9 Strangest Skincare Ingredients That Actually Work On The Skin!

The search for the best skin care routine is still on and we got our eyes wide open!

Skincare brands are producing more and more products that you would never imagine putting on your face. In fact, it seems as if people like it the stranger the better. From mollusk goo to actual gold, we rounded up the strangest ingredients that people have been using to make their skin clearer, fairer, and more radiant.

1. Snail

COSRX Advanced Snail

Snail slime – or what they call ‘snail filtrate’ is the biggest rage in Korean skincare right now. You’ll see it in face masks, serums, and moisturizers! Because of its anti-aging properties and nutrients, it has become a favorite product not only in Korea but all around the world. Elements like hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycans, antimicrobial and copper peptides are all found in snail slime which is proven to be beneficial in avoiding skin damage, infection, dryness and UV Rays.

2. Charcoal

Biorè Charcoal Pore Strips

Charcoal has also been a favorite ingredient in skincare right now. But it’s not just the kind of charcoal Santa gives you on Christmas if you’ve been naughty. The ones you see on your face masks and pore strips are activated charcoal. Using this ingredient in your skin care routine actually help you get rid of clogged pores. Activated charcoal can pull and excess dirt and oil in your skin to make it appear clearer and smoother!

3. Gold

Orogold Deep Pore Cleanser

The luxurious side of skincare that has got everyone curious is the use of gold. Skincare physicians say that this metal can calm acne inflammation, slow down skin aging, and make your skin instantly glow!

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4. Sea salt

St. Ives Purifying Sea Salt & Pacific Kelp Exfoliating Body Wash

Sea salt helps with cleaning pores deeply, remove bacteria, and balance oil production to avoid acne! It’s perfect to use as an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and improve blood circulation. It also works as a body wash as well!

5. Apricot

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Apricot is also a good scrub to achieve that glowing, smooth skin as well! This ingredient is a perfect exfoliant because it deeply cleanses the pores, making it feel fairer and soft right after the first wash.

6. Collagen

St. Ives Renewing Collagen & Elastin Moisturizer

If you don’t know what collagen is, it’s actually a protein found in skin and connective tissues, usually from animals. Sounds gross, right? But don’t worry because the ones found in skin care products are in purified form. According to WebMD, U.S. consumers are expected to spend $122 million on collagen products. Not only is it used in your face, but it could be used as supplements as well!

7. Wine

NEOGEN Bio Peel Gauze Peeling Wine

Yes, there are people who not only drink red wine, they also use it for skin care too. It has been found that red wine has antioxidants which help fight skin-aging by restoring collagen and elasticity. Red wine is also highly-acidic. The acid from the grapes help get rid of dead skin cells, exfoliate, and calm acne.

8. Cereal

NEOGEN Real Fresh Foam Cereal

Personally, putting cereal on the face seems a bit over the top, but then again, nothing is spared in the search for the best skin care routine. Neogen’s cereal foam cleanser contains rice bran which is known for its gentle exfoliating ability!

9. Pearl

My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask

The cult-favorite Black Pearl is perfect for optimal whitening, brightening, and illuminating. The Black Pearl essence restores the skin’s youthful luster and leaves it moisturized and radiant.

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Which of these products have you tried or want to try next? Let us know in the comments!