French snail farmer and soap maker Damien Desrocher feeds a snail with a lettuce leaf before extracting slime that he uses to make soap bars. Photo: Reuters/Ardee Napolitano French snail farmer and soap maker Damien Desrocher feeds a snail with a lettuce leaf before extracting slime that he uses to make soap bars. Photo: Reuters/Ardee Napolitano
French snail farmer and soap maker Damien Desrocher feeds a snail with a lettuce leaf before extracting slime that he uses to make soap bars. Photo: Reuters/Ardee Napolitano
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Snail slime soap promoted for its anti-ageing properties – French artisan soap maker hopes to clean up with his magical mollusc mucus

  • Snail slime contains molecules of collagen and elastin and has skin-healing and hydrating properties
  • French artisan Damien Desrocher uses it in his soap, and plans on making 3,000 bars in his first year. It’s a slow process, though

Topic |   Beauty
French snail farmer and soap maker Damien Desrocher feeds a snail with a lettuce leaf before extracting slime that he uses to make soap bars. Photo: Reuters/Ardee Napolitano French snail farmer and soap maker Damien Desrocher feeds a snail with a lettuce leaf before extracting slime that he uses to make soap bars. Photo: Reuters/Ardee Napolitano
French snail farmer and soap maker Damien Desrocher feeds a snail with a lettuce leaf before extracting slime that he uses to make soap bars. Photo: Reuters/Ardee Napolitano
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