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Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Product Too Weird to Use?

Beauty Products Too Weird to Use

Due to the nature of my job, I like to think I am open to the majority of beauty products, treatments and techniques but occasionally a new item will appear and for lack of a better term, freak me out. Let's forget the beauty world for a minute; as a person I am terribly squeamish - insects, bugs, blood and vomit, leave me feeling cold. It will probably come as little surprise, that Dr.Organic Organic Snail Gel Facial Serum is not something I am ready to apply to my skin. Not today, not tomorrow and most likely not ever.

Dr.Organic Organic Snail Gel Facial Serum is not only an award winning skin care product but a well loved and received within the beauty world. As icky (I can't believe I resorted to such term) as a Snail Gel Facial Serum may sound, the good news is that no snails have been hurt in the process of creating the gel. Rather it contains Helix Aspersia Muller - this is a substance, or should that be slime that snails produce. After a little research apparently Helix Aspersia Muller boasts repairing technology - it naturally repairs the snail's shell and skin, as well as being rich in Glycolic Acid, Collagen and Elastin. On human skin, it can aid the skin regeneration as well as being a great anti-ageing addition to any routine. As great as all that may be, I can't bring myself to applying this to my face - I'm truly a little worried about the scent and texture despite all the glowing reviews.

It's not just the aforementioned serum that I shy away from; I've avoided at all costs the Vampire Facial (it involves blood, my blood - need I say more?), the sheep placenta trend also passed me by completely. Heck it took me a stern talking to and some deep breathes to as much as embrace sea weed - what chances did placenta, blood or snail gunk have? I'm all for invention but sadly my stomach isn't quite ready for some trends.

I do want to be a little braver but for me beauty products should be enjoyable, so why force myself to embrace something that isn't a necessity? 

What product/s have you purposely avoided due to the ingredient/s being a little too much for you to bear? 






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19 comments:

  1. I can totally understand you. I mean, I love all things beauty and stuff, but the slime of some snails? No. Really not. I think there are a lot of good products out there that work just fine without containing ingredients like this one. :)

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  2. Due to my love for Korean cosmetics I've tried many weird products and I can tell you - snail mucus is a miracle, really :) It makes my skin look so good and plumped up, and it even smoothes scars :)

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  3. Think I may be willing to try snail slime but Blood and Placenta no thanks.
    Carrieanne x
    http://www.beautiesunlocked.com

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  4. Margaret Dabbs range contains Emu Oils and working in a Zoo it really puts me off!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  5. I would like to try this actuay, i am a little intruiged but as for placenta, spermine or vampire facials, that will be a NO from me xx

    An Impatient Scottish Girl

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  6. I feel the exact same about this product, I wish they could have used a slightly more attractive name hehe!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  7. I don't blame you, I'm not sure I could stomach the thought of using this product either!

    Troves and Roses

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  8. I freak out at the thought of having to remove the snails that are stuck to the bottom of my garden table after a rainy day like today! So this is a no no for me...feel a bit squirmy right now! x

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  9. Me and my mum have both tried this product, and it is good, but not worth the hype it seems to get, its not something I would repurchase.
    http://tashaforrest.blogspot.co.uk/
    https://www.bloglovin.com/people/tashaforrest-14294603

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  10. This is intriguing but I am not sure it is for me. If I keep hearing people say things about amazing results I may give it a try....but for now I will pass!

    xox
    lifewithmiriam.blogspot.com

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  11. No way on this earth would I try this product.. I have the biggest phobia of snails.. I cry if I see one, haha! x
    www.missamyguest.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I'm not sure if this makes me feel weird or not! x
    ELEANORMAES

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  13. Anything to do with Royal Jelly totally freaks me out!

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  14. I've heard so much about the benefits of snail gel products! I did try a really cheap snail sheet mask that I ended up really enjoying.

    thesixthdisneyprincess.blogspot.com

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  15. I've tried snail gel products about 2 years ago and it really helps. It doesn't smell bad or looks sticky in any way, it just smells amazing and my skin loves it!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  16. Looks like an interesting product to try!

    If you have any spare time would really appreciate it if you could check out my new blog post:

    www.elliegantbeauty.blogspot.com

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  17. im scared too but it has such good reviews i may have to get over my bug phobia, and put snail slime on my face! after all i do love nature 🐌
    El xox • www.eloiselovesnature.co.uk

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  18. I suppose the name & post should really put me off wanting to try this.. But curiosity will get the better of me haha and now I really want this! xx

    Karan||studentbeautyhack

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  19. I used this serum recently and love it - esp the scent. I was a little apprehensive at first though.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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