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* Get firmer, wrinkle-free skin, smoother hair, softer beard
We are always on the quest for the latest in skin care and beauty, and sometimes innovative hacks can be found easily in your refrigerator while other times, it can be something that is just downright weird. Some of the more peculiar ingredients mentioned below you may not equate with beauty or grooming, but they’re touted for their benefit.
Whether you choose Apple Cider Vinegar, a hot sauce based hair treatment or anti-aging snail slime, these ingredients may sound bizarre, but they do work.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has long been touted as a health and beauty cure-all. When it comes to incorporating into hair care, it has been known to be a game changer. WOW’s Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo is a gentle detox formula for stressed out hair that contains this multi-tasking ingredient to clarify, tame frizz, control dandruff and repair the hair. The shampoo works to remove buildup, while the WOW Conditioner is powered by botanical extracts to restore your hair back to its natural beauty. Use together for the ultimate great hair day.
2. Hemp-Infused Beard Balms
Real Bearded Men’s Balm is a hemp-based beard balm that uses hemp oil to keep your skin healthy and promote healthy hair growth. The secret is the balance of Omegas 3 and 6 fatty acids found in the hemp oil and then blended with natural butters and beeswax to ensure moisture and styling ability. Lastly, the hints of coconut and almond oils help to prevent breakage and reduce overall itchiness.
3. Snail Mucin Serums for Healing Acne Scars & Anti-Aging
Snail Mucin is K-beauty skin care staple because of it’s multi-purpose skin-enhancing power, from softening lines to fading acne scars. This multi-functional formula will minimize the appearance of acne scars, brighten, firm and regenerate the skin. Along with a high concentration of snail mucin, this formula will also deliver intense moisturization and nourishment.
4. Hot Sauce to Protect Hair From Heat Damage
Sauce Beauty’s Hot Sauce Thermal Protectant Spray is a cayenne-infused heat protector that helps protect the hair prior to heat styling, improves the texture and repairs damage caused by heat. The secret is the cayenne pepper infusion which will increase blood flow to the scalp, thus helping to create a healthier environment for your hair. That combined with argan oil, soothing aloe and frizz controlling silicones create a product that protects, conditions and nourishes your hair with just a few spritzes.
5. Bone Marrow/Glucosamine
Power Rich by Dermalogica is an intense, three-phase formula that is meant to restore firmness, elasticity and radiance to dull complexions. Phase 1 includes Biostimulating Botanicals that treat the loss of strength and elasticity with ingredients such as seaweed and skin firming Wheat Protein Extract. Phase 2 uses Acid-Free Smoothing Agents to enhance cell renewal and promote natural exfoliation with an optimum combination of algae, yeast, glucosamine (bone marrow) and urea to help accelerate cell renewal. Phase 3 contains high-tech cosmeceuticals and antioxidants to stimulate collagen and firm the skin. This potent cream is best used over cleansed skin morning and night (don’t forget the neck) and can be used as a specific eye treatment to help smooth, hydrate and brighten.