Celebrities love bizarre and freaky beauty treatments. Kendall Jenner likes tiny fish chomping at her callused feet. Gwyneth Paltrow enjoys being stung by bees. Selena Gomez bakes inside a human burrito (a.k.a. an infrared heat wrap). But all those things pale in comparison to Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett ‘s go-to: the “penis facial.”
Now, let’s be very clear here: This is not the kind of penis facial you’re imagining — it doesn’t involve any semen. Instead, it centers around foreskin, an ingredient that’s a lot more potent and controversial in the beauty world.
Blanchett recently revealed to Vogue Australia that she and Bullock frequently received this treatment while filming what we assume was Ocean’s 8 in New York City last year. “[We] saw this facialist in New York, Georgia Louise, and she gives what we call the penis facial,” Blanchett said. “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.”
Sadly, if you want to live like a star and try the treatment, it’ll set you back at least $650, but there’s always SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum (which utilizes neonatal foreskin) and BioEffect’s EGF Serum (a barley-derived formula). Or you could just go big and invest in some the sheep placenta moisturizer instead.
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