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These Weird Beauty Items Might Look Strange On Your Vanity, But They'll Step Up Your Makeup Game

Updated September 17, 2019 16.9k votes 3.3k voters 141.1k views15 items

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They say that beauty is pain, but with these strange beauty products, beauty is peculiar. 

In the never-ending quest for perfectly smooth, hydrated, and glowing skin, beauty junkies have stumbled across some seriously weird beauty products - take, for instance, the silk cocoon “fingerballs” that are about to take the place of your old washcloth or the anti-aging device that looks more like a modern art sculpture. But, as with everything, beauty is in the eye of the beholder with these strange beauty gadgets. They might not look cute in your bathroom cabinet, but damn, do they get the job done.

Get ready to add some odd beauty regimens to your daily routine. These are the weirdest beauty products that actually work!

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    These 100% silk "cocoons" won't look as simple and chic on your bathroom sink as a stack of cotton pads, but they will keep your skin cleaner and softer. Just slip a cocoon onto your fingertip, and use it to massage in your favorite cleanser, exfoliator, or makeup remover. The silk is much more gentle on your skin than a cotton pad or wash cloth, and it actually has moisturizing properties itself. 

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    If you're bored with bath salts, then Voya's Lazy Days Seaweed Bath is for you. Basically, it's a bag of dried seaweed you add to your bathwater. When the seaweed comes into contact with water, it re-hydrates and springs back to life, releasing its "alginate properties" that soothe, moisturize, and repair skin.

    Squeezing the hydrated seaweed will release more gel to keep your skin hydrated. If you do decide to take a seaweed bath, be careful getting out of the tub - the seaweed gel can make things very slippery!

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    Jade rollers look more like little painting tools than something meant to enhance your beauty, but that's exactly what they do! Jade rollers have been around forever, and were much-loved in ancient China for their ability to keep the skin smooth and glowing.

    They're experiencing an uptick in popularity lately thanks to the bevy of benefits they offer: roll one over your face (preferably after serum application) to boost circulation, de-puff tired eyes, improve skin tone, and keep your face feeling fresh. You can find a jade roller for under 10 bucks, too - so don't skip out on this weird wellness device!

  • Have you heard about Foreo's UFO Mask? It's the world's first "smart mask" - meaning it combines beauty and technology to take your masking experience to the next level. Using Hyper-Infusion Technology (which combines heating, cooling, pulsing sensations) and LED light therapy, it helps active ingredients absorb into the skin in as little as 90 seconds.

    The treatment is controlled by an app and features the best Korean skincare ingredients, making it just as effective as your favorite mask in just a fraction of the time.