At Georgetown’s New Spa, You Can Get a $350 Gold Facial Like the Legit Queen You Are

Photographs by Hafsa Siddiqi.

Forget wearing gold, at the new Georgetown Allure facial spa, you can have it slathered all over your face.

The GT Gold 24K facial—which uses 24-karat gold flakes in an anti-aging, collagen-boosting serum—is applied, allowed to sit for five to ten minutes, then removed using a tissue-wrapped magnet (yes, a magnet). This facial is one of multiple treatments at the new 2,800-square-foot spa, which currently is all about the face. On the treatment menu, there’s also an Acne B Gone facial, which uses antibacterial and plant-based ingredients for acne-prone skin; there’s a Melaglow facial for brightening hyper-pigmented skin; and there’s even one for the gentlemen: a Razor Glide facial that targets razor bumps with glycol and salicylic acid.

The spa, which opened August 23, also features a retail side with Botanifique skincare products. But there are plans to expand beyond facials and partner with a local plastic surgeon to add a medspa component down the line. Eventually, the plan is for clients to be able to come in for Botox and other injectables in addition to facials, making it a one-stop shop for skincare.

The spa is broken up into one consultation room and two treatment rooms. Georgetown Allure is now open at 3288 M St., NW.


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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.