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Could Snail Cream Become The Next “Miracle Product”?

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The beauty industry is no stranger to the use of questionable practices. Demi Moore famously underwent a blood-sucking treatment by leeches, and Madonna was said to have been a fan of a solution that counted human placenta among its components. Even the seemingly untouchable Kate Middleton was recently outed for using bee venom in lieu of Botox to alleviate lines and wrinkles. The skincare business is positively bursting at the seams with weird, off-putting ingredients, and they all tend to be found in nature … though rarely in the places you’d think to look. Keep reading »

New Thing To Be Terrified Of: Snails!


I always thought snails were harmless slugs with a shell. Clearly I was wrong. Snails can be stealth predators who attack without warning, opening their giant mucousy mouths to envelop their unsuspecting prey. Gah! This video of a snail native to New Zealand eating a worm is enough to make me run screaming in terror the next time I see one. You best believe I’m going to start carrying salt with me wherever I go. [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Snail Slime Apparently Has All Sorts Of Skin Benefits

There’s something a little twisted about beauty products or treatments involving ultra-gross ingredients. How, exactly, did we conclude It can’t get any worse, might as well try spreading some bird crap on there? In France, women are now especially fond of lotions and creams made with snail slime, which has numerous supposed benefits, like increasing cell regeneration, anti-aging and healing properties, acne improvement, moisturizing and improving elasticity … Keep reading »

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