India’s Spa Veda Magazine features
Shizuka New York’s The Geisha Facial®
in their March 2013 issue!
At NYC’s Shizuka New York Day Spa this ancient and prized Geisha beauty secret is artfully revived
through the Geisha Facial®. It is perfectly safe to
use on the facial skin, sanitized through exposure
to ultraviolet light before being milled to a fine
powder. During the facial, Shizuka mixes the
nightingale droppings with delicate Japanese rice
bran to enhance its inherent exfoliating and facial
Cleansing and light pore extraction using her allnatural
skin care line (the Shizuka New York Skin
Care System) further refines skin texture, and the
Geisha Facial® is completed with a hydrating
camelia oil facial massage and a refreshing
antioxidant Green Tea Collagen Mask.
- Shizuka new York Day Spa enters into its eighth year of business at it’s 51st street location, it was previously located on 58th street. The spa encompasses 3000 square feet of space with 6 rooms, 2 doctors on staff, as well as other skilled aestheticians and technicians.
- The spa has treated over 17,000 clients including such celebrities as Emma Watson(Harry Potter), Christine Wig(Saturday Night Live), and Bill Cowher (former head coach of Pittsburgh Steelers), among others.
- SNY has continually received many honors and awards. A few include: 2003 & 2005, Selected Best spa in New York by New York Magazine; 2007: Rising star Award (Fashion Group International); from 2008 The Geisha Facial® has been gaining a good reputation around the world.
The article will be on display at the spa.
With The Oscars quickly approaching this Sunday Feb 24, 2013, celebrity beauty trends are all abuzz.
Check out this article from Reuters, “Bird droppings, bull testicles among pre-Oscar beauty treatments”, which mentions Shizuka New York’s The Geisha Facial ®! It also appears on bdnews24.com, an online newspaper from Bangladesh, “Poop facial for Oscar beauty“!
For those who are needle-averse, bird poop could be the answer to brighter skin. Shizuka New York Day Spa in Manhattan offers a Geisha Facial, an hour-long treatment that involves applying nightingale bird droppings in powder form to the skin.
“There are so many drastic options to exfoliating the skin like chemical peels and microdermabrasion,” Bernstein told Reuters. “But if you want a more natural approach, this will give you great results as well. Dead skin is removed, skin tone is brighter and you’re left with a radiant look.”
“The foul (no pun intended) puffy eye cream is actually known as The Geisha Facial, a treatment created by celebrity facialist Shizuka Bernstein of New York City’s Shizuka spa…Apparently, Victoria Beckham and Tom Cruise are huge fans of this bizarre beauty treatment that costs $180 a session. And if their damn-near-flawless complexions are proof that this stuff works, then we’re down with the bird poo, too.” ~ Dana Oliver for The Huffington Post
“As someone who has actually tried this treatment (don’t judge, it was Spa Week and my roommate gave it to me!), I can say that, no your face doesn’t end up smelling like poop and yes you walk out with noticeably softer and brighter skin.” ~ Nikki Ogunnaike for Glamour.com
This facial was created by Shizuka to not only promote collagen production, but also brighten complexion and offer deep cleansing and moisturizing using only chemical-free ingredients. Nightingale droppings, a natural enzyme, have been used for centuries in Japan for flawless complexions. Please note, our ingredients are completely bacteria-free! You can sample the Geisha Facial by adding a “Geisha Exfoliation” to any Shizuka new york Day Spa facial for an additional $40. Call or email us for more information!
Looking forward to the weekend? So are we! Shizuka will be on the set of Access Hollywood Live in Rockefeller Plaza on October 26, 2012! She will be performing The Geisha Facial® on co-hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover in front of 10 Rockefeller (where The TODAY Show is filmed!) at 11:45 am. Check it out!
Also, just published in Access Hollywood’s Healthy Hollywood: Wellness Wednesday column: “Hollywood’s Bizarre Beauty Treatments!”, an article featuring Shizuka and The Geisha Facial®! >>
Tune in to the Hallmark Channel, tomorrow 10/16/12 at 12noon, to catch Marie Osmond’s new talk show!
On this debut episode, Shizuka New York will be included in the “Extreme Beauty” segment!
Our Geisha Facial® was featured in Thursday’s (7/5/12) Style section of the New York Times !
“For this modernized hourlong version, which costs $180, the excrement is sanitized under ultraviolet light, then mixed with rice bran, an exfoliant and brightener. Because the poop contains guanine, a nucleobase, it supposedly shines the skin as well…and surprisingly the next morning my skin did glow.“
A Brazilian cable network featured Shizuka Bernstein on their internationally syndicated show, Domingo Espetacular. The piece, ”Conheça o tratamento com cocô de pássaros feito por Tom Cruise para eliminar rugas”, translated from Portuguese reads: “Learn about the bird poop treatment used by Tom Cruise to eliminate wrinkles”.
Shizuka talks about the Geisha Facial® and gives the host, a Tom Cruise look-alike, a mini facial!
A recent article in the The Huffington Post names Tom Cruise a new fan of our Geisha “bird poop” facial.
“Celebrities keep some weird beauty secrets… but one of the oddest tricks we’ve heard of is the Geisha Facial® — which is made from actual bird poop. Made popular by Victoria Beckham, the bird poop facial now has a new fan – Tom Cruise.”
We’re gearing up for Spa Steals week at SHIZUKA NY, April 16th – 22nd, 2012! Check out our most recent press featuring Shizuka and our popular Geisha “bird poop” Facial with Ben Aaron of LXTV NBC!
Also, check out a new segment featuring Shizuka on VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live airing Tuesday April 17th, 2012 at 10am!
Check out our Spa Deals here >>
In her new movie Mirror Mirror, based on Brothers Grimm’s “Snow White” fairy tale, actress Julia Roberts plays the all- organic-beauty-regimen-obsessed evil Queen. To keep herself young and “the fairest of them all” the Queen partakes of nature’s finest: snails, scorpion and bee stings (lip plumper), slimy worm moisturizer, and bird poop facials!
While we’ve never used worms, snails (or any other insects!) as part of a beauty regimen, we do applaud the use of bird poop for softer brighter skin!
SHIZUKA NY is the creator of the ever-popular Geisha “bird poop” Facial. This facial uses traditional and natural Japanese ingredients, including uguisu no fun (powdered nightingale droppings), to soften, brighten and nourish the facial complexion. Uguisu no fun is perfectly safe as it’s sanitized through exposure to ultraviolet light before being milled to a fine powder.
Wondering what all the royal hype is about? Request a Geisha Facial® appointment now by calling (212) 644-7400
Check out our spa deals here >>
Sometimes we forget that the skin on our scalp needs our love and attention just as much as the skin on our face and bodies — in fact, a healthy scalp means healthy hair!
A scalp massage with nutrient rich scalp serum will nourish your scalp evenly and fully. It may even prove a great way to wind down and relax.
At SHIZUKA NY we incorporate head and scalp massages into most of our facials including: Signature Micro Facial, Classic Facial, Geisha Facial®, Lifting Facial, Lightening Facial, Microcurrent Facial, Ionizing Facial, and Omedeta Maternity Facial.
Request a facial appointment with head and scalp massage here >>
Check out the WebMD Slide show about hair health here >>
Recently, clients have been asking us: “Which moisturizer should I use for my sensitive skin?”
Caring for sensitive skin can be tricky especially if you’re prone to inflammation, dryness, irritation, or itchiness. Everyone’s skin condition is different so we came up with a list of our best selling Shizuka NY brand moisturizers that will sooth and hydrate even the pickiest of sensitive skin:
C Mollient Gel-C-Mollient Gel is a silicone based Vitamin C-infused gel which together with Green Tea extract reduces dryness and skin irritation. Price: $64.00
Hyalauronic Acid Mask- Our Hyaluronic Acid Mask is a water-based gel mask that soothes dry, sensitive skin without clogging pores. Hyalauronic Acid is naturally present in the skin, contributing to its elasticity. Price: $70.00
Hyaluronic Acid Gel- Hyaluronic Acid Gel enhances skin moisture while stimulating collagen formation, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Price: $66.00
RosaGel- RosaGel is preservative and fragrance free and helps to minimize the appearance of redness and small capillaries. RosaGel also contains Green Tea and Vitamins C and E to nourish the skin. Price: $40.00
New Barrier Repair Concentrated Cream- Use New Barrier Repair Concentrated Cream for dry, irritated or itchy skin. It includes hyaluronic acid to provide deep moisture, Evodia rutaecarpa fruit extract for its anti-inflammatory properties, and the antioxidant Green Tea. Price: $42.00
Check out the latest mention of our Halloween Week Special – Geisha facial here! There’s still time to take advantage of our exclusive Halloween Week spa deals. So hurry, offers end October 31st, 2011!
While the idea of a daily facial seems unlikely, especially for those constantly on the go, there are a couple things you can do daily to keep your skin happy and healthy this season.
As the weather gets cooler and the air dryer, it’s important to remain mindful of the foods we eat. It’s difficult to determine the exact correlation certain foods have on skin conditions, but for most, a slight change in the way we eat can bring a drastic improvement to our skin. Samantha Heller, MS, RD, a clinical nutritionist at NYU Medical Center in New York City, says, “Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look”.
To ensure you’re getting enough essential vitamins to nourish your skin from the inside out, we’ve compiled a list of seasonal winter foods to look out for the next time you go grocery shopping. For ultimate skin protection, we’ve paired them with our vitamin-infused topical serums and potions for a customized mini-facial everyday!
Reduce wrinkles, curb inflammation, improve skin tone, increase collagen levels: Eat foods rich in Vitamin C like sweet potatoes, red peppers, pineapple, oranges, and dark green leafy vegetables. Vitamin C is best known to strengthen your immune system but can also protect your skin’s cells and tissues from premature aging. Apply our C-Mollient Gel for a Vitamin C boost and Beech Tree & Ginseng Daily Moisturizer.
Soft, smooth, radiant skin: Eat foods rich in Vitamin E like fortified cereals, almonds, turnip greens, tomatoes, pine nuts, and avocado. Vitamin E helps fight off toxins in your body and acts as a powerful antioxidant. Apply Shea Butter Ultra-Rich Body Cream to immediately hydrate and sooth any area of your skin, excellent for all skin types.
Build up anti-aging defense mechanisms in your skin, even skin tone, reduce skin irritation and itchiness: Eat foods rich with Beta Carotene like carrots, pumpkins, squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli and spinach. Beta Carotene promotes cell growth and increases immunity. Apply Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme Peel to naturally exfoliate dead skin cells, and for mature skin apply Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel which is infused with both Beta Carotene and Vitamin C.
Reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles and skin discoloration: Eat foods rich in Vitamin K like olive oil, scallions, Brussels sprouts, kale, asparagus, broccoli, and pears. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting and bone health but also helps heal skin discolorations and scarring. Apply Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum to under eye circles and our RosaGel (also infused with Vitamins C and E) to reduce the appearance of redness and small capillaries.
Smoother, naturally hydrated skin: Eat foods with Hyaluronic Acid like fish and poultry. Hyalauronic Acid helps to hydrate and tightly bond skin cells together. Apply our HydraPeptide Gel for deep skin hydration and Glycolic Purifying Peel for both exfoliation and hydration, for normal to oily skin.
Healthy glowing skin: Eat foods rich in complex B vitamins like whole grains, poultry, fish, and eggs. B vitamins helps build healthy cells and can help even out skin tone. Apply Cassis Ultra Replenishing Cream to protect the skin from noxious chemicals in the air and improve resilience. Its ‘ultra’ components include Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid to boot.
Check out our current Spa Deals here>>
Can’t make it to the spa? Check out our online store>>
Hey Shizuka NY Insiders!
With Halloween right around the corner, you’ll scream at these Halloween Week Specials, good October 24th – 31st, 2011. Appointments are going fast, so reserve your spa TREATment now by requesting an appointment online, or calling (212) 644-7400.
Geisha Facial®, $90 (Reg $180) Save 50%!
Halloween beauty never looked so good! Save a whopping 50% on this exclusive facial, seen on TV broadcasts and magazines internationally for harnessing the unique Japanese geisha tradition of cleansing the skin with nightingale droppings. This 50 min. facial also includes cleansing and light pore extraction using products from the all-natural Shizuka New York Skin Care System, a camellia oil facial massage and a green tea Collagen Mask.
Gel Nail Manicure – solid color, $38 (Reg $50)
Show off your Halloween spirit with our solid color Presto LED gel nails. Better yet, bring in a sample of your costume and let us create a custom color just for you. Mix things up a bit with festive stamps, hand drawing and glitter for an additional $10 and up.
50 min. Shiatsu or Swedish Massage , $80 (Reg $105)
Almost as sweet as a bagful of candy, our Shiatsu and Swedish massages will leave you feeling rejuvenated minus the empty calories! Treat your body and spirit to a 50 min. massage by one of our highly skilled massage therapists.
Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme Peel , 1.7 Fl oz/50mL – $56
If you don’t feel like carving pumpkins this year but still want to indulge your festive side, try Naturopathica’s best selling Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme Peel. By utilizing pumpkins’ powerful carotenoid antioxidant qualities, this refining peel is formulated to slough away dead skin cells for a clean, clear and radiant complexion. For an additional $30, sample it by asking your esthetician to add it to your favorite facial (already included in some). Or, simply take some home for yourself and let your skin glow like a jack-o-lantern all year round!
Spa deals are available October 24th – 31st, 2011. Schedule your appointment now by using our online request form or call (212) 644-7400.
Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!
Shizuka New York Day Spa was featured in Good Morning America on Monday, Aug 29th. 2011.
Our famous Bird Poop Facial was introduced as one of all natural and unusual facial!
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owner Shizuka Bernstein says her geisha facial® – which includes the use of purified bird droppings — is in high demand.
“The ingredients in the droppings have a natural enzyme and it exfoliates, it breaks down the top layer of the skin, so it’s a good exfoliation,” Bernstein said.
But Day wasn’t so sure.
“Anything that is a leftover or a by-product especially in feces of another animal I would be very hesitant to use on my skin,” she said.
For centuries, geishas used the droppings to remove makeup and revitalize their skin. Bernstein incorporated the idea to make it a substitute for clients who didn’t want to use harsh chemicals on their face.
Mixed with rice bran and applied to the face, the bird droppings emit an “organic” aroma, but first-time client Jennifer Teman didn’t seem to mind, and she’s looking forward to her next visit.
“It smelled a little funny, but I was expecting that… I would recommend other people to do it because it’s definitely a different kind of a facial to get,” Teman said.
The geisha facial takes about 60 minutes and costs $180.
Check out this great Geisha Facial® video courtesy of Chinese TV Better Body and Soul. What we love the most about this is that the reporter’s skin continued to improve throughout the week after her bird poop facial at Shizuka New York Day Spa!
This video is primarily in Chinese with English subtitles.
[Better Body & Soul]
Even though we call them Geisha Facial®s, bird poop facials are not only for women. In fact, since we introduced the Geisha Facial® a few years back, we’ve seen more and more men showing interest in this wacky, yet effective skin care treatment.
MensHealth.com investigates the bird poop facial trend in a recent post:
Experts say it actually might work. “Bird droppings have uric acid and are nitrogen based, and if rubbed on the skin can exfoliate and could be beneficial, but only in a superficial manner,” says Hayes Gladstone, M.D., director of dermatologic surgery at Stanford University. More >>
From our experience, we can say that the results speak for themselves. Clients, male and female alike, love the smoother, brighter skin that comes with one of NYC’s most bizarre facial treatments!
Oh and, for the record, we are the NYC spa quoted in the article!
p.s Don’t forget about our amazing half-off Geisha Facial® special!
Get our famous Geisha “Bird Poop” Facial at 50% off the regular price April 11-17, 2011.
The Geisha Facial® has been featured on television programs internationally as well as People Magazine, PerezHilton.com, and more, for using powdered nightingale droppings to cleanse and brighten the skin.
Normally $180, Shizuka New York Day Spa is offering the Geisha Facial® for $90 (50% off!) during a week of spa steals that also include deals on Shiatsu and Swedish massage, and 10% off the treatment of your choice when combined with a spa steal.
Get your appointment for a half-priced bird poop facial today by using our online request form (Promo Code: Spa Steals) or calling (212) 644-7400.