Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Would You Put this on Your Face?


 
Napolean Perdis BBB Cream $45 a tube, two shades
 

Every now and then I come across an advertisement or article that makes me shake my head and wonder. Today I found an ad for Napolean Perdis Auto Pilot BBB Cream and accordingly it contains Helix Aspersa Muller Glycoconjugates or what is more commonly known as snail mucus.

 

Does it come with a snail?
 
 
Apparently the mucus from a snail has healing properties and has been used as an acne remedy for a number of years in Europe. It was discovered by Chilean snail farmers who handled snails that were slated for the tables of restaurants that had Escargot on their menus. Leave it to the French. Anyways, the farmers noticed that their wounds healed faster so a new beauty product was born.

 

Hard to think their mucus is okay to put on your face
 
 
I find it fascinating that people willingly put snail mucus on their skin. The Koreans have been doing it for years and they even cultivate snails and feed them red ginseng to enhance the healing properties. I personally have a hard time with the concept of putting snail mucus on my face, no matter how good it is supposed to be for my skin.

 

This brand is only $34.95 a jar
 
 
Although it is becoming popular, this beauty treatment isn’t new to this century; Hippocrates recommended crushed snails to heal skin sores quickly. How anyone can stand to crush snails is beyond me. I get the heebie-jeebies when I step on one in my front yard when it rains. So the latest beauty craze to hit the market is snail mucus. My hats off to you if you can stand to put it on your face, sounds like something out of a reality TV show contest.
 
If you stepped on one in your yard, you wouldn't put it on your face

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