Want celestial beauty?
Or do you want to look out of the world – literally? Because the compliments of looking like an angel and comparisons to heavenly beings might soon be taken in the literal sense with the launch of the Celestial Secret by the Spanish company Anesi. A range of anti-ageing products which contain powdered meteorite. Yes, you heard it right.
We all know how women will g to great – and unbelievable lengths – in their search of beauty. They are never happy with what Nature has bestowed on them and are forever looking for that elusive miracle ingredient that will make their skin white and clear, like that of the fabled goddesses. In this quest for looks they have tried many a strange ingredient and beauty and makeup companies have happily encouraged this. The latest to join the list is meteorite.
We have always been fascinated by outer space – believing it to be a place where supremely intelligent beings reside, who cannot be bothered to communicate with our lowly planet and who, instead, choose to visit once in a while to do a quick once over of a planet that they clearly consider inferior. So naturally, a substance found in outer space will prove to be far better than anything that is found on earth.
Meteorite particles are at least 4.5 billion years old and have to be rich in minerals that are unknown on our planet – therefore, they must be good for our face – at least that’s what laboratories in Spain – where it is processed, and Britain, from where it is marketed, would like to believe.
Why meteorite dust? Apparently, it is packed with magnesium, calcium and iron – all which help nourish skin and make it glow. They come from the faraway Sahara Desert where nomads pick them after which they are sent to Spain to be powdered and processed. This dust is then combined with semi-precious stone extracts such as haematite, rodochrosite, smithsonite and olivine along with botanical extracts to result in a potent anti-ageing potion. All these extracts purportedly protect the skin from the UV rays of the sun, fill up the wrinkles from within to smoothen them out, stimulates oxygen production in skin – along with a host of other benefits.
Said to have a hydrating influence on skin, the key ingredients in the beauty potion have been tested by independent companies and they have been proven to be anti-ageing in nature.
What are some of the other strange things women put on their faces in the name of beauty? We are glad you asked – here goes the list:
Marmite – the savoury spread apparently lends a subtle and unique fragrance to lotion.
Breast milk or goat's milk – said to have moisturising and softening properties.
Snake venom – apparently contains amino acids which prevent wrinkles.
There are a few others which we felt were too disgusting to put into print so we exhort you to look it up yourself!
Well there you have it. There are many beauty fads in the world it seems. So the next time you feel comfortable about shelling out more than a pretty penny to moisturise your face, perhaps you could consider a potion that is truly out of this world!