Taking the “Ewww”… out of snail cream
June 17, 2014 – 11:07 pm | No Comment

Great news for all those women (and men) who have wanted to try the beautifying effects of snail slime but could never get past the “ick” factor. 20yrsyounger.com promises to get rid of the Ewww… while still letting women reap the anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits of snail slime cream. The process itself is called lyophilisation [...]

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Taking the “Ewww”… out of snail cream
June 17, 2014 – 11:07 pm | No Comment

Great news for all those women (and men) who have wanted to try the beautifying effects of snail slime but could never get past the “ick” factor.

20yrsyounger.com promises to get rid of the Ewww… while still letting women reap the anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits of snail slime cream.

The process itself is called lyophilisation (freeze drying). During lyophilisation all the moisture is extracted and you are left with a powder containing all the wonderful ingredients.

Jennifer Windsor, owner of 20yrsyounger.com recently stated in an interview: “Ever since it came out that stars like Katie Holmes are using snail slime cream to keep looking as beautiful as they do, women split up into two camps. On the one side, there were the women who would try anything. They bought it, used it, and found that snail slime really does work! On the other hand, there are millions of women who just can’t bear the thought of putting snail slime on their face. And you see, that’s where we come in…” Continue reading “Taking the “Ewww”… out of snail cream” »

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