Snail Mucin has long been used in skincare for its beneficial properties. It was recently rediscovered in East Asia as the hottest ingredient for Anti Aging and was since added to formulae of various skin products. But is it worth the hype? Let’s take a closer look.

 

What does Snail Mucin do?

Firstly, Snail Mucin can:

  • Soften Fine Lines
  • Hydrate
  • Firm & Plump Skin
  • Fade Scars
  • Fade Hyperpigmentation
  • Soothe Red & Irritated Skin
  • Repair Skin Damage

 

How does it do it?

But how can it do all this? Well, for starters, it’s rich in Glycosaminoglycans, a natural moisture factor already present in our skin. These little helpers are what boost collagen production and elastin – essential to skin in tightening, firming and plumping – from the deepest layers. These effects, in turn, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving it its staple anti aging property.

 

Another molecule that comes into play is Hyaluronic Acid, also contained in abundance in Snail Mucin – and we all know by now just how much of a hydration potion this is!

 

Moreover, a special little snail called Achatina fulica hailing from Africa has its own glycosaminoglycan with major wound-healing properties!

 

What’s even better is that  also  contains Copper Peptides called GHK (glycyl-L-histidyl-L-lysine). They are contained in human plasma, saliva, and urine but decline with age. As a result, this miracle worker stimulates collagen, dermatan sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and the small proteoglycan, decorin. In cosmetic products, it has been found to tighten loose skin and improve elasticity, skin density, and firmness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce photodamage, and hyperpigmentation, and increase keratinocyte proliferation. Imagine it working in tandem with everything else listed in this article!

 

As you can tell, the race to get one’s hands on Snail Mucin has become a top priority for many brands. Some even came up with their own original formulations and patented them! USA, China, and of course even South Korea have active patents ranging from the treatment of rosacea to anti aging.

 

All in all, Snail Mucin has earned itself a top place in the skincare world. It can treat many different issues all at once, all backed up by scientific research conducted over the span of over 15 years. It can also be well tolerated by even the most sensitive skins.

 

Where to find

This fantastic ingredient can be found in many of the Benton products we carry, so if you want to try it out you can take a look HERE :)

More specifically, you can see it in the Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin, the first step to revitalise tired skin. Experience a bright and resilient skin with this multi-care product as it will provide moisture and nutrition in a few drops. It is also excellent for cooling, soothing and protecting the skin.  It has a non-sticky watery texture, easy to absorb;

 

Serum wise, we have the Benton Snail Bee High Ultimate Serum 35ml, a multitasking serum that’s suitable for all skin types and works to protect and hydrate, add suppleness and vitality, and target hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone;

 

If you are looking for a sheet mask, try out the Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask (Revitalising), crafted from pure cotton, each multi-beneficial, pre-moistened sheet mask comprises of 66% Sinesis Leaf Water and 20% Snail Secretion Filtrate to help smoothen rough, dry skin damaged by pollution and environmental aggressors;

 

As far as essences go, we have Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence: this beauty in a bottle gently nourishes and clears your skin all in one go;

 

Last but not least, Benton Snail Bee High Content Lotion where with just one drop you can smoothen your skin, firm it, and moisturise it, leaving an extraordinarily velvety sensation after being absorbed.

 

Let us know how you get along with it by leaving a review of the products you use! 😊

 

 

 

Sources

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