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Seriously Strange Beauty: Snake Venom And Snail "Dribble"?

July 16, 2009 by SheFindsSusannah
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Okay, this one’s not the newest trick in the book.  Word on the street is that Gwyneth was shelling out $185 for an ounce of snake venom cream a while back.  We’re intrigued nonetheless.

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Snake venom will, allegedly, do wonders to prevent and cure wrinkles.  It also has the cache of being strange and difficult to come by, but not as hard to get a hold of as, we learned, snail dribble cream.  Yeah, you heard that right.

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Elicina Skin Renewal Cream ($24) is one of the more popular (we use the word with reservations) snail secretion creams out there.  The snails used are Chilean – the product was created after Chilean snail farmers found their skin got very smooth from handling snails bred for export to France (as food.)

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However, if you’re scared of snakes in any form, or would simply prefer your snails in the form of escargot with a little butter and garlic, check out Roc Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($18.50).  Retinol does wonders to correct lines and signs of aging, and the high SPF will help prevent further damage.

 

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