Celebrities are perhaps the most adventurous bunch of people in the world. They’re no strangers to trying the most ludicrous, overpriced beauty treatments and regimes to keep themselves looking radiant, young and beautiful.
We put together some of the weirdest ones we could find, and it’s safe to say we were seriously surprised. But don’t be too quick to dismiss them! Who knows, they might come in handy before your big day!
Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett both made headlines – and raised a few eyebrows – when they revealed the secret, essential aspect of their anti-aging routine: penis facials.
The facial, actually called the Hollywood EGF facial treatment, costs around $650 and can be done at the Georgia Louise Atelier in New York. The treatment consists of a cleanse, an intensive TCA peel, micro-needling with a stem-cell application and then an alginate mask to calm the skin. The serum used afterwards, known as the EGF serum, is taken from newborn baby foreskin – hence its uh, illustrative, nickname.
Hailey Bieber seems to be an avid fan of the renowned dermatologist, Dr Barbara Sturm, who creates non-surgical anti-aging skincare solutions. One of the products Hailey uses and loves is “that weird blood cream”. The blood cream she’s referring to is Sturm’s $14,000 MC1 cream. Clients have to make an in house appointment to have a tube of their blood collected so the plasma can be successfully separated and then incubated for a few hours to accelerate its healing properties. Then, it’s mixed in with a shea butter based cream, and voila! A moisturiser with the most unique ingredient of all.
Bird Poop Facial
Victoria Beckham and Tom Cruise are also part of the weird facial club; both celebrities are fans of the bird poop facial, which, yes, uses actual bird poop. Created by celebrity facialist Shizuka Bernstein, the Geisha Facial – the actual name of this treatment – is designed to nourish, brighten and soften the complexion using traditional, natural Japanese ingredients.
The core of this facial, which costs $180, is a very special ingredient: nightingale droppings, a long time secret of Geishas, who found that regularly incorporating nightingale droppings in their skincare routine could heal and retexturize the skin due to the droppings’ organic guanine and enzymes.
Whatever works, right?
Vaginal Steaming/Jade Egg
Gwenyth Paltrow has always been passionate about taking care of her body and health; she started her own company, goop, “a lifestyle brand” in 2008. Unfortunately, goop was fined $145,000 for claiming its jade and rose quartz eggs, which needed to be inserted into the vagina, “could balance hormones, regulate menstrual cycles, prevent uterine prolapse, and increase bladder control.”
However, that hasn’t stopped Gwenyth from taking care of her vagina – she is a regular partaker in the Mugwort V-Steam, a form of therapy offered at Tikkun Spa, in Los Angeles. According to the website, this therapy has been popular in Korea for hundreds of years and claims to protect the uterus from ulcers and tumours, soothe while strengthening the nervous system and stimulate menstrual discharges and the production of milk.
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Bee Venom Mask
Not interested in getting a facelift? That’s cool, just use a bee venom mask – it’s like Botox, only natural. And if it’s good enough for the Duchess of Cambridge, then it’s good enough for everyone.
Yep – Kate Middleton reportedly uses bee venom mask as an alternative to invasive surgical procedures such as facelifts and botox. The bee venom mask, which is available in gold, silver or black, was created by Deborah Mitchell of Heaven Skincare and uses an ingredient called ABEETOXIN, which mimics the effects of a facelift. This mask, according to the site, “contains the world’s rarest bee venom” and only 500 are made annually. So, if you’re keen, maybe quickly head on over to Heaven Skincare?
Written by: Mansib Ahmad
Cover photo via: @gwynethpaltrow