You are witnessing a woman receiving a $180 facial treatment that uses the key ingredient of ...
The Geisha Facial (a.k.a. Bird Poop Facial) is currently offered at the Shizuka New York Day Spa and other locations around the world.
The Geisha Facial ($180, 60 min.), a.k.a. Bird Poop Facial, uses traditional and natural Japanese ingredients to soften, brighten, and nourish the facial complexion. The most crucial ingredient in these unique facials is uguisu no fun (powdered nightingale droppings), once a secret known only to traditional kabuki actors and the Geisha themselves.
This is almost making the Scott-Vincent Borba's $7,000 facial look like a really good idea!
The Daily News reports that both David and Victoria Beckham are fans of the Bird Poop Facial and, fortunately, we don't have to worry about Posh Spice getting some kind of Bird Flu from the poo germs being put on her face. Shizuka reassures its potential clientele that the bird poop has been "sanitized through exposure to ultraviolet light before being milled to a fine powder."
In other words, don't collect droppings from your windowsill and try this at home.
I do love the fact that Shizuka Spa has a sense of humor about it. Check out this video they made explaining the procedure:
Ultraviolet light, nightingales, and Geishas aside, though ...
I think I'm going to pass on the Bird Poop Facial.
What about you?
Image via Shizuka New York Day Spa