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 and even popped up on ITV show 100 Years Younger in 21 Days.
In the debut episode, celebrities including EastEnders’ June Brown, Sid Owen, Sherrie Hewson and Roy Walker were treated to a snail facial in the quest for younger looking skin.
Five snails were placed on their faces as they made their way across their skin – secreting snail mucin – in order to ‘reduce wrinkling and skin damage’.
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:
Best for: Brighter, tighter looking eyes.
Best for: Plumping the skin overnight.
Best for: A daily glow.
Best for: Anti-ageing your hands.
Best for: Dealing with crepiness and sagging.