The Snail Trail: latest celeb wonder must-have

First was bee pollen, then was snake venom and now the latest must-have in the beauty industry is snail gel. While I find the idea a little bit “icky” the more I read about it the more it makes sense, but the proof is in the pudding so I decided to try out the Dr organic Snail Gel Moisture Mask to see what all the fuss was about…

laiafarrangraves beautyspotI put the mask on my face and it smells of fresh lemongrass, its texture is almost foamy and creamy and as soon as I apply it, the product begins to soak into my skin. It’s such a pleasant product in smell and texture that by now I’ve completely forgotten it contains Helix Aspersa Muller (aka snail slime). After 10 minutes I remove it with warm water and check out my skin inspecting it closely: it feels clean,  hydrated and somewhat dewy and the lemon smell is uplifting so I feel good. Like with all Dr Organic products the quality is excellent: it’s a brand I trust and that is good value for money. So, having tried it, I think this mask (and the range of products available in it –hand gel, face anti-ageing serum, face cream) will work wonders if your skin is a bit dehydrated and in need of that extra boost – so a great anti-ageing or plumping product.

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Both Ashley Roberts and Katie Holmes have said they use snail beauty products, and as it gains popularity its following is fast growing. So how was the connection made between snails and beauty products? you might ask yourself…Well, it turns out that snail farmers in Chile exporting to the French food industry saw that their hands didn’t scar when handling the slimy animals so they put two and two together. And if you are worried about the snails, no harm comes to them in the process of secreting their wonder-slime, so these products are animal friendly 🙂

So there you have it, an interesting and original product you might want to try. The Dr Organic Snail Moisture Mask is available at Hollandandbarret.com, priced at £1.99.

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