The tough competition in the Asian beauty industry has produced some of the most innovative products thus far. And sometimes, that pressure to make unique products stand out results to unconventional ideas. Here are six in particular that we bet you haven't heard of before:
1. Hair Makeup
A polished hairline gives off a more youthful appearance, which probably explains the existence of this product. Think of it as contouring powder for your hair that can hide any sparse areas on the hairline and slim down your forehead!
Mamonde Pang Pang Hair Shadow, P880, Althea
2. Anti-perspirant Armpit Patch
If your underarm sweat always seems to cut through your clothes, this armpit patch is the answer to your prayers. Apparently, you can stick one of these to the armpit of your clothes and the material made of polyurethane will absorb any moisture. No more pit stain issues for you!
Elizavecca Neodeo Anti-Humidity Armpit Patch, P920, Althea
3. Perfumed Whitening Armpit Patch
This product promises to solve common insecurities that you may have about your underarms—color, bumps, flakiness, and odor. It comes with a mesh pad that claims to clean and moisturize, and a cream that claims to whiten. We're not sure how well it works, but it does sound like a good advertisement for underarm hygiene, don't you think?
Angel Factory Under Arm Perfume Peeling Pads, P240, Althea
4. Firming Upper Arm Patch
"Beautiful arm line care," is supposedly the genre of this skin care product, and it claims to make your arms look slimmer and firmer the more you use it. The patch will supposedly feel warm when applied because of the caffeine and PPC it contains. So if you need an instant lift without going to the gym, maybe this one will work?
Kocostar Upper Arm Fitness Pack, P450, Althea
5. Pig Collagen Skincare
Yes, apparently, pig collagen offers a multitude of skin care benefits. Many products claim that it contains beneficial antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties, and that it can also help firm the skin and retain its moisture. It's usually incorporated in sheet masks and sleeping packs so the skin will be able to absorb it better. Who would've thought?
IMAGE Tonymoly, Holika Holika
Tonymoly Pig Collagen Sleeping Pack, $28, Tonymoly US; Holika Holika Pig Collagen Jelly Gel Mask Sheet, $4.76, Amazon
6. Whitening Feminine Wash
In case you haven't seen these products in your local supermarkets just yet, there are feminine washes that promise to whiten your bikini area. The products do seem safe and effective, while staying true to the original purpose of a regular feminine wash a.k.a. cleansing and moisturizing.
IMAGE pH care, Lactacyd
pH Care Naturals Intimate Wash with Papaya Extract, Watsons; Lactacyd White Intimate Feminine Wash, Watsons
Will you try any of these yourself?