Snail facial anyone? The next beauty trend
A recent beauty craze that has been around for a while but rapidly becoming popular is snail facials.
What is that you might ask?
The common garden snail which is often dished up as a fancy dish of escargot in France is now being used in facials. It was discovered by Chilean exporters of snails who found that their hands healed quickly after handling the snails thus the mucus producing somewhat magical healing properties?
A snail facial involves live snails put on your face that excrete some mucus goodness…hmm delicious. Already making you squeamish?
In fact there are many nutrients contained in the humble snail mucus including proteins, anti-oxidants and Hyaluronic Acid. Scientifically it contains an ingredient called Allantoin commonly used as an anti-inflammatory agent and for skin regeneration. In the beauty world Allantoin has been used for a long time in many anti-aging products but this ingredient is usually extracted from the roots and leaves of the Comfrey root.
Currently live snail facials have not made their way over to the Land of Oz but are already in Asia, South America and Britain. If you feel like trying out some snail mucus it is available in Australia in a cream format. Maybe it will work wonders on your skin? But personally I am not a fan of any creepy crawlies especially on my face! The results are meant to be definitely worth it!
Will you have a snail facial?