Dumb Beauty Products

Photo: Courtesy of mcphee.comElizabeth Siegel, Allure magazine

We test a lot of beauty products here at Allure HQ. And sometimes one is so ridiculous, you just have to blog about it. Here are three that had us wondering, Why do these product categories even exist?

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Exfoliating shave cream:
Shaving in and of itself is one of the best ways to exfoliate. (Just ask Caroline Manzo from The Real Housewives of New Jersey.) And shaving cream stays on your skin for about 10 seconds. When you add that up, there's about zero real reasons you would need this.

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Savory lip balm.
Who wants Cheeto breath? Apparently, someone does (but it's not this girl). Lip balms in flavors like potato chips and bacon-gross.

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Vagina-specific soap.
These always bear the warning "for external use only," so it's unclear what makes them more suited to washing your ladyparts than a gentle body wash.

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