Is Baby Foreskin The Key To Youthful Skin?

04/10/2015 12:20 pm ET | Updated Apr 10, 2015

There's a reason anti-aging products and services is a multi-billion dollar industry. Many women and men are willing to try just about anything in order to achieve a more youthful appearance, even if that involves unconventional methods.

The latest? HydraFacial, a facial treatment that uses baby foreskin to fight acne, treat hyper-pigmentation and reduce wrinkles. Sounds out there, but The Cut's associate beauty editor Ashley Weatherford decided to give it a try.

"I didn't really know exactly what I was walking into. I had this sort of vision of maybe like chunks of skin floating around in a solution, which is totally gross. But it was really nothing like that," she told HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.

The use of an infant's foreskin isn't new to the skincare industry, as Oprah Winfrey previously faced criticism for endorsing a face cream derived from human foreskin. Researchers have found that it promotes skin cell regeneration when applied topically. And as Weatherford learned, the growth factors obtained from the foreskin for the HydraFacial is "at a microscopic level." So no huge chunks!

Watch the video clip above to find out exactly what happens during a HydraFacial treatment and how long results typically last.

Would you try a baby foreskin facial treatment? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section!

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