I recently blogged about the top 10 strangest cosmetic ingredients, but here’s one I missed: There’s a new Brazilian shampoo with Ox Marrow Extract.
Yes, in this day and age when most manufacturers would rather pull off their own fingernails than use animal derived ingredients, Brazil is brazenly promoting bone marrow from oxen as the key to healthier hair. In your FACE, Mad Cow Disease!
And it gets better… They also claim Jaborandi extract (everyone’s favorite!) and 0% salt helps control hair oiliness. (We can see the TV commercial already: “Now with 0% salt!”)
But here’s the best part: “The product is also enriched with essential oils which strengthen and sterilize hair, resulting in a healthy shine.” Sterilized hair? We bet you completely missed this hot new hair care benefit.
Well, when this trend hits the US don’t forget, you saw it here first!
What do YOU think? Have you seen any other bizarre cosmetic ingredients that you’d like to share with the rest of the Beauty Brains community? Leave a comment!