Used since the time of the Roman Empire, snail slime has many beneficial properties for the skin – it stimulates skin repair and healing while protecting the skin, has anti-ageing properties and promotes suppleness, moisturization and radiance. It thus helps to efficiently prevent, relieve and eliminate various types of skin problems and diseases in a natural way: acne scars, stretch marks, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles, dark spots, blackheads, rosacea, etc.
How Snail slime takes care of your skin
Skin tissue is repaired and rejuvenated
Allantoin is one of the key ingredients in snail slime (or snail mucin). This organically derived ingredient has been known for years for its healing, regenerative and soothing properties. This substance repairs the snail’s shell when it accidentally becomes chipped or split. So just imagine what allantoin can do for your skin, especially if you suffer from scarring caused by acne pimples or from eczema.
Using a daily application of snail slime creams, you’ll see long-term benefits. Allantoin regenerates skin tissue, thus helping to fade those acne scars that blight some people’s lives. It is also effective on burns, blackhead-prone areas and on dark spots caused by ageing or sun exposure. According to clinical testing performed by COSMEPAR, snail slime creams repair skin in 76% of cases.
How snail slime helps to heal skin.
Collagen is a protein that is naturally produced in the human body. It provides the skin with tensile strength (resistance to strain) and is essential to the healing process.
However, with age our bodies become deficient in Collagen. This can lead to sagging skin, which in turn encourages the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines or even stretch marks. This deficiency also prevents the skin from healing properly. Snail slime creams are a natural and gentle way to increase Collagen levels and counter these consequences.
As a natural source of collagen, snail slime (or snail mucin or) is extremely effective on stretch marks and wrinkles. It also promotes the healing of skin lesions like burns or acne.
It restores the elasticity of the skin.
Elastin, just like collagen, is one of the proteins produced naturally by our body. As its name suggests, it gives the skin its elasticity – it´s ability to stretch. It therefore plays an essential role in the suppleness of our skin. At puberty, we stop producing this protein, but it is present in our body all throughout our life thanks to its stable nature. Nevertheless, with ageing, elastin fibers break down and lead to similar phenomena to those linked with collagen loss, like the formation of wrinkles and the appearance of other marks connected with skin ageing, or stretch marks. When snail slime is used, like in our creams, it helps your body to combat skin ageing and stretch marks. And there is nothing magical about it, since snail slime is a natural source of elastin. According to COSMEPAR’s clinical study, using snail creams daily helps the skin regain 100% suppleness.
The role of Glycolic Acid.
Glycolic Acid is naturally found in snail slime (snail mucin). Widely known in the cosmetics world for its anti-ageing power. It has several roles to play in benefiting your skin.
- It eliminates dead skin.
- It encourages the production of hyaluronic acid.
- It distributes melanin.
- It produces Collagen and Elastin.
With these remarkable properties, visible and deep-down improvements to the condition of your skin are possible. Daily use of snail cream makes this possible.
Moisturising your skin.
We can become obsessed at the slightest emergence of a blemish, which can put a complete dampener on our day. In addition to treating minor blemishes and other sores, maintaining beautiful skin also means having healthy skin, which will prevent the appearance of certain imperfections. For this, your skin needs nourishing. You can give the nutrients it needs. And more precisely with vitamins A and C.
Vitamin A supports the even pigmentation of the skin (by activating melanin), which protects your epidermis. It also plays a role in providing moisture to the skin. As for vitamin C, the most well-known vitamin of all, it prevents skin ageing thanks to its ability to combat free radicals, boosts the skin´s radiance, and protects the skin against UV rays by regulating the activity of melanocytes, the cells that synthesize melanin. When we think of vitamins, nutritional supplements often come to mind. However, for vitamin C that a topical application to the skin is much more effective than a supplement taken orally. Snail slime cream contains this winning combination naturally occurring vitamins.
Protection against damaging factors.
When we talk about damaging factors, we are of course referring to all of the everyday environmental factors that affect the skin. These include: • Pollutants: The toxins that it carries make our skin more sensitive and visibly less attractive, due to blackheads, dullness, etc. • Sun: exposing our skin to the sun is a dangerous, though a die hard habit. Often, we spend too much time in the sun, without properly protecting our skin. Be aware that it is difficult for your skin to protect itself on its own from UV rays, which are one of the causes of premature skin ageing.
• The cold: it is not only our bodies that need to be covered and protected; your skin needs protection too. In cold weather, our skin produces less sebum and is therefore defenseless against the cold. This generally leads to discomfort or soreness. Our hands often bear the brunt of the cold, too. To prevent such damage, the solution is to offer your skin the means it needs to protect itself. This means complimenting the skin’s natural barriers with natural antimicrobial peptides. Natural antimicrobial peptides act as a protective barrier for the skin. Perfect to protect you skin against against pollution, UV rays, cold, dust, wind and the like. These peptides are naturally occurring in snail slime.