People are willing to do some seriously crazy things for the sake of looking young. From bee sting facials to semen therapy, I thought I'd seen it all when it came to anti-aging treatments, until now. On Thursday, news of the "Nexsey" — tape that supposedly makes sagging neck skin look "sexy" — popped up on my Facebook feed, and when I clicked through the Nexsey website I realized that the product had sold out. It got me thinking: What other crazy anti-aging products are people willing to shell out serious $$$ for?
Upon diving into the depths of the internet, I found five totally crazy products that promise to make their users look younger by fixing things like wrinkles, sagging skin, and double chins. And FYI? They are not cheap. But on the one hand — come on, people! Is looking old really so bad that people need to feel like they should iron out their neck wrinkles to look younger? Our society places such a premium on youthful beauty that people feel like they need to go to ridiculous lengths to look young, and that’s just not cool.
For your amusement, here are five of the craziest anti-aging products on the internet. Please, kids — Don't try this at home.
The internet totally lost its cool over the "Nexsey" this week — hence why it is (somewhat miraculously) sold out online. The website describes it as "a medical grade tape designed for use as a temporary way to tighten the wrinkles on the neck," which is pretty insane, but somehow apparently works. TBD on what, exactly, makes it different from regular tape other than better packaging.
The idea of sleeping on a silk pillowcase to prevent wrinkles has been around for ages (my mom tried to get me to do it when I was like, 15) but as of the last few years brands have started marketing them as miracle anti-aging cures. Who knows if it actually works, but it does make for an extra-luxurious night's sleep.
Similar to the Nexsey, this is basically a tape-induced face lift "guaranteed to make you look 10 years younger." Yeah, OK.
Wear this super-chic mask for 30-40 minutes every day for three months, and it will "improve a double chin and prevent the cheeks sagging." Mhmm.
The thought of "ironing" wrinkles out of a neck legitimately terrifies me, and the fact that this looks like C3PO doesn't help. The device uses "EMS and radio waves with a heater to produce a triple rejuvenating effect on your neck. Strap the comfortable item around you neck and select which setting you want. This leaves you free to do other housework or just relax while the Neck Ring does its magic.