3 Surprising (And Weird) Ingredients In Your Skin Care

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Did you know that kale is as good on your body as it is in your stomach? Or that snail slime in skin care is a real thing! As gross as that sounds, you might be surprised by some of the unorthodox ingredients lurking in beauty products.

Bee Venom

By now most of us are aware of some of the key ingredients to look out for when buying skincare products. Aside from favourites like hyaluronic acid and retinol, the new anti-ageing miracle ingredient that has everyone talking might be a little more unexpected. Bee Venom is being hailed as the natural alternative to Botox and if rumours are true, it’s a firm favourite of royal beauty Kate Middleton. Beauty pros claim that it works by encouraging facial muscles to tighten, firm and lift and the result; visibly reduced wrinkles and fine lines. It's rise in popularity has resulted in brands such as Nip+Fab bringing out an entire bee venom skin care range. So what exactly is the secret behind this bizarre ingredient?

According to experts, small doses of bee venom in skin care can trick the skin into thinking it has been stung, resulting in increased blood flow in the applied areas. This in turn stimulates collagen production and encourages skin elasticity. Intruiged by this craze? We suggest trying Manuka Doctor’s Apinourish Revitalising Day Cream with SPF15. Used daily, it promises to reverse the signs of aging and reveal a plumper, more youthful complexion.


When Nails Inc. introduced Nailkale, a line based on the popular superfood, we weren’t sure what to think. We've since done our research and Kale certainly has a lot more uses then we originally thought. Containing high levels of vitamins A, C and E, this Kale infused nail base promises stronger, smoother and healthier nails by stimulating advanced keratin production. It not only hydrates, nourishes and boosts nail growth but it can also drastically improve the appearance of brittle, dry or damaged nails.


As one of the most expensive, lusted after foods in the world, it’s hard to believe that Caviar is also your skins best friend. In recent years, caviar is becoming a firm favourite for beauty and skin care experts alike who claim it encourages skin rejuvenation and collagen production. Rich in amino and fatty acids, it is known to firm and hydrate skin. The added benefit of peptide complex lessens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. If you fancy treating yourself and discovering the amazing benefits of caviar then we recommend trying the incredible Skin Caviar Luxe Cream For Face by La Prairie. While it is definitely on the pricey side of skin care, it promises to improve the skins appearance as well as add elasticity and tone.