Snails, placenta, and beetles—oh, my! Find out how these and other icky things are being used to make you look younger and prettier

By Krista Bennett DeMaio
June 12, 2014


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Many over-the-counter gas remedies contain this silicone-based ingredient, which works by breaking apart gas bubbles. But if you read your labels carefully, you're likely to see it in your moisturizer, hair conditioners, and even some of your color cosmetics too.

The expert says: "Simethicone helps minimize lather and foaming properties so that the products stay in cream form," says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City.

Find it in: Eucerin Daily Protection SPF 30 Moisturizing Face Lotion ($10;


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