Snail mucin (aka snail secretion filtrate) has turn out to be a well-known ingredient in Korean skincare due to its versatility in treating many skin concerns and its suitability for all skin types.
Naturally, it contains antimicrobial properties, which helps to keep acne-causing bacteria at bay. Nevertheless, the glycolic acid in snail mucin also helps to prevent breakouts by exfoliating the skin (and thereby removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores).
Snail mucin also restore the skin’s moisture barrier – which in turn will minimise breakouts. This is due to the ingredient hyaluronic acid, which means it attracts water molecules to your outer skin layer, keeping your skin hydrated. This makes a great sense, as snails require a lot of moisture to
stop them from drying out.
Glycolic acid in snail mucin also gently exfoliate the skin, which removes dead skin cells and reveals newer and non-pigmented cells. Hyaluronic acid present in snail mucin works to preserve your skin in super hydrated and plump condition – which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The hyaluronic acid in snail mucin also intensifies collagen and elastin production in the outer layers of your skin, which makes the skin look firmer and more youthful looking.
Note: Strength in pore care (exfoliating), hydrating and firming/lifting.