Let's begin with the basics
What Is Snail Mucin?
Research shows that snail mucin hydrates the skin, improves fine lines, and helps wounds and scratches heal faster.
Snail mucin contains glycoproteins, hyaluronic acid, and glycolic acid, with long-documented benefits for the skin. But it also contains allantoin and antibacterial agents.
Allantoin is a growth factor that is animal-derived. Growth factors are peptides with a high molecular weight that stimulate wound healing and tissue repair. The growth factors in snail mucin are profoundly beneficial to the snail and allow it to self-heal after injuries and rebuild its shell. (A chemical analysis showed that snail mucin contained allantoin, collagen, elastin, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, and natural antibacterials).
Many studies attest to the efficacity of snail mucin. (find more info following this link: https://www.sciencebecomesher.com/benefits-of-snail-mucin/)
Snail Mucins Other Main Active Ingredients:
Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid serving as a chemical exfoliant. It eliminates dead skin cells and loosens the surface of the skin. Glycolic acid is primarily known for its ability to reduce premature aging.
Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid forms a film that can reduce transepidermal water loss when applied to the skin. Thus, it protects the stratum corneum. It also functions as a humectant to pull water into the skin and boost the water content of the epidermis.
Hyaluronic acid is one of these ingredients your skin should not live without. It can instantly improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and increase skin hydration after only 15 minutes of application. After only two months of use, these improvements become more significant and long-lasting.
Snail Mucin as a Natural Antibacterials
An antibacterial is anything that can destroy or prevent the growth or reproduction of bacteria. Acne is the one skin condition that mainly benefits from topical antibacterials. This is because one of the leading causes of acne is an excess of the p-acnes bacteria.
In addition, antibacterials generally help in the wound healing process by preventing infection.
The fact that snail mucin is a growth factor containing allantoin, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, and antibacterial agents means that it possesses many skin benefits.
Based on this research, snail mucin may be an effective treatment for
- Poorly healing wounds
- Unsightly scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dehydrated skin
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma
The Cosmetic & Anti-Aging Benefits of Snail Mucin
A representative study that we are going to use to illustrate the benefits stated above is the one below:
During three months, one study with 15 participants, all women of different ages, applied snail mucin with a concentration of 8% every morning and another with 40% snail mucin every night. The results were significant. The researchers observed a 40% reduction in pigmentation and a 30% reduction in the depth of the wrinkles. All participants experienced smoother and more hydrated skin, with the majority also experiencing improved skin elasticity
In addition, another 12-week study with 40 participants revealed that skin elasticity increased by 39%, skin roughness enhanced by 53%, skin brightness improved by 26%, and irregular pigmentation reduced by 12%.
In addition to all the benefits stated above, snail mucin can be a potential acne treatment thanks to its antimicrobial properties and anti-redness results.
What about ethics?
There are, however, some ethical and animal welfare concerns regarding the extraction techniques used to collect snail mucin for skincare products. So make sure to select a brand that takes into consideration the wellbeing of the animal!
But don't worry with Mademoiselle Agathe; the mucin is harvested by hand, the process is entirely cruelty-free, and the animal is not harmed during the process! It is Ecocert certified and a proud member of PETA.
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