It all started in March, when Cate Blanchett opened her skincare secret: a special facial treatment in the American New York City Skin Care Studio at Louise, Georgia, which was when Sandra Bullock turned to her.
She calls it “Penis Facial” – After further investigation, we learned its name from the ingredients of the treatment.
In The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, Sandra Bullock not only explained why the treatment was so effective, but also explained the reason behind the name.
Bullock explained that by the microneedle technique, facial enhancement of collagen penetrates deep into the skin by allowing serum, including epidermal growth factor (or epidermal growth factor) serum.
She told DeGeneres that serum is “a skin extract that is far from young people,” but DeGeneres bluntly pointed out that the EGF originated from “a foreskin from a South Korean baby.”
Yes, she is right. Serum is made from the foreskin of the infant penis. As explained by Louise’s representative, “For Hollywood EGF Facial treatment, Louise Georgia uses her TCA skin, microneedles machine, and a charged face mask to calm the skin, followed by her EGF box (epidermal growth factor). Human fibroblast progenitor cells from the Korean newborn baby’s foreskin – it helps to produce collagen and elastin. ”
But according to Bullock, this is not what you are thinking. “It’s not like I’m lying there, my face is full of debris,” she said with a laugh.
“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.”
And that, my friends, is exactly what I did — but instead of just any facialist, I went straight to the Louise’s NYC spa to receive the exact treatment that Bullock and Blanchett have received.
Spoiler alert: I didn’t end up looking like her, but my skin looked pretty damn good for days afterward.
“It started last year when Sandra Bullock was filming in NYC and came to see me for a deep cleansing and long-lasting facial glow,” Louise explains.
“I wanted to give her something that would transform her skin without the need to undergo lasers, so I loaded up her bespoke facial with something that would give her long lasting results.
Within weeks her make-up artist, Whitney, and cast mates wanted to know what was the cause of her amazing, long-lasting glowing skin … and from that moment onwards the Hollywood EGF Facial was born! I have text threads which would blow your mind from celebs, asking for the ‘penis treatment’ all the time now!”
I arrived at Louise’s super-fancy spa on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, I sat down in the lobby, which is placed in the first floor of a chic brownstone, and was offered a cup of black tea in fine china. Fancy, I know.
Eventually, I made my way back to the treatment room with my esthetician, Sarah, who explained that my skin would be red afterwards, and that I’d have to abstain from wearing makeup for 24 hours, and steer clear of hot water or harsh products. I obliged.
But I soon learned that while it definitely would be one of the best facials I’ll probably ever get in my life, it probably wouldn’t be the most relaxing.
Sarah cleansed my skin (this part was relaxing) and then applied a chemical peel to sterilize my skin. Next came the numbing cream.
She massaged it all over my face, and then had me lay under red and blue lights (they have great anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, respectively) while the numbness kicked in.
Soon enough, I couldn’t feel my face — which meant it was time for the most important part of the facial: microneedling.
The microneedling machine is an electric wand with a dozen tiny needles at the end. Yes, it looks — and sounds — scary, but since I was numb, it wasn’t so bad. Sarah pressed the needles into my skin in a linear pattern, poking teeny tiny holes into the surface of my face.
While she did this, she applied the EGF serum — yes, the baby foreskin one — so that it penetrated immediately.
The process took about 30 minutes — and while I was relieved that it was over, I was eager to see if I had yet morphed into Bullock during that time.
As if the resounding “you look glowing” from my coworkers didn’t prove how good the results were, I must have looked in the mirror to examine my skin about 20 times upon getting to work.
There wasn’t as much redness as I had expected, and I truly was glowing. My pores looked smaller, my cheekbones looked more defined, and the lines in my forehead that usually bug me were nowhere in sight.
But beyond that, it felt smooth and firm for days. Since the experience, my usual redness has disappeared, enabling me to skip foundation, and there’s still a radiance about my skin that wasn’t there before.
And while I certainly don’t have the budget (or the time, for that matter) to get these on the regular like the Ocean’s 8 cast, you better believe I’ll be taking better care of my skin from here on out in hopes of maintaining the results. Thanks, Sarah (and you, too, Sandra!).