Spooktacular Skincare Ingredients

Among many fun responsibilities for each issue of American Spa, I cultivate the products that will appear in the Spotlight section. I end up reading hundreds of ingredients and claims to decide which new lines and beauty concoctions we will feature. Maybe due to watching spooky movies, I recently noticed how many ingredients could fit just as comfortably in a cauldron potion. Here’s a handful that may sound hokey but don’t need any hocus pocus to produce real results. 

  • Dragon’s blood contains antioxidants and is extracted from the bark of balanites aegyptiacus. It helps speed wound healing.
  • Synthetic snake venomacts like injectables to smooth wrinkles and relax facial muscles.
  • Eyebright is a plant found in North America and Europe that is known to reduce puffiness around the eyes as well as protect from bacteria.
  • Gemstones, rubies, diamonds, and emeralds, in powdered form are appearing in exfoliators to polish skin.

Have you noticed eerie ingredients in your spa’s go-to products?