Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett get 'penis facials' from the foreskin of Korean babies
Hey, that headline is not click bait, I swear. ‘Penis facials’ is what Hollywood star Sandra Bullock calls it! This may sound like something straight out of the cult Hong Kong film DUMPLINGS, but it’s apparently the latest cutting edge skin treatment. OCEAN’S 8 star Sandra Bullock was interviewed on the Ellen Show last week, where host Ellen DeGeneres pressed her about her amazing skin and the unique skin treatment she gets to maintain that youthful appearance. The clip above, courtesy of Access Hollywood says it all.
“Lovingly” dubbed the ‘penis facial,’ Bullock, who has shared this treatment regiment to her co-star Cate Blanchett, was basically beating around the bush on the secret sauce of this skin serum, which is yes, the foreskin of newborn Korean babies.
More from People Magazine about this treatment, which costs a whopping $650 per procedure:
It all started back in March, when Blanchett opened up about her skincare secret: a special facial at esthetician Georgia Louise‘s New York City skincare atelier, which Bullock turned her on to. She called it the “Penis Facial” — which, after further investigation, we learned got its name from the treatment’s ingredients. And on Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Bullock explained not only why the treatment is so good, but also the reason behind the name.
Bullock explains that through a microneedling technique, the facial boosts collagen by enabling serums, including an epidermal growth factor (or EGF) serum to seep deeper into the skin. The serum, she tells DeGeneres, is “an extraction from a piece of skin that came from a young person far, far away.” But as DeGeneres bluntly points out, the EGF is derived from “foreskin from a Korean baby.”
Yes, she’s right. The serum is made from the foreskin of a baby’s penis. As a representative for Louise explains, “For the Hollywood EGF Facial treatment, Georgia Louise uses her TCA peels, 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.”
Further, Louise tells PeopleStyle of the FDA-approved serum, which uses skin collected during circumcision, “I always explain that EGF is derived from newborn baby foreskin, BUT cells were taken [from the foreskin] and from that, new cells are cloned from a laboratory.”
“It’s not like I’m lying there with little pieces all over my face,” Bullock tells DeGeneres. “I call it the penis facial. And I think when you see how good it is to your face, you too will run to your local facialist and say, ‘give me the penis.’”
Some critics have slammed Bullock, questioning suppliers of the foreskin and if this they are properly adhering to medically-approved protocols. Other critics are calling her out as just another rich white lady who jokes about something that could have far more deeper ramifications, while others are saying this could very well be inhumane.
It is interesting that the original clip from the Ellen Show, where Bullock talks about this baby dick treatment has been taken down.
OCEAN’S 8 comes out in theaters nationwide on June 8.