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kikilala

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Hi,

Is there any scientific merit behind the claimed benefits of snail slime/secretion? These products are very popular in Asian countries especially Korea (where people take skin care rather seriously), Singapore and Taiwan.

The most popular snail cream brand right now is probably Mizon from Korea, and its snail related products are often featured in TVs, magazines and online bloggers.

If anything, SAS has taught me that popularity doesn't indicate effectiveness. So do you think snail slime is legit?

The most neutral article I can find online is this: http://www.thehealthyskinblog.org/snail-slime-scam-or-panacea/
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What matters to me is what I see in good scientific journals and I have not seen anything useful.

We have access to the ingredient but decided against using it.

I think that unusual ingredients make people think of magic. I am sure Merlin would find snail slime useful for his invisibility potions but here at SAS we trust in good research.
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Thanks for your response. But what/who is Merlin?
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Look here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin

kikilala

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Curious, what are your parameters for 'good research'?
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You start by reading "Material and Methods".  How did they design the experiments? What were the controls? The M&M section is crucial: bad methodology, useless data.  What conclusions do you derive from those data? They may not match what the authors concluded.

These days, you can also get information out of the author's place of work and whether the research was paid for a particular commercial company.  The journal is useful too. These days many journals are there to publish commercial research, and the peer review is practically absent. This means that you have to work harder because no scientists has checked the information published.
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cool, nice to know the products sold here at SAS have met the rigorous standards set by you.
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