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Snail Muncin for Skincare: Ultimate Guide

Snail Muncin for Skincare: Ultimate Guide
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Snail mucin is one of the buzziest skincare ingredients in the beauty world right now. But before you add the latest snail mucin serum to your basket, let’s unpack exactly what this Korean skincare hack is, and why it's the perfect addition to your daily skincare routine.

What is snail mucin? 

Simply put, snail mucin is snail slime or excretion from a snail (you might also see it listed on ingredient labels as ‘snail secretion filtrate’ or ‘SSF’). Snail mucin is a natural substance secreted by snails to protect themselves. That being said, we wouldn’t recommend getting snail mucin straight from the source in your garden.

Korean skincare: The origins of snail mucin

Brimming with antioxidants, snail mucin is a skincare powerhouse that's been celebrated for centuries. It can be traced back to ancient Greece, where snail mucin was used to reduce inflammation and Traditional Chinese Medicine which has long used snail mucin to treat wounds. Fast forward to today, and Korean Skincare has harnessed the magic of snail mucin for modern skincare. It is an essential product to include in your skincare routine if you want to achieve ‘glass skin’ as popularised by Korean skincare and viral on TikTok.

What Does Snail Mucin Do for Your Skin?

Naturally made up of properties such as glycoproteins, hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid, snail mucin can hydrate, repair and rejuvenate skin. It’s a moisture magnet, locking in hydration to leave the skin plump and dewy thanks to the naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid, whilst stimulating collagen production with the help of glycolic acid. It also contains anti-inflammatory zinc, which helps soothe irritation.

How often should you use snail mucin?

Wondering how to make snail mucin a part of your skincare routine? It's gentle enough for daily use so, you can incorporate it into your morning and evening rituals.

Snail mucin benefits?

Snail mucin has a multitude of benefits to transform your skincare game:

  • Intense hydration: Snail mucin's moisture-locking ability is a game-changer, ensuring your skin remains beautifully hydrated
  • Skin repair: It's great for helping to heal wounds, reduce scars, and soothe irritated skin
  • Anti-aging: Snail mucin promotes cell turnover, helping you avoid fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne control: With its antimicrobial properties, snail mucin assists in keeping those breakouts at bay

Dr. Organic: Our favourite product 

When it comes to snail mucin products, there’s one that stands out —Dr. Organic's Snail Gel. The Snail Gel Facial Serum soothes, restores and nourishes the skin through a mix of snail mucin, olive leaf extract, levan and jujube seed extract and can be applied twice a day, before moisturising in the morning and after moisturising at night. Or, try Dr. Organic’s Snail Gel Cream, for a luxurious feeling of toned hydration. Apply liberally whenever it's needed.

Snail mucin’s gentle and fragrance-free qualities also makes it the perfect ingredient for under-eye products. Dr Organic’s Snail Eye Serum is a must-have for smoothing and toning the skin to keep those eye bags at bay. For best results, apply the eye serum to the skin outside the eye and gently rub towards the nose.

Snail mucin alternatives

If you’re not sold on the idea of snail slime on your face but still want to achieve that flawless Korean skincare look, there are other products you can try.

Hyaluronic acid is the secret to snail mucin’s deep hydration, so why not try Clinique’s Moisture Surge Moisturiser or Elizabeth Arden’s Visible Difference Replenishing Hydragel Complex Moisturiser, both of which contain the miracle skincare ingredient.

Or, if you’re looking to stimulate collagen, introduce Murad’s Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum or Dermalogica’s Daily Glycolic Cleanser into your daily skincare routine, for anti-ageing results.

For more Korean skincare, explore our range of Erborian products, filled with ingredients such as ginseng, red pepper extracts and bamboo water lock complex, to help you attain that crystal clear complexion.

Find more great deals on the latest skincare sensations on our website. And don’t forget to check out the Inspiration Blog for more articles on popular products and the latest viral trends.

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