Apparently, Volcanos Are Good For Something—Beauty Products

Leonora Epstein | April 24, 2010 - 6:00 pm

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]