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Snail Mucus: Explore its Wonderful Properties.

Jul 26, 2017 by

Snail mucus is a naturally sourced product that is packed with nutrients. It is an excellent source of beneficial healthy skin properties such as hyaluronic acid, proteins and amino acids, and antimicrobial peptides. These are all commonly used in beauty products and have been proven to be beneficial for all skin types. Snail slime was traditionally used medicinally from Ancient Greece to the Middle Ages for its skin care benefits.

Snail Mucus

Acquisition of Snail Mucus.

Cosmetic snail slime is normally harvested from lab-grown common garden snails, the species Helix aspersa. This snail produces a secretion rich in proteins, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. During the extraction process, the snails are carefully placed in a net then gently agitated. The gentle movement encourages the snails to produce slime. The deposited slime is filtered twice after collection, before going through ultraviolet sterilisation to kill all bacteria before it is ready for use on the skin.

Hydration and Regeneration Properties.

In beauty products, snail mucus has been shown to firm and restore healthy skin, by replenishing moisture and supporting the regeneration of new skin cells. It has been shown to soothe inflammation, repair damaged tissues, and improve hydration. All of this leads to clearer, brighter, smoother skin with visible results becoming apparent rapidly when used regularly.

Skin Care Properties.

Snail slime has been used in skin products to help prevent and eliminate wrinkles, reduce and fade stretch marks, reduce the appearance of scars, remove acne and clear sun spots. Snail mucus has a double function when applied to human skin. Firstly, it is used to stimulate the formation of collagen and elastin. These are known to repair the signs of ageing. Secondly, it is claimed that snail mucus can minimise the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for premature skin ageing and the formation of sun spots and areas of discolouration on the skin of the face and body. Collagen is an essential part of the skin that gives the it softness and firmness, especially when it is associated with elastin. Together, these components can lead to younger looking, healthier skin.

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Snail mucus is found in skin products such as moisturisers, face masks, serums and dermal treatments. Snail mucus is not the horrible looking, slimy substance that you may think it is. When collected and formulated into beauty products, it looks, feels and smells just like any other moisturiser or facial product. The benefits that come from the use of snail mucus, are from its natural, organic source of glycolic acid and hydrators like hyaluronic acid. It is a natural product suitable for all skin types.

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