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Snail slime boosts US cosmetics trade after taking Korea by storm

American retailers aim to cash in on the beauty product as they push it into the mainstream

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While South Koreans put snail slime on the map, it's Chileans who discovered its apparent benefits. They found that the secretion filtrate seemed to heal cuts and grazes caused by metal.

Washington

SNAIL slime. On your face. All for the sake of beauty. And, hopefully, a handsome profit for US retailers looking to push it along with other K-beauty trends into the mainstream - if people can get over the "ick" factor.

South Korean consumers are on a constant hunt for

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