The beauty industry is constantly evolving. And with that growth comes a multitude of new—and sometimes unusual—products designed to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns.
From charcoal toothpaste to pine tar soap and snail slime serum, we’ve identified 10 slightly peculiar (but totally effective and typically all-natural) products to help you look, smell and feel your very best. Give them a try and let us know what you think!
1. Seaweed bath
Wash away your worries—and impurities—with a soothing seaweed bath! You’re going to love this restorative, nutrient-rich skin solution, made from “organic bladderwrack seaweed sustainably hand-harvested from the pristine ocean waters off the coast of Maine.”
Applying snail essence to your face may seem strange, but the slimy mucin is purported to hydrate skin, reduce wrinkles and scarring and help prevent signs of aging. Escargot facial, anyone?
Want to reduce the appearance of cellulite? There’s a soap for that! Ingredients include Maine seaweed (like the kind used in the bath above!), Arabica coffee (for exfoliating), moisturizing coconut oil and charcoal, among others.
Seeking an all-natural, hypoallergenic deodorant that truly eliminates odor? Simply wet this fragrance-free, non-staining Amazing Thai Crystal Deodorant Stone™, apply it to your underarms and go about your day—no sweat!
Skip the chemicals! Instead, clean, polish, whiten and detoxify your teeth with this powerful paste, which contains a combination of activated charcoal, coconut oil and bentonite clay. It’s fluoride-free and perfect for even the most sensitive smiles.
The “first organic, all natural, plant-based balm created without lanolin” is safe for both nursing moms and infants. Non-irritating nipple butter helps prevent sore and cracked nipples, so pain won’t impede your bonding experience with baby!
7. Beard oil
Beards are in, big time! This 100-percent natural citrus and spice oil can help fashionable facial hair achieve and maintain “a smooth, soft, subtle shine.” It’s also great for conditioning the skin beneath the whiskers!
Perfect your curls with Hairgurt, which contains prebiotics, super botanicals and quinoa! Not only is this five- to 10-minute mask specially formulated to “help improve bounce, manageability and curl elasticity,” it doesn't contain any harmful colors, fragrances, sulfites or parabens.
When you think about hitting the shower, thick, sticky tar from pine trees probably doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But this versatile bar soap, made from “100 percent plant-based pine tar” will “deeply cleanse, deodorize and moisturize from head to toe.” Use it for “showering, shampooing and facial grooming!”
Why endure the pain and inconvenience of salon waxing when you can remove hair in the comfort of your home with this gentle, organic cane sugar-based solution? The results last for up to two months and the included reusable fabric strips last for years. Perfect for sensitive areas!