8 Weird Beauty Inventions We WOULDN’T Try (Even If You Paid Us!)
We all do crazy things in the name of beauty. So it’s a good thing we are broad-minded, as these beauty products are some of the strangest I have heard of, with ingredients such as excrement (yes,you read that right), placenta (ugh) and candy to make you smell like roses and fart pads. Below are some of the weirdest beauty inventions.
1. Bird Poop Facial
Wait! What? The Geisha Facial has actual nightingale droppings mixed with rice bran and water that is applied to your face. It’s meant for skin prone to acne and wrinkles and has some big celebrity fans such as Victoria Beckham, Harry Styles and Tom Cruise. Well, dab me up in some poo, too!
2. Hair Treatment With Placenta
The things we are willing to do to get beautiful hair. Some of the ‘Hask’ hair products have cow placenta in them (it’s not human, thank god!) The placenta has a lot of nutrients and supposedly makes your hair silky, shiny and smooth. It has a huge following, with many people swearing by the product. Personally, I don’t think I would be able to get away from the whole PLACENTA thing in my hair.
3. Breast Milk Soap
The bond between a mother and child is such a beautiful thing, but this is pushing it. In an attempt to give her baby some of the breast milk’s benefits, a mother in China started producing soap made from it after she discovered her baby couldn’t drink the milk. The soap is supposed to have a deep cleansing effect; and the weirdest part, she is not the only one. You can find hundreds of these products on e-commerce site Taoboa, with many mothers offering their ‘help’.
4. Edible Deodorant Candy
Know someone with body odour so bad, it could awaken the dead? Then offer them a piece of deodorant candy. This candy claims to act like an edible deodorant and makes your body smell like roses. It is sold in many stores around the world in countries like Spain, Germany and Korea.
5. Anti-Ageing Bungee Cord
This device has two small combs joined together by a bungee-like cord. You pin them to either side of your head into the hair just above your ears and it pulls the skin on your face back. The creator, Kim Aschauer, said that she made it out of sheer panic when she realised the small fortune she would have to shell out on an actual surgery. The bungee cord facelift might not fool everyone into thinking you’re 10 years younger, but as long as it fools you, it does the job. Guess the concept of ageing gracefully is done and dusted with.
6. Splash Protector For Hair
Eating your Maggi noodles in a hurry can sometimes cause serious damage to your hair. The splash protector shields your hair from—you guessed it—splashes of that spicy broth while you’re hogging down like a maniac. It also prevents the hair from falling into your food. This creation is a part of the Japanese ‘Chindogu‘ concept, where products are created but have no real use, to inspire creative thinking.
7. Reusable Flatulence Deodorizer
Flat-D (as they are lovingly called) are fart filtering pads. They are attached to the underwear to absorb bad odours—so, no more embarrassing smells when you pass gas in public. And the best part about them is that they are reusable (excuse me while I gag). At least I know what my Grandma will be getting this year for Christmas.
8. Kogao! Smile Lines Face Belt
This belt, which can be used to scare children, supposedly helps in reducing those laugh or frown lines around your mouth. The inside of the mask is lined with polychloroprene that traps heat in that area and reduces the lines. Since when did heat start reducing facial wrinkles?
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