Let’s be honest, we’ve all rubbed some questionable things on our face in the name of ageless beauty, but this concoction might just take the cake.
In an interview with Vogue, Cate Blanchett revealed that she and Ocean’s 8 co-star Sandra Bullock recently tried a “penis facial” and it’s as weird as it sounds.
“Sandy Bullock and I saw this facialist in New York, Georgia Louise, and she gives what we call the penis facial and it’s something — I don’t know what it is, or whether it’s just ’cause it smells a bit like sperm — there’s some enzyme in it so Sandy refers to it as the penis facial,” the 48-year-old said.
But in fact, it’s not just the facial’s scent that has inspired the nickname. It is called the Hollywood EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) and it is legitimately made from penises.
According to Georgia Louise’s website, the serum used in the facial is derived from cells taken from the “freshly removed foreskin of newborn babies in Korea” which are said to “help build collagen and elastin” and “make skin appear younger and glowing”.
“FDA approved stem cells and peptides are penetrated deep into the skin using a special electric micro- needling wand,” the description reads. “This process allows the active ingredients to be transported deep in the skin by creating temporary micro-channel.”
The pleasure of having baby penis juice rubbed over your face will set you back a cool $834. But if it means we’ll end up looking like Cate we’re kind of keen.
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