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Wed Jan 02, 2008

Bird Poo Facial – Would You Dare?

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I’ve never been afraid to wander off the beaten path when it comes to my beauty regime.  From mayonnaise in my hair, to hemorrhoid cream on my eyes, I’ll try anything once. But I may have crossed the line when I went to the Shizuka NY Day Spa for theGeisha Facial® ($180).  The treatment sounded alluring initially – until I discovered the main ingredient was nightingale droppings.

At first, I was afraid they’d be sloshing the excrement on my face straight from the bottom of the birdcage, but thankfully it came in a purified powder form.  This ingredient actually dates back to the time when geishas were in need of something to remove their heavy makeup and cleanse their delicate skin.  How they discovered nightingale droppings, I’m not sure, but it has been a staple ever since in the world’s poshest spas.  The powder, combined with rice bran, is supposed to exfoliate and brighten the skin.  To my surprise, it worked. I emerged from the facial with a smooth and glowing complexion. The whole treatment was very luxurious and relaxing, but this is one facial I won’t be trying at home.

 

Other Shizuka New York Day Spa 2008 Press Releases
Geisha Facial® in Reuters Life! – Forget avocado, evening primrose oil or other exotic ingredients, the latest facial to hit New York is a mask made with bird excrement…
Geisha Facial® Video Feature – Reuters – Apr. 30 – A salon in New York is offering ‘The Geisha Facial®’, using an exotic ingredient, nightingale droppings, known in Japan as Uguisu No Fun…
Shizuka in Shefinds – I’ve never been afraid to wander off the beaten path when it comes to my beauty regime. From mayonnaise in my hair, to hemorrhoid cream on my eyes, I’ll try anything once…
Shizuka in The Hollywood Reporter – They put what in the cream? From cell-eating fish pedicures to bird droppings — nothing’s sacred when the desired goal is beauty…
Shizuka featured on The View – Shizuka New York Day Spa’s Geisha Facial® was featured in a segment of ABC’s The View entitled “Bizarre Spa Treatments.” This episode aired on July 29, 2008.
Urban Baby Daily – UrbanBaby.com features Shizuka’s Geisha Facial®, an all-natural treatment, at our Day Spa in Manhattan.
Nov. 18 ’08 NY Daily News – Shizuka’s Geisha Facial® was mentioned with Vavelta (baby foreskin!) in the New York Daily News on November 18th, 2008 in an article profiling celebrity spa treatments and new anti-aging treatments.
Shizuka on WPIX CW11 News at Ten – The question we ask tonight: is this maybe going too far? Well you decide. There is a type of facial that is gaining popularity because of an unusual ingredient – bird droppings…
All Shizuka NY 2008 Press Releases