Japan is known worldwide for its unbelievably crazy inventions. But even though people around the world view their inventions as “weird” and unnecessary, these actually have their respective benefits. Japan also has a huge market for strange and niche face-toning beauty products which the country is famous for.
Here are 10 of the weirdest and head-scratching beauty gadgets from Japan:
Bigan Beauty Face Expander
Although when worn, this beauty product makes an unsightly visual, the Bigan Beauty Face Expander is a unique face muscle training mask which helps you keep your skin youthful and pliant.
Comfortable to wear and easy to use, the expander works on the cheeks, chin and other areas of the face that sag with age as it is used by wrapping the ends of the mask around your ears and placing the mouthpiece between your lips.
For best results, users should use the expander everyday while mouthing words such as “pa” and “ku” over and over again for 10 minutes.
Small Face Slimmer Wings Exerciser
Like the Bigan face expander, the Small Face Slimmer Wings Exerciser is a unique beauty tool that helps you achieve a slimmer and youthful look.
This should be bitten for 30 seconds a day. Aside from training your cheeks and mouth, this mouthpiece has wings that, when flapped up and down, will exercise your jaw and help fight sagging cheeks and aging. Breathing rhythmically through the mouthpiece also helps slim your stomach.
Facial Lift at Once Face Trainer
This beauty gadget not only draws attention for its very unusual design, but also because of its simple yet effective functionality.
The Facial Lift At Once tool brings a vibrating effect that works on your cheeks, chin, lips, mouth and even nose. The electric pulse has four different levels of strength and in a complete 360-degree spread, pushing and working on facial muscles little by little every time.
It is easy to use, just put the tool in your mouth once a day for three minutes and feel the electric buzzing work all over your face. Make sure that the device avoids contact from the teeth.
Facewaver Exercise Mask
Made of nylon and polyurethane, the Facewaver mask exercises the face muscles in several directions as it stretches and tightens the face and cheeks, kneading out wrinkles, lines and sag, and improving and increasing blood circulation to the surface of your face.
This might give an awkward appearance and sensation, but it’s worth trying for the sake of beauty. Use it only five minutes a day and your face will appear more youthful and energetic.
Germanium Kogao Sauna Face Mask
To get rid of the unwanted face fats, this beauty tool is quite handy. Using the power of sweat, this mask brings a sauna-like feel as you strap it on your face.
The Germanium materials used in the mask tenses muscles and produces sweat, shrinking the face to create a more slender, attractive profile. After using, results can be noticed immediately. This can be used by both men and women.
Kuwaete Sukkiri Tongue Exerciser
The Kuwaete Sukkiri Tongue Exerciser can be used with three muscle-building techniques that can help improve your face line and flabby, sagging cheeks. For one minute a day, put the mouthpiece over your tongue and feel it work as you exercise your mouth and facial muscles. Although awkward to use, the device is actually quite comfortable and even has a grapefruit flavor!
Taruman Mouth Exercise Training Figure
This invention is weird and funny as it needs to be put on your lips. This is the Taruman Mouth Exercise Training Figure — a little elastic man which is used to help train numerous parts of your mouth and face that you don’t regularly use.
As the little figure is balanced on your mouth, the user must close it without the teeth touching. Do it 3 minutes a day and it will help tighten the muscles around your mouth and jaw, fighting skin sag and other signs of aging.
Eyelid Frame Trainer
Since one of the loved features of Japanese women is their double eyelid, this kind of beauty tool is one painless and cheap way to get rid of mono-lid.
The Eyelid Trainer is worn like normal pair of glasses. It looks silly but, as you blink, you’re eyelids will be trained to achieve a bigger size. This product is “reported to have sold 7,000 units in its first month of sales alone” according to the Japan Trend Shop.
Hana Tsun Nose Straightener
Many people are insecure about the structure of their nose. Without undergoing plastic surgery, you can now achieve a perfect nose. This beauty product is an easier and less expensive way to achieve it..
This might look silly but, if used 20 minutes per day, it is believed to create a slimmer and taller nose. It is easy to wear and has widely shaped so it can fit a greater variety of nostrils and noses. It also comes with adjusters to change the tightness of the fit.
Breast Gymnastics Hand Massager
No, it is not what you think it is. Most women, aside from their nose, gets insecure with their breast size. Bizarre as it looks, this tool is a special massager that helps shape and tone the bust into a better form.
This helping “hand” can return the breast to their original buoyant beauty. Not only that, it can also be used for many other purposes like reaching points of your back that your hands can’t reach.