Tom Cruise's 'bird poo' beauty secret

01:59 Sat Jun 30 2012
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

He's rapidly approaching his 50th birthday, but Tom Cruise is looking younger than ever. His secret? Nightingale poo facials.

The 49-year-old Rock of Ages star is reportedly a fan of the 'The Geisha Facial' ($200, 60 min), which uses traditional and natural Japanese ingredients to soften, brighten and nourish the skin.

The key ingredient of the super facial is uguisu no fun (powdered nightingale droppings), once a secret known only by Geishas.

"He recently started experimenting with the nightingale poo facial," a source close to the actor told Now magazine. "It was recommended by a Hollywood pal and the results have been fantastic.

"Tom doesn't see splashing out on the facials as him being vain or weird."

The heartthrob is said to be thrilled with the "fantastic" boost his complexion has received since beginning the treatment — of which Victoria Beckham is rumoured to be a fan — and is "proud of himself for avoiding the temptations of plastic surgery".

"Tom doesn't go in for Botox or surgery but he does pay close attention to all the new and popular natural treatments."

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