In the business of vanity almost anything goes. Creams, lotions, and cosmetics are reported to be made out many things that most people would be repulsed by. Fish scales in lipsticks, cow placenta in anti-aging products, crushed female cochineal insects in shampoo, and [SIZE=“5”]human foreskin in face cream.[/SIZE]…
A Chinese cosmetics company is using skin harvested from the corpses of executed convicts to develop beauty products for sale in Europe, an investigation by the Guardian has discovered.
A Norwegian biotech company said Thursday that it sees a booming business in providing cod sperm for use in cosmetics and chocolate.Maritex, among the world’s largest producers of cod liver oil, said it aimed to produce seven tons of processed cod sperm in 2002 for the international makeup market after pilot output in 2001.
For more facts on strange ingredients, read this March-April issue of Mother Jones magazine, page 83 or 85, I think.