The Norwegian company, Scandinavian Dermal Group, which has developed a range of beauty products using spermine which it is now selling on the open market, says it does not use human sperm.
Geir Havard Klein, one of the founders of the company, said the spermine the company uses is synthetically produced in a lab.
He said spermine was a natural anti-oxidant that was found in all living cells and especially in high concentrations in human skin.
Klein’s company says its Skin Science skin care brand has been “proven to delay skin ageing by 20 percent”.
The Insider approached Klein to establish if semen had any commercial use after wide-spread reports of women raping men in Zimbabwe to harvest semen. The rapes are reported to have spread to South Africa.
Three women who were arrested for allegedly harvesting semen from men were recently acquitted of the charges.
It has been widely reported that the semen is used for “muti” to enhance people’s businesses.
Another company called Cmen Beauty reportedly uses actual semen as a “quality moisturiser”. The Insider has up to now not been able to establish if this is true or not as it cannot get the contact details of the company.