Ingredient 101: Snail Mucin

Ingredient 101: Snail Mucin

Snail Mucin helps improve the skin’s surface. It smooths out texture and ensures the skin is properly moisturized. It’s the perfect ingredient to obtain dewy, healthy, and smooth skin. Snail Mucin has amazing protection and healing properties for the skin, creating a barrier between your skin and external factors.

Snails are not harmed in the process of skincare companies obtaining snail mucin. Not only is animal testing banned in Korea, but many manufacturers know that in order for snails to produce acceptable snail mucin, the snails need to be in a calm and comfortable environment. 

What type of skin benefits the most from Snail Mucin?

All skin types would benefit from this ingredient but oily and acne prone skin would benefit the most from Snail Mucin. Acne will heal better and scarring will fade faster. It also helps smooth out any texture on the skin that may have been caused by acne, dry patches, and/or irritated skin.

What benefits does it have on the skin?

Snail Mucin acts as a humectant to bind water to the skin and strengthen its barrier. It will help support and replenish the skin with essential nutrients. Not only will it help with acne or irritation, but it is also great for helping with fine lines and wrinkles because it has ingredients that are known to stimulate collagen and elastin (such as Hyaluronic Acid, Glycoprotein Enzymes, and Copper Peptides)!

What masks or skincare products contain this ingredient?

FaceTory Oh My Goodness Rejuvenating Snail Mask
Best for:
Oily, Combination
This sheet mask is great for hydrating the skin and preventing signs of aging. Your skin will feel rejuvenated thanks to amazing ingredients like Snail Secretion Filtrate and Shea Butter.

Elensilia IntraCELL Escargot + Caviar Repairing Mask
Best for:
All skin types
This sheet mask is packed with ingredients that will brighten, moisturize, and balance your skin. It’s a great option if you want the help your skin’s resilience because it’s packed with repairing properties from ingredients like Glycosaminoglycan (an ingredient that comes from Snail Mucin), Caviar Extract, and Morus Alba Root Extract.