You might know your serums from your moisturisers but do you know your snail masks from your donkey milk masks?
We’ve compiled a list of weird and wonderful beauty products that sound a little ridiculous at first, but serve a purpose nonetheless, and some products even date back to the 7th century!
But be warned: you might have a few extra items in your basket next time you check out – we know we will!
Recently made famous by super stylish Oscar nominee, Emma Stone, this little collagen infused lip mask is not only a selfie magnet but a hydrating and plumping lip tool, too.
Claiming to give you “a gorgeous pout from the inside out”, the mask is a blend of moisturising rose flower oil, cherry oil, collagen and vitamin E, which apparently leaves yours lips feeling smoother, plumper and hydrated. Hey – if it works for Emma, it works for us!
Ever wanted baby soft feet? “Of course!” I hear you say. Well, this product – aptly named Baby Foot – claims to give you just that.
The plastic socks contain 17 types of natural extracts that allegedly exfoliate your feet and leave them feeling silky smooth and hydrated.
Silly? Definitely. Successful? Perhaps.
A nifty, little tool that has been a part of Chinese anti-ageing beauty regimes for centuries, the Jade Roller Massager is similar to that of derma-rolling. Only a few minutes of rolling a day is said to boost circulation and decrease puffiness around the face, neck and under eye area; leaving your face refreshed, rejuvenated and younger-looking.
If Miranda Kerr’s facialist uses it, we’re sold.
An anti-ageing mask like no other, this retinoid infused mask has an incredible magnetic removal tool that draws the mask right off your face! Although the tool will set you back about $250, it claims to give you youthful-looking skin, eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and lift away dead skin cells which dull the skin.
The future is now!
Can you believe snail slime extract actually improves the skin’s appearance?!
Before you dash to the garden and start sticking slugs on your face, you might want to try a beauty product that already incorporates the enzyme, like the Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro-Gel. The fairly inexpensive face mask is recommended for 20-30 year olds, and claims to improve your overall complexion by moisturising and strengthening its elasticity.
While we’re on the topic of squishy animal by-products, why not splash some donkey milk on your face?
Higher in vitamin C and protein than cow milk, donkey milk is believed to have dozens of beautifying capabilities, like wrinkle prevention and hydration. This little mask claims to reinvigorate the skin, and at approximately $30 for a pack of 10, we think it’s worthy of a whirl.
Aren’t eggs just the gift that keeps on giving?!
A lightweight mousse that has developed quite the cult following, this Egg and Mousse Body Oil is infused with egg yolk extract and is believed to hydrate your skin and magically transform it. Its soft and foamy consistency is said to instantly soften rough skin and leave it feeling “cashmere soft”. The egg yolk extract also boosts the skin’s ability to repair and regenerate skin cells, resulting in firmer, yet supple skin.