It is no longer a secret that snail mucin, a true wonder of nature, is revolutionizing the world of cosmetics and care products!
The medical use of snail mucus dates back to Ancient Greece, where Hippocrates, the father of medicine, recommended the use of crushed snails to treat inflammatory skin conditions.
A millennium later and a few thousand kilometres from Ancient Greece, Chilean snail breeders noticed that their hands were soft and smooth after regularly handling snails for the French market.
Not only were their hands smoother and softer, but any wounds or sores seemed to heal more quickly without leaving scars. This led to the first brand of skin care products based on snail mucus.
Not surprisingly, snail mucus is found in a number of cosmetic products and offers a wide variety of skin benefits.
So what are its benefits?
Snail mucus contains a number of complex natural components known to be beneficial to skin care products.
Among the ingredients with the most beneficial benefits are allantoin, glycolic acid, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. In addition, snail mucus contains natural antibacterials that provide a number of skin benefits.
Allantoin is used for its keratolytic, moisturizing, epithelializing and anti-irritating properties. It has been used for over 60 years to treat, prevent and reduce scars.
In one study, a gel containing allantoin was applied to burned skin within 3 weeks of injury. After 2-3 months of treatment with allantoin gel, scars showed statistically significant improvements with less redness, more flexibility, less pain and reduced height and width.
Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane that acts as a chemical exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and loosen the top layer of skin.
One of the most widely reported beneficial effects of glycolic acid on the skin is its ability to reduce premature aging. This is largely due to its ability to increase collagen, improve the quality of elastic fibres and shrink pores for a smoother complexion.
In addition, glycolic acid can increase epidermal thickness and the levels of epidermal and dermal hyaluronic acid. Thus, glycolic acid can improve the appearance, texture and function of the skin by increasing its moisture.
Other studies have shown that the skin benefits of glycolic acid go beyond its ability to reduce premature aging. For example, a 10% concentration of glycolic acid can significantly improve the appearance of acne after 30 days of use.
Glycolic acid can also reduce skin pigmentation. This is due to its exfoliating effect, which accelerates the rate of skin cell renewal, so that pigment can be lost more quickly.
Collagen is an important ingredient in making your skin look younger and healthier.
One of the best known benefits of collagen is its ability to make skin radiant. This essential protein provides elasticity to the skin, helping it to look younger and healthier.
As you age and collagen production decreases, fine lines, loose skin and dryness can occur.
So what happens if you increase your collagen intake with our products?
Your skin will be softer, more elastic, supple and smooth. Locally applied collagen has many benefits. It helps your skin look smoother, fuller and firmer.
Elastin is the protein responsible for the elasticity of vertebrate tissues. It gives the elastic fibres of the dermis their elasticity and resilience and allows the skin to return to its original position when pinched or stretched. Its synthesis decreases with age and elastin is replaced by inextensible collagen leading to a loss of skin elasticity.
Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan that can retain up to 1000 times its weight in water. This means that the hyaluronic acid content of the epidermis and dermis helps regulate the skin's moisture levels and the barrier function of the stratum corneum.
When applied to the skin, hyaluronic acid forms a film that can reduce transepidermal water loss and protects the stratum corneum. It also acts as a humectant to attract water into the skin and increase the moisture content of the epidermis.
Hyaluronic acid can instantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin hydration after just 15 minutes of application and after 4 weeks of use, these improvements become more significant and long lasting.
According to some research, hyaluronic acid also plays a role in the wound healing process by creating a temporary matrix or early "scaffold", as well as fibrin, allowing cells to migrate to the wound site. This allows the creation of a more stable and permanent matrix composed mainly of collagen.
Snail mucus improves and repairs all skin types.
From young skin with acneic tendencies to mature skin with delayed signs of aging.
Its natural components have exceptional regenerating and repairing properties for human skin cells; these natural virtues allow to treat and repair many imperfections of your epidermis thanks to the intensification of the skin cells regeneration process.