The Geisha Facial – Posh Spice & David Beckham’s Radiant Good Looks

It’s no longer a secret that celebrities have some strange beauty habits. But are bird dropping facials really the next big thing?

Victoria and David Beckham are the latest duo said to have joined in on some bizarre beauty treatments. “Posh Spice” Beckham, who has long had a problem with keeping a clear complexion, is now reportedly raving about the so-called Geisha facial.


“When Victoria was in Japan recently she was admiring the local women’s clear skin and discovered it was down to these facials,” a friend of the 34-year-old star recently told Closer magazine. “She tried it and loved how great her skin looked. She also uses a cream derived from nightingale poo at home.”

The facial, which costs about $200, uses a paste made from nightingale droppings in order to combat the problem acne she claims to have suffered since she was a teenager.

According to Shizuka Bernstein, who offers the treatment at her New York spa,the Geisha Facial® works because “a natural enzyme in the powder breaks down dead skin cells, and a protein called guanine gives the skin luster.”


Other celebrities known for their weird-but-true habits include bombshell mom, Demi Moore, who swears by leech therapy, which she uses to detoxify her body. Who knew blood sucking and bird droppings could be so refreshing?

New York Daily News, October 7, 2008

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Other Shizuka New York Day Spa 2008 Press Releases
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques features Geisha Facial® – Skin ingredient technology, specifically the uguisu no fun (nightingale droppings) in the Geisha Facial® at Shizuka Day Spa in New York City, is the focus of this article from Les Nouvelles Esthetiques and Spa.
Bird excrement facial hits New York spa – The Geisha Bird Poop Facial was featured in the June 18, 2008 Los Angeles Times for its use of powdered nightingale droppings.
Geisha Facial® on Mezamashi – Video from Fuji TV featuring Shizuka NY Day Spa in New York City.
New York’s weirdest spa treatments – Weird spa treatments from the New York Daily News in NYC including Shizuka’s Geisha Bird Poop Facial and the fish pedicure from Alexandria, Virginia.
New York Daily News, Sep. 18, 2008 – She’s guano have it! Trendy Japanese facial features bird droppings.
New York Magazine – Japanese Spa Treatment Comes to NYC – It’s full of crap…
Perez Hilton – In two separate posts, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has poked fun at the nightingale poo facial – Shizuka’s Geisha Facial®.
All Shizuka NY 2008 Press Releases