If you’re wondering “Why should I use snail mucin?”, then allow us to explain, because this much-loved K-Beauty ingredient is in some of the best K-Beauty products!
It’s one of those beauty ingredients that evokes a wide range of reactions – from disbelief and incredulity to fear, wonder and sheer curiosity.
First up, and most importantly – it is NOT the snails themselves. Yes, you heard right, snail mucin is not snail (or crushed up snail, or anything gruesome).
It’s the snail’s trail, the thing they leave behind when the slide along the ground!
Snail mucin is naturally produced by snails to heal the cuts they receive on their fragile bodies. It’s also the substance that serves to protect snails from bacteria and UV rays. It can be broken down into other components that are already widely used in the beauty industry, like hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid and various proteins.
Believe it or not, snail secretion filtrate is actually not a new discovery. It’s been used for centuries across different cultures as a healing treatment. With regular application, snail mucin can assist in:
- Firming and tightening the skin
- Giving plumper, softer and more youthful-looking skin
- Reducing visible scarring (from acne and pimples)
- Reducing uneven skin tone and redness
- Hydrating dry, dull, rough and taut skin
You’ll find it in a side range of Korean Beauty products, from essences to moisturisers, face masks and even BB Cream.
Don’t be put off by the fact that it is mucus.
Despite its name, snail mucin is not gooey. It is most often light in texture, with a minimal to neutral fragrance.
Due to its viscosity, it makes a great binding agent. It’s perfect to include as one of the final steps in your beauty routine when layering products.
Snail mucin products are consistently among our best-sellers. Try:
Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack – this luxurious facial sheet mask contains active ingredients Snail Secretion Filtrate and Bee Venom to calm redness, even out skin tone, brighten your complexion and minimise wrinkles. This mask flies off the shelves at STYLE STORY and for good reason – it’s amazing!
Mizon Joyful Snail Mask – Enjoy the feeling of firm, healthy skin with this nutritious sheet mask made with Mizon’s signature snail mucin extract.
APLB Black Snail Cream – If your skin has been damaged by the effects of the external environment (wind, pollution, sun), then this is the perfect treatment to repair it. Whether you’re suffering from large pores, blackheads, rough skin, dull skin, dark spots or blemishes, this cream targets all of these and more.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream – the perfect match for Benton’s Mask, this moisturising cream is jam-packed full of ingredients that will target the root causes of pigmentation, scarring and uneven skin tone.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin Essence another Holy Grail (HG) product for many K-Beauty converts is this essence, which is formulated for all skin types and is designed to brighten skin, increase collagen production and target wrinkles.
Incorporating a snail secretion filtrate into your beauty arsenal will provide multiple benefits to your skin, particularly if it is sensitive or acne prone. If you haven’t already tried a snail mucin beauty product, why not give this K-Beauty favourite a go!
"Incorporating a snail secretion filtrate into your beauty arsenal will provide multiple benefits to your skin"- STYLE STORY
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