London, October 12: Snail slime is being hailed as the new miracle face-fixer in the U.S.
Primarily marketed as an acne solution, the shelled slug’s mucus is also believed to reduce pigmentation and scarring, as well as iron out wrinkles, the Daily Mail reported.
Snail slime-based beauty products have been used sporadically since the Ancient Greeks recognised its potential, with Hippocrates reportedly recommending crushed snails to relieve inflamed skin.
However the beauty potential of snail slime was rediscovered by chance recently, when Chilean snail farmers noticed their skin healed quickly, with no scars, when they handled snails for the French food market.
Those same farmers went on to launch Chilean snail slime product, Elicina, which last year celebrated its 15th anniversary. (ANI)