What does snail cream do for skin?

Snail slime is now a very popular ingredient in skincare products because of it’s numerous benefits, but dont just take our word for it. Here’s a summary of why it is so highly regarded:

1. Moisturizing Properties

  • Hydration: Snail mucin is rich in hyaluronic acid and because of this it results in a deep and long-lasting hydration.
  • Barrier Protection: It supports the skin’s natural barrier, preventing moisture loss and keeping the skin plump and supple.

2. Snail Slime Anti-Aging Effects

  • Collagen Production: Snail mucin helps stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, so this helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leading to firmer and more youthful-looking skin.
  • Smoothing Texture: Regular use can improve skin texture which makes it smoother and more even.

3. Healing and Regeneration

  • Wound Healing: The regenerative properties of snail mucin promote the healing of minor wounds, cuts, acne scars and so on. Snail slime has been used in Ireland for generations to help heal wounds.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Its compounds help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness.

4. Rich in Nutrients

  • Vitamins and Proteins: Snail mucin contains vitamins A, C, and E, along with proteins and antioxidants that nourish the skin and protect against environmental damage.
  • Glycoproteins and Glycolic Acid: These components help in exfoliation, promoting cell turnover and removing dead skin cells, which can brighten the complexion and clear pores.

5. Acne Treatment

  • Antimicrobial Properties: Snail mucin has natural antimicrobial properties that can help prevent acne breakouts by reducing bacteria on the skin.
  • Scar Reduction: It aids in minimizing the appearance of acne scars by promoting skin regeneration.

6. Versatility and Compatibility

  • Suitable for All Skin Types: Snail mucin is gentle and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
  • Complementary Ingredient: Snail mucin contains hyaluronic acid, copper peptides, and niacinamide. All of which will improve your overall skincare routine.


Snail slime offers a multifaceted approach to skincare, providing hydration, anti-aging benefits, healing properties, and nutrients. It is so versatile and compatible with various skin types making it a valuable addition to many skincare regimens.

Try our range of snail creams and what they can do for your sing on our shop page.


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