I love trying bizarre skincare products and gadgets. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been taking part in the Holland and Barrett Snail Gel Challenge. Basically, I swapped my current moisturiser, the Antipodes Certified Organic Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream, for the Dr Organic Snail Gel*.
What makes this moisturising gel so unique is that it harnesses the natural benefits of Helix Aspersia Muller, a unique substance snails produce to quickly regenerate its own shell and skin when damaged. I was hesitant at first to take part in the challenge because I initially thought the concept of ‘snail gel’ sounded a little inhumane, however, the snails are actually farmed humanely under certified organic conditions and are free to roam. They move over glass panels which are used to safely collect the mucus secretion (yuck, right?), which is then filtered and concentrated by vacuum evaporation to reduce its water content, before a mild preservative is added to maintain its shelf life.
The innovative gel is incredibly hydrating and cooling. I find the colour a bit suspect and was worried it would have an unsavoury fragrance but thankfully it smells very fresh. The Helix Aspersia Muller (sounds nicer than ‘secretion’, doesn’t it?) supports skin revitalisation and therefore promises to contain anti-aging benefits to the skin. The gel can be used on both your face and body, I’ve been using it on my tummy to see if it would do anything for my stretch marks but have yet to notice any change. The gel sinks into the skin effortlessly and isn’t sticky in the slightest. The gel also contains aloe vera, apple fruit extract, lemongrass oil, lime oil and, everyone’s favourite ingredient, hyaluronic acid. After several weeks of using the gel, my skin feels softer, plumper and smoother.
Have you ever tried Snail Gel before? If not, here’s your chance! To win a jar of the Dr Organic Snail Gel (50ml) worth £20.99 all you need to do is enter using the Rafflecopter widget below! Unfortunately, this is a UK ONLY giveaway and there will only be one winner. Those using multiple accounts will be disqualified as will anyone who fails to complete all mandatory fields. The giveaway will be open from October 13th 2018 to November 3rd 2018.