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Re: It Cosmetics snail slime is correct

On 1/10/2015 MalteseMomma said:

{#emotions_dlg.sad} So where do they get hyaluronic acid?

while I'm asking where does glucosamine come from?

these are honest questions I'm asking because I don't know

Most hyaluronic acid these days comes from non-animal derived sources (plant sources). If you want to be sure yours isn't from an animal source, it is best to email the company, if they don't indicate which source on their website.

Glucosamine can come from animal sources as well but can also be synthetically made if I remember correctly. Again, if you want to know the source of something you are using, you probably have to ask or if it says not to take if you are allergic to shellfish, that is pretty much saying it is animal-derived.

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Re: It Cosmetics snail slime is correct

On 1/10/2015 suzyQ3 said:
On 1/10/2015 magemay said:
On 1/10/2015 Katluvr58 said:
On 1/9/2015 JeanLouiseFinch said:

I'd much rather have snail slime in my skincare than eat my own placenta. I can't believe there are people who do that!!!

JLF I totally agree with you. To the OP I will tell you something that is really "ewww." Women in Asia allow the snail to slide along their skin directly to get the most direct effect of the slime. Otherwise having snail secretions in beauty products is actually beneficial. Do you see the slime or smell it? No. You pitched a good product with benefits because you can not get the idea of snail slime out of your head. Granted you have every right to do that but you are also denying yourself the benefits. You could do a lot worse than some slime you don't see or feel. Do you eat Jello, honey, eggs, pork rinds, meat etc... the list goes on and on. What about Argan Oil, it comes from an animals rear end gets cleaned and processed.

Oh Kat, gotta love ya! Where have you been? Hope you're doing well.

Just wanted to jump in just in case the snit hits the fan and goes awry. I admit, this gave me a chuckle so thanks, it was needed! But I see where you were going with it and you may be thinking of Emu oil? It's said to be extracted from the fat of the bird. I think musk oil is a glandular extraction, isn't it? Hmmm, I don't remember.

But anyway, good to see you Smiley Happy

Argan oil was at one time harvested from goat poo. The goats would climb the trees and eat the fruit. Their digestive system makes the pits easier to crack. So people would go through their poo and extract the oil.

If you google "argan oil goats," you'll get a ton of hits. But from what I understand, this is rarely the way Argan oil is extracted these days.

Yes, musk is a glandular secretion, from male musk deers. It's banned now, but unfortunately, some still poach. The musk in perfume has been synthetically derived since the ban several decades ago.

Yeah, that's pretty scary. I think I need to put that info into the TMI folder.

I'm glad my skin does not like Argan oil. Wink

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Re: It Cosmetics snail slime is correct

On 1/10/2015 JeanLouiseFinch said:
On 1/10/2015 F1wilder said:
On 1/9/2015 JeanLouiseFinch said:

I'd much rather have snail slime in my skincare than eat my own placenta. I can't believe there are people who do that!!!

Thank you again for sending me those samples, awhile back. What is your current snail slime product, if you're still using Korean? I know you recently jumped in with both feet to the Skinn pool. Are you all Skinn now?

You're welcome F1! Not quite all SKINN yet, but I've made a pretty good dent with it Wink. I'm still using a Korean essence and Vitamin C on a regular basis. I almost lost confidence in the OST/C20 Vitamin C when the first bottle started changing color after a month. I had a second bottle so I pitched the first one and found a pump dispenser from another old product bottle to put in the second. It's working great. I don't use it on a regular basis, but I do have the Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream for an as needed product. I also still use IT CC+ Cream quite often, even though I experiment with other BB's, CC's, and foundations.

Thanks for responding so quickly. Ready for next weekend with Dimitri?

I'm thinking of maybe getting a snail sleeping mask, but should maybe save my pennies for next weekend. Regarding CC+ creams, I just had a SuperGoop CC with high % zinc oxide sample sent to me. Looking forward to receiving it...my first CC!

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Re: It Cosmetics snail slime is correct

On 1/10/2015 magemay said:
On 1/10/2015 suzyQ3 said:
On 1/10/2015 magemay said:
On 1/10/2015 Katluvr58 said:
On 1/9/2015 JeanLouiseFinch said:

I'd much rather have snail slime in my skincare than eat my own placenta. I can't believe there are people who do that!!!

JLF I totally agree with you. To the OP I will tell you something that is really "ewww." Women in Asia allow the snail to slide along their skin directly to get the most direct effect of the slime. Otherwise having snail secretions in beauty products is actually beneficial. Do you see the slime or smell it? No. You pitched a good product with benefits because you can not get the idea of snail slime out of your head. Granted you have every right to do that but you are also denying yourself the benefits. You could do a lot worse than some slime you don't see or feel. Do you eat Jello, honey, eggs, pork rinds, meat etc... the list goes on and on. What about Argan Oil, it comes from an animals rear end gets cleaned and processed.

Oh Kat, gotta love ya! Where have you been? Hope you're doing well.

Just wanted to jump in just in case the snit hits the fan and goes awry. I admit, this gave me a chuckle so thanks, it was needed! But I see where you were going with it and you may be thinking of Emu oil? It's said to be extracted from the fat of the bird. I think musk oil is a glandular extraction, isn't it? Hmmm, I don't remember.

But anyway, good to see you Smiley Happy

Argan oil was at one time harvested from goat poo. The goats would climb the trees and eat the fruit. Their digestive system makes the pits easier to crack. So people would go through their poo and extract the oil.

If you google "argan oil goats," you'll get a ton of hits. But from what I understand, this is rarely the way Argan oil is extracted these days.

Yes, musk is a glandular secretion, from male musk deers. It's banned now, but unfortunately, some still poach. The musk in perfume has been synthetically derived since the ban several decades ago.

Yeah, that's pretty scary. I think I need to put that info into the TMI folder.

I'm glad my skin does not like Argan oil. Wink

Some places still use horses to make glue. I googled it and the US does not use this method anymore but it is not banned in Canada.

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Re: It Cosmetics snail slime is correct

JLF, are you still here?

I ordered samples of the Eminence Strawberry from ebay. Shipped fast, should be here soon.

Looking forward to trying it.

Thanks for the head's up Smiley Happy

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Re: It Cosmetics snail slime is correct

Snails are so cute

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Re: It Cosmetics snail slime is correct

On 1/10/2015 magemay said:

JLF, are you still here?

I ordered samples of the Eminence Strawberry from ebay. Shipped fast, should be here soon.

Looking forward to trying it.

Thanks for the head's up Smiley Happy

That's great! Mine is on its way, too, but coming from California to Indiana. Hopefully I'll see it by midweek. We'll have to compare notes after we try it.

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Re: It Cosmetics snail slime is correct

On 1/10/2015 Katluvr58 said:
On 1/10/2015 magemay said:
On 1/10/2015 suzyQ3 said:
On 1/10/2015 magemay said:
On 1/10/2015 Katluvr58 said:
On 1/9/2015 JeanLouiseFinch said:

I'd much rather have snail slime in my skincare than eat my own placenta. I can't believe there are people who do that!!!

JLF I totally agree with you. To the OP I will tell you something that is really "ewww." Women in Asia allow the snail to slide along their skin directly to get the most direct effect of the slime. Otherwise having snail secretions in beauty products is actually beneficial. Do you see the slime or smell it? No. You pitched a good product with benefits because you can not get the idea of snail slime out of your head. Granted you have every right to do that but you are also denying yourself the benefits. You could do a lot worse than some slime you don't see or feel. Do you eat Jello, honey, eggs, pork rinds, meat etc... the list goes on and on. What about Argan Oil, it comes from an animals rear end gets cleaned and processed.

Oh Kat, gotta love ya! Where have you been? Hope you're doing well.

Just wanted to jump in just in case the snit hits the fan and goes awry. I admit, this gave me a chuckle so thanks, it was needed! But I see where you were going with it and you may be thinking of Emu oil? It's said to be extracted from the fat of the bird. I think musk oil is a glandular extraction, isn't it? Hmmm, I don't remember.

But anyway, good to see you Smiley Happy

Argan oil was at one time harvested from goat poo. The goats would climb the trees and eat the fruit. Their digestive system makes the pits easier to crack. So people would go through their poo and extract the oil.

If you google "argan oil goats," you'll get a ton of hits. But from what I understand, this is rarely the way Argan oil is extracted these days.

Yes, musk is a glandular secretion, from male musk deers. It's banned now, but unfortunately, some still poach. The musk in perfume has been synthetically derived since the ban several decades ago.

Yeah, that's pretty scary. I think I need to put that info into the TMI folder.

I'm glad my skin does not like Argan oil. Wink

Some places still use horses to make glue. I googled it and the US does not use this method anymore but it is not banned in Canada.

OH, don't even get me started! Certain human behaviors combined with or without $$$$$, make me a 'lil rageful.

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Re: It Cosmetics snail slime is correct

On 1/10/2015 JeanLouiseFinch said:
On 1/10/2015 magemay said:

JLF, are you still here?

I ordered samples of the Eminence Strawberry from ebay. Shipped fast, should be here soon.

Looking forward to trying it.

Thanks for the head's up Smiley Happy

That's great! Mine is on its way, too, but coming from California to Indiana. Hopefully I'll see it by midweek. We'll have to compare notes after we try it.

Hey, I looked at their site and read all about them and read each of the ingredients and {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

I'm committed to what I use and I'm trying not to succumb to temptation, but.........

For sure for comparing notes!

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Re: It Cosmetics snail slime is correct

On 1/10/2015 Katluvr58 said:
On 1/10/2015 magemay said:
On 1/10/2015 suzyQ3 said:
On 1/10/2015 magemay said:
On 1/10/2015 Katluvr58 said:
On 1/9/2015 JeanLouiseFinch said:

I'd much rather have snail slime in my skincare than eat my own placenta. I can't believe there are people who do that!!!

JLF I totally agree with you. To the OP I will tell you something that is really "ewww." Women in Asia allow the snail to slide along their skin directly to get the most direct effect of the slime. Otherwise having snail secretions in beauty products is actually beneficial. Do you see the slime or smell it? No. You pitched a good product with benefits because you can not get the idea of snail slime out of your head. Granted you have every right to do that but you are also denying yourself the benefits. You could do a lot worse than some slime you don't see or feel. Do you eat Jello, honey, eggs, pork rinds, meat etc... the list goes on and on. What about Argan Oil, it comes from an animals rear end gets cleaned and processed.

Oh Kat, gotta love ya! Where have you been? Hope you're doing well.

Just wanted to jump in just in case the snit hits the fan and goes awry. I admit, this gave me a chuckle so thanks, it was needed! But I see where you were going with it and you may be thinking of Emu oil? It's said to be extracted from the fat of the bird. I think musk oil is a glandular extraction, isn't it? Hmmm, I don't remember.

But anyway, good to see you Smiley Happy

Argan oil was at one time harvested from goat poo. The goats would climb the trees and eat the fruit. Their digestive system makes the pits easier to crack. So people would go through their poo and extract the oil.

If you google "argan oil goats," you'll get a ton of hits. But from what I understand, this is rarely the way Argan oil is extracted these days.

Yes, musk is a glandular secretion, from male musk deers. It's banned now, but unfortunately, some still poach. The musk in perfume has been synthetically derived since the ban several decades ago.

Yeah, that's pretty scary. I think I need to put that info into the TMI folder.

I'm glad my skin does not like Argan oil. Wink

Some places still use horses to make glue. I googled it and the US does not use this method anymore but it is not banned in Canada.

Musk also comes from Civets. More info on Civets from Wiki.

I need to check into this snail business. Sounds like great stuff. And I definitely want to see about this CC+ Cream.