Arguably the most shocking ingredient found in skin care products is infant foreskin. It’s been dubbed the a fountain of youth by some and Oprah Winfrey swears by a product derived from it. The use of beauty potions created using discarded infant foreskin remains controversial and Winfrey has received backlash in response.
“The foreskin, obtained from circumcisions, promotes new skin growth,” says Tim Schmidt, CEO of cosmeticeutical company SkinPro. And it’s not cheap: SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum rings up at $260 per ounce.