What you need to know about snail mucin
Yes, snail slime is a skin care ingredient, and a very beneficial one at that.
TYPE: Moisturizer and collagen stimulator
MAIN BENEFITS: Moisturizes the skin, promotes collagen production, aids in skin healing and regeneration.
WHO SHOULD USE IT: In general, snail mucin can be used on all skin types, although its moisturizing properties make it particularly suitable for those with dry skin.
HOW OFTEN YOU CAN USE IT: This largely depends on why you are using it, as it has many benefits, and what type of product it is in. Generally speaking, you can use snail mucin once or twice a day.
WORKS WELL WITH: Often combined with antioxidants and retinol, as well as common skincare staples like vitamin C, glycolic acid, and other moisturizing ingredients.
What is snail mucin?
In a nutshell, it's the excretion of a snail, with what is also known as "snail secretion filtrate" or "SSF" listed on ingredient labels. Snail mucin is naturally created and used by snails as a way to protect themselves. “It is a trusted ingredient in the Korean beauty world and has become popular because it can deliver remarkable results.”
The benefits of snail mucin for the skin
Snail mucin is a multi-tasking super ingredient, from moisturizing to increasing the production of collagen, the protein responsible for strong, youthful skin, to improving wrinkles.
Moisturizes the skin: Snail mucin contains moisturizing agents to repair the barrier function of the skin while retaining moisture.
Stimulates the production of collagen: it is made up of ingredients intended to repair or protect from injuries. It helps in the growth of new skin cells and new collagen. .” And, as we know, more collagen equals fewer wrinkles and younger looking skin.
Calms irritation: Another key component is allantoin, an ingredient with healing properties that calms irritation, smoothes the skin and stimulates cell regeneration.
Provides vitamins and minerals: Snail mucin is loaded with a list of beneficial nutrients for the skin, including anti-inflammatory zinc and manganese. Contains peptides, also praised for their collagen-boosting and wrinkle-reducing effect. It also contains vitamins A and E, which are excellent antioxidants.
If you are looking to use snail mucin as an anti-aging, look for it in a serum, essence, toner, or cream. Apply morning and night, right after cleansing and before any other product.
The best products with snail mucin in Gina Cosmetics