Why People Are Putting This Weird Ingredient On Their Faces

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The beauty industry rolls out a lot of products that leave us scratching our heads in confusion, from weird gadgets to unusual ingredients. But some are so strange that we’re actually dying to try them—and when brands started incorporating caviar (yes, fish eggs) into their product lines, we just had to find out why.

Dermatologist Joel Schlesinger, MD, shared the skincare benefits of caviar with Xo Vain: “Researchers generally agree that its antioxidant properties help strengthen and protect skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Caviar has omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, two nutrients that are part of a healthy diet and promote luminous, balanced skin. It’s also thought to heal and prevent cellular inflammation and work alongside the skin’s natural processes, stimulating collagen production and minimizing surface wrinkles. Finally, caviar, like other marine ingredients, is known to be intensely moisturizing due to its cellular makeup. This just might be its most attractive quality.”

The bottom line is that caviar isn’t just a luxe hors d’oeuvre. It’s a booster for your skin’s health. Here, six caviar-infused products we think are worth a try.

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6 Caviar-Infused Products Worth Trying

‘Skin Caviar’ Liquid Lift

$540

La Prairie

La Prairie has an entire line dedicated to caviar-infused products. This lifting and firming serum is the most popular.

Caviar Night Cream

$22

Mario Badescu

If you're looking for extreme hydration, try this overnight cream. Beeswax, caviar extract and cocoa butter work together to produce a luminous, dewy finish by morning.

Caviar Cream Cleanser

$45

Kerstin Florian

Caviar extract, lactic acid and grape-seed oil gently cleanse the skin without disrupting its natural balance.

Extrait de Caviar Luxury Intensive Mask

$20

Rich in nutrients and marine DNA, this mask reconstructs the skin's natural texture so that it's left extra smooth. It also repairs any sun damage, while firming and toning.

Myoxy-Caviar Timeless Eye Contour

$182

Pevonia

Smooth out any crow's-feet while reducing puffiness and dark circles at the same time. The caviar extract helps under-eye areas suffering from dehydration.

Caviar Magnetic Exfoliating Mask

$300

Brilliance New York

Magnetic masks are currently trending in the beauty world, and there's already one infused with caviar—it helps promote skin's natural collagen production.