When you look at ingredients found in your beauty products, a lot of them are familiar (though a lot aren’t—looking at you, unnecessary chemical additives). And while we might feel like we have a handle on what each of our go-to beauty products do, there’s a whole smorgasbord of weird ingredients that just make us go huh?, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we should knock them just yet. We’ve rounded up five of the weirdest beauty ingredients we could find—with products to go with then, you know, in case you’re curious to see what all the fuss is about.
This is one ingredient that has really blown up in the skincare world, especially in South Korea, but it is slowly moving to our beauty shelves as well. Can’t quite see why? Well, for starters it improves elasticity by firming skin and improving hydration, which is something we can all get on board with. Pigs themselves may prefer mud baths, but you can skip the mess.