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Weird Ingredients in Cosmetics

What Do You Know About the Ick Factor of Beauty?

I believe in suffering for beauty, but only to an extent. You've all probably heard about the out-there ingredients used in the name of looking good. Some of them are (or were) dangerous, if not deadly. Others give me the heebie jeebies just thinking about them. And then there are the ones that are just plain indecent. So, let's test your knowledge regarding the ick factors of beauty. Take my quiz below; the results may shock (and disgust) you.


What Do You Know About the Ick Factor of Beauty?

Ambergris is sometimes used in perfumes for its sweet, earthy aroma. Where does it come from?

Acid-Pops Acid-Pops 7 years
I had to give up my beloved Benetint when I realized what carmine actually is. It sucked because it was more or less the only make up I wore and made me look healthy and awake when I was feeling exhausted.
TheBorgiasDevil TheBorgiasDevil 9 years
Kohl also caused blindness if it got in the eyes.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
eveday eveday 9 years
crimsonlakes crimsonlakes 9 years
6/8 not bad.
sparkleluvr sparkleluvr 9 years
Wow, I can't believe I'm one of only six to get a perfect score to far! Bella, where do you come up with these questions and answers? I couldn't believe the bull semen and dynamite answers! Crazyness... this is a case of the less I know the better off I am. :-)
paramita paramita 9 years
Ick! But I'm thankful we live in this age, at least we didn't put things that are paralyzing or causing mental problems. So much for 'natural' stuff... Oh and I only get 3/8.
apma apma 9 years
Definitely gross.
smiley13tree smiley13tree 9 years
6/8! absolutely gross.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 9 years
Carmine is also a PAIN to get out of anything if you're doing research. I've learned to wear utter CRAP out in the field, because bugs stain things to the point that even bleach doesn't always help. And diatoms are indeed lovely...I'm actually doing research on copepods (one of the ones I work with is rainbow colored!), and I find lots of them in my samples. So living snowflakes.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I knew about ambergris, hence the name, didn't know about bull semen but it doesn't really bug me. :)
CYL CYL 9 years
ew..ground up beatles?!
tatsauce tatsauce 9 years
So I possibly have bull cum in my hair today. Sick!
me-n-myself me-n-myself 9 years
0/8 lol
motherof3 motherof3 9 years
I knew #5 because of the movie 'Perfect Stranger' with Halle Berry.
thelorax thelorax 9 years
I didn't know about the ground up beetles until the other night when one of my girl friends was explaining her allergies to red dye. It *almost* made me want to run to the bathroom and scrape off my purple eyeshadow :-)
bchicgrl bchicgrl 9 years
Ok that is just gross thinking about what sick things get put into the creation of makeup and beauty products. UGH!!!
foxie foxie 9 years
Buy non-animal tested. Check your personal care products at caringconsumer dot com.
soulight soulight 9 years
6/8 oh well, I'll do better next time.
doogirl doogirl 9 years
6/8, not bad for guessing! Em1282, the diatoms ARE beautiful!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
5 was easy because I know Marchesa Casati used it for her eyes.
em1282 em1282 9 years
Woot--7/8! Also, have you ever seen pictures of actual diatoms found in diatomaceous earth? They're absolutely beautiful. Ah, so many pretty pictures to look at as a biologist ;)
Briandiesel Briandiesel 9 years
6 out of 8 - The first 2 I got wrong but I needed to warm up!
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