Putting bird poo on your face to beautify it has long been big in Japan, and is an integral part of a geisha’s beauty routine. Victoria Beckham and Oprah Winfrey are just two of the famous folk to have had, and raved about, the treatment
First published on 29 Jun 2012. Updated on 29 Jun 2012.
How does it work?
Japanese nightingale droppings are rich in urea and guanine, which have a host of positive effects – urea accelerates skin-cell regeneration, for example, while guanine helps clear blemishes and gives your skin a healthy glow.
Is it actually hygienic?
Yes. The birds come from nightingale farms in Japan, where the birds are fed insects, berries and organic seeds to create high-grade poo, which is sanitised with ultraviolet light.
What else is involved in the treatment?
It uses top-quality Chidoriya droppings from Kyoto, combined with a 300-stroke ki massage, and thorough cleansing, exfoliation, meridian massage, and lymphatic drainage with jade roller.
Ikeda Spa. 787 Bukit Timah Rd (6469 8080). Daily 1.30- 10.30pm. Geisha Organic Facial $180 (trial) or $240 (regular price).