Atlanta Journal Constitution Lists this Spa for an Unforgettable Gift for Mom

Atlanta Journal Constitution Lists this Spa for an Unforgettable Gift for Mom

The Atlanta Journal Constitution Lists this Spa for an Unforgettable Gift for Mom

A spa service at SHIZUKA new york Day Spa made it into the Atlanta Journal Constitution last week.

In an article titled: Top 3 ways to make your Mother’s Day gift unforgettable, SNY’s The Geisha Facial was mentioned as the only spa service in the U.S. to make an unforgettable mother’s day gift.

Atlanta Journal Constitution lists this U.S. Spa for an unforgettable Mother's Day Gift

Now, both of those services are offered by spas outside of the U.S. But if you want something a little closer to home, you can always get your mom the Bird Poop Facial from a spa in New York.

Now Mom can enjoy this unforgettable gift any time of year with a SNY Gift Certificate. Choose from a variety of designs and have it emailed directly to her inbox.

See other recent press about SHIZUKA new york Day Spa here.

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The Rise of Smart, Personalized Diagnostic Skin Care Tools

Computer, computer on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all?

Last year saw an explosion of smart, personalized beauty-based assistive technologies led by L’Oréal’s Make-up Genius app. Other smart, beauty-based assistive technologies were the Plum Perfect app (similar to L’Oreal’s Genius app), Sephora’s Skin Care IQ (a diagnostic tool that identifies the right skin care for each consumer), Oku (an at-home device and app that analyses skin condition) and Klara (an app that sends pictures of your skin to dermatologists).

Rapidly building on this surge of beauty-based, personalized technology is the development of new smart, personalized skin care diagnostic tools, forecast to be a leading consumer skin care trend in the coming years says Euromonitor International, an independent provider of global strategic market research.

There’s an App for That

Smart, personalized diagnostic skin care tools will be a dominant trend in the health and beauty

Mobile devices will know more about users, their preferences, and the environment than ever before
Wearable Technology by Keoni Cabral, CC BY 2.0

Fitbit is a family of smart devices and mobile apps that track every part of your day, from the specific activities and exercises you’ve done and the food you ate to how much you slept.  Using all this data, Fitbit devices give you specific recommendations to improve your eating habits and physical fitness routines.

“I think that they’ll eventually develop an app that’s kind of like a FitBit for your skin,” says Marla Malcolm Beck, an ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’ at Harvard Business School. “It will tell you everything you need to know about your skin that day: the water levels, collagen levels, and on and on. Because, your skin is different from day to day.”

Ms. Beck foresees a time when such smart technology will plug into our smart home and work environments, customizing and tailoring temperature, humidity, and sunlight. Further, these personalized sensing technologies could easily design our skin care products and routines. Says Ms. Beck, “the app [could] be hooked up to a 3-D printer that’s equipped with different skin-care ingredient cartridges. It will be able to cocktail products for you and then print them, so every day you have exactly what you need for your face.”

Such smart devices could soon do more than just make us prettier – with recent advances in sensor technology and data analytics, “mobile devices will [soon] know more about users, their preferences, and the environment than ever before,” says Mckinsey & Company in their recent 2012 report ‘A New Era of Personalized Computing.’ Such advanced sensor and data analytics power could, for example, allow a smart device to check your calendar, ‘notice’ an important upcoming business call, and, if you’re out in the city, automatically suggest a nearby coffee shop, one that that the coffee shop’s real-time internal sensors has indicated is quiet. That’s ‘smart’ off the charts.

Says global market insight agency Mintel, it is the consumers’ increased desire to save both time and money with custom tailored recommendations and solutions that is ultimately driving this trend across all industries.

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Shizuka New York in American Spa Magazine

American Spa Magazine

Shizuka New York in American Spa Magazine

Shizuka New York Day Spa is mentioned in American Spa Magazine’s May 2015 issue!

The Geisha Facial is still getting media buzz, almost as much as it did when Shizuka New York Day Spa owner, Shizuka Bernstein, introduced the facial to the beauty and spa industry in 2008.

According to owner and celebrity facialist Shizuka Bernstein, geishas relied on frequent facials using nightingale droppings to not only remove makeup but also to brighten and heal their skin. She attributes the ingredient’s natural enzymes and guanine to helping impart a pearly luster to the skin.

In the article, spa consultant Peter Anderson speaks to how the origin of The Geisha Facial stems from ancient Japanese culture and how “that predates a modern understanding of skincare”.

Many of these facials have their roots in culture and chemistry that predates a modern understanding of skincare.

The usage of nightingale droppings in The Geisha Facial isn’t the facial’s only element with ancient Japanese origins. A recent article on Vogue.com highlights an ancient Japanese skincare technique known as double-cleansing. The Geisha Facial (and all other SNY facials) incorporates double-cleansing using the all-natural products from the Shizuka New York Skincare System to thoroughly cleanse and refresh the skin before the nightingale droppings are applied. This technique maximizes the “Geisha Glow” effect following the facial.

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Shizuka New York Day Spa in Marie Claire

Marie Claire

Shizuka New York Day Spa in Marie Claire

 

At the top of their list of 6 Bizarre Beauty Treatments You Never Knew Existed, Marie Claire listed Shizuka New York Day Spa’s The Geisha Facial as number one!

 

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Nightingale-Poop Facial

It’s said that Geishas would use nightingale feces to keep their skin beautiful and unblemished, and would brighten and heal their skin after continued use. At Shizuka Spa in New York, powdered nightingale droppings are sanitized through exposure to ultraviolet light and mixed with Japanese rice bran to enhance its exfoliating properties. $180 for a facial; shizukany.com

 

The Geisha Facial is pooping–er–popping up all over the world wide net. We received this new mention in Her.ie, an online publication from Ireland!

 

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According to New York dermatologist Debra Jaliman, “The bird dung is UV irradiated to make it sterile,” and isn’t as laden in bacteria as you might expect.

So how exactly does the bird bowel contents work its way into your skincare routine?

The bird poop facial uses powdered nightingale droppings, and can be massaged into your skin for $180 at Shizuka New York Day Spa.

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Sakura Inspired Skincare with Fruit Enzyme Peels

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Sakura Inspired Skincare with Fruit Enzyme Peels

Every spring Japanese sakura, or cherry blossoms, bloom around the world displaying its natural ephemeral and gleaming beauty. In Japanese, the term ‘hanami’ pertains to the practice of gathering together with friends and family under sakura trees when they’re in full bloom. Hanami literally means “blossom watching”. Gatherings usually comprise of bringing boxed meals or bento to picnic under the blooms. Hanami is a tradition over a thousand years old and is a symbol of togetherness, fresh renewal, and all the notions of new life that spring brings with it every year.

Sakura blossoms last only for a week or two so hanami is a special time for people to meet and create joyous memories together.

These cherry tree blossoms represent a beaming delicate beauty that’s displayed only once a year, but in terms of skincare you can gently revitalize your skin anytime with fruit enzyme peels. Fruit peels are a natural alternative to acid peels to refresh your skin’s tone and texture regularly. This Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel is a gentle but effective way to exfoliate your skin while joyously indulging your senses in the deep luscious scents of sweet cherries and red wine.

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