Korean Beauty created a Snail product craze here in the US back in 2011 and the movement has blossomed.
Per The Strategist, "Chileans were actually the first to incorporate snails into skin care after Chilean snail breeders in the ’80s marveled at how unusually soft their hands were from handling the snails, leading to the Chilean snail cream Elicina."
So, what are the benefits of using this on your skin? Well, snail mucin contains ingredients like glycoproteins, hyaluronic acid, and glycolic acid which all have been scientifically documented to have a great effect on your skin.
- Glycoproteins work with ingredients like glycerin, ceramides, and hyaluronic acids to keep skin smooth, and healthy-looking. They can also enhance skin's natural resilience by reinforcing skin barrier strength. And we all know that your natural skin barrier is very important. A thin, weak or damaged skin barrier allows irritants in. Your natural skin barrier is what protects us against the dangers of the environment; UV, pollution, infection, toxic chemicals and more.
- Glycolic Acid is the best for exfoliation, effectively removing the outermost layer of dead cells, revealing brighter, fresher skin. Products that contain Glycolic Acid are used often to treat scarring, skin discolorations and signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hyaluronic Acid helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. It helps retain moisture to the skin, creating a plumping effect. When the skin isn't busy fighting for hydration, it can increase cell production which leads to smoother, plumper skin cells.
So, if you have use Snail products and you noticed your skin looking and feeling firm, plump, dewy and glowing, you don’t have to pinch yourself. That is all real.
And not to worry. No Snails are harmed in the process of collecting their mucin.
If you have never tried Snail products, give our Snail Moisturizing Mask a try and see the results.