If you're at the end of your pot of Sudocrem, have had enough of rubbing ice on your face, and have given up on that skin-boosting skincare regime, snail goo might just be the answer in your quest for glowing skin.
Yep, that's right, the slime trail the little shell-housed creatures leave behind can be put right on your face.
Jessie Schiewe wrote on about how rubbing it on her face and neck twice a day - once in the morning and once at night, helped her acne more than anything the doctor had previously prescribed her.
She wrote: "I saw multiple dermatologists who recommended myriad ointments, like Differin and Tazorac, as well as prescription antibiotics, all of which I dutifully used, to no avail. Facials became a monthly ritual, and I tried everything from intense extractions to LED Blue light treatments and glycolic-retinol masks."
She also tried switching up her makeup to more pore-friendly brands but still didn't notice a difference...until she discovered snails, and it left her skin glowing and surprisingly, acne-free.
Even though snail mucin isn't actually made to treat acne, it's simply a bonus feature. It's made up of hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, antimicrobial and copper peptides, which are all common anti-ageing ingredients and help to reduce fine lines.
Best of all, it's not cruel to collect the mucin either, and snails aren't harmed or injured in the process.
Skincare company, Biopelle, have created a range of products containing the mucin that you can now buy because, you know, who wants to go digging around in their garden?
Biopelle put the snails into a bucket and pretty much swing them around - agitating the snails which causes them to produce the secretion. Not quite vegan.
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Biopelle president, Elliott Milstein, said: "It's not like you can just put a snail directly on your face and have it move around to get those results."
While products are pricey, ranging from £30-£200, it turns out you do pay for quality, as Milstein says a lot of companies "actually just grind up the snail and don't use the extract." So if you're looking at a product that costs £5, that's more than likely what you'll be getting.
While there's a long way to go before the likes of snail mucin become socially acceptable, if it works, it works, and we'll be sure to update you once we know.
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