Thursday, January 31, 2013

I thought this story was a joke when I first heard it.

I uh, this story is SOOOOooooo weird that I couldn't pass it up.
Oprah and the skincream made from foreskins
Oprah uses a $150-an-ounce skin cream that’s made with the foreskin of penises.
Canada’s Owensound Suntimes and the UK’s Daily Mail report that Oprah Winfrey endorses a face cream made from baby foreskins — the part that is excised when a human male is circumcised.

The billionaire talk show mogul has called SkinMedica’s creams her “magic fountain of youth” and urged her devoted fans to try it – at $150 an ounce – the cost of SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum
Neonatal fibroblast is tissue grown from the cells of infant human foreskins, i.e., a piece of human skin is used as a culture to grow other skin or cells. Neonatal fibroblast is hailed by some researchers as revolutionizing medical skin care for its use to help heal wounds in new ways.

SkinMedica, a Southern California company, claims that the baby foreskin cells also make an unparalleled anti-aging cream.

The San Diego City Beat reports that SkinMedica hasn’t harvested a foreskin in 20 years. The company instead grows the cells it needs from a single foreskin sample.
SkinMedica founder Dr Richard Fitzpatrick told the newspaper, “Initially, there was a misunderstanding and people thought we were actually grinding up the foreskin. So, there was a lot of snickering and laughing about people putting this foreskin product on their face.”
OK, I'll say it, IF 'foreskins' make things look or act younger, wouldn't the Viagra people be out of business?  And the Cialis people? 
And if rubbing foreskins on themselves makes women's skin look younger, some of them would have little baby heads on their shoulders, and they'd never reach menopause given the foreskins that they've...uh...encountered?
This really just sounds like somebody making a fast buck off stupidity.


Harpo said...

Used to be placenta.

She probably suks'm off to get more per snip

alan said...

This is real man!!!, my wifes, brother-in-law's sister's husband's ex-girlfriend's neighbor's poodle bit a doctor once, so she knows.

From my few travels throughout the world, I have found all sorts of absurd things that people assume will bea magic cure for whatever. Ususally it is something that that is disgusting...but might have a nugget of truth. Here is what I am willing to lay money on....

1) somebody used basic biology to to grow skin cells
2) real and junk science has demonstrated that cell rejuvenate...not neccesarily other cells.
3) it sounds disgusting, so it must be true, nobody would ever rub something on their body unless they thought it would be (re)productive.
4) it came from people who hire chemists and it must be true.

Cowpill said...

I gues she wakes up a little dic faced every morning.

Heidi B said...

I don't know what made me think of you guys today, but I thought I would stop in to see who's still around that I recognize. Don't know if you remember me, but I fell off the map here several years ago. I know a few of the names in the comments. (Who could forget SFP?)

Schteveo said...

Well, Heidi, welcome home, first.

Second, I meant no disrespect to women by pointing out the 'goofiness' that passes for science or beauty help.

So, c'mon back soon will ya?

Heidi B said...

Schteveo -

Any woman who would smear said stuff on her face is worthy of being deemed "goofy".

Schteveo said...

That's kinda why I posted it, it seemed goofy to me.

SFP said...

No end to the goofy stuff women want to have smeared on their face.

Ya Der, Hi Der, Heidi.

Spider said...

Welcome back Heidi!

As for Oprah, i would've thought she'd prefer something made from vaginas.

Steadman said...

Gorilla Vaginas

Schteveo said...

that's kinda wrong. It's funny, but wrong.

Maybe that's WHY it's funny?!

Spider said...

It's also kinda factual bud.