When it comes to skincare, celebrities have pretty much tried it all. There was a time when everyone was swearing by snail slime to keep their complexions photo-ready (some still do), while others opted for the gruesome-looking vampire facial. Now, it's something entirely different but every bit as weird. This new treatment is expensive, strange, and a little unsettling, but apparently it's worth all of the discomfort.
Penis facials are a thing, and celebrities are in love with the new luxury trend. Yes, it sounds totally bizarre but - no, wait. It is totally bizarre. The mind wanders to all sorts of places at the very mention of a penis facial, so let's get into the specifics here. Known professionally as an EGF (epidermal growth factor) facial, it uses stem cells from the foreskins of circumcised Korean boys. Yep, told you it was weird. According to the science, the stem cells work to encourage skin cells to rapidly regenerate, making skin brighter while exfoliating and also healing. They're noticeably similar to enzyme facials, but the ingredients are vastly different.
Once the stem cells are taken from the foreskin, they're inserted into the skin using a microneedling technique that stimulates the regeneration of cells as well as collagen production, eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. What more could you want from a facial? Popular beauty expert Georgia Louise is responsible for introducing the new treatment, explaining on her website that the reason foreskins are used is because the younger skin has a higher quality of stem cells.
The treatment received widespread recognition when actress Cate Blanchett told Vogue Australia that herself and Sandra Bullock had visited Georgia Louise while they were in New York City. Bullock later told of her experience on The Ellen Show. Other celebs have also endorsed it, with both Emma Stone and Katy Perry leaving glowing testimonies on Louise's website. If it sounds like something you're dying to try, then you'll need a pretty penny. One treatment will set you back an impressive $650.
What do you think? Just another fad or a facial you could get on board with? Let us know in the comments!