Would you take your beauty regimen cues from a man in neon green waders holding a pile of mollusks in rubber shucking gloves? Well, maybe.
Ben Gonzalez, 50, co-owner of Southold Bay Oyster Farm on the North Fork, has formulated a face cream that employs “oyster technology” that claims to hydrate, moisturize and soften skin. His cream is one of many potions and lotions that harness the powers of unexpected ingredients — from bananas to wasabi to snails (yes, snails) — to amp up your beauty game.
For the record, Gonzalez didn’t just toss some oysters in a blender and mix them up. The pandemic shutdown last March, “gave us time to focus on developing our first skin care product,” he says. “We wanted to be able to bring the benefits of oysters to everyone including folks who do not eat them.” And being that his husband and business partner