A little while ago, I went to a very interesting press event which was themed around organic and natural beauty. In the goody bag, I received this Dr Organic Snail Gel - and I went to go and speak to the representatives of Dr Organic to find out more about a somewhat alien product to me.
Dr Organic Snail Gel is an innovation in organic and natural skincare. Discovered by South American farmers who came across snail slime a lot during their days farming, they soon realised that their hands which were covered in slime were smooth, soft and protected from sun damage. This idea then got taken into a lab, and Snail Gel was born.
I didn't know how this product could be made, and had horrible visions of poor snails getting crushed, or their slime being sucked out of them - but no, the snails are actually all pretty happy and die of natural causes. These are special snails which are free-roaming in a habitat which is ideal for them, the slime is then harvested from the glass walls of this habitat and used in the gel. And the snails carry on living happy, healthy lives until they die of old age!
Dr Organic Snail Gel has been proven to be effective is softening wrinkles and smoothing skin, which is great for keeping your skin naturally young and flexible. As this gel is free from all petro-chemicals, harsh additives, parabens and SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate - which is a well known skin irritant), you aren't putting in anything bad into your skin. The gel smells like lemons, it has an uplifting zesty scent and spreads easily into the skin, sinking in within seconds.
I like to use the gel sporadically when my skin needs to recharge - the main ingredient is Helix Aspersa Muller which is naturally produced by snails in order to repair and regenerate their own shells and skin when it is damaged. It also contains Aloe Vera which has healing and soothing properties - a magical formula by my counts.
The Snail Gel is available exclusively from Holland & Barrett.