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The latest bizarre beauty treatment is the “penis facial”

It's not what you think either!

We’ve heard of placenta skincare and vampire facials, but a new beauty treatment breaking ground is perhaps the most bizarre celebrity treatment yet – it’s called the “penis facial”.

Cate Blanchett recently revealed she tried it out with New York facialist Georgia Louise, with Sandra Bullock in tow, while filming last year.

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Unlike what you might imagine, it doesn’t involve any semen. The $650 USD (NZ$900) treatment is actually called the EGF (epidermal growth factor) facial – a serum controversially derived from the foreskin of Korean newborns.

It’s apparently potent stuff that encourages rapid skin cell turnover, working to brighten and tighten the skin, with wound-healing properties. The serum is meant to help generate collagen and elastin in the skin.

Experts acknowledge the immediate skin benefits, but there isn’t enough research yet on the long-term effect.

Erin is the editor of BEAUTYDIRECTORY and beauty editor of Good Health Choices and Food. You can follow her on Instagram @erinberr.

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