Snail Slime: The Secret to Younger, Healthier Skin?

Posted Tuesday October 16, 2012 2:09 PM GMT

Non-traditional beauty regimens tend to trend pretty well, and the latest discovery to tickle the female fancy is snail slime.

According to a report, the unconventional material is showing up in myriad products thanks to its miracle-like face rejuvenating properties.

Dermatologist Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas explained, “The extract is renowned for its regenerative properties, and facilitates the restoration of damaged tissue and replenishes moisture in skin. It is also effective in treating acne and scarring,” during a recent interview with Fashionista.

However, Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery co-director Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi isn’t so sure. “There is some speculation that the mucin in these slime creams can be anti-inflammatory and calming; however, there are no respected scientific studies to prove that it actually works. For now, I remain skeptical.”

Either way, there is a wide variety of snail-slime infused products on the market so ladies can find out for themselves if these little critters are good for more than just a tasty appetizer!

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