10 Bizarre Real World Beauty Products
In the modern age, people are constantly bombarded with the latest beauty products and treatments that are marketed as tools to help people look their best. With endorsements from movie stars or celebrities and the constant pressure on women to look attractive, thanks to magazines and social media, it is no wonder that the beauty industry is worth billions of dollars. As well as traditional products that you might expect to find in a retailer, some companies have created strange and sometimes wacky gadgets that are meant to offer unique treatments but often just seem completely bizarre.
The Face Trainer
Although it may look like a cybernetic ninja Halloween costume, the Face Trainer is actually a gadget that is meant to tighten sagging facial skin and eliminate wrinkles. It does this under the false assumption that muscle growth in the face will help to make the skin look smoother and more youthful, forcing the user to put more effort into making facial expressions by providing resistance over the entire head.
Butt and Hip Pad Briefs
Getting the perfect body image is something that many people obsess over despite the fact that there is no such thing. Some women in particular want to have a larger and more rounded bottom, especially if they have a flat posterior, as a way of looking more curvy. To that end, Love My Bubbles have created a special type of underwear that includes pads that go around the butt and hip, making them appear fuller.
The Kush gadget is a support item that is meant to be worn by women with larger breasts while they are sleeping. It is advertised specifically to those who have naturally large boobs or have had implants, claiming to add support during the night while you sleep and helps to eliminate wrinkles in the cleavage.
Many companies sell similar pieces of equipment as pain relief for those suffering with back and neck problems, however, some have taken to claiming that they can actually stretch out neck to make it appear as if the head is further away from the shoulders.
The Nose Straightener is a Japanese invention that claims to be able to improve the appearance of a person’s nose without the need for expensive plastic surgery. It clips into the nostrils and allegedly pushes up the bones inside the nose to create a straighter and sharper shape, though the makers say customers will have to use it for around 20 minutes every day.
The creators behind the beauty magnets claim that the tiny magnets will help to give users a facelift, improve skin tone and make them appear younger. They do this by apparently increasing blood flow to the region that they are placed, probably based on some misguided science on the iron in the blood being attracted to the magnets.
Nail Drying Machine
For those that cannot wait for the nail varnish they have just applied to their hands and feet to dry, or even bother to gently blow on them themselves, one company has created an electric nail drying machine. The user simply has to put their hand into the gadget and let the heat quickly harden the nail varnish so it doesn’t run.
While the Face Slimmer gadget may look like a comical piece of equipment or part of a Halloween costume, its creators claim that it is a beauty and anti-aging product. Wearing the device and saying certain words out loud every day will apparently help to make lips plumper, eliminate wrinkles and improve the overall look of the face.
Luscious Lips Kit
The Luscious Lips Kit aims to allow women to get fuller and plumper lips without the need for injections or plastic surgery. Using a special vacuum technique, much like when you suck the air out of a cup placed over your mouth, it attempts to increase circulation and pull fluids to the lips. However, it can also cause severe bruising and many users have complained of the pain it can cause.
Beau Bust Roller
According to its product description, the Japanese made Beau Bust Roller is capable of augmenting the size of a women’s breasts naturally, doing away with the need for expensive and invasive plastic surgery. The user simply has to rub gel onto their breasts and then roll the special equipment across the skin as directed, which allegedly makes them appear firmer and encourages them to grow.