A recent article in Nature World News shares Shizuka’s take on nature’s beauty secrets.
A famous spa chain in Japan made headlines recently when news of the company’s snail facials began to spread. The process, which entails live snails crawling across one’s face, distributing mucus as they go, claims to offer that renewed glow so many spa-goers are desperate for.
Surely, the world thought, this is as weird as it gets. Then came news of the bird poop facial.
According to the Huffington Post, facial is slowly being popularized by individuals such as Victoria Beckham and Tom Cruise. However, as Japanese facialist Shizuka Bernstein will tell you, the practice has been around for centuries where she comes from.
Read full article here>> Forget Snails, Bird Poop Facials are Where it’s at, Spa Owner Says
Shizuka New York Day Spa is offering the Geisha Facial as an attempt to import beauty secrets once only found in Japan to New York. Introduced by the spa’s owner, Shizuka Bernstein, the Geisha Facial includes powdered nightingale droppings, uguisu no fun, and the spa’s skincare system, which includes green tea, sake, rice bran and pearl protein. The bird poop facial will leave one’s face rejuvenated and will “soften, brighten and nourish the facial complexion.”
Read the full story here>> Bird Poop Facials May Be The Latest Spa Craze, NYC Spa Offers A ‘Geisha Facial’ For $180
A recent article in The New York Observer highlights nightingale droppings’ complexion enhancing properties in The Geisha Facialâ“‡.
But don’t worry, spa owner Shizuka Bernstein isn’t running after flocks of pigeons hoping she can scrounge up the stuff, she uses Asian nightingale droppings, which contain an enzyme that helps brighten and heal skin.
Ms. Bernstein brought the full service facial to her spa â€” located at 7 W 51st St. â€” five years ago after a discussion with her mother about ancient Japanese skin care techniques used by geishas.
Read the full article here>> Dropping Dough for Deuces: New Yorkers Pay $180 for Bird Poop Facial
Check out CBS New’s extensive coverage of our Geisha “bird poop” Facial®!
FOX 5 News New York investigates the skin purifying properties of nightingale droppings a.k.a. The Geisha Facial(R).
The Geisha Facial poop treatment is relatively rare in the U.S., but it is no secret in Japan, where it was first used in the 1600s by actors and geishas.
An article by the Associated Press about The Geisha Facial® went to press on August 2nd, 2013. Since then, the piece has appeared in countless local and international publications including USA Today, MSN, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, NPR, and The NY Post.
Read the full article here>> In world of facials, what does $180 get you? Bird poop
A recent article in Fox News Magazine highlights creative ways to use the summertime heat for great skin.
Read on for Shizuka’s summertime tips for eliminating dull dry skin:
To make sure your skin is in tip-top shape, it’s especially important to cleanse properly when the temperature rises. Experts say now is the time to thoroughly exfoliate every week to remove impurities from the skin and keep pores clog-free. New York City-based celebrity facialist Shizuka Bernstein suggests applying a hot towel to the skin for five minutes after removing makeup and washing skin thoroughly. Follow this by exfoliating gently with a scrub that’s ideal for sensitive skin.
Botox isn’t just for wrinkles anymore.
The anti-aging injectable is gaining popularity as a pain management option for Chronic Migraine sufferers.
Last month, a 60 second TV commercial debuted promoting the benefits of BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) as a treatment option for adult Chronic Migraine sufferers. Chronic Migraines are severe headaches that occur at least 15 days a month, each lasting at least 4 hours a day.
If you suffer from this debilitating condition, consult a headache specialist for the best treatment plan, as Botox injections are just one of many.
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Related Blog Post>> Botox for Migraines
Shizuka returned as guest lecturer for part 2 of Milbon’s Overseas Training Tour on July 2, 2013 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.
She presented her lecture “Total Beauty for the Modern Woman” where she shared her professional insight into current beauty trends sweeping the nation.
Que cosa rara: Facial de excremento de pÃ¡jaros.
They spoke with Shizuka and caught some footage of the internationally-acclaimed facial in action!
Bird poop, or in this case sterilized uguisu no fun or nightingale droppings, contains natural enzymes that work to clean and exfoliate (remove dead skin cells), leaving a healthy and glowing finish.
This uniquely Japanese beauty product comes in powder form and is artfully combined with organic rice bran to magnify the product’s brightening and exfoliating properties.
Together with cleansing, extraction, nourishing facial massage, and a potent antioxidant collagen mask, this luxury facial provides for a thoroughly unique experience.
It’s a two-in-one: It will bring you good luck AND porcelain skin!
Our Men’s Spa offers relaxing and customizable services for facials, massages, body treatments, and more.
For Father’s Day, give the gift of total relaxation with a Men’s facial at Shizuka. It’s an indulgence they might not think to treat themselves to, but totally worth it. Shizuka delivers excellent men’s facials and massages.
Price: $105-$115, pending on service
Visit Shizuka: 7 W. 51st St., 6th Floor New York, NY 10019. (212) 644-7400
“Owner and master-aesthetician, Shizuka Bernstein was born in Tokyo. A former dance instructor, Shizuka discovered her passion for skin care after emigrating from Japan to the United States and marrying prominent Manhattan dermatologist and hair restoration specialist, Dr. Robert Bernstein. Shizuka Bernstein is in high demand as a master facialist and skin care expert. Her artful technique has been singled out by many publications including New York Magazine which has featured her as a “Skin Care Guru.”
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The Nest talks with Shizuka Bernstein, Celebrity Esthetician and Owner of SHIZUKA New York Day Spa, about summer beauty products in their article:
Shizuka describes Naturopathica’s Lavender Protective Moisturizer SPF 17 as an ideal summertime skin care product that’s great for use year round.
“This moisturizer from Naturopathica is a perfect makeup base in the summer, offering UVA and UVB protection with a smooth, matte finish,” says Bernstein. “Micronized zinc oxide is a physical sun blocker, so it doesn’t penetrate the skin, which means it doesn’t irritate it. But the secret ingredient is turmeric root, which reduces redness and helps inhibit melanin production for added protection. I love this product and use it all year round!”
Happy National Iced Tea Month!
June is National Iced Tea Month, and because so many people are big on green tea these days, we came up with some tasty and refreshing ways to enjoy the antioxidant-rich tea this summer!
>>Add any of these extra ingredients to your brew for a little summertime variety: fresh ginger, mint, peaches, berries, lemon, lime, blood orange, and honey.
>>You can even infuse it with an herb, like thyme, for more complex flavors.
>>Or make it sparkle by adding some seltzer and a splash of pomegranate juice.
>>Want less water and more substance? Add green tea to your favorite smoothie!
How will you take your tea this summer?
Today’s article in The New York Times offers a fresh perspective on facial toner. It was once scoffed as unnecessary, but doctors are now proving it an effective element to any cleansing routine.
“They used to be associated with pimply skin and were alcohol-based or made to control the production of oil while rebalancing the skin’s pH levels. Like anything else, they’ve dramatically changed. They’re now used as a second stage of cleansing, and treat a variety of issues. They can exfoliate, reduce redness, fight aging and brighten the skin.”
- Dr. Paul Frank, a cosmetic dermatologist and the founder of the Fifth Avenue Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center
Shizuka New York’s Skin Freshener is perfect for the summer, a time when the skin becomes excessively oily. To give this Mt. Fuji water tonic its moment in the sun, Shizuka is offering 30% off throughout the month of June!
This skin-softening tonic is made with pure Mt. Fuji mineral water that’s been filtered through the mountain’s sacred volcanic rock. All Shizuka New York Skincare products are made with natural ingredients sourced from Japan.
Skin Freshener’s non-drying formula includes pure Mt. Fuji water, mushroom extract, and soothing calendula and sage to hydrate, remove excess oil, and gently exfoliate the skin. Refreshing lemon and antioxidant-rich green tea purifies and balances the skin to shrink pores while preparing it for better absorption of serums and creams that follow.
The result is a softer, smoother, brighter, and more balanced complexion.
The Geisha Facial ® was reviewed on Cosmopolitan.com! Here’s what associate web editor, Dara, had to say:
When asked why bird poop, Shizuka says, “The bird poop actually has a natural enzyme in it that will cleanse the skin. It also has guanine, which is found in many makeup products that help produce shine.”
After the bird poop part of the facial a few more steps follow, including extraction. Once she was done, my face felt as smooth as a baby’s butt. I think I’d do it again.
A recent article in Australia’s The International Business Times discusses the transmission of possible diseases like the Bird Flu by way of applying bird poop to the face. While The Geisha Facial® uses the Japanese face product, uguisu no fun or Nightingale droppings, our product is sanitized by ultraviolet light before the purified droppings are milled into a fine powder. Most clients say it smells “organic” like cereal or oat bran and is gently soothing when applied to skin.
The owner, Shizuka Bernstein, created The Geisha Facial ® specifically for Shizuka New York Day Spa, using only sterile and safe ingredients. This facial is mild but effective for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
There are a myriad of harmful bacteria in “raw” bird poop, so we urge you to please be cautious when getting any sort of “bird poop facial” from imitators.
Article from International Business Times>> Bird ‘Poops’ Used in Facial Powder at High-Class Spa? Can it Transmit Infectious Disease such as ‘Bird Flu’?
The St. Catharines Standard, a Canadian newspaper out of Ontario, highlights The Geisha Facial ® in their article:
The natural enzymes found in the droppings help to elasticize and brighten skin, or so it’s claimed.
Don’t think so? Tom Cruise, Victoria Beckham and Anderson Cooper have all reportedly tried it. The famous Shizuka New York Day Spa in New York offers “The Geisha Facial” featuring this – err – unique product.
Shizuka’s The Geisha Facial® shares The Huffington Post’s list of Anti-Aging Treatments: 7 Bizarre Ways To Look Younger with some other pretty astonishing treatments.
While The Geisha Facial® incorporates sterilized nightingale droppings and rice bran to exfoliate and brighten skin, it’s also a full length facial that includes: cleansing, extraction, a camellia & lavender oil facial massage, green tea collagen mask, and toner, moisturizer, eye cream and SPF 30 sun block application. It includes a relaxing scalp, neck, and hand massage as well. The Geisha Facial® is more soothing than “gross”, but we welcome you to come and experience it for yourself!
We’d like to applaud Bernstein Medical, founded by Shizuka’s husband, Dr. Robert M. Bernstein, for being named the #1 Best company to work for in NY State in the Small/Medium Company Category!
Each year, the NY State sponsored, The Best Companies to Work for In New York program, recognizes the best large and small/medium companies that go above and beyond to appreciate and value their employees. The program conducts a two-part assessment process, the bulk of which assesses employee satisfaction in the workplace.
Congrats Bernstein Medical!
Can you guess what “beauty product” the 51-year-old actress, Heather Locklear, admittedly applies to her face?
Reportedly, when TMZ reporters asked her about her secret to her ever-flawless skin, she replied with: “You just put semen on your face.”