K-BeautyUnless you spent 2015 under a rock, you probably heard all about the Korean beauty trend. This trend quickly established Korean skincare as the ultimate synonym of flawless, even-toned and glowing skin. Korean models and celebrities showed off their dazzling complexions and we all instantly fell for what K-Beauty products and ALL their promises. The result? Aside from a boosted Korean economy, nothing truly distinctive resulted from the K-beauty trend. Simply put, Korean skincare products proved to not have any special ingredients to perfect skin whatsoever.
BB and CC CreamsBesides from the big Korean Hype, BB and CC creams were the next thing that almost all beauty brands launched and promoted during 2015. The internet exploded with reviews and we all wanted than ALL-IN-ONE skincare/foundation hybrid that would speed up our beauty routines. Who would have thought less than a year later, BB and CC creams would be a thing of the past. Eventually, many of us realized that these were much closer to being makeup than effective skincare products. And just like that, the veil was lifted.
Bird Poop FacialThe sky’s the limit when you’re obsessed with the latest beauty buzz. Some can even be kind of gross, but there’s always that idea that if we dare do what everyone else doesn’t, then we’ll have the secret to eternal beauty. With that kind of reward in mind, there’s always a woman up for the challenge—even if poop is involved.
This treatment promotes the use of Japanese nightingales droppings. Supposedly the birds were specially fed and then the poop was sanitized under UV light. The promise? A brighter skin, thank to the poop containing urea and guanine aminoacid. Besides the eww factor, how about the logic factor? When have you ever heard of bird poop being tested in clinical trials and producing better results than tried-and-true skincare superstars like microdermabrasion or glycolic acid exfoliation? You haven’t, because bird poop doesn’t really work.