The weirder the treatment, the more beautiful you get, this is what some procedures promise, using the most unconventional ingredients.
Your own blood – the daughter of Dracula
You don’t have to go all the way to Transylvania to get a taste of vampire chic. Hollywood stars are among those who believe sucking blood from your arm and injecting it into your face can have beneficial effects.
Kim Kardashian is one of the celebrities that actually had the cold blood for this procedure.
It is believed to help restoring shape, tone, and texture of skin and to make you look younger, overall.
Bee venom – beauty and the bees
Fortunately, this treatment does not require the subject to actually be stung. Instead, bee venom added to some face creams and it is supposed to be an anti-aging ingredient.
Breast milk – babyish good looks
Studies have shown the benefits of breast milk in development. Now beauty specialists are advocating it not only for babies but for mothers (and fathers) too.
Good news: unlike the blood procedure, the milk is not required to be your own. A Chicago salon says it helps to treat acne and sunburn.
Snail slime – the quickest results from the slowest animal
Now let’s face it: snail slime doesn’t really look like something you would like to put on your skin. Nevertheless, it is believed to make your skin whiter. And in South Korea snail slime has been integrated into many creams and the ingredient is in demand.
Bird droppings facial – would you give it a try in the name of beauty?
So you think you’ve seen it all in terms of beauty? You may be wrong.
Fashion magazines claim that this is Victoria Beckham’s beauty ritual because it smoothes the skin imperfections and adds a rosy young glow.
This beauty treatment is rooted in Japan. It was the privilege of rich geishas to use the droppings of the Japanese nightingale on their face for an iconic porcelain look.
But it might not improve your smell? An exclusive salon in Manhattan offering Geisha facial says that while it is sanitized and powdered the mask formulation still leaves “a mild organic smell”.
Caviar – rich glow
Perhaps the epitome of luxury dining Caviar also promises to brighten the skin.
A white caviar illuminating treatment is offered at The Ritz Carlton in New York with La Prairie products.
Gold – shine like a star
While it didn’t work out so well for Shirley Eaton in James Bond’s Goldfinger, having at least your face covered in the precious metal is offered today as a beauty treatment.
By Lorelei Mihala