From Starfish Extract Creams to Pine Tar Soaps

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jul 23, 2015
Hippo milk, seaweed, starfish extract and sand are just a few of the strange beauty ingredients that can be found in many cosmetics on the market.

With so many bizarre beauty treatments out there, consumers have proven themselves willing to try just about anything to cleanse, heal and beautify skin. Although adventurous, many consumers are seeking products that supplement harmful chemicals with ingredients from the earth and sea.

As such, many of these beauty ingredients include food bases like avocado, tomato, honey, herbs, as well as more indulgent items like caffeine and champagne. While these ingredients are far from being seen as bizarre on a table, the cosmetic industry is only now beginning to push for skin to be nourished in the same way as the body.