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Nightingale faeces applied to face

Nightingale faeces applied to face

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MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Nightingale faeces beauty treatment. Facemask being applied by brush to a model's face. The face mask is made from dried nightingale bird (Luscinia megarhynchos) faeces, white clay and water. This traditional skincare treatment has been used for centuries by Japanese kabuki actors and geisha to remove heavy makeup and as a facemask. The product is manufactured as a powder that has been sterilised with ultraviolet light. Photographed at Hari's Salon, London, UK.

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