From the Antiquity people have understood the healing properties of the snails. In the Middle Ages and in modern times the healing actions of the slime part of the snail have been forgotten, or at least not benefited widely.
This is due to many factors. The important thing is that in the last years scientists pay more attention in the studies of this specific organic substance. And how exactly the secretion of snails may be in favor of people and to successfully make cosmetics.
A number of studies and experiments have shown that the secretion from the glands of the snail has unique properties which are able to agglutinate the bacterial cells. These properties are used in the treatment of diseases such as ulcer and the like. In cosmetics these substances also have important applications. Unique is that snails are able to fully recover their shell thanks to the mucus.
These regenerating properties of the mucus are used in the modern beautifying industry.
The cosmetic products like lotions for weight loss, creams for face and body, tonic and others that are based on the extract of snails are a good ally in the fight against acne, stretch marks, different types of scars. Widely used is the cream with snails as an anti-wrinkle cream as well as a rejuvenating cream.
Not least, these creams are highly selected as a regenerating agent. The extract of snail mucus is clinically proven that does not cause allergic reactions. These substances are good and in the treatment of spots, warts, burns.
The unique mucus is used as an ingredient of the innovative cosmetics. It has strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Another extremely useful and sought impact is the creation of protective layer which is impervious to moisture, yet allows air. The secretion has a strong regenerating effect.
This was noticed in the kennels for snails where the workers have had skin on the hands, gentle like of a child. The regenerating action of the extract of snails is due to the content of collagen, allantoin, and elastin.
I put snail slime on my face in the name of beauty, and this is what happened (Case Study)
There’s been so much hype about face creams made with snail slime, I had to give it a go. The Amazon reviews alone sound like an informercial: “It smooths the skin, closes your pores and my skin looks radiant!” says one. “My skin tone is more even and less inflamed and the fine lines around my eyes have diminished,” gushes another. I’ve put so many bizarre things on my face — what harm could one more do?
I purchased the Korean MIZON All In One Snail Repair Cream ($14.09) because it contains 92% snail mucus extract (but let’s never call it mucus again). My biggest fear was that it would smell like dirt or sludge or actual snails, but I was relieved to find the moisturizer didn’t really have a scent. The only sign that the cream contains snail goo was its slightly gluey consistency. Kind of creepy, but whatever. I tried to compare it to kissing a frog. Sure, it would be slimy, but it could change my life for the better.
MIZON recommends applying the snail repair cream right after cleansing, so I’ve made it the first step in my morning and night routines instead of serum. I’ve been using the cream for over two months now and I am a fan. It immediately, almost miraculously, makes my skin feel softer. I’ve noticed longer term effects, like my pores shrinking on my nose and forehead and the baby crows feet around my eyes becoming less noticeable (or I’m already losing my eyesight in my old age).