Skip to main content

The Beauty of Snail Mucin


Unless you’ve been hiding in your shell for the past year or more, you’ve probably heard about the latest trendy skin care ingredient—snail mucin. That’s the slimy, gooey substance that oozes out of snails to help them lubricate their path and keep them protected as they slowly slither over their terrain.

It’s natural that one might be reluctant to smear snail slime over their face if invited to. It almost sounds like a prank or dare. However, snail mucin, or snail secretion filtrate as it’s also known, is rich in nutrients like hyaluronic acid, glycoproteins and antioxidants, and is believed to have a range of benefits for the skin. Composed of proteins, enzymes, peptides and trace minerals, snail mucin helps to keep snails hydrated and creates an antimicrobial environmental barrier. And it turns out what’s good for the snail’s skin, is good for our skin as well.

This unexpected skin care ingredient isn’t a new idea. Traditional Chinese medicine has used this viscous fluid to treat a host of conditions and the ancient Greeks employed it as an anti-inflammatory. More recently, snail mucin has made its way into the K-beauty scene as the latest superstar skin care ingredient and from there onto the world beauty stage. It’s now readily available in all types of skin care products from masks and essences to creams and serums. If sales are any indication, no one seems the least bit shy about slathering themselves with snail goo, especially when the nourishing, hydrating and skin-repairing factors are considered.

In addition to its moisturizing properties, snail mucin is loaded with antioxidants, and according to the Mayo Clinic website, may help reduce signs of aging like wrinkles, uneven skin tone and sagging. And if that wasn’t enough, studies indicate that snail mucin helps with skin regeneration and protects against damaging free radicals. The results? A more youthful, radiant-looking complexion. Who’s still shy about trying snail mucin now?

Avon has two great new products, Beyond Glow Snail Mucin Complex + Niacinamide Serum and Snail Mucin Complex + Panthenol Cream. Both the cream and serum contain Snail Mucin Complex and have been clinically tested to improve skin tone brightness for that glass-skin look. In consumer perception tests, women said discolorations looked reduced and skin’s fine lines appeared softer. Who knew that mollusk mucus could do so much?

What started out as just another skin care fad seems here to stay. Take advantage of the “snail effect” and slow down the look of aging with this powerful ingredient with proven benefits for the skin, and dare to glow from within.

Items in This Article
Beyond Glow Snail Mucin Complex + Niacinamide Serum
Beyond Glow Snail Mucin Complex + Niacinamide Serum
Reviews 6
$34.00 $25.99


Popular posts from this blog


Skincare:  How to treat the 4 types of wrinkles Known by many names crow's feet, laugh lines creases, WRINKLES   Unless you have found a way to cheat father time wrinkles are in your future.  Wrinkles are a defining characteristic of  the natural aging process.  Superdrug surveyed 2000 women.  The beauty retailer found that by age 29 women are worried about aging.  There top concerns are wrinkles and sagging skin. Did you know that not all wrinkles are the same? As a matter of course most believed that there were two types of wrinkles. Dynamic Wrinkles -   Those lines that develop from facial movements, such as smiling. Static Wrinkles - Lines that form due to loss of elasticity and collagen, which causes the skin to eventually sag.   In 2006 researchers at the university hospital of Liege, Belgium published a study in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. In this study they  identified four different categories of wrinkles. Th


Underwear that Fits Correctly ARTICLE: There is one very easy trick to making all your clothes look good (even when you’re wearing your own 34-year-old Duran Duran t-shirt – the oldest piece of clothing I own by a very, very long way). That number 1 trick? Get your underwear right. Oh, I can’t tell you how many years I spent wearing the wrong kind of underwear. The wrong size bra, ill-fitting knickers, the wrong  shape  bras… I’ve learnt a new trick just recently – but first, that t-shirt! My original Duran Duran Seven and the Ragged Tiger tour t-shirt is mine –  from 1983 . I cannot tell you how happy I am to be wearing my most treasured t-shirt and oldest item in my wardrobe, an item I thought until recently was most probably lost. I knew I hadn’t deliberately got rid of it, I just knew I’d put it somewhere ‘safe’ (that old chestnut!) and I’d been looking for it for years.

Vitamins Needed for Healthy Skin

Research suggests that some vitamins might play a key role in skin health. In many cases, these vitamins are most effective when a person applies them directly to the skin. Following a healthful, balanced diet that is free of vitamin and nutrient deficiencies may improve skin health by boosting overall health. Vitamin A Many multivitamins contain 100 percent or more of the recommended daily intake of  vitamin A . Other  good sources of vitamin A  include carrots, dark leafy green vegetables,  sweet potatoes , and  eggs . Retinoids, including retinol, tretinoin, isotretinoin, and similar chemicals, are manufactured forms of vitamin A. B-complex vitamins Several  B-complex vitamins  may improve skin health. The water-soluble vitamins are readily available as supplements, including as supplements that include all 12 B-complex vitamins. Research into the role of vitamin B-complex supplements is promising, though inconclusive. A  2018 study  found that vitam