There's one that might sound gross when it comes to beauty ingredients, but it's not a disappointment: snail mucin.
Snail mucin, it's what you think it is. It is indeed the external bodily secretion from snails.
The mucin from a snail has moisturising properties and many other skincare benefits. It is one of the most valuable components in Korean beauty products.
So why is snail mucin considered a miracle ingredient?
Snail mucin is fantastic for improving the skin's complexion. It softens texture while adequately moisturising the skin. It's recommended for those looking to obtain dewy, healthy, and smooth skin. Snail mucin creates a barrier between the skin and external factors.
It's essential to know that snails aren't harmed in the process. Keep in mind that in Korea, beauty companies can't test products on animals. Besides, for snails to produce snail mucin, they need to be in a quiet and pleasant environment.
Please note that you can use snail mucin in all skin types, but oily and acne-prone skin would favor the most. Why? Because snail mucin prevents and heals acne while fading quicker acne scars. Besides, snail mucin helps those people with dry patches and irritated skin.
Advantages of Snail Mucin for Skin
Here are the most common advantages of snail mucin for the skin.
Promotes Collagen Production
Snail mucin is a secretion that it's meant to heal injuries. It promotes the growth of skin cells and collagen. Collagen is a protein that keeps the skin looking younger with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. Snail mucin also contains glycolic acid.
Snail mucin delivers a vast amount of vitamins and minerals to the skin. This secretion has antioxidants like zinc and manganese that heal and restore the skin. It also contains copper and vitamins A and E. Snail mucin keeps the skin healthy.
Snail mucin is an incredible moisturising agent. It works by repairing the skin's barrier, preventing external factors from damaging the skin.
Another benefit of snail mucin is that it relieves irritation. It smoothes the skin and stimulates cell regeneration.
How To Use Snail Mucin?
Using snail mucin depends on your skin issues and what you want to get from the ingredient. If you're going to use snail mucin for moisturising, we recommend using a night cream that contains it.
Snail mucin serums are ideal for those who want to keep the skin looking younger. These products can usually be used in the morning and night, after cleansing and toning.
Our Favorite Snail Mucin Beauty Products
The COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser is the ideal product for those people with damaged skin. This cleanser is gentle and hypoallergenic, so it's suitable for all skin types, including for sensitive skin or those prone to irritation.
This formula has 10,000 ppm snail filtrate, which regenerates and protects the skin. The COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser gets into challenging areas for removing visible and invisible impurities for a flawless finish.
Korean sheet masks are excellent for keeping the skin healthy. The COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Power Sheet Mask is empowered with 35,000 ppm snail filtrate for healing skin. It's formulated to soothe the skin and improve its elasticity for added strength.
Use the COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Power Sheet Mask after cleansing and toning. Remove mask from the box and apply to face. Make sure to place the mask to fit the eye and lip area. Leave it on for approximately 20 minutes. Remove mask and gently tap remaining solution into skin with hands.
If you're looking to bring the youth back to your eyes, you must use the COSRX Advanced Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch. The COSRX Advanced Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch uses the effects of snail 96 mucin power essence and niacinamide to plump and brighten the under-eye area.
These patches are designed to infuse your skin with moisture and nutrients for a healthier complexion.
You can use the COSRX Advanced Snail Hydrogel Eye Patchh daily to let it work its magic. We recommend storing the patches in the refrigerator for optimal results.
The COSRX Advanced Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch can also be used around your mouth, eyes, and forehead to prevent puffiness and dryness.