By  on December 17, 2009

The slimy trail of lubricating mucous left by a meandering snail may not seem the likely source of a beauty ingredient. But a Chilean company, called Labcconte, is out to prove that the extract from the mollusk’s ooze will provide the key for gentle, effective skin care in an antiaging line.

According to Juliane Park, chief executive officer of Labcconte USA, the slime is rich in alantoine, collagen, elastin, glycolic acid and natural antibiotics, used to repair damaged tissue, brighten skin and fight acne. The brand uses the snail slime in each of its antiaging skin care products.

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