7 Weird But Brilliant Skin Care Products To Try


Beauty is all about experimentation. Whether it's trying a cut crease with glitter liner or multi-masking with new mud masks, there's always something to try. These seven weird but brilliant things you should be putting on your skin may just be the way to experiment even further with your skin care. If you're thinking that you have sensitive skin and experimenting with skin care sounds terrifying, it's very possible that some of these weird ingredients and stand alone products just work. You never really know — except for knowing that they're weird.

While your skin care should always be about consistently caring for your skin in the best way possible, there's no harm in trying something new. In fact, product cocktailing — using different brand of products — is incredibly popular, and most people are already doing it even if they didn't realize it has a name. What's one more product or ingredient added to your skin care?

Plus, many of the most innovative and odd skin care ingredients are naturally based. One of the best things about odd ingredients is that they're typically naturally derived — snail enzyme, anyone? That means that they hopefully won't wreck havoc on your skin the way a chemical would.

What weird skin care thing should you try next, then?

1. Rose

Fresh Rose Face Mask, $62, Fresh

Rose can calm skin and help combat redness thanks to rose water's toning abilities. Plus, it's a totally gentle — albeit odd — thing to put on your skin.

2. Snail Extract

Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream, $38, Peach and Lily

Want to diminsh the ways scar look on your face or promote anti-aging via skin regeneration? Meet snail enzyme.

3. Pig Collagen

TonyMoly Pure Farm Pig Collagen Hydrogel Mask, $9, TonyMoly

Pig Collagen may be the weirdest ingredient ever. It definitely makes my skin crawl a bit, but according to Elle pig collagen is similar to the collage produced by humans making it a great anti-aging ingredient.

4. Bee Venom

Manuka Doctor Drops of Crystal Cashmere Touch Cream, $39.95, Manuka Doctor

According to Refinery29, bee venom's power lies in it's ability to trick your skin. Apparently, when placing bee venom onto your skin it makes your face believe that it's been stung thus making it more plump and elastic. Thankfully, you can now harness that power without the pain.

5. Seaweed

Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub, $21.95, LUSH

Seaweed is an incredible ingredient for hydration. If you're seeking a bit of a thirst quencher this odd ingredient could be for you.

6. Charcoal

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores, $26, ULTA

Charcoal is becoming a more common ingredient now, and it's easy to see why. Activated charcoal can shrink pore, treat acne, and help oily skin.

7. Calamine

Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask, $12.95, LUSH

Calamine is perfect ingredient to soothe irritated skin. If you've ever had Chicken Pox, that's pretty obvious. However, it's true for skin care as well. Calamine can also work with other ingredients to help control excess oil.

While all these ingredients may seem excessively odd, they're nonetheless great for you skin. If you've been looking to experiment lately, these weird things may just be what you've been looking for.

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