I remember the first time I heard about snail gel, I cringed at the thought of just going outdoors and picking up a snail after a rainstorm and letting it roam on my face and massage the slime into my skin.
I've seen very few reviews on Snail Face Gel to be honest and I wanted to see if this age old product really does work.
The Scientific Jargon :
Snail slime or as it's technically called, Helix Aspersa Müller Glycoconjugates - is a complex mix of proteins, glycolic acids and elastin that has developed as a way to protect snail skin from damage, infection and UV rays.
I opened this up expecting to find a horrid smell, I'm not sure why cos I've never smelt snail slime before but it just doesn't seem to be a product that you would expect to smell pleasing and willing to use ; I was wrong.
The scent reminds me of Holland & Barretts Aloe Vera Gel ( if any of you have purchased this )
The Ingredients :
I notice it has aloe barbadensis, we all know that aloe is a calming and healing gel from the aloe vera plant. Mixing this alongside the snail gel which is being aimed at healing and protecting skin should be a product that would become a HG if it works. I have read that aloe shouldn't be used on very sensitive skin.
Overall thoughts :
The very first time I used this my skin slightly itched just on the top of my cheeks, everywhere else on my face was completely fine. I even applied it to my neck area where I have a tong burn. I've started to use this in my morning and night routine. Last night I gave myself a home facial : cleanse, exfolitate, face steam, face mask, cooling gel eye mask and to moisturise snail face gel. My face was so smooth it was unbelievable it was my own skin.
I've began to use this as a primer for my make-up also I leave it to sink in for about 5 mins and apply my foundation as it gives me a nice base. Being a gel I wouldn't refer to it as sticky but if you rub your fingertips together after applying it seems dry. I admit that the first few nights it seemed quite tight on my face but over the last fortnight I've used less and it goes a long way and doesn't seem as tight. You get a nice protective layer that I felt is lightweight on the skin.
Reading some comments on this people have been using it to help their acne. Whenever I get spots they leave marks so I'm hoping during my cycle I can see more of a difference in my skin while using this.
I'll update in a month or two to see if I have more of a difference in my skin
Purchase From : Holland & Barretts online / instore
Price : £21.39
Disclosure : This product was sent to me. I have reviewed this product to my satisfaction.
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