Mmmm, I have heard about this before but was reminded of this disgusting treatment on GMTV this morning as apparantly Victoria Beckham and Tom Cruise are huge fans and regularly go to the Shizuka spa in New York to have this rather unusual facial, also known as the “Geisha Facial”.
Can Bird Poop Rejuvenate Your Skin?
The facial procedure features UV-disinfected Nightingale poop air-lifted from Japan and mixed with rice bran to hide its smell.
The bird Poop is then painted over the skin and left on like a mask, it is similar to having a light peel and is said to leave the skin glowing and smooth. The A-listers are partial to this treatment before red carpet events.
Most bird poop is white because of the uric acid, which isn’t soluble in water, but different birds have different poop compositions. Nightingale poop contains large concentrations of nitrogen-rich urea (which is also found in urine) and guanine, an amino acid. In addition to being used in fertilizer, urea is used in cosmetic applications because it helps the skin hold in moisture. Guanine is used in a lot of different applications because it creates a shimmery, iridescent effect on the skin. These ingredients are what make bird poop facial clients claim to have softer, lighter, brighter skin.
Well I thought cream with Snail slime in it was disgusting, whatever next!?