TOKYO, Japan –
An unlikely beauty secret has come out of Japan which has raised some eyebrows in the United States, but has many women saying it’s working wonders. Enthusiasts claim cat saliva, applied regularly to the ski,n can take the clock back ten years.
Dermatologist Laurie McCormick says it’s best to have fresh saliva because the anti-aging compounds break down over time. “This stuff is like retinol but less irritating,” she said in a recent interview. “I take my cat, Fluffy, and rub his mouth juices all over my face. It really does work wonders!”
Long time user Angela Pavlik says this presents a problem for people who don’t want or can’t have cats, but she has found a work around. “I can’t have pets in my apartment, so I volunteer at the shelter so I have access. If you are thinking about adopting a cat for the facials, I suggest going for an older one. A few pets on their back or head, and you’ve got more than enough. They’re like a faucet, those old cats.”