Snail Mucin Moisturizer
We’ve previously written about why we love snail mucin – it speeds up cell regeneration, heals blemishes, boosts skin firmness, and is a great hydrator – and while the name certainly sounds like something icky, it’s an awesome moisturizer and collagen-stimulator deserving of a spot in any skincare regimen.
Also called snail slime, snail mucin isn’t as gross as it sounds. While it refers to the shelled gastropods that you may find in your garden and is the actual mucus snails secrete to protect themselves from scrapes and cuts while they’re stressed, the slime is actually great for your skin. In fact, a variety of different cultures and civilizations have been using it for centuries and there are a variety of benefits you can enjoy.
Snail mucin products, like our Peach Slices Snail Rescue Oil Free Moisturizer, will not only moisturize skin but also promote the production of collagen, a protein responsible for maintaining healthy joints and skin elasticity, and aids in skin healing and regeneration. Additionally, snail mucin’s moisturizing properties will sooth irritated skin and calm irritation and it’s loaded with nutrients that are good for your skin like anti-inflammatory zinc and healing manganese.
Snail mucin can generally be used on all skin types, but those with dry skin stand the most to gain from its hydrating properties. People with sensitive, easily irritated skin will also have a lot to gain from snail mucin considering its soothing properties and ability to calm irritation. It’s often used alongside antioxidants and retinol in addition to common staples in skincare like glycolic acid and vitamin C. How often one can use snail mucin depends on their needs, but generally it can be applied once or twice a day.
Peach and Lily’s Snail Rescue Oil Free Moisturizer is a great addition to your skincare regimen. The weightless moisturizer will quench skin in need of hydration, reduce shiny skin from oil, and even zap zits out of existence.