Here's a distasteful animal secretion -- that gooey stuff that snails excrete during the course of their travels. Chilean snail farmers, who were up to their elbows in snail goo each day, noticed that their hands were softer and smoother, and that small cuts healed more quickly without infection. That's how snail slime became a moisturizer. Fortunately, you don't have to book a stay at a Chilean snail farm to benefit from the treatment. Elicina snail slime moisturizer, priced at $28.99 for a 1.3-ounce-jar, is touted on the brand's Web site as a remedy for dry and flaky skin [source: Elicina USA].