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What may work in one culture, may seem simply bizarre to say the least. As the fairer sex, women from around the globe have always tried to accentuate their looks with folk remedies, weird animal products, or even so-called “magic” procedures.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the more wild items out there that will simply blow your mind and may make your stomach turn.

Ground Pig Placenta – Japan

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In case you didn’t know, placenta is tissue that grows inside of women when they are pregnant and is also known as afterbirth. Sounds exactly what you would want to put on your skin right?

There’s really not too much science to support this one but it remains quite popular in Japan. Ladies there believe it restores energy and youth to the skin. I’d rather take my chances with some good old Noxzema.