by Alexandra Samuel
When Immunocologie Super 7 Elixer Face showed up at my desk, I immediately pumped some out onto my hand, rubbed it in and took a wiff -- you know, the usual stuff you do when you're testing a new product -- and loved it. It felt cool on my skin, smelled amazing and made my hand instantly softer.
Obviously, I started using the stuff on my face right away. Had I know it was pumped with snail slime beforehand, though, I may have thought twice.
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Yes. Snail slime. Immunocologie's new serum is formulated with snail mucin -- the technical term for slime -- as the primary ingredient in this brand-spankin-new, $300 facial serum. I mean, I had heard of snail facials and, of course, the brand touts it as a regenerative and immune-protecting superstar, but I was seriously skeptical. Three hundred bucks -- and snail slime?! To get the skinny on the slimy ingredient, I caught up with cosmetic chemist Ni'kita Wilson.
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