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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.