Article by: Perry Romanowski
There was a bit on Penn & Tellers show Bullsh*t where they convinced people to let snails climb all over their face. It was supposed to be an anti-aging product but the real point of the segment was that people are gullible and will believe anything if you dress it up right. It was an amusing bit.
So, imagine my surprise when I saw this article about the latest fad in skin care.
Of course, no one is immune to magical thinking. And it is incredibly difficult to remain skeptical when a perceived authority is giving you a good story. As a cosmetic formulator you need to keep an open mind (maybe this snail slime really does work) but not so open that you become gullible. Some ingredients really are silly.