Human breast milk from a stranger, on your face? Sounds gross. Or at the very least, gimmicky.
But hey, we reasoned: We’re progressive. Plus, the number one tip for clearing up baby acne is to dab on a little “liquid gold,” as new mothers call it.
At River North’s Mud Facial Bar, we ordered the “Breathe” facial ($40) with a breast-milk add-on ($10) and lay back in the aesthetician’s chair with an open mind.
Most of the facial was de rigueur: steam, cleanse, exfoliate, tone.
Then came a creamy white mask, which we were told is a mixture of an ounce of milk from the freezer of a healthy, all-organic nursing mother in Wisconsin, plus a bit of white clay, soothing lavender and vitamin E for treating scars and acne.
It smelled like flowers, and, honestly, the ick factor was nil. (Think of the nutrients!)
By the end, our skin was soft and dewy--and if anyone asks how it got that way, boy do we have a story to tell.
Mud Facial Bar, 676 N. LaSalle St.; 312-288-9614 or mudfacialbar.com