Many would call you straight cray for putting any of these ummm…”unconventional” grooming buys to the test. We’d say you’re a glutton for punishment on a mission to stay forever young by any means necessary. So get your Benjamin Button on, even if it means slathering bodily fluids and animal excrement on your mug–no judgment here, dawg. You’ll be in great company alongside fellow grooming die-hards Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky and Chadwick Boseman. Just try not to throw up while applying.
Check out these transformative buys with equally gross hero ingredients.
You guessed right. Urea is the stuff naturally found in…wait for it— piss. But don’t worry, in personal care buys, it’s synthetically derived, making it a safe ingredient in moisturizers praised for its water-preserving properties.
Try: Eucerin Intensive Repair Very Dry Skin Lotion ($16.47 for 5 fl oz.; amazon.com).
Dr. Barbara Sturm is a big-time dermatologist whose cult moisturizer is a celeb favorite. The secret ingredient? Your own blood, fused into a customized formula after giving up a few vials. The concoction harnesses the bodily fluid’s oxygenating properties to boost collagen and fight aging.
Try: Dr. Barbara Sturm MC1 Cream (Price Upon Request; dr-barbara-sturm.com)
The creepy crawler’s slimy muck contains protein-rich amino acids that hold on to water, softening skin.
Try: Dr. Nigma Talib Hydrating and Plumping Serum, No.1 ($205; netaporter.com)
SALMON EGG ENZYME
The fishy ingredient removes dead skin cells, making it a top-notch exfoliator.
Try: Restørsea Reviving Cleanser ($65; restorsea.com).
CIRCUMCISED BABY FORESKIN
The skin down there is chock full of amino acids, proteins and collagen that we lose over time.
Try: SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex ($179; skinmedica.com)