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  1. Whale poop in expensive perfume:

Why does my perfume only last a few seconds? Sure I smell bootiful, but can’t it last longer? Well, that’s because it contains whale poop from sperm whales. Also known as ambergris, this strange thing is used in perfume to keep its smell. Now banned in the US, it is only in expensive French perfume.

 

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  1. Shark liver oil made into moisturizer:

Also known as squalane, this oil extracted from shark’s liver can easily be absorbed into the skin. Most brands have stopped using this due to environmental reasons. Some products still have liver in them. Girls, the most feared sea monster’s intestines can be smeared on your face.

 

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  1. Nail polish contains fish scales:

Something smells fishy. That’s probably because most nail polish has fish scales in it.  It is called crystallized guanine, which is found in fish scales.

 

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  1. Dynamite powder in facial scrubs:

A nice way to blow your face off. One of the main components of dynamite, diatomaceous, crumbles into a white powder. It is abrasive enough to be used in exfoliants which are used to open up pores.

 

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  1. Lipstick contains parasitic beetles:

Why is my lipstick red? Well, that’s because it contains the blood of beatles. The Cochineal beetles eat the red berries on cacti.  When they are squished, they ooze out a red dye. This dye is then put into lipstick for color.

 

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  1. Chicken bone marrow in face creams:

Glucosamine is an anti-inflammatory agent in face creams. Do you really want clear skin that bad?

 

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  1. Tallow in eye shadow and soap:

Watch out vegans! The animal fat from road kill is used as a moisturizing component in soap and eye shadow. Ironic that the thing that is supposed to keep your hands clean has roadkill in it.

 

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  1. Guano in facial treatments:

I feel like poop. They may in Japan because people use Nightingale bird droppings in facial treatments. Legend has it that it gives the user a brighter skin tone. Interesting.

 

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  1. Sheep wool oil in moisturizer:

Wool wax, also known as lanolin is used in moisturizers. It makes skin soft and smooth.

 

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  1. Mercury in mascara:

No, not the planet. The metal. It could give you an excuse to say you’re “out of this world.” It is used as a germ-killer and preservative.

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