If you thought vampire blood facials and semen facials were weird, wait until you hear the latest beauty trend.
Penis facials – made using the foreskins of babies – are now big news in the beauty world.
Actress Cate Blanchett recently revealed that she went with Sandra Bullock to get the unusual treatment.
Sandra Bullock, 53, defended the beauty treatment during a stint on the Ellen Degeneres Show.
So how does a penis facial work?
The penis facial is the informal name given to a beauty treatment that uses epidermal growth factor (EGF) serum.
The EGF uses stem cells from Korean babies’ foreskins.
Steam cells are often used in beauty products to brighten and regenerate skin.
However, skin specialist Georgia Louise says the cells from babies foreskins are good for a number of reasons.
She said: “Young stem cells are thought to activate ageing cells, so they produce more collagen and wrinkles and cause fine lines disappear.”
The reason Korean foreskins are used is because it is general custom for boys to get circumcised.
Georgia had professional training in France, Switzerland and the UK.
Her treatment menu states: “The facial includes a cleanse, followed by an intensive TCA peel, micro-needling machine and an electrifying mask to calm the skin, followed by her ‘secret box’ of EGF serum (epidermal growth factor).
“EGF is derived from the progenitor cells of the human fibroblast taken from Korean newborn baby foreskin – which helps to generate collagen and elastin.
“FDA approved stem cells and peptides are penetrated deep into the skin using a special electric micro-needling wand.
“This process allows the active ingredients to be transported deep in the skin by creating temporary micro-channel.”
Georgia told MailOnline: “It’s a tremendous treatment but the ‘street name’ for it is hilarious.
“Poor Cate, I don’t know how she’s going to cope with all the reaction. I’ve heard some people say, ‘Oh, she’s got c*** on her face!
“That’s obviously not the case, but yes… ridiculous.”
Where can I get it done and how much is it?
The treatment – which is based in Manhattan – costs a whopping £465 ($ 650).
What have Sandara and Cate said about teh facial?
Talking on Ellen Sandra said: “I think when you see how good it is to your face you to will run to your local facialist, and say ‘give me the penis!'”
While Cate Blanchett, 48, said: “Sandy [Sandra] 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.”
Many A-listers have visited Manhattan-based facialist Georgia, including model Linda Evangelista, actress Emma Stone, designer Alexander Wang and singer Katy Perry.