Snail Mucus, Yay Or Nay?

16th Jun 2017

Snail Mucus, Yay Or Nay?

We understand that on the constantly changing and extremely competitive beauty market it is extremely hard to keep up to date with all information about products and innovative solutions. Not always is a “noisy” marketing campaign enough evidence and confirmation that a product is suitable.

A number of products are sold under “the organic, healthy, paraben free” label and yet they contain ingredients that may be describes as harmful to us. Being bombarded with information & fierce marketing, it is harder and harder to feel comfortable with making a decision which of the products are right for us.

In the “Yay or Nay?” blog series we will try our best to provide you with more information on ingredients that you can find in beauty products.

Among our “Yay” group there will be “hero ingredients” that are beneficial, safe and healthy for your skin. Whether these are natural ingredients or innovative and patented solutions, we will take a closer look to highlight their beneficial properties.

However, we will also try our best to demystify some of the ingredients we should avoid as they have a harmful effect. This is our “Nay” group.

In this week’s blog, we put snail mucin on Skinsider’s radar.

Yay or NAY ingredients Snail mucin

Snail slime is a signature ingredient of a number of Korean products. Sounds strange and uncomfortable? Too intriguing to test it? And yet, sometimes we forget that a number of us have already used a range of controversial ingredients. Some of well- known Western products use lanolin (sheep wool oil), ambergris (whale vomit), carmine (insect scales), and guanine (fish scales) not necessary informing us about that. Korean brands are probably more transparent about ingredients and promote formulas and functionality of their products.

As snail mucus is a new, and for some controversial ingredient, we would like to present you some facts about it.

Snail slime protects the snail’s skin from damage, helps them to heal cuts, infection, dryness and blocks UV rays. In other words, it protects snails from free radicals, soothes inflammation, repairs damaged tissues, and improves hydration through well- known nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycans, and antimicrobial and copper peptides that are commonly used in beauty products.

Snail mucin contains up to 98% water which makes it an amazing hydrating ingredient.

Snail mucin is perfect to almost every skin type and condition:

  • Snail mucin is best known for its firming properties and is a great anti-aging ingredient. It helps to stimulate the formation of collagen and elastin and protects skin from free radicals.
  • It soothes and moisturises dry skin.
  • It heals burns, scars, razor bumps and brightens age spots, freckles & blemishes as it repairs damaged tissues.
  • It is an amazing ingredient used to tackle wrinkles and stretch marks, acne and rosacea.

Snail mucin is widely used in Korean cosmetics. These products usually have a neutral look, smell and texture.

Snails used in beauty products are professionally grown and the snail slime is purified in laboratories before it is used in cosmetics.

We recommend to begin with a small amount of snail slime producton a small area of the skin to check for allergies.

Looking at a vast range of its properties we think that snail mucin is a YAY ingredient and it is worth recommending.

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