Over centuries all around the world, countless beauty gadgets, products and tools have come and gone. As a beauty editor, I’m always scouring the internet looking for the next big thing. Sometimes this leads me to strange places, and I stumble upon weird looking beauty tools that may or may not double as torture devices.

I’m assuming you’re as curious as I am, so without further ado, here’s my list of the seven weirdest beauty gadgets I’ve found from around the world.

1. CandyLipz Lip Pump

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Image: CandyLipz

weird beauty gadgets

Image: Candy Lipz

When Kylie Jenner debuted her upgraded lips on Instagram, a debate broke out onto the internet as to whether she had received lip injections or if she was just really good at using lip liner and lipstick. Months later, the debate rages on! Most recently, teens took the “Kylie Jenner Challenge” with horrifying results. The challenge consists of suctioning your lips into the top of a shot glass for a few minutes.

Although seemingly harmless, participants wound up with painfully bruised and swollen lips. The craze was getting so out of control that Jenner herself took to Twitter to ask her fans to stop the challenge, encouraging them to be comfortable in their own skin.

But where there’s a will, there’s a product. CandyLipz is an American company that sells lip pumps intended to give customers their very own Kylie Jenner lips, but even their website warns of side effects such as welts, bruising, blood blisters and more.

If you’re going for a Kylie Jenner lip, I beg you: Please do not suction your lips into something and hope for the best (this is generally a good life lesson, regardless of your intended results). If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that nine out of ten times you’re going to end up in pain and, if we’re honest, looking a bit foolish.

CandyLipz lip pumps retail for $69.99.

2. 3D Molding Sleep Lifting Masks

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Image: Light in The Box

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Image: Light in The Box

These peculiar looking and undoubtedly annoying face belts promise users a facelift while they sleep.  Supposedly, if worn overnight for weeks, they’ll make your face look as young and lifted as if you’d gone under the knife. I have my doubts. Is it just just me, or is anyone else actually scared by the look of that red silicon mask? Add these to the list of things that should not exist, along with the flan emoji and the quest for thigh gaps.

3D Molding Sleep Oval Face Shape Lifting Masks retail for  $7.99 to $9.99.

3.  Derma Roller

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Image: Amazon

Derma Rollers have been used since the late 1990s. They followed the rise of collagen induction therapy, an aesthetic medical procedure that uses tiny sterile needles to repeatedly puncture skin in order to increase collagen production. This is sometimes referred to as “microneedling” or “skin needling.”

As Derma Rollers have become more mainstream, there’s been debate as to whether or not it’s appropriate for people to perform this procedure on themselves at home. Most experts agree that it’s best not to risk it. Puncturing the skin and drawing blood automatically puts users at risk for infection. Let’s be real: I wouldn’t even let a medical professional give me collagen induction therapy, and I’m no stranger to submitting myself to odd beauty procedures or allowing doctors to stick needles in my face.

The Nylea Derma Roller above has 540 titanium needles. Users are supposed to run it along their face, which in turn punctures the skin and supposedly improves collagen production, shrinks pores, and removes scars and wrinkles. Our opinion? If this really worked, we’d all know about it.

Nylea Derma Roller retails for $14.99. Please don’t buy it.

4. Facial Fitness Pao Smile Trainer

The Facial Fitness Pao Smile Trainer is a silly-looking beauty gadget that promises a younger and better looking smile. I would have probably written this tool off completely if not for its internationally famous and very handsome spokesperson, Cristiano Ronaldo. We can’t deny he’s got a gorgeous smile, even if we doubt it has much to do with the Pao Smile Trainer.

Smile trainees form an “O” with their mouths around the mouthpiece and then bob their heads up and down to swing both ends of the bar. The makers of Pao claim that doing this twice a day for just 30 seconds at a time will exercise the five main muscles around the mouth. The supposed benefits are tightened facial muscles for a more youthful appearance and a decrease in lines around the mouth and cheeks.

Check out the video above featuring Cristiano Ronaldo for a better sense of how this seemingly silly beauty enhancer works.

Facial Fitness Pao Smile Trainer retails for a surprisingly hefty $249.

5. Breo iSee4 Eye Massager

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Image: Breo

The iSee4 Eye Massager by Breo uses a mix or air pressure, vibration, and hot compress massage to improve blood circulation, relieve tired eyes, and reduce puffiness and dark circles. It comes with a rechargeable lithium battery and has a music system built into it so users can relax to various nature sounds as they enjoy one of the eye massager’s three settings.

Whether or not the iSee4 follows up on its promise to get rid of puffiness and dark circles, it still gets a thumbs up from me. Unwinding after a long day of staring at a computer screen with a soothing eye massage sounds heavenly.

iSee4 Eye Massager retails for $129.99.

6. Beauty Lift High Nose


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Image: Japan Trend Shop

“Push up that nose of yours to create the perfect profile with this handy Electric Beauty Lift High Nose,” reads the Ali Express description of this wildly uncomfortable looking tool. Beauty Life High Nose works by applying mild electric vibrations to the bottom, side and front of the nose which claims to make it firmer and higher with three minutes of use everyday.

Sorry, but there’s no beauty benefit in the world that could make me fasten this vibrating nightmare to my face.

Beauty Life High Nose retails for $25.90.

7. Plazan Placenta Collagen Mask

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Image: Plazan Cosmetics

Plazan’s Placenta Collagen Mask is not for the squeamish. Made from the collagen fibre of placenta amniotic sacs, it’s said to cleanse skin, help smooth out wrinkles, stimulate collagen, hydrate skin cells, improve skin tone, remove toxins, and reduce skin inflammation and puffiness. Isn’t all that worth putting placenta on your face? Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham seem to think so.

Plazan Placenta Collagen Mask retails for $69.85.

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