Wacky spa treatments
Publication: Timeout Chicago
Snail secretion rejuvenator
Folks in Chile allegedly have their finger on the pulse when it comes to sunscreen trends—via a snail secretion rejuvenator. They say snail slime will not only revitalize the skin’s surface, but it also serves as a shield against pollution and UVA/UVB rays.
Local reaction Leah Chavie of Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique (2457 N Halsted St, 773-327-7051) isn’t impressed with the goopy regimen. “I understand people are always looking for the next big thing in skin care, but there [isn’t a need] for the fluff,” she says. “These wacky trends are just ways to get people’s money.”
Try instead The boutique offers an Intense Pulsed Light treatment ($250) that targets unsightly age and sun spots.