"I really wanted to come up with something that is quick, effective, that appealed to the urban city girl," Shama Patel, the founder of the new Mud salon in Chicago, told FOX 32 of her decision to offer a $40 breast milk substitute for all facials on her salon menu.
Patel tells Fox News that all the breast milk used in her salon is sourced from local Chicago moms and is medically screened before it is lathered lovingly onto other people's faces. That's a good thing, registered dietician Lara Field told Fox, because "bodily fluids can have other diseases along with them, including HIV, bacteria, hepatitis."
Founder of the Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners Elina Fedotova thinks breast milk belongs in spas. In addition to taming acne and soothing eczema, Fedotova says the milk "has anti-bacterial, anti-septic properties." Dr. Oz has a breast milk soap recipe he recommends for eczema as well.
There's only one way to find out, I suppose.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.