3-Minute Read: These Are the Strangest Beauty Products You've Never Tried
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we'll get you up to date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
1. What's the weirdest beauty product you've ever loved?
For me, that distinction probably goes to my dermaroller—or maybe it's Fresh's ever-so-lovely cannabis-scented perfume ($50?) Both items rank in PureWow's list of bizarre (and largely unheard-of) beauty products, along with a DIY fruit and vegetable mask maker, a sheet mask for your décolletage, and charcoal teeth-whitening powder, because why not?
Check out the rest of the list to see if you've heard of any of these out-there items, and shop a handful of them below. (Seriously: A juicer for your face? Need it.)
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2. These salad recipes are Victoria's Secret–approved.
The Coveteur asked VS Angels Martha Hunt, Jasmine Tookes, Romee Strijd, and Josephine Skriver to build their ideal salads—and without spoiling too much, let's just say there's a wealth of healthy lunch inspiration to be found.
3. What's the deal with salt?
Is it really the cure-all we make it out to be? The short answer is that when used properly (i.e., not dumped in excess on your dinner), yes: Even just by soaking in a bath infused with this natural ingredient, you can effectively relax your muscles, soften your skin, and sleep better. Head over to Goop to read more about the beauty (and health) benefits of salt.
4. Okay—what about going gluten-free?
That, on the other hand, is definitely not a cure-all—at least according to some telling new research. Basically, scientists have been analyzing the health and eating habits of thousands of people over several years—and they've concluded that if you don't suffer from Celiac's disease, giving up gluten not only unhelpful but potentially even dangerous. "It raised the possibility that if you adhere long term to a gluten-free diet, then you miss other essential nutrients and that might have a negative effect," Harvard scientist Andrew Chan tells Gizmodo.
5. But here's something that we know is safe.
Those who tend to be sensitive to fragrances or harsh additives in their beauty products can rejoice: The Honest Company is launching a new line of fragrance- and synthetic-free personal care products, ranging from shampoo to body lotion to bubble bath. Look out for the new collection when it hits stores (and Honest.com) on May 15.