRALIAN SKINCARE STAR
Celebrity facialist Melanie Grant is behind the fresh-faced complexions of Lara Worthington, Nicole Trunfio, Christine Centenera, Victoria Lee and the Victoria Beckham. Posh Spice called Grant’s treatment “the most amazing facial” after she attended her in-demand Double Bay clinic while in Sydney last year. The Australian — who is also an official skincare expert for Chanel — recently unveiled her new location at 8438 Melrose Place in West Hollywood, near Isabel Marant and Chloe’s flagships stores, where her bespoke facials are said to be priced from $750.
(Australian Extra! reporter Renee Bargh had a pre-Oscars treatment there, as did Phoebe Tonkin). On Grant’s menu of pre-Oscars treatments is a “Camera Ready Facial”, which is described as a “pre-event treatment for a flawless, clear, illuminated complexion.”