Fast forward a week (okay, maybe two) and said editor wanted to know where I was on my snail slime testing. Hrm, I thought. Snail serum. What the heck had I done with that weirdo product? (Cue tiny panic attack. Dramatic, I know, but someone has to take this stuff seriously.)
Well, turns out, I had been using the famous Snail Serum for days without noticing, because, well, Immunocologie's Super 7 Elixir neither looks, smells, nor feels like a gimmicky product with a weird ingredient. It's a lovely, light serum that smells vaguely herbal, disappears into skin without a trace, and adds major glow over time. And, the packaging? As chic as can be. It's a snail in sheep's clothing, I tell ya.
So, the question remains: Why snail slime (or mucin, if you want to get all technical)? According to the brand, snail mucin boosts fibroblasts, which create collagen and elastin, which therefore make skin more resilient and less prone to wrinkling. In combination with Immunocologie's signature Vital Oligo complex — which is comprised of antioxidants, nourishing oils, probiotics, hyaluronic acid, and naturally derived peptides — the snail mucin promises a healthier, happier visage that's less susceptible to damage over time. (You can also read more about it here.) Bottom line? While I may be a fickle product user, this pretty baby will be keeping a permanent spot in my overstuffed medicine cabinet. Because flawless skin is worth the clutter, right?
Immunocologie Super 7 Elixir, $300, available at Immunocologie.
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