5 best snail slime products to shell out on

Snail slime - or mucin - is claimed to help reduce wrinkles and repair skin, but you don't need to pop snails on your face to benefit: get smooth skin with these slimy saviours.

Those in the know have long reaped the benefits of snail skincare products.

The trend, which is one of the cornerstones of Korean skincare regimes and apparently dates back to the ancient Greeks, is going nowhere fast.


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Snail mucin is also said to reduce inflammation, help with acne and skin vitality; after all, that goo (the slimy stuff they leave behind) is said to contain well-known skin enhancing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and collagen, to name a few.

You don’t have to go as far as popping some garden snails on your face to reap the benefits though (although you can find a few salons in the UK that do offer the live action facial, if you’re that way inclined) as there are plenty of escargot-infused beauty products you can try instead.

Here are some of our favourites:

MasqueBAR Hydro Gel Eye Patches, £29.98

Best for: Brighter, tighter looking eyes.

Mizon Snail Wrinkle Care Sleeping Pack - Night Cream, £21

Best for: Plumping the skin overnight.

Tony Moly Timeless Ferment Snail Foaming Cleanser, £22

Best for: A daily glow.

Shills Hand Cream, £5.99

Best for: Anti-ageing your hands.

Lancer Contour Décolleté, £155

Best for: Dealing with crepiness and sagging.

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