Snail slime, otherwise known as snail mucin or snail secretion filtrate, has been around for centuries, with its use in skincare dating back to Ancient Greece. Here, Hippocrates (the ‘father of medicine’) recommended the topical application of crushed snails to treat inflammatory skin conditions and aid wound healing. Luckily, nowadays snail slime is collected without killing snails and is formulated into creams and serums for a more pleasant skincare experience. So what are the best snail slime serums available today? And why should you be using them?
If youre a fan of Japanese and Korean skincare and beauty products then you have likely come across serums and essences containing snail mucin, but what is snail mucin? And, more to the point, what are the benefits of snail mucin in skincare? Snail mucin is another name for snail secretion filtrate, or snail slime and is an animal-derived growth factor. Growth factors are high molecular weight peptides that encourage wound healing and tissue repair. The growth factors in snail mucin are highly beneficial to the snail and enable it to self-heal after injuries. These regenerative effects are due to the complex chemical composition of snail mucin. A chemical analysis…
Large facial pores are a common cosmetic concern for many people. While the size of our pores is largely genetic and out of our control, evidence suggests that there are a number of skincare ingredients that can reduce pore size. So what are the best serums for reducing pore size?
So, you have just purchased the most recent skincare ingredients that you have heard the skincare community raving about, but how long will it be until you see results? How long does it take for skin care ingredients to work? At what point do you accept that a skincare ingredient just does not seem to work for your skin? How long does it take for skin care ingredients to work for you?
In terms of anti-aging products available on the market, sunscreens are by far the most effective and affordable treatment - yet they still remain overlooked. Without incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine you are fighting a losing battle. But what about protection from visible light? Well, that's where mineral sunscreens with antioxidants come in!