Millionaire tech mogul Bryan Johnson showed off his continued journey to battle aging with a new ‘baby face’ photo posted on his social media on Monday.
Johnson, who has become famous for his $2 million-a-year anti-aging regimen, claims he has overcome the hurdle of living in a 46-year-old body, instead working to ensure it functions like an 18-year-old.
The photo is an update on ‘Project Baby Face’ which he started 10 months ago and is a code name for a process that revolves around de-aging his face with extreme wellness techniques.
In his post-Baby Face post, Johnson wrote: ‘I got really skinny the first year of Blueprint and lost a lot of facial volume. We started Project Baby Face 10 months ago. How are we doing?’
Bryan Johnson posted a photo update for Project Baby Face on his social media accounts. The tech mogul still claims his skin looks like a 28-year-old’s
But social media users were left unimpressed. One user said ‘the shininess creates a bit of uncanny valley’, while another said: ‘He literally looks his age’.
Johnson claims his daily Blueprint diet consists of taking 50-60 pills, monitoring his nightly erections, high-intensity morning workouts, and blue light therapy which he uses as a timer to simultaneously meditate.
He lays on his back every morning and places a mask containing a blue light on his face to stimulate collagen growth, control blemishes, and give him the so-called ‘Baby Face’ look.
‘Most people assume death is inevitable. We’re just basically trying to prolong the time we have before we die,’ Johnson told TIME in September.
While Johnson may be pleased with the direction his appearance has taken, many experts do not agree.
Bryan Johnson (pictured in 2018) started the Blueprint diet in 2020 and hopes to live until he’s 120 years old.
‘Death is not optional; it’s written into our genes,’ Dr. Pinchas Cohen, dean of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California told the outlet.
‘There’s absolutely no evidence that it’s possible,’ Cohen said, ‘and there’s absolutely no technology right now that even suggests that we’re heading that way.’
Meanwhile, Dr. Nir Barzilai, the director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City added that he and other doctors and health experts who met Johnson at an annual retreat in May were concerned about his appearance.
‘He looked sick. He was pale. I don’t know what he did with his face,’ Barzilai said. ‘All these MDs, we all kind of agreed that he didn’t look so great.’
The description doesn’t seem that far removed from the photo Johnson posted online this week which received similar responses from followers.
‘Right now, your skin looks inhumanly pale, which is a turn-off for most, as superficial as it may be,’ while another wrote, ‘The quality of the skin is excellent, but the pale color makes you look much older.’
Johnson spends roughly $2 million every year on his Blueprint diet and starts his day with exercise and taking dozens of vitamins.
Johnson takes around 50 to 60 pills every day that are changed every few weeks based on what is working for him.
Johnson has journeyed to uncharted areas in his quest to stay forever young and claims he has the skin of a 28-year-old, the heart of a 37-year-old, and the fitness of an 18-year-old, but regrets he didn’t focus more of his time on the anti-aging process earlier in life.
‘What I would give to go back in time and begin this way of living, at that age [10 to 20],’ Johnson said in a YouTube video titled My Morning Routine (Live to 120+).
‘It is so much harder to reverse aging damage than it is to prevent it,’ he continued. ‘There’s been this mindset that you live fast and die young or that you do things in your youth and then you correct things when you’re an adult.’
In August, Johnson went so far as to undergo penis rejuvenation therapy which uses shock therapy to improve his erections.
He claims that controlled trials prove the therapy improves erectile functions and is receiving 4,000 shocks per treatment three times a week.
The treatment has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat erectile dysfunction.
In his latest reveal, commenters asked Johnson whether he doesn’t think his millions of dollars would be better spent on creating world peace or helping others.
He responded, saying: ‘Blueprint is world peace: Don’t die. Don’t kill each other. Don’t kill the planet. Align AI with don’t die. One of the same.”