If you knew something could reduce the rate at which you age, would you still use it? It’s no news that I’m a skincare lover, i mean, If it’s skeeen, count me in. If you’re not a newbie to the skincare world, especially korean skincare then you’d probably know what a snail serum is. If you don’t, no worries! I gatchu.
First of all,
What Is Snail Serum?
Snail serum is gotten from snail mucin which is in turn gotten from a snail, obviously. It is an excretion from a snail. You might be wondering, do you need to kill a snail to get this serum? No! Snail mucin is created naturally by snails as a way of protecting themselves against bacteria, infection and all sorts. It is also used by snails to prevent them from drying out of their tissue. It’s that excretion that comes out when a snail is under stress, not when it moves.
Snail mucin can be made into different products. For example, face cream, eye cream and so on. It should be noted that a serum is the most concentrated version of the snail mucin.
Why Should I Use Snail Serum On My Skin?
1. It helps in moisturizing the skin.
Snail serum contains moisturizing agents that work to repair the barrier function of the skin, locking out irritants from the environment and at the same time locking in moisture. If you have dry skin, a snail serum is perfect for your skin. Speaking of dry skin, here are some golden tips that can help your skin look the best.
2. It promotes collagen production
It is composed of ingredients that are meant to protect from injury or repair. This includes growth factors that work by triggering the growth of new skin cells and new collagen. Collagen helps to reduce wrinkles and makes the skin looks younger.
3. It aids in skin healing and regeneration
Snail serum contains an ingredient with healing properties and also stimulates cell regeneration. All of these in a snail. Wow!
4. It contains important vitamins and minerals.
It contains important vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to the skin. Examples are Vitamin A and Vitamin E.
Recommended Snail Serum Products
There are so many skincare brands out there and we should know what brand sells the exact thing we’re looking for. Our skin is sensitive. And this is why I’ve put together a list of recommended brands that you can get your serum from whenever you decide to. Think of it as ermmm…. I’ve gone the extra mile for you.
In no particular order, here goes:
1. CosRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
This is a cult favorite K-Beauty product known for its effectiveness. When you talk of snail serum, this is one that easily comes to mind. It is a very hydrating and lightweight serum. It almost instantly pumps the skin when applied. It is also available in cream form, CosRX Advanced Snail 92 All in One Repair Cream. This cream is also highly moisturizing and repairs damaged skin. It also gives you a healthy glow alongside this.
The only problem (which isn’t a problem by the way) with this product is it’s a bit sticky and slimy in nature. When you see the effectiveness, you will get used to the texture. Here’s a link to buy CosRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and if you’d like both, here a bundle deal you might like.
2. Missha Super Aqua Cell Renewal Snail Cream
Because your skin repairs itself at night, skin experts suggest that you should always use a night cream. This snail sleeping mask, as I like to call it, makes your skin firm, evens out your skin tone and is also suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin.
3. Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream
This one contains 92% potent snail extract and it works on repairing your skin since it has healing properties. It has a light texture and is easily absorbed. It is also available in serum form. Shop this product here
4. Seoul Ceuticals Korean Skin Care Snail Repair Cream
This Korean snail cream contains 97.5% potent snail mucin and is highly recommended. This face moisturizer helps the formation of collagen and protects your skin from damage. It also restores hydration.
5. Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Serum
This is a concentrated serum that nourishes, brightens and repairs the skin with ingredients like snail mucin, bee venom and tree, and tree leaf water. It is lightweight and suitable for all skin type. You can get this product here
If you’re wondering where you can shop for these products in Nigeria, check out this article the best places to buy skincare products in nigeria and if you don’t stay in Nigeria, Sephora is one place you’re likely to find most of them or on Amazon. Go shop guys!
Thank you for reading.
See you in my next post.