You Won't Believe Which Celebrity Swears By A Facial Made From Bird Poo

Ever heard of a "bird poop facial?" In western cultures, just the name is likely to raise more than a few eyebrows in surprise and maybe even turn a few stomachs in disgust. But before you judge, there are a few things you should know: According to Japanese skincare expert Cynthia Popper who recently spoke to Byrdie on the subject, a facial known as "Uguisu No Fun" (which translates to "nightingale droppings" in English), has been used in high-end Japanese skincare for centuries. Once, Japanese geishas used the bird droppings to exfoliate, brighten, and illuminate their skin.  

And while it has only been used in western cultures for a very short time, celebrities like Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) and her equally-famous husband David Beckham have been swearing by the skin treatment for years (via Pop Sugar). In fact, Posh herself claims it was the key to helping her finally overcome a years-long battle with complexion issues like acne.   

How Posh Spice came to use bird poo on her skin

Back in 2008, Pop Sugar reported how Posh Spice came to try (and love) the "bird poo facial," saying, "When Victoria was in Japan recently she was admiring the local women's clear skin and discovered that it stemmed from these facials. She was intrigued and when she got back to the US she found that some New York beauty salons now offer the treatment. She tried it and loved how great her skin looked." 

Years later, this trend has picked up steam outside the celebrity set as well. In fact, you can even try it at home without heading to a New York City spa. Byrdie ordered The Uguisu Poo Uguisu No Fun Illuminating Mask online and tried it for themselves. Their review? They said, "it definitely delivers visible results. Expect smoother, softer, and more glowing skin after just one use." They admit it's a bit expensive, but for results like that and the ability to say you tried Posh Spice's skincare holy grail, maybe it's worth a shot?