Do you flinch when we tell you that you can apply snail slime or secretion on your face as part of your skin care routine? Or does the idea of having snails crawl directly on your face sound odd? But did you know, the use of snail secretion in skin care dates as far back to ancient Greece, where they were used as topical treatments to soothe skin inflammation? Today, they have made a major comeback as a Korean beauty trend with brands like MIZON adding this highly prized ingredient into their products.
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.
You may be wondering, how is snail secretion collected? 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.
To help you get started, here are some of our featured products to snail your skincare routine:
Cleanse Away Impurities Without Worry
MIZON Snail Cushion Foam Cleanser 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, aloe, macadamia seed oils, and red ginseng, this cleanser rejuvenates your skin from within to reveal a bright, healthy and supple complexion. So many benefits in one cleanser!To use this foam cleanser, lather a pea-sized amount on the palm of your hands and gently massage it on your face. Leave it on for about 30 seconds for deeper cleansing before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel before moving on to the next step of your skin care routine.
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 age and lose moisture, 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. Simply put a few drops on your skin, gently massage until it is fully absorbed into your skin. You will be amazed at how effective this ampoule is in reversing the signs of aging!
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 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.
For best results, apply a generous amount of this cream as a finishing step of your skin care routine.