Would YOU get one?
Ah, the things we do for beauty. Women everywhere are shelling out big bucks to have stuff like human placenta, foreskin, and even bird poop slathered on our faces to look younger and wrinkle-free. Here, the world's top six craziest facials.
World's Craziest Facials
Spermine, a powerful antioxidant originally discovered in human sperm, is said to diminish wrinkles and smooth the skin. Spermine facials cost $250 at Townhouse Spa in NYC.
Placenta reportedly has natural antioxidants, proteins, and amino acids that increase the skin's ability to absorb oxygen and stimulate cellular metabolism, skin tissue growth, and cells' reproduction and repair. Placenta facials are all the rage in Hollywood, and cost $200 at La Beaute by Diane in California.
Snail Secretion Facial
Scientists have discovered that snail secretion counteracts sun damage and prevents premature skin aging and wrinkles. Snail-secretion facials cost $175 at Townhouse Spa in NYC.
Bird Poop Facial
The Geisha Facial contains nightingale excrement. The Japanese powder, also known as Uguisu no Fun, is rich in the amino acid guanine, said to brighten and cleanse skin. It's $180 at Shizuka New York.
24K Gold Facial
Gold slows down collagen depletion and the breakdown of elastin to prevent sagging skin. It stimulates cellular growth of the basal layer to regenerate healthy, firm skin cells and provide a tightening effect. The UMO 24 karat gold facial is $400 at Veronica Skin Care in Malibu.