On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the SnailPrimp pop-up spa at the Ace Hotel. The weather was beautiful and we got to sip yummy cocktails and receive nourishing SnailPrimp facials while relaxing poolside.
I'm super excited to treat my skin to SnailPrimp-at-home kit to make sure that I keep my skin looking young, fresh, and clean. My at-home kit includes a Snail Cleanser, Snail Toner, Snail Mask, and a Snail Cream.
Check out the info below for the full skinny on SnailPrimp facials and skincare.
Los Angeles Dives into Weird Beauty Trend with SnailPrimp
January 31, 2017: On Sunday, hip Los Angelenos experienced the latest Korean beauty craze to be imported stateside—#SnailPrimp. A snail-themed pop-up spa at the rooftop of the Ace Hotel Downtown, featuring exclusive SnailPrimp facials, welcomed the fashion-and-beauty-forward set that was willing to turn to snails to get fabulously glowing skin.
Guests were treated to complimentary, high-end mini facials using snail mucin products: snail cleanser, snail toner, snail mask and snail cream. Just short of putting actual snails on guests' skin, aestheticians applied the products with special faux-snail applicators, simulating the experience of real snails crawling on guests’ faces. To enjoy SnailPrimp's brilliant rewards year-round, guests were gifted a set of snail products to take home.
While a bit strange, snail extract actually packs a powerful punch to combat aging by stimulating new collagen, by repairing sun damage and scars and by deeply hydrating skin. The skincare-obsessed community has only recently incorporated snails into beauty routines to slow down the aging process, but the small critters have relieved skin imperfections for centuries, a testament to their true magical properties. With a host of anti-aging nutrients that are often found in beauty products, science has proved the benefits of snail secretions, so it’s no wonder snails are crawling into the beauty spotlight.
Rounding out the poolside event were massages, a terrarium full of live snails, snail-themed cocktails and a GIF booth for guests to show off that fresh glow.
The event was sponsored by MailChimp, lovers of all things weird and beautiful, in order to help popularize the growing skincare trend in the US and give SnailPrimp the buzzworthy attention it deserves.