Unusual ingredients like snail snot and seahorse plankton are becoming less bizarre additions to our skincare. Here are the ones to look out foré
Derived from a deep orange-coloured root, beauty’s buzzword of 2017 is an anti-inflammatory wonder. It helps soothe flare-ups and fights nasty acne-causing bacteria. TRY: kiehl’s turmeric & Cranberry seed energizing radiance Masque, £8
This 100 per cent natural and vegan friendly microalgae is known to stimulate skin cells and encourage renewal. It’s also deeply moisturising. TRY: seahorse plankton everlasting radiance Cleansing gel, £14.
Snail slime (or mucin, to be correct) is wondrous because it helps to create collagen and elastin. Skin becomes more resilient and less prone to wrinkling. TRY: dr organic snail gel Cream, £0.
During the yeast fermentation process of sake (rice wine), a super-hydrating potent extract called Pitera is released. It gives skin a youthful, dewy glow by naturally renewing cells. TRY: sk-ii Facial treatment essence, £13
Did you know lanolin is actually sheep serum? The woolly animals naturally produce it and we use it to deeply moisturise anywhere dry. TRY: lanolips 101 ointment, £10.
Clever clogs at Belif found that peat, as in boggy dirt, has skin boosting properties. it tightens skin, increases elasticity and is antibacterial. TRY: Belif peat Miracle revital Cream £43. @ amazon.co.uk
Used in skincare to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The efficacy of venom is supported by lots of research so it’s worth a try! TRY: rodial Bee Venom super serum, £160