Amazon has some seriously quirky beauty offerings
Yep, you can find some weird stuff on the Internet
Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / May 24 2019
Online marketplaces are truly a place of wonder. You can purchase pretty much anything you want, plus, things you didn’t even know you wanted ‘til they turn up on your doorstep (anyone else guilty of sleep-online-shopping?).
There’s no question about it – there are some truly unique (read: often downright strange) things available for sale online, and Amazon is home to many of them.
When it comes to quirky beauty gadgets, here are some of our favourite Amazon offerings:
Gospire Plastic Nail Clip Nail Art Gel Polish Remover Soak Off Cleaner Cap Clip
How annoying is it when your gel manicure starts to chip and you either a) can’t get into the salon to have it removed; or b) don’t want to go into the salon and get coerced into another round of gel!
And anyone who has tried soaking off their mani at home knows just how tricky it is to get the acetone-soaked cotton pads wrapped around each of your fingertips, especially while operating with a hand that’s already been wrapped.
Well, these little guys solve that debacle by conveniently snapping onto your finger and holding the cotton pad in place - no messy foil-wrapping required!
Sidenote: They also look rather cute.
MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush
Shampooing your hair while getting a lil massage? Doesn’t sound bad right?! And that’s exactly what the MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush claims to do. Okay, it might not be quite as good as the head massages on offer at your hair salon, but it definitely sounds way more fun than hair-washing the old fashioned way.
Also, back to gel manis for a second - anyone else hate when your week-old gel mani starts to lift and strands of hair get caught between the gel and your nail while shampooing your hair? This seems like the perfect hack to avoid that.
My Beauty Tool Lovely Etti Hair Band
We’re getting cuteness overload from this hair band from My Beauty Tool. Not only is it fun, it also serves a veryyy functional purpose of keeping your hair off your face while doing your skin care regimen or applying makeup.
We’ll take 10, thanks!
Blackhead Remover Pore Vacuum Cleaner
Oookay, this one has to be up there with the weirdest beauty gadgets we’ve seen. It’s a blackhead extractor that works in a rather unusual way – it allegedly has ‘double vacuum’ technology to literally suck the gunk right out of your skin – that includes dead skin, excess oil, blackheads, whiteheads and all. It’s also meant to improve wrinkles and firm the skin.
Well, as we’ve previously discussed, the jury’s still out on how effective (or even safe) pore vacuums are but points for being a novel idea!
Face Slim Exerciser Muscle Lips Trainer Tightener Face-lift Slimmer
Nope, it’s not some kind of freaky fancy-dress costume accessory, this super weird device is actually designed to sculpt your facial muscles, when used for three minutes per day. And when the Internet got wind of this strange beauty buy, it totally freaked out. Countless beauty vloggers have had a total field day uploading videos of themselves using the device and the results are nothing less than hysterical.
However, we’re yet to see any legit studies on whether these things actually deliver their purported benefits and as YouTuber The Pretty Witch put it, “the supposed benefits probably don’t outweigh the fact that you look like a complete idiot while using it”. Touché.
If you’re looking for more unusual beauty innovations, check out these mini-fridges…for your beauty products, plus the toy washing machine that cleans makeup sponges!
Would you try any of these bizarre beauty products? Have you seen any others you want to add to our list? Let us know in the comments.
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Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.