Who knew there were so many strange beauty tools out there. I’ve been researching many different anti aging skin care products recently and I’ve been coming across some of the strangest products you could possibly imagine. In fact, many of them so strange that I decided to dedicate a whole post to them. And the craziest thing about these weird contraptions is that some of them actually work.
Most of them are based on popular techniques and although the techniques themselves are not unusual, their appearances or ingredients are certainly eyebrow-raising. They’re all available on Amazon if you’re brave enough but don’t blame me for any silliness that may ensue if you do decide to try any of them.
Well, if you’re looking for something that will make you resemble a character from Star Wars then this is just the object for you. Guaranteed to scare most small children and animals and send loved ones running for the hills, this device wins the award for the most unusual looking if not the most intriguing all at the same time.
This rather unusual contraption uses light therapy to tackle a whole host of skin care concerns including eczema, psoriasis and acne. It is also said to help improve collagen production, improve skin discolourations and improve fine lines and wrinkles. And here’s the thing, there’s actually a whole bunch of different types out there and not only do they seem to be very popular but they’re said to be pretty effective too.
In fact, light therapy in itself is not all that unusual and it’s actually quite a high-end treatment that‘s available in numerous spas and skin care clinics. These devices are now available for home use although some are slightly less odd looking than others and look more like facial tanners (that I can live with) rather than robot helmets. Either way, my interest is sparked and I think I need to do a whole post on these bad boys.
Yes, you read that right, donkey milk. Now, I’m not one to judge but who exactly was it who discovered the benefits of donkey milk in the first place and what exactly were they doing putting it all over their face? This gel mask is just one of many donkey milk skin care products out there that range from facial moisturisers to shower gels so there really is a whole variety of them to choose from.
Donkey milk is said to be full of vitamins and nutrients that are good for the skin including vitamins A, B, D, C and E. This extremely popular Korean beauty secret apparently has serious moisturising properties and can help diminish and slow down the signs of aging and what’s more interesting, most people who try it seem to love it, who’d of thought. In fact, there are some suggestions that the milk in which Cleopatra supposedly bathed in was donkey milk.
Honestly, the things we do for beauty or in this case, fuller lips. This product is said to help plump up lips, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and creases in the lip area, hydrate, soften and firm the lip area and help treat dry and chapped lips. Supposedly, the gold particles penetrate the skin to rejuvenate collagen and enhance firmness and elasticity.
There’s actually quite a big craze going on at the moment with 24k gold skin care treatments. Some of them are being hailed as extremely effective while others including this one seem to be a bit hit and miss. Those who love it say it’s amazing while those who dislike it say it did nothing, all I know is it’s the silliest looking thing I’ve seen in awhile and I’m not sure if I’d ever live it down if anyone in the house ever caught me using it.
Now this is where things start to get a little crazy, we’ve all heard of the tummy belts but what about a belt for your face. Well, that’s exactly what this ninja mask looking thing is, a belt that will not only slim down your face but also help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, get rid of a double chin, give a lifting effect and give you a more V-shaped face.
Now I know what you’re thinking, this looks like something straight out of Christian Grey’s closet and unfortunately your significant other is probably going to have the same idea. The best advice here is if you do decide to get one, hide it in a really good place where no one else will ever find it (unless you’re into that sort of thing). Unfortunately though from a skin care point of view, much like the lip treatment, these masks do seem to be pretty hit and miss.
Now don’t laugh, I know it’s difficult but this is a very serious piece of skin care equipment honestly. Now once you’ve composed yourself, you’re probably wondering if it’s an ann summers party or an Avon party happening here because quite frankly I think the line has been crossed and it’s very difficult to tell the difference.
This extremely inappropriate looking object is a facial exercise device that is supposed to help tighten and tone the face, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, shape the face and help with sagging skin. Does it work, well, to be honest, it’s difficult to tell seeing as most reviewers can’t help themselves and leave rather suggestive reviews. It is getting a few 5 stars but whether or not it’s being used for it’s intended purpose is quite another matter.
Now the first question that springs to mind is why? Quickly followed by but does it work? Well, this is another Korean beauty secret that’s made its way across to the rest of the world. This collagen-rich overnight face mask is said to have a firming action that leaves the skin softer, smoother, more nourished and more elastic after use.
Its active ingredients include gold and pig placenta (what!!) as well as pig collagen which for some reason is supposed to be the mother of all collagens but what’s most surprising about it is that people seem to be loving this stuff and loving the results that they’re getting from it. It comes in a few varieties including face creams, face masks and nose masks but what I want to know is, what happened to the poor pigs!
The things we do for younger looking skin really are starting to become quite questionable but as wacky as some of these items are, if people tell us they work then chances are we’re going to try them despite their silliness. There really are some strange products out there but I guess if we didn’t buy them then companies wouldn’t make them.
What’s the strangest skincare product you’ve ever come across and were you brave enough to try it? I’d love to hear all about it so do please share your stories (and pictures if you have them) in the comments below.