The 48-year-old actress was promoting her new movie Oceans 8 when she told Vogue Australia about the unusually-named treatment.
‘Sandy [Sandra] Bullock and I saw this facialist in New York, Georgia Louise, and she gives what we call the penis facial,’ she said.
‘It’s something— I don’t know what it is, or whether it’s just cause it smells a bit like sperm—there’s some enzyme in it so Sandy refers to it as the penis facial.’
Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Georgia Louise explained ‘penis facial’ has become the ‘street name’ in Hollywood for the procedure because it uses stem cells from the foreskin of Korean baby boys
This stem cell is then harvested and infused into the skin using a special microneedling technique to stimulate collagen production.
‘It’s a tremendous treatment but the “street name” for it is hilarious,’ Georgia, who has treated stars including Emma Stone, Katy Perry, and Alexander Wang at her salon Georgia Louise Atelier, said.
She added: ‘Poor Cate, I don’t know how she’s going to cope with all the reaction. I’ve heard some people say “oh, she’s got c** on her face!” That’s obviously not the case but yes… ridiculous.’
The stem cells are collected from the foreskin during circumcision, largely from Korea since it is home to many stem cell banks, including the largest cord blood bank in the world.
They are then harvested using a centrifuge and exported to the salons, where a facialist uses a microneedling technique to pump the stem cells into the skin.
Young blood and stem cells have become a darling of skin care and medicine in recent years.
Studies show the youth of the cells activate aging cells, giving them a new lease of life to make more collagen, which makes the skin plump and smooths out wrinkles
At least six proposed developments on Wellington Street West between Portland Street and Spadina Avenue have residents, and their local councillor, worried about how the 400-metre stretch could be changing in the near future.
The developers are asking for between 15- and 19-storey buildings, or about 55 to 78 metres, well above what the city decided is appropriate for the area.
“As a neighbourhood and as a city, rather than taking the position of just saying no all the time, we actually spent years developing a framework for how we would say yes,” said Joe Cressy, city councillor for the area. “West of Spadina, in this area along Wellington, 45 metres has been set as the overall limit. Without exception, these buildings are exceeding that.”
The Wellington St. W. area is part of the city’s growing west end, Cressy said, but it’s also a special spot.
The street is one of the city’s original boulevards connecting Clarence Square to Victoria Memorial Park, Cressy said.
Meanwhile, the area is also being looked at for further development and intensification, which led the city to prepare the framework for how it should grow.
“If the city and the neighbourhood is going to do the hard work of articulating what its vision is so that we can say ‘yes,’ I think we want partners on the development side who are going to respect that and work with us so it’s a win/win,” he said.
The city had concerns for each recent proposal, according to Cressy, whether it be over height, heritage or spacing.
magine police coming to your home with a warrant for your arrest. The charges are that you sexually assaulted a family member. You are completely innocent and everyone is shocked at the accusation, which seemed to come out of nowhere. Then, it turns out that the accusations were based on a psychic’s vision.
Eventually the charges are dropped, but not until after your family is shattered and your life disrupted by spending over a month in jail.
This may seem like an absurd scenario, but it has happened many times, most recently to Jose Cordero, who was accused of molesting his 7 year-old autistic son. The “psychic vision”, however, is something equally pseudoscientific – facilitated communication.
This technique was developed in the late 1980s and was popular through the early 1990s. It consists basically of supporting the hand of a client who has impaired communication, helping them to type out or point to letters in order to communicate. The premise is that there are some people who have more of an ability to communicate than is apparent because of physical limitations. By helping them get over their motor deficits, untapped communication potential is revealed.
This was never a very plausible premise. It is mainly wishful thinking. For most communication-impaired individuals, especially children in the special-needs community, the problem is not purely motor. They have intellectual limitations. Holding their hand is not going to suddenly make them literate.
Still, the technique took the community by storm, unfortunately getting way ahead of any scientific validation. Red flags were immediately apparent, however. Children who were apparently severely intellectually limited were suddenly writing poems. They not only had mysteriously acquired the ability to read and write, they were advanced beyond their age. Some children had the impossible ability to touch type without even looking at the keyboard.
It also did not take long before children were accusing their parents or caregivers (never their facilitator, however) of abusing them.
When the research was finally done it was convincingly demonstrated that the facilitators were doing all the communication. They were not just supporting the arm of their clients, they were directing them to the letters. This was probably mostly subconscious, a form of the ideomotor effect (subtle subconscious movements based on expectation). Essentially the facilitators were “dowsing” the letter boards.
Reviews were published, official statements were made, and facilitated communication became a cautionary tale about adopting new techniques before they are scientifically validated. But that is unfortunately not the end of the story.
The University of Wisconsin, Madison raked in close to $50 million in mandatory student fees in back-to-back fiscal years, according to an in-depth Campus Reform analysis.
Students shelled out $48,304,995.37 in mandatory fees in fiscal year 2017, and are set to pay $50,009,977.94 in fiscal year 2018, a 3.53 percent increase.
Of the roughly $1.5 million that is allocated toward student organizations with a discernible political leaning, Campus Reform found that left-leaning organizations receive 95 percent, compared to just 4.5 percent for right-leaning groups.
This means that each student pays an estimated $7.60 towards leftist causes each fiscal year, and just $0.36 towards conservative groups, with another $3.08 going to diversity-themed organizations.