Snail slime has properties that make it one of the most appreciated and sought-after products on the cosmetics market and beyond. The origins of its use date back to ancient Greece, when Hippocrates turned to the soothing, anti-inflammatory properties of snail slime to remedy skin irritation. In the Middle Ages, it was widely used in traditional medicine
However, the real success of snail slime occurred in 1980s in Chile, thanks to the Bascunan family, and their work breeding snails for the French gastronomic market. After a short time on the job, most snail farm workers noticed something special about themselves- specifically their hands. The skin on their hands looked especially healty and robust; small wounds healed extremely quickly and were never subject to an infection or scarring, and they didn't show any signs of dryness or aging.
This observation led to serious study of the active mechanism present in the mucopolysaccharide produced by snails. After years of reserch, perhaps the healing power and cosmetic possibilities of snail slime were about to be proven. Never before had the use of this precious secretion of Helix Aspersa Muller been so widespread in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries as in those recent years. The mucopolysaccharide produced by the locomotor apparatus during its passage is called slime.
Characteristics and Properties
Snail slime appears as an amber-coloured liquid and its special viscous consistency has a protective, filmogenic moisturizing action on the animal, protecting it when in contact with surfaces.
It meets a high safety standard due to its lack of heavy metals, but there's more: its a complex composition of active substances make it a unique ingredient that's cannot be replicated in the laboratory.
The functional substances it naturally possesses, which are particularly useful for healthy skin, include:
- Allantoin, with its strong moisturizing, soothing, and revitalizing actions;
- Glycolic acid, useful for promoting gentle exfoliation of the superficial layers of the skin, promoting cell turnover and boosting the production of collagen and elastin already naturally present in the mucous secretion;
- Vitamins, minerals and lactic acid complete the rich composition of snail slime.
Several studies have shown that this precious natural ingredient has regenerating properties for human skin and considerable antioxidant activity, as it counteracts the formation of free radicals by protecting epidermal cells from being attacked. It is therefore, used in anti-ageing, restorative and filmogenic products, efficaciously combating expression lines.In addition to its antioxidant power, snail slime has a strongly hygroscopic activity. It retains water, ensuring continuous hydration at the epidermal level. The mix of protein components, micronutrients and glycolic acid has been proven useful in the treatment of acne, as it has a sebum-regulating effect. It eliminates impurities and reduces marks and scars.
Start your new beauty routine immediately with snail slime products, it gives the skin elasticity and brightness.
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