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The weirdest anti-ageing treatments

July 3, 2013 by Works with Water

Okay, so we manufacture a tasty apple flavoured gel stick called help: revitalise my skin to aid in the rejuvenation of skin and combat the signs of ageing… Yes, we are different but we’re not quite in the world of quirky beauty products.

Which of these bizarre anti-ageing treatments would you consider in your fight against those dreaded wrinkles?

Snail Slime Cream

Creams containing the slimy stuff boast of healing properties to protect skin from infection, advance cell growth, reduce inflammation and even fight wrinkles and acne. The rich snail secretion is packed with regenerative compounds but whether it works on human skin is much debated.

Emu Oil

Rendered from from the fat of an emu bird, emu oil is a lesser known anti-ageing oil that has been used for centuries in the Aboriginal communities for its healing powers. Emu oil naturally contain varying amounts of the vitamins A and E. Both these vitamins are known to be powerful anti-oxidants and because emu oil is quickly absorbed it acts as an excellent carrier to get the vitamins deep into your skin.

Although it seems quite easy to pick up emu lotion, you to find 100% pure, certified emu oil for it to work as claimed – not all that advertise being pure are just that!

Pigs Trotters

Pigs trotters are a popular anti-ageing solution in Japan, as the trotters are a great source of collagen – the vital ingredient for boosting elasticity in the skin. However the experts say it is better to just have a healthy diet. And for this you need to eat fruit and vegetables, which contain vital anti-oxidants like vitamins A, C, E and zinc to stop the damage caused to cells by free radicals.

Bee Sting Venom

The bee sting venom facial doesn’t involve a load of bees pricking your face, but instead, the venom from the sting is transferred into a gel and then rubbed on the face as part of an intensive facial.  Honey bee venom is used cosmetically to ‘fool’ the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung with the toxin melittin. This causes the body to direct blood towards the area and stimulates the production of the naturally-occurring chemicals collagen and elastin…. and at a cost of £150 for a 50ml pot!

Sperm Facial

Spermine is a powerful antioxidant in human sperm and some beauty goers swear by its anti-ageing super powers. It’s believed that a ‘sperm facial’ leaves the skin looking blemish and wrinkle-free.

Breast Milk Soap

Breast milk soap claims to be a great alternative to ordinary soap as it doesn’t dry up the skin and is good for reducing the appearance of facial scarring and wrinkles. However, the only snag is – it’s best to make the soap yourself…!

Anti-Sagging Lips

Possibly the wackiest of them all – the ‘Face Slimmer’, originates from Japan but is (unsurprisingly) yet to take off in the UK. This rubbery-looking mouthpiece, created by cosmetic company Glim, is designed to keep the facial muscles pert by keeping the cheeks and mouth stretched in a permanent ‘trout pout’ position.

Baby’s Foreskin

A treatment developed by British biomedical company Intercytex, created an anti-ageing treatment using microscopic skin cells from babies’ foreskins. This unusual treatment is believed to rejuvenate and restructure ageing and damaged skin, by repopulating the lower layers of skin with millions of healthy skin cells from the foreskin that are packed of collagen and human dermal fibroblasts.

‘Platza’ Treatment

This alternative and somewhat painful-looking anti-ageing massage is designed to stimulate the blood flow, creating a youthful glow. The ‘platza’ treatment involves the bare back being thwarted with a ‘broom’ made of oak-leaf branches. The harsh brushing technique is also said to help tone up muscles and invigorate sluggish energy levels.

Placenta Cream

It’s long been known that the placenta has great nutritional benefits but it is also available in a face cream too. Placenta-based creams promise to nourish the skin using its 56 bio-stimulant proteins that help encourage skin replenishment.


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