TCC Learning Centre – The Top 5 Weirdest Cosmetic Products in the World
The Top 5 Weirdest Cosmetic Products in the World
From bird droppings to breast milk, there are several unusual ingredients used in cosmetic products that will make you look and feel beautiful if you can manage to get past their utter strangeness. Could they be an alternative to your more typical cosmetic surgical procedures? You be the judge.
Here are the top 5 weirdest cosmetic products from around the world.
Anti-Aging Snail Goo Cream
If you want to get rid of fine lines and acne scars, forget the collagen lotion – get some snail goo cream!
Elicina cream is a European cream that consists of 80 percent snail goo. In 1980, the beauty benefits of snail goo were discovered after a Chilean family raising snails for export to France reported that their hands felt abnormally soft and that small cuts on their hands healed very quickly. Since 1995, Elicina cream has been available for purchase throughout South America.
The Bird Poop Facial for Soft Skin
A heaping scoop of nightingale poop is a crucial ingredient in the $180 dollar Geisha Facial offered at Shizuka, a prominent New York beauty spa. The Japanese have used powdered nightingale poop, or uguisu no fun, for centuries to brighten, soften, and nourish the skin. Once a beauty secret of Kabuki actors and geisha, nightingale droppings are rich with natural enzymes and guanine, which give your skin a pearly luster.
Before smearing bird poop on your face, however, make sure it has been sanitized properly.
Bull Semen For Beautiful Hair
Hari’s Salon in London offers a 45-minute hair treatment that consists of massaging a mixture of bull semen and katira plant root extract into your hair. The protein in bull semen is thought to complement the protein in hair molecules and leaves your hair soft, nourished, and incredibly shiny.
At around $130 a pop, the bull semen hair treatment at Hari’s Salon remains an exclusive hair care option for the adventurous.
Breast Milk Soap for Soft Skin
There’s nothing that will make your skin as soft and supple as milk – human breast milk that is.
Mother’s Moon Natural Care and Products offers hand made soap made with none other than the owner’s breast milk mixed with olive oil, honey, and glycerin. There’s no telling when the owner’s milk supply will dry up so if you can stomach the thought of bathing in human breast milk rather than getting microdermabrasion, snatch up a few bars before it’s too late. Mother’s Moon Breast Milk is a bargain at only $3 per bar.
Synthetic Snake Venom Cream for Wrinkles
Take years off of your appearance with new anti-aging skin care creams that contain Syn-ake, a compound that mimics the paralyzing effects of snake venom. A topical alternative to Botox injections, Syn-ake relaxes facial muscles to smooth skin and prevent the formation of deep expression lines. Syn-ake was developed in a Swiss laboratory to mimic a protein found in the venom of the temple viper. Skincare companies that sell anti-aging creams containing Syn-ake include Sonya Dakar, Syence, and Borba.