Would You Put Snail Slime On Your Face? A New Line of Skincare Products Hopes So

Thanks to technology, there’s no shortage of weird things you can put on your face in the quest for clearer, brighter, plumper, blemish-free skin. There’s Nightingale bird poop (Tom Cruise enjoys a facial full of it), bee venom (the Duchess of Cambridge is a fan of this cream by beautician Deborah Mitchell), mud (see: every blemish-clearing mask), and now, there’s snail slime. Call it the slow beauty movement: Snail slime is being touted as a miracle face-fixer. Snail creams have been around for years--they’re very popular in Korea, where beauty brand Missha first introduced a snail cream, snail serum, and sleeping mask--and Dr. Jart, who's claim to fame is introducing BB creams to the US market, just launched a skincare line made with snail mucin.
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Thanks to technology, there’s no shortage of weird things you can put on your face in the quest for clearer, brighter, plumper, blemish-free skin. There’s Nightingale bird poop (Tom Cruise enjoys a facial full of it), bee venom (the Duchess of Cambridge is a fan of this cream by beautician Deborah Mitchell), mud (see: every blemish-clearing mask), and now, there’s snail slime. Call it the slow beauty movement: Snail slime is being touted as a miracle face-fixer. Snail creams have been around for years--they’re very popular in Korea, where beauty brand Missha first introduced a snail cream, snail serum, and sleeping mask--and Dr. Jart, who's claim to fame is introducing BB creams to the US market, just launched a skincare line made with snail mucin.
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Thanks to technology, there’s no shortage of weird things you can put on your face in the quest for clearer, brighter, plumper, blemish-free skin. There’s Nightingale bird poop (

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Using snail slime as skincare is nothing new (even if it was news to us).

The ancient Greeks apparently used the goo, and it was recently rediscovered a few years when Chilean snail farmers who handled the snails (to ship 'em to France where they would be come escargot) noticed that their hands looked younger and smoother, and that small cuts and scrapes healed faster. (So it's sort of similar to the

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While snail slime creams have been popular in Korea, Greece, and Africa for years, brands such as Missha, Dr. Jart+ and Labcconte are starting to bring them stateside. Dr. Jart+’s Premium Time Returning Serum and Cream, which just launched this month, has 77% snail mucin extract. That's the next best thing to actually rubbing the snail all over your face, right? And no pesky shell!

Here are three you can try:

Labcconte Nourishing Cream for Ladies, Labcconteusa, $64.99

Dr. Jart+ Premium Time Returning Serum, Sephora, $54

Missha Super Acqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask, Misshaus, $22.99