Foreskin facials are the latest weird AF beauty trend and why God why?
28 November 2018, 14:05 | Updated: 28 November 2018, 17:12
Hollywood isn't called Hollyweird for nothing.
Some of the biggest stars have taken to having foreskin facials to defeat the ageing process. That's right, actual foreskin. So whose foreskin is it exactly? Well, here's where it gets even more unsavoury. Stem cells are taken and cloned from the foreskins of circumcised South Korean baby boys. It's then injected into the face using hundreds of micro needles.
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Created by British-born facialist to the stars Georgia Louise Atelier, there's actual science behind this bizarre beauty craze. First, epidermal growth factor proteins are taken from the dermal fibroblasts, which are skin cells responsible for generating connective tissue. These stem cells – which produce collagen (a protein we lose as we age) – encourage skin cells to regenerate at speed therefore brightening, exfoliating and healing the skin.
After the stem cells have been harvested from the foreskins, they’re infused into the skin using a microneedling technique to stimulate regeneration and collagen production. Sidenote: apparently it actually smells exactly like sperm too.
Surprisingly, the Hollywood elite are clabbering to get this treatment. According to reports, there's a two-year waiting list for the foreskin facial, which is known as EGF (epidermal growth factor). It costs a whopping £465 too. All that money to smother foreskin on your face. And where do they find this batch of foreskin because we need answers?!
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Emma Stone and Katy Perry have apparently all been the lucky recipients of the "penis facial". But it was Kate Beckinsale who brought attention to it this week, when she posted on Instagram: "After a long flight I do like to lie down and be covered in a mask of liquified cloned foreskins – frankly who doesn't?"
Granted her skin is taut and dewy AF, but understandably, people are particularly grossed out by it all.
Civilisation had a good run, but I think we should call it a day now.— MikeyMcMikeMike (@MikeRossP) November 26, 2018
Disgusting animistic & cannibalistic @KateBeckinsale using baby's #foreskin as a facial treatment. This is the epitome of a self-indulgent upper crust of today. Where are the #HumanRights people? She doesn't deserve to be a #model or any kind of public figure. https://t.co/LyTHaUyl4F— Lori (@shortiebop1) November 28, 2018
°— Shalo'ME'™ (@SHALOMEIBBOTSON) November 27, 2018
Or try drinking a lot of water and don't drink too much alcohol! Now people are smearing liquid foreskin on their faces.. what's next? Is she officially a dickhead now?
°#beauty #beautytreatment #10yearsyounger #foreskinfacial #whatistheworldcomingto#inthenews pic.twitter.com/iL1KWXzRyt
Dear foreskin facial models:— CircumCrippled #i2 (@CircumCrippled) November 27, 2018
NO MATTER how “beautiful” you look like, it's fake beauty.
1. WHICH MAN wants a woman who sacrifices human lives for her beauty?
2. No matter the beauty, your personality is dirty, heartless and ugly. https://t.co/YspDDKiuGZ
"I'm going to have a placenta milkshake and a foreskin facial!" - people that are tooooooootally not vampires— ℂ𝕙𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕒𝕕𝕖𝕖, 𝕠𝕟 𝕒 𝔻𝕠𝕕𝕘𝕖 𝔻𝕒𝕣𝕥 (@pipandbaby) November 28, 2018
And then there's always one...
Am I the only one that sees the use of foreskins in facial treatments as ethically neutral? The circumcision happened & is itself a medically neutral procedure, so why not get use out of the discarded skin? In fact, revenues from the sale should more than subsidize circumcisions. pic.twitter.com/V2f8gCEmWt— Ryan Prong ن (@RyanProng) November 28, 2018
Hollywood's quest for youth and beauty really is wild. Not only can you have foreskin rubbed on your face, there's also the bird poo facial, lamb afterbirth facial or even the classic horse sperm facial. Is there anything these celebs won't whack on their faces? Where is the line!?