Geisha “Bird Poop” Facial on CNN

Shizuka Bernstein performs her Geisha "Bird Poop" Facial on a client.

June 10, 2008

ALINA CHO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Lots of headlines. Good morning, guys. And good morning, everybody.

And the latest in spa treatments. Listen up, guys. A bird poop facial as they’re calling it. For $200, a New York spa is offering the treatment.

PHILLIPS: 200 bucks?

CHO: Yes, 200 bucks. It uses what it calls all-natural ingredients. Take a listen.


SHIZUKA BERNSTEIN, SHIZUKA DAY SPA: And then we use nightingale droppings.

MINDY LUBELL, GETTING POOP FACIAL: This is a first for me. I’ve had Microdermabrasions and the brightenings but this is the first time I’ve ever tried poop.


CHO: And maybe the last. The nightingale droppings, by the way, are the old secret ingredient Japanese Kabuki actors and geisha’s used to remove makeup. The spa’s owner says it works great to brighten, heal, and retexturize the skin. All for 200 bucks.

A reminder, if you’re concern about the smell, by the way, the droppings are combined with rice bran to take care of that problem.

I mean I’ve tried a lot of spa treatments over the years. Not sure of that one.

ROBERTS: OK. We showed a picture of a pigeon. They’re not using pigeon droppings.

CHO: They’re not. They’re using nightingale droppings.

PHILLIPS: I was going to say because I got pigeons on my stoop —


CHO: I think that’s just for the effect to send the message. (INAUDIBLE).

ROBERTS: Do you know if there’s any difference between pigeon and nightingale droppings?

CHO: I’m not entirely well versed on that.

PHILLIPS: Could you get on that for us.

CHO: I will.

PHILLIPS: Could you research that?


CHO: I’d love to.

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Shizuka on NBC’s Today Show – TV host and beauty expert Jill Martin interviewed Shizuka as she and her assistant applied the Geisha Facial® mask and massaged it into Kathie Lee’s and Hoda’s skin.
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Inside a Big Idea – Donny Deutsch interviews Shizuka Bernstein about the Geisha Facial® on CNBC’s The Big Idea.
Shizuka in The Daily Telegraph (London, UK) – New York’s women take their beauty seriously. Their efforts to stop the hands of time and make the most of their looks are awe-inspiring…
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