A Snail Slime Facial... Say What? September 28 2013, 0 Comments
Over the years women have been desperate enough and crazy enough to try some pretty wild things all in an attempt to hold off the coming years, but Japan's new snail slime facials have really crossed the line from sane to insane. Just how desperate would you have to be to allow live snails to crawl all over your face leaving slime in their tracks?
EEEEEeeeewwww! I don’t care what’s in the slime, I’ll pass. Now that’s just me, so let's have a look at the treatment and why exactly there are so many women willing to do this. Snail slime is just catching on in the US, but it has been around for many years in other parts of the world and is a popular ingredient in serums, lotions and soaps in Korea and France. Workers handling snails discovered that their hands looked younger and smoother and cuts and scrapes on their hands healed faster. The snail mucin found in the snail slime is believed to have anti-aging, anti-inflammatory properties that reduce scarring and discoloration. The key ingredients in mucin are said to be glycolic acids, proteins and elastin. There are no scientific studies available that can prove the benefits of these compounds, but dermatologists are divided as to the impact to be derived.
If you are convinced or curious about the snail treatment then there are several creams available that include snail slime extract. However there are several tried and true scientifically proven remedies for healthy radiant skin that are totally slime free. These solutions do not involve creepy, gross, slimy snails crawling and leaving their slime all over your face.
At Sydelle Cosmetics we are a fan of natural, environmentally friendly products that look and smell good and will make you feel good. Our Complexion Perfection Facial Moisturizer has as its main ingredients Calendula extract and a blend of ingredients great for hyper-pigmentation and discoloration. It will protect your skin from the harsh and damaging effects of the sun and prevent aging. There are many different new trends and fads; some that work and others that clearly do not and yet others that leave us scratching our heads. All worthy endeavors in the pursuit of true natural beauty we will gladly embrace and recommend to you, but I sincerely doubt this is one of them. :D