Would You Use Snail Mucus in Your Skincare Routine?
We’re all familiar with the slimy and shiny trail left behind from slugs and snails, right? In fact, most of us try to avoid it. Some of us have even given escargot a try. But would you put snail mucus on your face or body? Also referred to as snail filtrate or slug slime, snail mucus is one of the best-kept beauty secrets out there.
What Makes Snail Mucus So Special?
For starters, the slime you see is over 90 percent water. The remaining composition is made up of some powerful beauty-boosting natural compounds. You may not have ever thought much about snails, but unlike most animals and insects, they don’t have legs or feet. This means that they need something to protect their bodies from the surfaces that they inch along. This something is their mucus. This mucus is packed full of naturally occurring:
- UV protection
- Collagen and elastin
- Hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid
- The anti-inflammatory allantois
- Natural antimicrobials
Slug Mucus Skincare Products
To benefit from the beauty and anti-aging benefits above, you can skip going to the garden or woods to forage, and instead explore your options in snail slime beauty products. The most common options are face mask sheets, face serums and creams, and for full-body benefits, soap. Don’t worry, the slime is one of many ingredients in these products!
With intensive moisturising properties and anti-aging abilities, why not give it a try? Use daily to minimise sun damage, stimulate collagen and elastin, hydrate, reduce wrinkles, fade age spots and scars, and soothe and treat acne, stretch marks, rosacea, burns, scrapes, and other minor skin blemishes.
People Around the World Have Been Using Slug Slime for Years
The use of slug slime for beauty and anti-ageing dates back hundreds of years. It has long been used in Asian beauty products, particularly in Korean face masks and creams. Decades ago in France, it was noted that farmers who handled slugs for escargot had smooth and gorgeous skin. It is even said that in ancient Greece, Hippocrates prescribed a formula of crushed snails and sour milk to cure inflammation.
Don’t Worry—You Don’t Have to Harvest Your Own Slugs!
If the information above has you intrigued, but you still aren’t onboard, you may be happy to learn that most beauty products that incorporate slug slime use indoor farm raised slugs. This controlled environment ensures there are no unknown environmental toxins in the mucus.
Still Not Convinced?
If you still aren’t convinced that you should incorporate some kind of slime or mucus in your beauty routine—you might be surprised to learn that you may have already used it. While many slug beauty brands advertise this vital ingredient in their name, for many the mucus is one of many ingredients. In other words, if you haven’t been reading your labels, it might be there, and you didn’t even know.
Natural French Soap believes in turning to nature for chemical-free beauty solutions, which is why we have added our shea butter infused Savon au Mucus d’Escargot to our product line!
Have you ever used snail mucus products before? Have you ever hear of it? Do you think you would be willing to give it a try? Please leave your comments below.
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