We generally think of cosmetics as a way to look fresh and get clean, but some of the substances used in beauty products are downright gross. There are hundreds of weird ingredients found in your makeup. Let us take a look at the top five!
Bug Juice In Lipstick
Cochineal beetles are found in Central and South America. They are first boiled, dried and then crushed into “carmine” as the red dye in some lipstick and blush.
Snail Ooze In Moisturizer
Some anti-aging creams are known to have snail secretions. Snail ooze properties that moisturises and softens the skin.
Chicken Bone Marrow In Cream
Chicken bone marrow is used in skin care products like face cream and moisturisers. It is used as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Whale Poop Perfume
Ambergris is generated in the intestines of sperm whales and it’s often called the “gold of the sea”. The unique scent of ambergris is often used in expensive perfumes.
Fish Scale Nail Polish
Ground-up fish scales is commonly used in the formulation of bath products, cleansing products, fragrances, hair conditioners, lipsticks, nail products, shampoos and skin care products. Still using big brand beauty products? You shouldn’t! Go natural!