Would you put slime all over your face? Snail slime. Yup! You heard me! In skincare we’re seeing it in snail lotions, sheet masks, and snail facials. But does it really work in skincare? Find out as I explore the science behind the slime (AKA snail mucin, snail filtrate) and watch snails parade across my face in my first snail slime facial!
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📘Here are my juicy sources:
*Cilia, Giovanni, and Filippo Fratini. "Antimicrobial properties of terrestrial snail and slug mucus." Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine 15.3 (2018): 0-0.
*Cruz, M C Iglesias-De La ; Saz-Rodríguez, F ; Zamarrón, A ; Reyes, E ; Carrasco, E ; González, S ; Juarranz. “Cryptomphalus aspersa Mollusc Egg Extract Promotes Regenerative Effects in Human Dermal Papilla Stem Cells”. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, April 2012, Vol.34(2), pp.183-9
*“Crypto-” Dictionary.com, The American Heritage Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, 2002, https://www.dictionary.com/browse/crypto-.
*“Phallus” Dictionary.com, The American Heritage Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, 2002,https://www.dictionary.com/browse/phallus.
*Garrett, Reginald H. Biochemistry. City: Brooks/Cole, 2013. Print
*Del Valle, Gaby. “The Ethics Of Snail Mucin.” The Outline, Independent Media Corp., Date of 11 May 2018, https://theoutline.com/post/4503/snail-mucin-farms-extraction-skin-care-heliciculture-ethics?zd=1&zi=ojlznnay.
*Draelos, Diana Zoe. Cosmetic Dermatology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Print. Pg 292
🤖 THE WHOOPS SECTION - I’m not a robot. Occasionally, I make mistakes or need to clarify. When I do --here is where I flip that flop!
4:57 It should be Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, not Pseudomona Aeruginosa. Sorry I forgot the “s” on that you guys.