Skin Care

Unusual But Magical Active Skincare Ingredients

Women leave no stone unturned to get clear, glowing skin, and why shouldn’t you? You try all sorts of beauty products and experiment with everything – from kitchen hacks to grandmother’s recipes in the pursuit of glowing, youthful skin. After all, you never know what can do wonders on your skin. If you are also one of those people who are always on the lookout for a new skincare product that can give you radiant, and youthful skin, you might want to try the following weird yet magical active skincare ingredients.

Snail slime

Yes it sounds absurd and borderline disgusting, but snail smile contains properties that work magic on your skin. Packed with ingredients like Allantoin, collagen and elastin, snail slime is known to repair ageing cells that leave your skin feeling supple, firm and glowing. Snail slime also contains various vitamins and antioxidant properties like Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which on their own are an army to combat age-inducing free radicals. Bonus, they also hydrate your skin. If this is not enough, Glycolic Acid present in snail smile exfoliates and cleanse the skin. Moreover, the ability of the slime to deal with pigmentation can make you fairer and brighter by lightening your spots.

Activated charcoal

Despite its dark appearance, activated charcoal has the potential to clear your skin and make it brighter. Activated charcoal has absorbing properties that suck out the buildup of dirt and oil from your skin, and also removes blackheads and whiteheads. They are an excellent means of removing impurities from your skin, like a magnet to give you an acne free glowing skin. You can try activated charcoal in the form of face wash, masks and creams.

Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid is an excellent exfoliating agent as it is loaded with peeling properties that shed the outer layer of the skin, which often contains dead skin build up, dullness and sometimes, acne. It also penetrates deep into your skin to clean the skin cells and unclog pores. Gradually by working into the skin layers, it improves the skin texture making it clearer and brighter. Salicylic acid is found in creams and serums. It is present in products like L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence that makes your skin brighter, younger and clearer by penetrating up to 10 skin layers deep. Worth a shot.


Rich in anti-ageing agents, jellyfish are known to stop your ageing clock and give you a youthful skin. Mostly composed of water with a slight percentage of collagen, a material that is responsible for keeping your skin young, jellyfish are probably one of the most absurd skincare ingredients out there. The residue of the jellyfish is used as wrinkle-removing product in the form of creams to keep you skin glowing and youthful forever.


Sure caffeine saves you from midday drowsiness, but it is also a magic potion for your skin. Caffeine contains antioxidants that are known to give you smooth skin by dehydrating fat cells and reducing inflammation and puffiness. Caffeine is usually used in masks, serums and scrubs.

It often happens that the usual skincare regime that you follow becomes ineffective with continuous usage. For that, experimenting with different unheard of ingredients can give your skin a refreshed look, and healthy nourishment. So, pick up your shopping bags and look for some new skincare products now.