I’m just gonna poot this out there: anything is worth a try IF it may give you eternal youth and beauty. So while you may think my idea of rubbing bird poop on my face is shit, I am doing a fecebility study on your behalf.
This whole bird poo thing has been dung before and skinandtonics had reviewed it briefly. But she got grossed out after 2 applications. I have a pretty strong stomach. I am stool doing this as we speak (it’s been over a week.) Behold my latest expooriment:
UGUISU POO UGUISU NO FUN – NIGHTINGALE POOP MASK
How did I get inspired by this? I read about the Japanese geisha facial at some fancy spa in NYC. In addition, I read an article where the founder of Tatcha was interviewed regarding her beauty secrets. She sought far and wide for this bird poo and got over it real quick. I didn’t even have to go anywhere except my Amazon prime account!
The poo is available in several flavors…I mean types. You can pick: illuminating (this version being reviewed,) calming, clarifying, and hydrating. On Amazon prime it’s $26.99. You can get it directly from the company on http://uguisushop.com which is slightly cheaper but they charge shipping.
So what does it look like? Kinda like corn starch in a tiny plastic container. The powdery substance doesn’t smell like anything. It kinda slightly clumps but separates when you shake it up.
I followed the directions and mixed a little bit (about 1/2 teaspoon) with a bit of water. I did this very unscientifically and the result was a…very runny bird poop mixture.
Not to be…wasteful, I slathered it all over my face any way. And yeah it smells like a bird just shat on my face. Furrrget I said anything about it being scentless. There IS definitely a scent of bird poop. Most people won’t sense this, but I have the nose of a bloodhound. I can smell the difference between real goose down vs. synthetic goose down. SO YES IT SMELLS LIKE BIRD POOP. No one would be able to dupe me with fake bird poop.
The experience? It’s not that pleasant or relaxing. It is like an extremely drying clay mask. I didn’t even put as much of a layer as I should have. The other blogger had about a 2mm layer on her face.
The effect? Immediate brightening but very drying. I forgot to take a before/after pic but I will definitely update this again with better comparison pics. After the rinse off, skin is temporarily brighter but very dry. I slathered on extra moisturizer and serum because I felt like my face was going to crack like the dried poo I just put on.
This isn’t holy grail status by any means but I just love the novelty of it. It is satisfying to perform a 400-year-old geisha beauty ritual involving some faraway native nightingales. I hope those birds have been following a good diet. According to the manufacturers, they are. Read more about the process of pooduction here: http://uguisushop.com/faq/
Immediate brightening effect, good for people with oily skin as it just absorbs all excess oil, interesting concept.
Smells like bird poop, expensive, mental block of using animal waste on your face.
June 2016 Update: This is our entry into the AB See Asian beauty link party (co-hosted by us) with the theme of INGREDIENTS (click the link to Peeping Pomeranian’s blog to see the other entries). What better ingredient deserves airing out than bird poo?!