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    Do You Really Want That Snail Mucus Facial?

    Cosmetics-makers are blazing a slime trail. But despite the popularity of their snail-secreted products, advertised as anti-aging and anti-acne, science hasn’t proven that the goop actually does anything. The few available studies tend to be industry-backed, and while some indicate that it helps reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, many researchers remain skeptical. Maybe that’s why gastropod mucus is struggling to gain traction in America, where there’s only one federally approved snail farm, and its escargots are aimed at taste buds, not pores.

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