Remember back in the late 90s when facial care options were limited to cold creams and bar soap? What boring lives we led back then! Today’s quickly evolving beauty industry boasts an endless variety of toners, moisturizers, and masks to help make your skin feel its fresh and shiny best. On the one hand, this spike in soothing products means you can be extremely selective about how you treat blemishes or issues with your skin. However, the downside to all this is that maintaining your face in 2017 can feel like wading through a sea of catered products. To make matters worse, some of the newer customized products sounds rather bizarre. You wouldn’t really want snail slime coating your delicate skin, or would you? To keep your from missing out on some effective niche products often drowned out by the clamor of popular labels, here are a few unusual favorites.
The name has an unfortunately uninviting ring to it, but this donkey milk product is a wonder when it comes to cleansing your skin. Its natural oils will keep your complexion soft and pleasantly shiny.
BUBBLE CLAY MASK
K-beauty is famous for concocting products with a life of their own. This bubbly cream will fizzle and pop all over your face while giving you a deep clean that doesn’t dry out your skin. It may tickle while in action, but nothing beats the sensation of this beauty process.
Who knew the chemicals in a human placenta were some of the most effective anti-aging agents in the beauty world? These folks did, and they used this discovery to blend a peptides-infused serum that’s as good as Botox on your saggy skin. Dig in and apply away!
It sounds a bit disgusting, but snail slime makes a perfect treatment for sensitive skin. This cream is 92% snail extract and will reduce skin problems without causing any irritation. If your skin often ends up swollen and itchy after your daily regimen, snail goo could be your savior.
MOISTURIZING HAND MASKS
Forget about your face for a minute and think about those hands. They get a workout every day washing dishes, turning the steering wheel, and touching everything you encounter. Give them a little TLC with these gentle gloves. You’ll be amazed at how many fine lines disappear.
AZTEC HEALING SECRETS
According to beauty gurus and Amazon users across the globe, the most powerful facial isn’t some brand name formula. It’s an additive-free, fragrance-free mud mask supposedly concocted by the ancients of Central America. If you need a deep pore cleanse this summer, rely on history for guidance.
People eat seaweed and sometimes you might collect it to adorn your sandcastle, but this seaside vegetation isn’t normally a bathtime ingredient. That needs to change. Soaking in seaweed is one of the most detoxing experiences you’ll ever have. Next time you’re craving the ocean, hop in a seaweed bath.
That’s right. It’s lotion that dries out your skin with salicylic acid and calamine. This might sound like a scary proposition at first but stick with us. When you clear away the extra oil clogging your pores, it will help your acne disappear quicker. As they say, there is a method to this madness.
ICY FACE MASSAGE
Ice can help relieve headaches, decrease puffiness, and sooth irritated skin. That’s why you should try this icy facial roller this summer. This simple tool will get the blood circulating in your face and help drain fluid from those pesky dark circles and puffy eyes. The cold can be surprisingly effective if you harness it right.
BLACK CURRANT LATTE
Doesn’t a black currant latte sound like a terrific Starbucks option? Turns out, this delicious mix will help obliterate the bags under your eyes as well as perk you up in the morning. Perfect for sensitive skin, this retinol serum uses caffeine to motivate blood flow in trouble spots like bags and dark circles. Good to know coffee is a multi-faceted ingredient.
In a world saturated with beauty products, think a little outside the box. Rather than going for the most compelling ad, branch out and try something weird. You may be pleasantly surprised with what you find.
— Scarlett Price