You won’t believe some of the stuff people put on their faces

A snail is seen on a leaf at a farm that supplies the Greek snail farming company, Fereikos Helix, in the coastal town of Korinthos, some 80 km (50 miles) west of Athens, January 24, 2012. Sisters, Maria and Panagiota Vlachou, set up their first farm in Korinthos and have since managed to expand their business throughout the country. Today Fereikos Helix operates as a family enterprise, aimed at educating young farmers or businessmen who would like to set up their own snail farm. It organises seminars for aspiring farmers, giving a picture of what life looks like when you own and run a snail farm, then buys the snails from the farmers at a pre-agreed price and exports most of them to European countries. In 2011, the company exported 50 percent of their produce to Italy, 20 percent to France and 10 percent to Switzerland. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: ANIMALS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FOOD SOCIETY) - RTR2XN34

Experts make sense of the notion of using far-fetched ingredients in beauty treatments.

BEFORE dermatologists, cosmetic chemists or global beauty brands got into the picture, flora and fauna in their most rudimentary form were used to treat or beautify the skin.

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