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Would You Put Snail Mucus On Your Face If French Doctors Told You To?

July 22, 2013 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | beauty

We’ve gotten some bad beauty advice before, but nothing compares to this: the French are now pushing snail mucus as the next beauty cure. Oui.

French snail farmer Louis-Marie Guedon claims that the mucus or slime secreted by snails contains “collagen, glycolic acid, antibiotics and other compounds that regenerate skin cells and heal cuts,” Reuters reports. He’s been busy harvesting the stuff for years, and now claims to have 3 clients in the cosmetics industry – including a Paris company – that want to lab test and eventually manufacture beauty products containing this new secret ingredient. Guedon says they’ve ordered 3 tons of it already. #yikes

 

 

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Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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