What is snail mucin? Snails produce slime to help them move and cling on surfaces, as well as protect their skin from the external environment. Being rich in Hyaluronic Acid, protein and elastin, snail secretion is recognized for its moisturising, hydrating and calming properties which are beneficial to combat aging signs and help reduce the appearance of blemishes. Because of this, snail mucin is one of the best Korean skincare ingredients to start your anti aging skincare routine, which you can ideally start using in your 20s. In addition, snail mucin can also help improve the appearance of acne scars, blemishes and uneven skin tone by rebuilding damaged skin barrier to reveal smoother complexion.
How is snail secretion collected? Are snails harmed when making snail cream? There are several ways to harvest it, and the process does not cause harm to the snails. The more popular technique involves placing snails in a dark room on mesh or glass surfaces, and then collecting the mucus produced afterwards. The result is snail mucus filtrate or mucin which is added as the star ingredient of MIZON’s Snail line. With snail mucin as the main ingredient of this skincare line, you may be wondering, is MIZON cruelty free? The answer is, yes MIZON is cruelty free and they do not test products on animals.
When to use snail mucin? Being a gentle and safe ingredient, snail mucin benefits all skin types and can be used at anytime of the day. You can even mix it together with other ingredients like hyaluronic acid for that extra plumpness and hydration boost! To help you get started, here are some of our featured products to snail your skincare routine:
Cleanse Away Impurities Without Worry
MIZON Snail Silky Deep Cleansing Foam is a gentle, non-irritating foam cleanser formulated with snail secretion filtrate to deeply cleanse your face without stripping away moisture, leaving you with firmer, refreshed, radiant skin.
The dense, marshmallow-like, soft foam effectively removes make up and impurities from your skin, leaving it clean, refreshed and hydrated. With additional ingredients like beeswax and baking soda, this cleanser leaves a smooth, clarified finish without feelings of tightness!
Repairing Begins with a Toner
Toning your skin is an essential step in your skin care routine, especially if you have dry, fatigued, dull skin.
MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Toner increases your skin’s moisture and gives instant cooling sensation to soothe dry skin and maintain moisture levels. Its light and smooth texture forms a thin moisturising film that adheres to the skin to trap essential ingredients and nutrients that your skin needs. Formulated without parabens and artificial fragrance, this hypoallergenic toner is suitable for daily use for all skin types.
Essential Ingredients All in One Bottle
This humble bottle of essence contains everything you need to solve your skin care problems. Boosting with 88% snail mucus filtrate, the gel-like MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Essence increases skin elasticity and diminishes wrinkles by hydrating, stimulating collagen production and repairing the skin barrier.
With additional ingredients such as Centella asiatica which is known for its healing and soothing properties, as well as Hyaluronic Acid which boosts and retains skin moisture levels, this essence is a must-have to achieve healthy, supple skin.
Feel the power of snail with just a few drops
As our skin starts to naturally age and lose elasticity, it is common to start seeing wrinkles which can be rather frustrating. Now don’t you freak out, because MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule is your new best friend! With 80% snail secretion filtrate and Epidermal Growth Factor, this highly concentrated ampoule effectively delivers nutrients that your skin needs to increase cell turnover and improves skin elasticity so you can have youthful-looking, supple and plumper skin.
The gold thread extract found in the ampoule protects the skin from external environmental damage to improve overall texture and provides intensive moisture to revitalize sagging, tired skin. You will be amazed at how effective this intensive ampoule is in reversing the signs of aging! To reap maximum snail mucin benefits from this ampoule, you can either apply it directly onto your skin after toning, or mix it with your favourite essence or moisturiser.
Here is an under eye skin care tip
Rejuvenate dull, stressed and tired-looking eyes with MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Gold Eye Gel Patch. Formulated with snail secretion, 24k gold and 5 collagen peptides, these eye gel patches gives the delicate under eye area a surge of hydration and brightens dark circles to relieve tired, dull-looking eyes.
Made with Hydrogel, these patches leave your skin with cooling sensation when applied and delivers intense hydration in one simple step. After cleansing your face, place 2 eye gel patches on the area underneath your eyes for 20 minutes to instantly refresh and awaken your tired skin. Even though you don’t feel awake on the inside, at least you will on the outside!
The Moisturiser You’ll Definitely Need
With all the benefits that snail secretion extract has to offer, it is hard to not love this MIZON All in One Snail Repair Cream! Enriched with 92% snail extract, this versatile cream heals acne scars, improves skin elasticity, as well as diminish fine lines and wrinkles by maintaining the skin’s moisture levels. Also, it can reduce the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation to even out skin tone and give you clearer and glowing complexion.
Contrary to the belief that snail secretion is ‘slimy’, this cream does not leave sticky, greasy residue so you can apply it underneath your make up. Its lightweight, gentle and non-irritating formula is suitable for all skin types as a layering product to seal all the moisture from your essence, serum or ampoule. If you have oily skin, the All In One Cream alone should be enough.
Is snail cream good for skin? When used consistently, it can help improve your skin tone, delay premature aging and give your skin an energized appearance. For best results, apply a generous amount of this cream as a finishing step of your skin care routine after layering your other MIZON snail products.
We hope we gave you a better understanding of one of the trending ingredients of Korean beauty. With so many benefits, we definitely recommend you give one of MIZON Snail products a try if you haven’t already! Who knows this once doubted ingredient can become the holy grail of your skin care routine?
Apart from the snail line, MIZON has a number of other Korean skincare products under its brand, including the famous collagen skincare line and new MIZON Good Night Sleeping Mask.
What is collagen good for? Collagen are proteins found in your skin that are responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. As our skin goes through the natural aging process, the existing collagen breaks down which causes the skin to look dull, uneven or saggy. Therefore, incorporating anti-aging ingredients like collagen early on can make a noticeable difference. To find out more about collagen, click here.
MIZON Collagen line comprises of everything you need for a basic Korean skincare routine to give your skin a firmer and lifted appearance. This line includes a toner, ampoule, eye cream, cream and eye gel patch.
New Sleeping Mask
Have you met MIZON’s newest brightening sleeping mask? Say hello to MIZON Good Night White Sleeping Mask, a creamy, moisturising overnight facial mask pack made with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid that will illuminate your complexion to give it a livelier look the next morning. The fast absorbing, gel texture forms a protective shield to prevent moisture loss, leaving your skin fresh and supple!
Is MIZON a good brand? If you are looking to incorporate both natural and scientifical ingredients into your Korean skincare routines, MIZON is definitely a brand that you must try! The combination of various ingredients into a single Korean beauty product is what sets MIZON apart in the Korean beauty market as being a highly favoured brand!