Dr Organic Snail Gel Range - Holland & Barrett (*)
I’ve always been intrigued into the weird and wonderful world of natural skincare. Whether it’s using plant extracts, chemicals contained in fruit/ vegetables or the more unusual way of using substances produced by animals such as… snail secretion.
Now I know what you’re thinking aside from being grossed out. It’ll be sticky? No. It’ll smell weird? Far from it. Real Snails? No…well, just real snail goo.
But think about it, a snail uses its secretion or Helix Aspersia Mulle (to be all scientifically fancy) to regenerate its own shell and skin when it becomes damaged. It contains an incredible mix of glycolic acid, collagen, elastin, allantoin (uric acid), vitamins and minerals… Impressive for a wee little gastropod huh?
Snail Gel Hand & Nail Elixar
This is my favourite out of all three products. Like the whole range the fragrance of this product is a light citrus scent that is incredibly refreshing and ‘awakening’. I’ve always been fussy when it comes to hand cream as I hate that sticky, thick feeling you get after applying them that almost leaves your hands feeling like a breeding ground for germs. However ‘hands down’ this is the best hand and nail treatment I have ever, ever, ever, ever used. It’s more like a serum with a light-medium consistency that upon application sinks into the skin quickly leaving them feeling super soft and smooth with no excess stickiness or that feeling of a weird layer over your skin. It also leaves your nails looking healthy and super shiny with a fresh light fragrance.
Snail Gel Facial Serum
Similar to the Snail Gel Hand & Nail Elixar the serum has a citrus like scent and consistency is pretty much the same. The bottle has a pump applicator so it’s perfect for estimating the right amount of product to apply and with this serum a little goes a long way. Once applied the product is very light weight on the skin and refreshing, leaving an protective and breathable layer that makes your skin feel smoother and plumper working beautifully under your moisturiser and even as a primer for makeup.
Snail Gel Face & Body Gel
Again this product has the same scent as the serum and the hand treatment however the moisturising gel has a very different look and consistency. It has a medium to thick jelly like texture that looks more like what you’d imagine ‘snail gel’ to appear like...clear, gloopy and thick. The gel contains a unique mix of natural ingredients that aids in repairing damaged skin and reducing the appearance of scars. On application the gel applied smoothly and almost feels as though it’s tightening and toning the skin. I typically use this as a night time facial moisturiser as it has quite a shiny appearance and a more intense injection of hydration that isn’t that great for day time wear. However I’ve also been enjoying using this product more on my body (mainly over my cleavage and down my neck) as it leaves my skin feeling incredibly smooth and toned.
You can pick up the Dr Organic Snail Gel range online or in your local Holland & Barrett