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Simon Cowell's Hi-Def Beauty Secret: Sheep Placenta Facials

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Simon Cowell's camera-ready face, via Getty

We've heard of some pretty weird beauty treatments in our day - baby fish eating the dead skin off of your feet, anyone? But Simon Cowell's treatment of choice is a little weird even for us. The X Factor mastermind reportedly gets sheep placenta facials at a spa in Beverly Hills. And this isn't your ordinary sheep placenta - the stuff comes from sheep in New Zealand specially raised for superrich people.

However, there's more to the treatment than just smearing placenta all over your face. It starts with exfoliation and an LED light that opens the pores. Then the placenta is mixed with a gel full of 24-karat gold flakes. The procedure costs about $530 a session, which is probably worth it if you have to scream at people in high-def every week.

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