At this point in time, it's assumed that you're probably living under a rock if you're not using or talking about one of K-Beauty's current favourite ingredients... Snail Secretion Filtrate (or snail mucin)! This slimy, super-star ingredient does just about everything; from reducing dark spots, to assisting in repairing the skin barrier, snail mucin can be used on all skin types and is sure to be loved by just about every person who tries it.
Who can use Snail Mucin?
From dry and flaky skin, to oily, acne-prone skin, snail mucin can offer a variety of benefits for everyone to enjoy. Its restoring and replenishing nature is one of many reasons why this intriguing ingredient has gotten so much attention by just about everyone in the skincare community. Snail mucin contains a multitude of beneficial substances that your skin is bound to love, all of which contribute to its well-known skin-repairing abilities. It's extremely soothing and nourishing to the skin, making it a well-loved ingredient. Additionally, current studies do not suggest any harmful side effects from using snail mucin and demonstrate that this is a well-tolerated ingredient by most, if not all skin types!
What kind of results can I expect?
Due to the many different substances found in snail mucin and their individual benefits, one might think that the positive results of using snail mucin would be endless... and this isn't very far from the truth! As previously mentioned, snail mucin contains many different substances, such as allantoin, elastin, collagen, mucopolysaccharides, glycolic acid and numerous vitamins, all of which affect the skin in different ways. Allantoin has calming and soothing properties, mucopolysaccharides perform similarly to hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid is a substance known for its exfoliating abilities, etc., etc.
So with all of this taken into account, in addition to the vitamins and other substances, one could only assume that the results would likely WOW you... try it out for yourself to be sure!