Most Disgusting Things Found In Cosmetics

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When it is all about cosmetics and the latest beauty treatments, there is no stopping us, specially the ladies, for trying and experimenting with the new things. Humans can try everything under the sun in order to look good and perfect.

In this article, we've compiled some of the most disgusting things that were found in cosmetics.

These are the things that include crushed bugs or even a baby's foreskin, in order to give a person that great-looking skin.

Most of these cosmetics are the general products that we use on a daily basis.

So, find out about the harsh fact of the ingredients that are used in making your favourite cosmetics, including lipsticks and moisturisers.

Here are the most disgusting things that are used in the cosmetics, check em' out.

Infant's Foreskin In A Moisturiser

We wonder who even got this thought of trying such a thing out! The cells derived from a human infant's foreskin are used in making some of the "revolutionary" line of anti-ageing products.


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Snail Ooze in Moisturisers

The snail ooze contains glycolic acid and elastin, which help to repair the skin, removing scars, stretch marks and also curing acne. It is a great source for proteins as well that help to eliminate the dead skin cells and regenerate the skin as well.


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Bull Semen In Hair Products

This is a popular ingredient that is used in hair products. The protein-rich bull semen is used in some of the famous saloons, in order to treat damaged, dry hair, as it enhances the hair's shine and keeps it healthy.


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Roadkill In Lipstick, Eye Shadow And Soap

We're sure, the next time you use your lipstick, you are surely going to check on this ingredient "Tallow". It is made by rendering animal fat, which means boiling the carcasses to create fatty byproducts. Eww!!


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Fish Scales In Nail Paint And Mascara

In products like mascara and nail polish, there is a crystalline material known as "Guanine" that produces a shimmering or light-diffusing colouring ingredient. This is got by grounding fish scales. This sounds better than using bat faeces!


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Lipstick Contains Crushed Parasitic Beetles

Cochineal Beetles feed on cactus plants. They feed on red cactus berries. When they are crushed, a red dye appears. This is commonly used in making lipsticks, ice creams, candy, flavoured yogurt and eyeshadows. Okay, now that's too much of an information!


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Expensive Perfumes Contain Whale Poop

Ambergris is a waxy, yellow, solid substance which is generated in the intestines of Sperm whales. The unique scent produced by ambergris is often used in expensive perfumes. It is considered as a delicacy as well.

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Story first published: Friday, June 10, 2016, 12:23 [IST]
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