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"Consumers are always looking for this" special "ingredient," said Bonnie Bonne, director of project development and education at the Professional Beauty Society, the Professional Beauty Association is a salon and spa representing beauty manufacturers and distributors.
"Creative and strange treatments have drawn attention, and the recognition of what the SPA has done around the world has spawned some atypical treatments in the United States.
"While these treatments do not make up a large part of the overall beauty and spa market, Leslie BowmanD.
The director of the University of Miami's Institute of Beauty Medicine and Research said that recent contacts between celebrities and these therapies have increased theirA-listers.
Geisha Facial, including scrubbed with nightingale feces, are available at spas across the United States, including the Jingxiang New York day spa in New York City.
Nightingale feces are said to be used to clean the faces of geisha wearing heavy white cosmetics that usually contain lead.
Lance Suzuki, an expert at Shizuka's New York day spa, claims that natural enzymes in feces break down dead skin cells. The modern-
The Japanese face mixes the feces with the Japanese rice skin to neutralize the smell, disinfect and enhance the exfoliating effect.
The spa began offering $180 worth of treatment in last January with facial treatments twice a week.
Suzuki says their biggest client is tourists who are curious to try this treatment, but many of their regulars are professionals in Midtown.
Two years ago, Hari began offering $86 treatment, about 35 times a week.
"Harry found this treatment at a dinner party and he is discussing with a friend how to get as much protein as possible in non-hair
"The traditional way," said Sharon spokesman Jenni Beveride . ".
"Sperm topped the list.
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"These treatments may sound extreme, but it is also considered strange when Botox is first entered into the mainstream beauty market.
Now, the Botox industry is booming. Allergan Inc.
One of the largest suppliers of Botox, said sales at the end of the third quarter. 30 jumped 10. $1 5 per centto.
1 million more than in third quarter of 2007.
Of course, extreme measures require extreme prices. While a one-
A 9-ounce tank of olucks.
An aging cream using a snake venom to reduce wrinkles costs $185 and consumers can get $2. 5-
Shiseido Bio's oz tank
Super excipients cream with advanced performance for $88.
Still, the beauty industry has historically been evidence of relative decline, Bonadeo said. The U. S.
The makeup market is worth more than $16.
According to market research firm Packaged Facts, retail sales in 2007 were 2 billion.
According to market research firm NPD Group, 2008 was the strongest quarter in the past three years.
The industry can stay better than some because consumers think these treatments and products can not only be reduced
Stress, but feel better about yourself.
"While consumers are certainly more conservative --
Wait for more time between hair and spa appointments
"Women will find time and money to get these treatments," Bonadeo said . ".
"It's an instant satisfaction and a way for them to relax and suffer in this terrible economy.
When we look good, we will achieve more, be more confident and work harder.
"But before you season your beauty regimen, pay attention to some harmful side effects of these treatments.
Gold leaf facial care using 24-
Cragin tightens the face and helps produce collagen, causing a serious rash.
"Gold is an allergen," Bowman said . "
"It's terrible to put your face on.
"Fish therapy may also be a sign of the disease, including the small Garra rufa fish eating dead skin on their feet.
"If the sinks and tools are not disinfected, only normal pedicure can be harmful," Baumann said . ".
"Fish is just another sanitary factor to worry about.
"Many of these treatments are not more effective than mainstream treatments, except for possible harmful side effects.
"You don't need a gimmick to meet your beauty needs," Bonadeo said . ".
"You can remove the cocoons with loofah or pumice, just as easy as having the fish bite your skin.