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Thursday, 3 September 2020

Egypt’s beauty industry embraces snail slime

When self care just goes too far: The USD 300 mn snail slime cosmetic industry has made its way to Egypt, a TRT World video explores (watch, runtime: 02:38). Egypt’s beauty centers now offer face and body masks with live snails secreting collagen onto the skin to treat imperfections, wounds, wrinkles, and pores while hydrating the area. Snail breeders have also made an appearance in Egypt and are hopeful that the government will lift the export ban on snails and allow them to become international players. Egypt provides the perfect environment for snail breeding, and the powdered version of the snail secretion can sell at a price higher than gold.

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