That doo-doo that you do so well

And even more cosmetic crap:

While millions of women are snapping up age-defying skin creams, the latest miracle cure for a sagging face has just arrived — nightingale poo.

The bird droppings, applied in a 90-minute facial, are packed with an enzyme called guanine — an amino acid which heals the skin, experts claim.

The treatment has already been used by Japanese geishas to remove make-up and leave the skin silky smooth, while monks polish their shaved heads with the droppings.

Do me a favor: just don’t call it a “fecial.”

(Via Scribal Terror.)


  1. Veronica »

    1 June 2007 · 11:28 am


  2. sya »

    1 June 2007 · 11:59 am

    I’m really sorry, but I just want to scream when they call guanine and enzyme and an amino acid. Guanine is a nucleobase (the “G” in the DNA code). It is not an amino acid (amino acids are the basic building blocks for proteins). It is not an enzyme (enzymes are proteins). Guanine is not going to do anything to your skin.

  3. Thomas Pfau »

    1 June 2007 · 2:20 pm

    Maybe it’s easier to handle the facial while you’re drinking one of these.

  4. Moira Breen »

    2 June 2007 · 8:42 am

    I’ve already discovered the world’s best (and most inexpensive) age-defying beauty treatment. I just take my glasses off before I look in the mirror these days. Improves my appearance immeasurably.

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