Why so troublesome?
No-one said the quest for eternal youth was going to be easy but, really, does it have to be quite so off-putting? The latest bizarre beauty treatment to hit the United States is the “sperm” facial.
A Norwegian company, aptly named Bioforskning, has synthesised a compound found in the little swimmers and claims the resulting concoction is the ultimate new wrinkle-busting antioxidant. The formula is the foundation for the latest “in” treatment, stateside.
The company has synthesised spermine, an organic compound found in sperm, and used it as an ingredient in its SkinScience range of serums, skin creams and eye creams. New York magazine reports New York City’s Townhouse Spa offers spermine treatments, where the cream is slathered over skin then ultrasound and infrared light is used to help the product penetrate the lipid barrier.