Richard Fitzpatrick

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Founder of:
SkinMedica (foreskin face cream)
Friends with:
Oprah Winfrey

Richard Fitzpatrick is the founder of SkinMedica,[1] which is the company that makes TNS Recovery Complex. This skin product contains NouriCel, which is an ingredient created from harvested infant foreskins.[2][3] Oprah Winfrey promotes this product.[4][5]

Fitzpatrick Defends Himself

The invention of TNX Recovery Complex earned Fitzpatrick the dubious honor of being named Allure magazine's "physician woh has most influenced beauty."[6]

According to Fitzpatrick, using foreskin fibroblasts to make the cream is "ethical," because the company only uses the growth hormone from growing artificial skin derived from infant foreskins,[7] and because the skin tissue is not obtained from stem cells or aborted fetal tissue.[8] Fitzpatrick defends the use of foreskins to obtain fibroblasts because circumcision is such a common surgery and it would be a waste not to use them for benefits. "Twelve years ago when this was done there would have been no objection to using foreskin tissue."[9] He says that technology to make cell cultures without foreskins is possible, but "much more expensive.[10] Using foreskins from older men is unacceptable because fibroblasts made from infant skin produces more and lasts longer.[11]


References

  1. "Our Heritage and Founder". SkinMedica. http://www.skinmedica.com/our-heritage. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  2. "SkinMedica Introduces TNS Recovery Complex". SkinMedica. 2002-02-12. http://www.corporate.skinmedica.com/press/2002/skinmedica-launches-tns-recovery-complex. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "TNS Recovery Complex is the only product containing a professional concentration of NouriCel®, a new cosmetic ingredient from leading tissue-engineering company Advanced Tissue Sciences." 
  3. "Oprah Winfrey’s Foreskin Face Cream". Anorak News. Anorak. http://www.anorak.co.uk/182722/strange-but-true/oprah-winfreys-foreskin-face-cream.html. Retrieved 2011-04-28. "Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters do and immerse your face in baby foreskins." 
  4. "Foreskin face cream from SkinMedica promoted by Oprah Winfrey". Skin care cosmetics. Plasmetic. 2006. http://www.plasmetic.com/skin/skin-care-cosmetics/foreskin-face-cream-from-skinmedica-promoted-by-oprah-winfrey.html. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  5. "Oprah Endorses Using Babies’ Foreskins to Make Cosmetics". Their Secrets Revealed. Rich Guys Club. 2009-05-29. http://www.richguysclub.com/oprah-endorses-babies%E2%80%99-foreskins-used-to-make-cosmetics/. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  6. Euringer, Amanda (2007-01-30). "Foreskin Facecream". The Tyee. http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/01/30/Foreskin/. Retrieved 2011-09-25. "Dr. Fitzpatrick, whose invention of this cream earned him the dubious honour of being named Allure magazine's "physician who has most influenced beauty..."" 
  7. Euringer, Amanda (2007-01-30). "Foreskin Facecream". The Tyee. http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/01/30/Foreskin/. Retrieved 2011-09-25. "...using foreskin fibroblast to make cream is ethical, because the company does not put any actual human tissue in their products... ..." 
  8. Euringer, Amanda (2007-01-30). "Foreskin Facecream". The Tyee. http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/01/30/Foreskin/. Retrieved 2011-09-25. ""...because you are not having to use stem cells or fetal tissue in order to still get young tissue."" 
  9. Euringer, Amanda (2007-01-30). "Foreskin Facecream". The Tyee. http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/01/30/Foreskin/. Retrieved 2011-09-25. ""Foreskins were used because that is a common surgery and the skin is thrown away, so why not use it for benefits? Twelve years ago when this was done there would have been no objection to using foreskin tissue."" 
  10. Euringer, Amanda (2007-01-30). "Foreskin Facecream". The Tyee. http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/01/30/Foreskin/. Retrieved 2011-09-25. ""...although you can use technology to make the cell cultures from scratch, without foreskins, the process is "much more expensive."" 
  11. Euringer, Amanda (2007-01-30). "Foreskin Facecream". The Tyee. http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/01/30/Foreskin/. Retrieved 2011-09-25. ""The skin reproduces better in young tissue..."" 
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