19 Sep 2013

K-Beauty and....Snails?!

Korean skincare products are huge in Thailand right now. From the revolutionary BB cream to lotions and potions containing extracts of SNAIL (yes, you read that correctly) the popularity of 'k-beauty' is growing by the day. Gone are the days when the 'western' look is desired by young female's (and males wanting to be females like our lady boys!) in Thailand. The new breed of fashion and beauty icon's include Korean actress, singer and model Yoon Eun-hye alongside the equally as desirable Korean actress Song Hye-kyo



Snail has been an unlikely addition to beauty products for many years, dating back ancient Greece snail 'slime' was used to treat burns and other skin conditions. It seems in recent times there has been somewhat of a 'snail revival' with brands such as Skin79 using it in their BB creams and Dr Jart's Time Returning Serum which contains 77% Snail Mucin. There is also the increasingly (un)popular snail facial, where a number of live snails are placed directly on to the face, to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells. 

What do you think? Will you be taking on the snail beauty trend this season?