Celebrated Anti-Aging Facial in New York City: The Geisha Facial®

The Business Standard

 

India’s newspaper, The Business Standard, reports on the efficacy of Anti-Aging Facials and touts Shizuka new york’s The Geisha Facial® in their article titled: Anti-Aging Facials can Save you from Losing that Youthful Appearance.

“Manhattan’s Shizuka New York Day Spa specializes in the Nightingale facial in which bird droppings, which removes dead cells, are slathered onto a client’s face to give a youthful appearance.”

 

With a wide range of facials and treatments available to choose from, Shizuka Bernstein advises on the best time to receive an anti-aging facial:

“Basically, anti-aging facials are unnecessary before the age of 25. These treatments are most effective once the skin begins to age, which is generally in someone’s 30′s (depending on their lifestyle, genetics, etc.). With that said, it’s never too late to begin an anti-aging regimen.”

 

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U.S. Spa Market Analysis claims The Geisha Facial® is Trending

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TrendInCite’s newest U.S. spa market trend analysis named Shizuka new york’s The Geisha Facial® first among treatments utilizing all natural ingredients.

 

From the report titled, Trends-In-Sight: U.S. Spa Market Activity :

In the beauty and spa industry, R&D specialists and marketers
alike look to nature for product inspiration. The newest spa treat-
ments are inspired by birds, mollusks and insects! The Shizuka Spa
in New York City offers “The Geisha Facial,” also known as a “Bird
Poop Facial,” which is a Japanese treatment made with Asian Night-
ingale excrement and rice bran. It is believed that the bird waste
contains a natural enzyme from its seed diet and this enzyme is
said to smooth and soften the skin.

 

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Shizuka’s BeautyZen Corner: Geisha Beauty Secrets

Shizuka's BeautyZen Corner

 

For centuries, geishas’ beauty has been likened to their mysteriously flawless skin.  Geisha beauty secrets reveal that simple ingredients native to Japan like rice bran, camellia oil, and green tea work together to protect, nourish, and brighten skin. These and other ingredients create the cornerstone of time-honored geisha beauty.                         

 

Geisha Beauty Secrets Revealed

Geisha Beauty Secrets Revealed

 

 

Geisha Beauty Secrets

Many describe geisha’s skin as mochi-hada or baby skin because it resembles skin so soft and flawless like a baby’s. The secret to their flawless skin attributes back to their skincare routine that’s been passed down for centuries.

At one time, the heavy makeup worn by geishas contained harsh chemicals like lead and zinc which led to severe skin problems. Eventually, they discovered nightingale droppings as a natural way to not only remove the makeup but to retexturize and strengthen the bonds of the skin at a cellular level. 

 

Traditional Skincare: Simple Ingredients

After Shizuka learned that geishas used simple ingredients easily sourced throughout Japan to care for their skin, she carefully studied the effects of these ingredients along with her husband, the dermatologist, Dr. Robert Bernstein. From their findings, Shizuka created The Geisha Facial® , which incorporates simple Japanese ingredients like rice bran, camellia oil, green tea, and  uguisi no fun or nightingale droppings.

 

Deep Cleansing Facial

Since ancient times the enzymes from nightingale droppings proved to deeply cleanse and lift away harsh chemicals from the skin leaving it renewed and dewy each time. (Think of it like an enzyme peel). By mixing the droppings proportionally with powdery rice bran, Shizuka created a fine enzyme exfoliate that’s been lauded the world over.

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Prep Your Skin for a Facial

Whether you’re a facial veteran or are about to get your first facial ever—knowing how to prepare your skin for your treatment will help extend the life of the facial keeping your face aglow longer.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for a facial:

-          Know your skin. While our skilled estheticians will let you know the best treatment upon examining your skin, it’s best to already know which areas you’d like to target. For example:  Tone down oily skin, target acne prone areas, focus on lifting, deep cleansing with pore extraction, etc.. Communicate this to your esthetician and your treatment will be specially catered to your needs.

-          No scrubbing. Skip harsh cleansers or facial exfoliants before your treatment. Your facial will consist of exfoliation and most likely pore extraction as well, so leave the dirty work to a trained professional!

-          Save new products for later. Just clean your face following your usual cleansing routine. It’s best not to experiment with new products right before a facial so that your skin can be examined in its “usual” state. Using new products may have adverse reactions on your skin (i.e. over drying, inflammation, etc.), so it’s best to hold off until after your treatment.

-          To steam or not to steam. This is a personal preference that doesn’t positively or negatively affect your treatment. Some like to use a sauna before a facial to relax and open up pores. While this is an option, it’s not necessary since your face will be steamed and cleaned for an hour or more anyway.

It’s never too early to start getting regular facials for optimum skin health! Shizuka began getting facial treatments in her 20’s and says “facials have helped keep my skin clear and firm throughout the years”.

What special measures do you take to prepare your skin for a facial?

 

 

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Shamenet Magazine names The Geisha Facial® as one of the Most Unique Spa Treatments in the World!

Israeli magazine, Shamenet, names Shizuka New York Day Spa’s The Geisha Facial® as one of the most unique spa treatments in the world!

 

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Most unique spa treatment in the world

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The Geisha Facial® appears in the French science magazine, “Science & Vie découvertes”

 

Science & Vie decouvertes

 

A French science magazine for kids, “Science & Vie découvertes”, includes The Geisha Facial® in its latest October 2013 issue!

 

 

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INTER TV Channel from the Ukraine films at Shizuka NY!

Inter TV Ukraine

The Ukraine channel, INTER TV, visited SNY to film an interview and facial treatment with Shizuka. In the video you’ll see footage of The Geisha Facial® and another treatment from a salon in London.

 

 

Read the transcript (in Russian!) here>> Косметологи мира делают успехи в сохранении молодости

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RT TV News Talks with Shizuka about The Geisha Facial®

RT America

 

 

RT TV News visited SNY on August 17th, 2013 to interview Shizuka for a feature on The Geisha Facial®!

RT TV News is a 24-hour international news network, broadcasting in over 100 countries, including the U.S. In NYC, RT TV is on Time Warner Cable channel 135.

 

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Watch Shizuka on Veria Living’s new show: Naturally Beautiful

Naturally Beautiful on Veria Living TV

 

Veria Living TV has a new show: Naturally Beautiful with host Nitika Chopra!

Check out the debut episode where they discover and share beauty secrets from around the world.

Look out for Shizuka at the 17:46 mark. She talks about her revival of a Japanese beauty secret: nightingale droppings!

 

 

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Swedish Newspaper “Expressen” visits SNY!

Expressen News

 

 

 

Read the full article (in Swedish!) here>> Nya trenden som gör dig skitsnygg

 

 

 

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The Daily Beast Gets an Inside Look at The Geisha Facial®

The Daily Beast

A reporter from The Daily Beast walks us through The Geisha Facial® process at Shizuka new york Day Spa.

When my facialist Satomi Teraoka made it clear—multiple times—that there would be bird poop included in this treatment, I wondered how many people just thought a Geisha Facial seemed pleasant, got in the room, and were greeted with this lovely news. “That’s why I’m here,” I told her, like a poop fiend.

 

 

 

Read the full article here>> I Got a $180 Bird-Poop Facial

 

 

 

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Nature World News Touts Bird Poo

Nature World News

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

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International Business Times discusses The Geisha Facial®

 

International Business Times

 

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

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Geisha Press from The New York Observer

The New York Observer

 

A recent article in The New York Observer highlights nightingale droppings’ complexion enhancing properties in The Geisha FacialⓇ.

 

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 — located at 7 W 51st St. —  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

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CBS 2 New York get an Inside Look at The Geisha “bird poop” Facial ®


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Check out CBS New’s extensive coverage of our Geisha “bird poop” Facial®!

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NBC News 4 New York Features The Geisha Facial ®


NBC News 4 New York Features The Geisha Facial ®

 

 

 

NBC News 4 New York visits Shizuka NY for this special feature on The Geisha Facial ®!

 

 

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FOX 5 News New York Investigates the Skin Purifying “Nightingale Dropping Facial”


FOX 5 News New York Investigates the Skin…

 

FOX 5 News New York investigates the skin purifying properties of nightingale droppings a.k.a. The Geisha Facial(R).

 

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The Associated Press Reports on The Geisha “bird poop” Facial®

 

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

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Are Bird Poop Facials Dangerous?

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’?

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The Geisha Facial® is one of Huffington Post’s “7 Bizarre Ways To Look Younger”

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!

 

 

 

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