The Chocolate Oxygen Facial and 4 More Highly Unusual True Facial Treatments

0LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Based in the heart of Studio City, Le Jolie Medi Spa is widely acknowledged by beauty buffs for offering the best facial in Los Angeles, among other beauty and skin care solutions. Founded by expert esthetician Sharona Rafaeloff and the renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rafaeloff, Le Jolie Medi Spa provides a facial in Los Angeles that’s based on classic techniques and modern innovation. Their treatments include microdermabrasion, IPL rejuvenation and, yes, caviar and chocolate oxygen facial treatments.

While the idea of a chocolate facial may seem tasty but odd, it’s actually more common – and more logical – that you might think. Studies have found that the antioxidant epicatechin, found in cacao beans, might be able to reduce the signs of aging in the skin, while cocoa butter can serve as an effective moisturizer. If you still think the chocolate oxygen facial is an unusual beauty treatment, however, check out these odd facials that have been embraced by beauty conscious individuals around the globe

  • Gold Facials – You don’t have to spend it to enjoy the value of gold – some beauty experts believe that the 24 carat gold foil facial from Le Jolie Medi Spa can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.Wise Geek reports that lab tests have even found that gold facials can speed up the regeneration of skin cells, leading to brighter, healthier-looking skin.
  • Wine – You’re probably familiar with the relaxing effect that wine provides when you drink it, but some beauty-minded people have argued that wine can have a salubrious effect on your skin as well as your mood. In fact, the use of wine and related seeds and pulp even has a name: vinotherapy.

At a spa in Jaipur, India, some have said that wine facials help them to relieve stress, anxiety and even headaches. In many case, the wine is mixed with a medium like aloe vera, and is said to keep skin supple and moisturized.

If the idea of chocolate and wine facial treatments has left you feeling a bit hungry, however, these might curb your appetite:

  • Vampire Facials – It sounds spooky, but celebrities like Kim Kardashian have touted the benefits of the vampire facial, which uses a person’s own blood. A small sample is extracted and used to harvest plasma and use the natural plasma growth hormones to correct wrinkles and find lines in the patient’s face.
  • Bird Dropping Facial –Believe it or not, at one high-end skin care salon in Manhattan, a bird poop facial allows spa-goers to undergo a facial made from nightingale guano for $180. In an ABC News article,Shizuka Bernstein of the Shizuka New York skin care salon says that the seeds nightingales feast on include an enzyme that can have very positive effects on one’s skin. Bernstein claims it’s a Japanese beauty secret that can be remarkably effective at rejuvenating skin – though it’s understandable if you opt to simply take her word for it.

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