Snail mucus has been used for many centuries for its healing properties. In ancient Greece, according to Hippocrates, they used snail mucus to heal burns, sores and accelerate skin regeneration.
What is Snail Gel?
It is a kind of mucus produced by snails and its role is to protect snails from environmental factors. For cosmetic use, usually, there are used land snails of species Helix aspersa. Mucus is rich in proteins, hyaluronic acid of high and low molecular weight, antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, collagen, elastin and glycolic acid. Thanks to its rich composition, it is considered as an excellent natural skin care product.
Snail gel properties
Snail secretion stimulates the formation of collagen, elastin and skin components that repair photo-aging signs and reduce the effects of free radicals, which are responsible for skin aging. It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles, effectively preventing the formation of new ones.
Healing burns and scars
According to many studies, snail mucus is an excellent healing agent for burns and open sores. Studies have shown that it has regenerative properties and helps to heal faster burned and irritated skin. In addition, it acts as a local anesthetic as it reduces pain and irritation, while also boosting cell production for faster skin rejuvenation. Its healing properties seem to be helpful even in the treatment of keloid scars.
Acne and antibacterial properties
Snail mucus also has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and it benefits acne and acne prone skin, with scars. Glycolic acid contributes to the exfoliation of dead cells that clog the pores while also offer deep hydration of the skin.
Thanks to collagen and hyaluronic acid of low and high molecular weight, snail mucus can hydrate all the layers of the epidermis. Combined with elastin, the skin gradually regains its lost vigor and shine, while preventing brown spots
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