The quest for eternal beauty and youth is one that has long captivated us all–especially those in the entertainment industry. Recently, Academy Award-winning actresses and stars of the new film Ocean’s 8, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett both admitted to using a particularly expensive and odd skin treatment.
Bullock described receiving the beautification process on Ellen, referring to it as the “penis facial.” Host Ellen Degeneres, who is known for her open-mindedness and quirkiness, did not seem particularly enthused by it.
Bullock and Blanchett get their beautifying done by facialist Georgia Louise.
According to Georgia Louise’s eponymous company, “For the Hollywood EGF Facial treatment [the one Bullock uses], 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.”
Ms. Louise also clarified that newborn foreskin cells are not actually being kneaded directly into people’s faces: “I always explain that EGF is derived from newborn baby foreskin, but cells were taken, and from that, new cells are cloned from a laboratory.”
Still, foreskin cells from hospital circumcisions ARE being used as the source from which the utilized cells are cloned.
Those who under go the EGF Facial Treatment must avoid applying makeup, direct sunlight, and hot water near their faces for at least 24 hours in order for the cells to work their magic.
Netizens, many of them horrified, weighed in on the controversial facial.
Absolutely disgusted by celebrities touting the penis facial made from circumcised foreskin. Wtf is happening in the world.
— Camille Rose Giglio (@threelilymama) June 11, 2018
Did anyone else boycott the opening weekend of #Oceans8 because #SandraBullock has yet to apologize for #organtrafficking of children's amputated foreskins? If you had the misfortune of seeing this movie, mention this in your review. #circumcision #i2https://t.co/PXCaD3dgE5
— Vaetan Thought (@VaetanThought) June 11, 2018
Yep, pretty much all movie stars unwatchable now. The last for me was Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett who get “penis facials” from baby foreskins. Now just can’t watch these talented actors anymore. Sigh. https://t.co/cWypkfinWT
— Sarianna Sherwin (@SherwinSarianna) June 9, 2018
In no world is it right to use Korean Baby’s foreskin from their circumcision for your expensive beauty facials! Sandra Bullock & Cate Blanchett both use the treatment which Bullock discussed on @TheEllenShow! Horrific! Thank u @RiyadhK for speaking out! https://t.co/Nuioy8eDlb
— Larry Ferguson (@MrNashvilleTalk) May 22, 2018
As someone who works with human remains I am appalled to see this clip of Sandra Bullock's 'foreskin facial' @MaraWilson, especially since she thinks what makes it ok is that the unconsenting babies are Korean… Let's all LOL at FGM, too, shall we? https://t.co/xfSCdq4IwL
— Carla Valentine (@ChickAndTheDead) May 21, 2018
I read that Sandra Bullock uses an ingredient made from the discarded foreskins of children in Korea as part of her beauty routine and u wanna tell me that Hollywood's obsession with feminine youth and its forced synonymity with "beauty" is not a sickness???!
— bolu babalola (@BeeBabs) May 20, 2018
I mean, I'd expect as much from Sandra Bullock but Cate Blanchett? Why does she have to partake in foreskin facials?! This is why circumcision will never end, too much money to gain. Ugh! https://t.co/RJI949MobC #humanssuck
— Scarlett Stack (@scarlipop) March 16, 2018
Activists who view the process of circumcision (which is widely practiced and accepted in South Korea) as genital mutilation and a human rights violation of an infant’s body, were particularly outraged.