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Friday, August 23, 2013

Photo by Sarah Silver

Photo by Sarah Silver

As a woman, it is a constant race against time and an endless search for the latest and greatest anti-aging treatment or elusive youth elixir. I can admit that I am a spa and product junkie. It is not uncommon for me to spend a small fortune on treatments, lotions and oils at the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic. No, I have never had Botox, fillers, nothing of the like, nor do I ever intend to… That is so NOT my thing. I will, however, let snails slither all over my face!

The snail mucin is said to reduce scarring and skin pigmentation… But I have to wonder, does it really work? It is nothing new to see that snail slime is in many face and body products throughout Japan, Africa, Korea and Greece. After much research I was able to find a place where I could get a snail facial – Unfortunately it is located in Tokyo at spa Ci:z.Labo, so I was unable to experience it first hand. Bummer! I did manage to find many products containing the mucin though…

Dr Jart+ Time Renewal Serum,” De Tuinen Face & Body Snail Gel

Dr, Jart+ Premium Time Returning Serum $54, which contains as much as 77% snail mucin and the celebrity “favorite,” De Tuinen Face & Body Snail Gel which sells for approximately $80 – so I suppose these are the next best things to having a snail crawling across your face.


I’m still skeptical, but I will admit I do LOVE the facemasks I have purchased and self-tested. My skin remains youthfully soft and smooth!

Snail Facemask

Natural Beauty Snail Essence Full Face Mask (Pack of 10) $6.79

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