We’re always hearing about how ‘natural’ skincare is the best, right? Organic almond oil… avocado masks… rosewater… snail slime…
Wait, what? You hadn’t heard? Oh yes. Snail goop is officially now a skincare ingredient. It’s the latest in the wave of groundbreaking (or ground… slithering?) K-beauty crazes to emerge from Korea recently, and it’s finally reached UK shores.
Snail slime (or its proper name, snail filtrate) is packed with glow-giving nutrients like hyaluronic acid, which is super hydrating, and other fancy things like glycoprotein, proteoglycans and copper peptides, which help protect the snail’s skin from damage – and devotees claim it could do the same for yours.
But before you head off into the garden at dawn with an old tupperware – stop. It’s cool, you can buy it in masks from ASOS for £6! And nothing that comes from ASOS could be *that* gross, surely. It might even be the skin-fixer that really brings you out of your shell.