Katie Holmes is said to be improving her complexion with snail slime.
The Hollywood actress, 34, who split from husband Tom Cruise last July, was reportedly recommended to use creams containing mucin, a snail extract which is found in some South American and South Korean products, and is already impressed by the results.
"Last year was hard for Katie. She knows she's got a lot of catching up to do in terms of her career and is trying anything she can to stay looking her best," a source said.
"A friend recommended she used snail gel and she's really happy with how smooth her skin looks."
Katie, whose Broadway play Dead Accounts was axed seven weeks early due to poor ticket sales, is making an effort to look her best in a bid to boost both her career and personal life.
"Katie's going all out to look amazing for auditions to land a dream film role," the source added to LOOK magazine.
"She knows it's time to relaunch herself completely."
Since splitting from Tom, Katie has relocated to New York City, where she lives with the couple's six-year-old daughter, Suri.