17/02/2012 12:21 GMT | Updated 18/04/2012 06:12 BST

Bizarre Celebrity Beauty Treatments

What do afterbirth, bee stings, leeches and bird poo have in common? They've all been smeared on the skin of the A-list in the name of beauty.

When a bizarre new beauty treatment or an off-the-wall anti-ageing fad hits the market, you know it's only a matter of days before its boasting a list of celebrity converts.

It would seem our favourite paparazzi princesses (and princes) will stop at nothing to look good for the cameras.

Just this week, it was reported that Simon Cowell has taken to inhaling fresh air (in the form of canned oxygen) in his ongoing pursuit of youth.

But can the elusive elixir of youth or the holy grail of flawless skin really be found in nightingale excrement or bottled fresh air - or do the creators of these 'magic' treatments spot their target market coming (down the red carpet) a mile away?

See our pick of the strangest celebrity beauty treatments and decide for yourself...

Bizarre Celebrity Beauty Treatments