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Placentas. For Your Face.


We are assured on the package that this super-economy-size bag o’ face masks is chock full of placentas. Face rescuing placentas. Premium placentas.

Okay, sorry, I really can’t hold it in anymore. EEWWWW!

I didn’t think it was possible to beat snail slimecobra venom and bee larvae as the I’d-prefer-the-red-hot-pincers facial treatments of choice, but this one is definitely a contender.

Saw these at Don Kihote store in Shibuya. If you’d like to be amazed by the weird goods there the next time you’re in Tokyo, a map to all Don Qi locations in Tokyo is on my other website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

2 thoughts on “Placentas. For Your Face. Leave a comment

  1. I was having lunch with my husband and a commercial for that stuff came on the TV over the bar. I had the same reaction as you. He didn’t know what placenta was so I explained. He nearly hurled.

    • I know, right? And do you ever get Facebook ads for a diet supplent drink called Fasty Placenta? I’ve been dying to do a blog post on it, but the website it points to doesn’t give any information besides making the usual claims to make you thin and live forever.

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