Apparently, Volcanos Are Good For Something—Beauty Products

Thanks to your hijinks, Eyjafjallajokull, just about everyone and their mom hates volcanos now. Here you are, causing widespread chaos all last week and putting a dent in the economy, when you could have turned around your image thanks to a piece of new information we’ve discovered. Apparently, volcanic ash works magic on skin. Tengen, a Japanese beauty supplier, specializes in creating products made with ash from a 400,000-year-old volcano. The particles in ash are so small that, apparently, it’s a rare type of exfoliant, one that really cleans out your pores without being too harsh on your face. Go figure. [Inventor Spot]