29 Jul '11, 6pm

Is Snail Slime the Latest Miracle” Ingredient in Anti-Aging Skincare?: Slathered on in cream or gel form, mollus...

Is Snail Slime the Latest Miracle” Ingredient in Anti-Aging Skincare?: Slathered on in cream or gel form, mollus...

Kept alive, the snails are subjected to “safe mechanical stress” to extract the coveted goo, according to a spokesman for Andes Nature, which hawks a popular snail gel in South America. The mucin is then filtered several times before the pure, final product is packaged for sale. But although studies have demonstrated some of snail slime’s anecdotal claims, including stimulation of collagen and increased wound repair, whether this translates into cosmetic efficacy is still up in the air.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/is-snail-slime-the-latest-miracl...

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