10 Bizarre Beauty Products from Japan
Posted on March 6, 2012
It doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg to become beautiful in Japan. While cosmetic surgery and expensive creams might seem like the ideal way to regain that once youthful visage, Japan has devised a number of products to help, all without breaking the bank. Here are ten of the most bizarre beauty products from Japan Trend Shop.
Combining infrared heat and a slick design that makes you look a black belt in karate, the Oyasumi Goodnight Stretcher Brow Wrinkle Band is the least odd of these devices as it simply looks like a, well, normal headband. In that regard, it’s a simple and only slightly garish way to smooth out the wrinkles on your brow.
It may look like the rejected mask of a Mortal Kombat ninja, but the Kogao! Smile Lines Face Belt is more about keeping those smile wrinkles away from your face, rather than knocking them off. It comes with a nice pink and grey look, so it’s clearly designed more for women than men, but so long as you don’t leave the house with it, men can enjoy its purported uses, too.
The Face Slimmer Mouth Exercise Japan Mouthpiece is one of the weirdest objects on this list, for obvious reasons. Designed to help you perk up sagging skin around the mouth by repeating vowel sounds, the device looks more like a bizarre sexual torture device than a beauty product.
It looks like a bizarre breathing apparatus, but the Hana Tsun Nose Straightener will do less for your underwater breathing abilities and more for the overall appearance of your nose. It will tighten, lift, and balance your nose, making you the envy of Japanese women everywhere.
Another in the realm of nose contraptions, the purpose of the Beauty Lift High Nose is all in the name — it lifts the nose using vibrations on all sides, adding a youthful vigor to your schnoz.
It looks as if it belongs on your favorite Japanese wrestler, but the Houreisen Face Exercise Mask will help lift your cheeks rather than protect them from prying eyes. It works by basically providing resistance while you’re making facial movements, which makes perfect sense. You just have to look like a fool to do it.
Another in the realm of beauty devices that look like sex aides, the Pupeko Face Cheek Anti-Again Breathing Exercises Mouthpiece (these items sure have long names, don’t they?) will make you look like a complete fool, but if it works, your jaw muscles and cheeks will come out much stronger. The fact that it was supposedly designed by an aging housewife just makes its appearance all the more hilarious, though.
Have wrinkles around your eyes? Then why not slap on these Mejikara Anti-Wrinkle Glasses and simply massage the wrinkles away? Sure, they look weird, but it beats slathering on expensive creams every night. After all, isn’t five minutes a day looking like a nerd easier?
While most of these devices are geared toward women, the Akaishi Head Spa Men Hair Treatment Sauna is designed for the man who treasures his scalp above all. Of course, if you do use this product, you might have to deal with relentless jokes about wearing a tin foil hat.
And we have the winner. From one direction, the Akaishi Aluminum Facial Spa looks like an executioner’s mask. From the side, it vaguely resembles a gorilla. From the inside…well, it doesn’t matter, ’cause you’ll be sweating uncontrollably in it. It’s designed to give you a steam facial, all from the comfort of your home, with the added bonus of being able to scare the crap out of animals.