You’ll never look at your perfume the same way again. Aside from all the musks, florals and woodsy notes, there’s also something called ambergis. This secretion is made in the sperm whale’s digestive system and pooped or vomited out. After floating around for years in the ocean, it becomes a waxy solid that’s used to make scents last longer in perfumes. It’s only legal for trade and use within Switzerland and France.
If you’ve ever put a nice cream on your face, then you’ve probably heard of glycolic acid and elastin. But what you probably didn’t realize is that glycolic acid comes from the slimy goop that snails secrete.