You can literally buy almost anything on Amazon these days, from basic household staples like toilet paper and cleaning supplies to sex toys and supplements and of course, luxury beauty essentials. You can also buy some of the most hard-to-find and downright weird beauty products that you wouldn’t find at Sephora, Ulta, or even your local drugstore. There are plenty of international gems to discover on the mega-retailer, especially in the Japanese, French and Korean beauty categories. K-beauty staples like 24k gold sheet masks, serums infused with snail mucin, and even needled derma rollers would’ve been filed under the bizarre beauty folder in the past, but they’ve now become totally mainstream in recent years.
With that being said, there is still plenty of out-of-the-box skincare, makeup, and hair products lurking among the vast selection of household names in Amazon’s virtual beauty aisle. Some of which will surely make you do a double—even triple—take. Sure, some of these bizarre products are straight-up gimmicky and may offer very little potential to actually be effective—even if they’re ridiculously cheap. Others may be totally Instagram-story-worthy (i.e. the hilarious bubble mask), but their potential to wow ends exactly there.
However, some of these odd-ball items actually are surprisingly useful, offering solutions to problems we didn’t even know existed. While there will never be a replacement for bread-and-butter staples like Retinol serums and gentle moisturizers, sometimes it’s fun to switch things up a bit and (potentially) find a new holy grail product you can’t live without—however unlikely it may be. We’ve rounded up some of the craziest (and potentially the most promising) beauty finds we’ve stumbled upon recently below, and however novel they be, they certainly left us intrigued.
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Unicorn Snot Bioglitter Sunscreen SPF 30
Why not “shine responsibly?” questions the off-beat brand Unicorn Snot. Well, now you can with this biodegradable (eco-friendly) glitter-infused sunblock. And, yes, it’s formulated for adults, not children.
Hask Placenta Hair Mask
While slapping on a mask containing um, placenta doesn’t sound quite as appealing as coconut or keratin-infused options, there is some research that suggests this um, unconventional hair mask may actually revive compromised hair and promote hair re-growth. For the record, this mask uses sheep placenta–not human.
V-Line Lifting Mask
This v-shaped sheet mask claims to lift, sculpt, and well, touts itself as a “double chin reducer.” We can’t attest to such virtues, but judging by the fact that it’s backed by over 2,000 positive reviews and an almost five-star rating, we’re guessing it does something good.
TTKLYN Scalp Massager Brush
This little brush-massager hybrid may look like some sort of cartoonish sea creature, but according to my mom (along with a slew of positive customer reviews), it actually can help boost hair growth by promoting better circulation and tackling clogged hair follicles.
Nooni Marshmallow Whip Maker
Don’t let the name fool you; this weird-but-cute product will not make marshmallows. It will, however, turn your typical cleanser into a “cloud-like foam,” which apparently allows for a deeper cleanse and more gentle experience.
Benton Snail Mucin & Bee Venom Serum
Alright, these two ingredients may sound bizarre (even scary) for a face serum, but both snail mucus and bee venom have shown to offer some convincing anti-aging benefits.
Bial Facial Massager
While it may look like some sort of torture device, this strange tool is actually a facial massager. According to the product listing, it slims the face and removes double chins by promoting better blood circulation in the face and strengthening facial muscles for a sharper jawline contour. We’re not exactly sold, but curious nonetheless.
Purederm Purifying Bubble Mask
Bubble masks may look seriously wild on the face, making them a stellar beauty prop for silly selfies. But despite their comical appeal, they actually are pretty effective at giving congested pores a solid deep clean. This one is also infused with charcoal, which further helps to draw out toxins, dead skin, and other impurities without leaving your skin feeling tight and bone-dry.
Gears Out Dill Pickle Lip Balm
Look, I love pickles, but do I want my lips to taste and smell like them? Well, actually I’m not sure. Let’s just say I’m intrigued.