"He gets clogged up," Deschamps said. "Putting on makeup all the time and traveling a lot plays havoc with his skin."
Sheep placentas, which are also used in some high-end face creams, are often touted as cruelty-free - and they are in some sense, because no animals were directly harmed when harvesting them. But they are byproducts of the meat and wool industries, which have their share of problems; even wool sheep can face brutal abuse.
This might be a bit of a gray area when it comes to animal welfare - but the ick factor is a certainty.