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MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Nightingale faeces beauty treatment. Beauty therapist applying a face treatment 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. It is mixed with water and applied directly to the face. Photographed at Hari's Salon, London, UK.
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