BIZARRE BEAUTY TREATMENTS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE

FANCY SWAPPING YOUR BEAUTICIAN FOR A TEAM OF SNAIL  MASSEURS? TNG HAVE SCOURED THE PLANET TO UNVEIL AN EXOTIC ARRAY OF UNUSUAL BEAUTY TREATMENTS. IF YOU’RE SEDUCED BY THE ECCENTRIC, YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

Fair is Fowl and Fowl is Fair

This intriguing treatment may have appealed to Macbeth with it’s rather repugnant main ingredient. The Japanese Nightingale Excrement Treatment does not sound particularly appealing but it is favoured by celebrities across the globe and is rumoured to be Victoria Beckham’s favourite anti aging therapy. The holistic qualities of bird turd were first discovered by Japanese Geishas who used the putrid paste to repair the damage caused to their skin through wearing heavy white make up comprised of Zinc and Lead. London dwellers need not travel to Japan to experience the benefits as the treatment is now available at the Hilton on Park Lane.  Don’t poo poo it until you’ve tried it.

Get an EscarGlow.

A spa in Thailand was started by two Frenchman whose love for the gastropods encouraged them to open a spa in Thailand offering snail mucus beauty treatments. One of the Partners, Luc Champeyroux claims that the snail slime offers unrivalled restorative and firming effects on the skin while he claims that the health of his snails are instrumental to the overall quality of the goo commenting, ‘we take care of the snails as if they were part of our family, our babies.’ Since the duo first imported the snail-kinders from France, the colony has grown and now the snail famille has some 30,000 members that graze on a organic, gluten free, vegan diet.

Vampire Mania Not Dead Yet

Surely inspired by our 21st century obsession, Hollywood’s bravest celebrities are now sinking their teeth into Vampire beauty treatments. This year receivers of the illustrious Oscar’s goody bag were treated to the latest addition to the carnal carte de jour of beauty procedures, receiving a $5000 voucher to experience the Vampire breast lift for free. Celebs hoping to be bitten by Edward Cullen will have ben left disappointed however as the procedure actually involves extracting platelet rich beauty plasma from the patient’s arm to be then re-injected into problem areas culminating in buoyant breasts and firmer faces. Mere mortals who are intrigued needn’t travel to Transylvania or score an Oscar nomination to try it. The London Cosmetic Clinic now offers the facial endearingly dubbed, ‘Dracula therapy.’  Go to www.thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk for more information.

The Sake Soak

If bathing in wine sounds like a metaphor to aptly describe your weekend excursions then this could be the beauty treatment you’ve been hoping for. If you ever happen to find yourself at a loose end in Hakone, Japan, we’d recommend a trip to the Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Spa where a constant stream of Sake flows  into the swimming pool below. The reported benefits of bathing in Sake include the skin smoothening properties of saccharides and amino acids and the gentle exfoliation effects of Ethyl Glucoside all key ingredients of Japanese Sake. Secondly Sake inhibits the performance of melatonin, bad news for those who dedicate themselves towards a life long ambition of being bronzed, good news for porcelain skin enthusiasts. The sake also contains moisturising elements glycerine and amino acids which help prevent moisture from evaporating from the skin. Finally Sake contains all-important anti-aging qualities. Ferulic acids in Sake act as powerful UV light absorbers preventing wrinkles, sun spots, age spots and freckles. Not sure you’re going to find yourself meandering through Hakone any time soon? You can still enjoy the health benefits of Sake at home courtesy of Fresh (www.fresh.com) who sell bottles of Sake to be added to your own bathtub. The potion comes with a health warning however, take care not to get hammered as the Sake solution can quickly evaporate and the fumes can leave you steaming, (we’re not particularly concerned).

I don’t Bullieve it.

This unusual procedure might well have you choking on your green tea. Kiwi hair products company Imprivo have recently launched a haircare range that contains ‘BVP’ a scientific name tag that enables the company to delicately skirt round the issue that the ingredient in question is actually Bull’s semen. Hair salon in London, Hari’s were one such outfit that actually featured the Bull Semen hair treatment on their haircare menu. Needless to say, when I finally plucked up the courage to call the salon –  concealing my embarrassment with a candid telephone voice – I was  disappointed to hear that the procedure was no longer on offer.

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