One rainy night, I heard a blood-curling scream!
It was my mom!
Apparently, she was trying to do some overtime work and was reaching for her laptop mouse when she felt something slimy on her hand!
It was a slug!
(I looked around for a slug photo, but na-ah. I won’t be putting it here.)
Imagine her screaming more if she finds out that the same slime (well, I don’t know if slug slime is way different from snail slime) is a prime ingredient in one of her favorite moisturizers.
Yes, it’s true, people!
Lurking in your beauty and skin care stuff are the following weird and totally outrageous ingredients!
One of the weird beauty product ingredients: Snail Slime
You must have seen photos like this one :
Fear factor levels, right?
But did you know that that yucky, sticky, Nickelodeon-level slime contains Mucin extract? Mucin extract is a complex of proteins, glycolic acids and elastin and has regenerative properties. Apparently, it also moisturizes skin and helps in pigmentation. (My mom needs this. I am so sure!) I will buy her this: Anti Wrinkle Snail Treatment Essence – Contains 85% of Snail Secretion Filtrate. (Hope she does not scream…)
Don’t ask me how you can get sheep grease because I am having vicious visions of a poor sheep frying in his fat (I cannot!).
Okay. I’ve checked (Thank you, Google!).
Lanolin comes from the fur of wool-bearing animals like the sheep. Extracting the lanolin does no harm to the sheep, by the way, since it is collected from sheared fleeces.
Lanolin is used in lotions, make-up removers and lipsticks. It acts as an emollient and reduces roughness and cracking.
Go give me the lanolin!
(I’ve seen tubes of Lansinoh HPA Lanolin for Breastfeeding Mothers which my mom used when she was breastfeeding my youngest brother. I bet she doesn’t know it is sheep grease hehe)
What can get worse than snail slime?
Yep, poop, particularly nightingale poop, can be found in the popular Geisha facial Uguisu Poo Uguisu No Fun Illuminating Mask.
This supposedly cleans the skin and make it glow!
So why does it need to be nightingale poop and not just any poop?
The nightingale poop differs from other bird’s poop because the nightingales have only one hole, called the cloaca, through which they excrete both liquid and solid waste.
Studies confirmed that the poop contains the following:
- nitrogen-rich urea which helps moisturize the skin and
- guanine (an amino acid).
This powerful combination gives the skin its youthful glow.
Thank you, poop!
A friend of mine told me they went to the fish market to get fish scales for a science project which involves making lipstick!
Fish scales have been used to make your lipstick, nail polish and eye shadow shimmer and glow. (that’s why the tuyo’s scales are shiny!
Hmm, as long as my lipstick has no fishy smell…)
In case you are wondering what a rooster comb is, the rooster comb is that red thingie on top of the rooster’s head.
I bet you have heard about Hyaluronic Acid and how it is supposed to make you ageless.
In reality, Hyaluronic Acid is not really an acid. An expert said that “ HA is a major component of our skin, in which collagen and elastin are embedded and has the ability to draw moisture from the air, binding one thousand times its weight in water, acting as a reservoir for cells.”
HA used to be harvested from rooster combs.
Thank goodness HA is now made in the lab using plant sources and a unique biotechnology thingie. OZNaturals – Hyaluronic Acid Serum With Vitamin C – The Most Effective Anti Aging Serum – Anti Wrinkle Serum Will Provide The Dramatic Youthful Results You’ve Been Looking For!