Every year it seems like we are introduced to weird and new spa treatments thanks to Hollywood stars. While almost everybody has heard about placenta and vampire facials now, a new and even more bizarre facial is starting to take over.
The facial is officially called a Hollywood EGF facial, which seems a lot more palatable than it’s nickname of “penis facial.”
This unique facial comes complete with an epidermal growth factor serum. This serum is made with stem cells cultivated from the foreskin of Korean babies and is currently offered at one spa in New York at a price of $650.
The thought behind the use of these stem cells is to activate aging cells so that they will produce more collagen and fill in wrinkles.
It may seem even stranger that the serum is derived specifically from the foreskin of Korean babies, but there is an explanation. Turns out it is very normal for babies to be circumcised in the country leading to a large supply of the serum’s main ingredient.
South Korea is also home to a very large number of cell banks and will export these cells all over the world!
While the facial and its special serum already sound odd enough, the whole process is a little more in-depth. Spa goers get to go through a few steps including micro-needling and an electrifying mask to help the skin absorb the serum better. Just what everybody wants, right?
“The facial includes a cleanse followed by an intensive peel. Then we micro-needle and use an electrifying mask to calm skin followed by our special EGF serum. 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-channels” — Georgia Louise, Spa Owner
Now you may be wondering who in their right mind would ever want to have this facial, but Sandra Bullock has just stepped forward announcing the great benefits of the treatment.
But Sandra Bullock isn’t the only Hollywood start that has had the facial. Cate Blanchett also went with Sandra to try the special facial.
“Sandra Bullock and I saw this facialist in New York, Georgia Louise, and she gives what we call the penis facial.” — Cate Blanchett
The two actress may have enjoyed the facial but most people are a little horrified with the idea.
For most people the idea doesn’t sound very appealing but with so many other strange facials lasting longer than expected, who knows how long we’ll be hearing about penis facials.
Although the majority of us are probably hoping this will end sooner rather than later!