From dragon’s blood to gold-enriched moisturisers, 2012 is shaping up to be a quirky year for cosmetics.
The beauty shelves are jam-packed with a whole host of unusual-sounding products, all promising to beautify us into oblivion.
But what are the secrets behind this season’s most in-demand beauty products?
Rodial’s Dragon Blood
It promises to plump, sculpt and lift the complexion as it protects against ageing. The idea is that it forms a skin-like film around the face thus creating a youthful beauty complexion. Lady Gaga is a big fan apparently.
Transformulas Hydration Gold
According to scientists, using the precious metal on the skin can trigger the production of skin-boosting collagen, slow the ageing process and brighten the complexion. And it’s a sales patter that obviously does the trick. This gold-enriched moisturiser had a waiting list of 5,000 before it hit the beauty shelves earlier this month.
Bloww Potato Body Wrap
As endorsed by super-exclusive UK spa Bloww, this wrap treatment based around the humble potato, promises to revolutionise skin’s elasticity and condition. The idea is that rubbing the oily paste of a potato into skin will soften, soothe and improve hydration.
Eye Secrets Patch
Jennifer Aniston is supposedly a big fan of the collagen-based Eye Secrets patch, which works by reducing fine lines, dark circles and puffiness by 92 per cent. Incredibly, its makers claim it reverses ageing by one year every two minutes and can knock up to eight years off the eyes!