Nasty Ingredients Found In Cosmetics Will Make You Rethink Using Them

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Nasty, Disgusting, yet women use it everyday and their man kisses or licks it off their skin. Lol, you just might be tasting animal carcass blended to smooth paste and used in making facial scrubs, moisturizers, exfoliating creams, among others.

While you might find it hard to use certain perfumes due to how putrid it stinks, every celebrity douses their body in whale poop. The costlier the perfume, the more the whale shit. Whale poop is used to make the perfume fragrance last longer due to its strength. Some people even eat it. Yes, it seems whale poop is also a delicacy.

You could even try the new viagra for hair, bull sperm. Heard it woks wonders. It’s also wonderfully expensive.

Here are Ten really nasty, nose-wriggling, downright disgusting cosmetic products we all use and just might still keep using even after reading this article.

Still, it’s always best to know what one’s getting oneself into.



Present in Lipstick, Eye Shadow, Foundations, Makeup and Soap

It’s made from animal carcasses. Tallow is made by rendering animal fat, which means boiling the carcasses to create fatty byproducts. The dead animals used to make tallow come from many different sources, including labs, slaughterhouses, zoos, shelters, and yes, roadkill.

Tallow is a common ingredient in many products, including eye makeup, lipsticks, makeup bases and foundations, shampoos, shaving soaps, moisturizers and skin care products.

Bull Semen


Present in Hair Care Products,and Energy Drinks 

Because of its high protein content, bull semen has become a popular ingredient in hair products. Used particularly for dry or damaged hair, the semen is mixed with a plant called Katera and applied to the hair in swanky salons.

The process takes about 45 minutes, costs about $90-120 USD, and has been described as “Viagra for hair.”



Present in Toothpastes, Deodorants, Powders

Diatomaceous earth (DE), a soft rock that is easily crumbled into a white powder, is one of the two components in dynamite. DE is also an abrasive substance that is used in most mild exfoliates, natural toothpastes, deodorants and powders.

Whale Poop

Present in Expensive Perfumes

Well, it be either poop or vomit, depending on which end of the whale it comes out of…. More on that in a moment.

Ambergris is a waxy, yellow, solid substance that is generated in the intestines of Sperm whales to protect them from sharp objects that they sometimes swallow. It’s often called the “gold of the sea.” Just one pound of the stinky stuff can earn its finder up to $10,000. Whales either pass the substance along with their feces, or they can occasionally cough it up if there is a blockage.

The unique scent of ambergris is often used in expensive perfumes, and it is sometimes eaten. It is considered a delicacy.

Snail Ooze


Present in Moisturizers

Snail ooze is collected and used as a ingredient in many famous moisturizers. The glycolic acid and elastin in a snail’s secretion protects its own skin from cuts, bacteria, and UV rays, making it a great source for proteins that eliminate dead cells and regenerate skin.

It is also helpful for removing scars, stretch marks and curing acne.

Crushed Parasitic Beetles


Present in Lipsticks, Eyeshadow and some Beverages

Cochineal Beetles (Dactylopius Coccus) are tiny insects that feed on cactus plants in Central and South America. Female cochineal beetles eat the red cactus berries, so when the beetles are crushed, a very powerful red dye is produced.

Cochineal dye has been used for centuries, and it is very safe for most people, so it is commonly used in lipstick, ice cream, candy, yogurt, and eye shadow. In fact, Starbucks once admitted to using cochineal dye in some of their beverages, causing a big problem for their many Vegan fans.

Shark Liver Oil 

shark liver

Present in Lip balm, Sunscreen, and Moisturizers 

Squalane is a naturally-occurring oil that almost all plants and animals produce, including humans. The squalane that is extracted from the liver of sharks goes into creating Shark Liver Oil, which is used in many products.

Its greasy consistency is easily absorbed into the skin, making it a perfect ingredient for many products like lip balm, sunscreen, and moisturizers.

Though many companies have stopped using Shark Liver Oil due to environmental concerns, it is still a widely-used ingredient in beauty products.

Sheep “Wool Wax” 


Present in Shaving Creams, and Facial Moisturizers

Ever heard of Lanolin? Yes, of course you have. You’ve probably even smeared some on your body recently in the form of lotion, balm, or shaving cream. The fact is, Lanolin is collected from sheep wool and is used in vitamin supplements as a water-proofing agent, and yes, in countless beauty products.

Lanolin is commonly-used to soothe sore nipples in breastfeeding mothers, but it is also equally effective at oiling up a baseball glove to make it more supple. Beauty giant Oil of Olay uses lanolin in their facial moisturizers, as do many other well-known companies.

While putting something that was squeezed out of sheep wool onto your lips, face, or nipples might sound gross, be thankful that at least no sheep are harmed during the making of this useful product!

Fish Scales 


Present in Nail Products, Hair conditioners, Lipsticks, Skin care products  and Mascara

It is a common misconception that mascara contains bat guano, but in reality, mascara contains fish scales. That’s… better?

According to Snopes, the confusion arose because mascara does contain something called Guanine, which many people confused with guano. Guanine is a crystalline material that produces a shimmering or light-diffusing coloring ingredient in products like mascara and nail polish.

It is made not from bat feces, but from ground-up fish scales, and it is commonly used in the formulation of bath products, cleansing products, fragrances, hair conditioners, lipsticks, nail products, shampoos and skin care products.

Infant Foreskin

infant foreskin

TNS Recovery Complex by SkinMedica claims to use cells derived from human infant foreskins (NouriCel-MD) in their “revolutionary” line of anti-aging products.

Using a combination of soluble collagen, antioxidants, natural growth factors, and matrix proteins, they claim to slow the aging process and encourage new cell growth to promote a youthful complexion.




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