The actress is trying an unusual beauty product

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Katie Holmes has reportedly been using face creams with extracts of snail to keep her skin glowing.

The actress loves the results that moisturisers which include the protein mucin – which is found in the creatures – have on her pores.

‘A friend recommended using snail gel and she’s really happy with how smooth her skin looks,’ says a friend.

Katie, 34, found 2012 a little tough after announcing she’d ended her five-year marriage to husband Tom Cruise in June. 

She’s hoping for a fresh start this year and wants to feel good about herself before she begins auditioning for film roles again.

‘Last year was hard for Katie,’ the pal tells The Sun.

‘She knows she’s got a lot of catching up to do in her career and is going all out to look amazing for auditions to land a dream role.’

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Anna Duff