5 Exotic Ingredients Found in Moisturizers


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Snake Venom
Fortunately, the snake itself isn't directly involved in the moisturizing process.
Fortunately, the snake itself isn't directly involved in the moisturizing process.
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Not all ingredients in moisturizers actually moisturize the skin. Some have other jobs, like smoothing wrinkles. If you want to smooth the wrinkles in your face, you could go through the trouble of getting Botox injections (which involves needles), or you could simply apply moisturizer that contains snake venom. Yes, you read that right: snake venom.

Synthetic venom from the Temple Viper is being used as a special ingredient in moisturizing creams. The synthetic venom paralyzes facial nerves in a way that's similar to how Botox works. While it doesn't create quite the same results as Botox, it does allow for more facial expressions. So, if you want to smooth wrinkles while avoiding needles -- and fangs -- this synthetic poison may be just what you're looking for.