Weird Skincare Ingredients That Can Transform Your Complexion

Most beauty products are created using predictable and similar skincare ingredients. They all contain a blend of natural and chemical compounds, which have proven benefits for topical use. Sometimes, however, brands harness the power of strange ingredients because they are also great for our complexions. Some you may have heard of include snail mucin, placenta and bee venom. Weird!

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by The Klog (@theklog)

But having an open mind when it comes to the skincare ingredients you use can pay off. Here are five that can be found in popular products that can transform your complexion.

SENSAI Comfort Barrier Mask
SENSAI Comforting Barrier Mask



Silk has been used for centuries to keep skin looking young. Its youthful powers were discovered in Asia because the hands of people who worked with it were so soft. Now it is used by several brands as the hero ingredient.



There’s a reason that people put cucumbers over their eyes to relax! This popular salad ingredient is known for its hydrating properties – both when eaten and when applied to the skin. It is also great at soothing redness and puffiness.

Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Toner
Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Toner
Apivita Royal Honey Body Cream
Apivita Royal Honey Body Cream



Delicious when smeared on toast, honey is one of the most loved skincare ingredients for a number of reasons – it’s a humectant, which attracts water to moisturise your skin, and it aids in healing and can help to fade scars.



Nothing beats a dollop of caviar to elevate your sushi. But fish roe can be found in some of the most luxurious skincare brands on the market. This is because it is rich in fatty acids that help your skin stay moisturised and it improves texture.

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion
La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion
Erborian Red Pepper Pulp Radiance Booster Gel Cream
Erborian Red Pepper Pulp Radiance Booster Gel Cream

Red pepper

Another veggie that can be used in salads, roasted or stuffed (yum!), red pepper doesn’t just deliver when it comes to flavour. It can also boost your skin’s radiance and glow because of its high content of the powerful antioxidant vitamin C.

Want to add some unusual but effective skincare ingredients to your beauty routine? Shop products online or at your nearest Edgars store. 

What’s the weirdest beauty product you’ve put on your skin? Let us know in the comments below!


Beauties, Share Your Thoughts With Us Here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.