Snail Mucin in skincare – yes or no?

snail mucin in skincare

The skincare world is always full of new and innovative ingredients, some may even be a little bit shocking. If you’re on #skintok or follow any of the popular skincare influencers, I’m sure you’ve heard of snail mucin by now. What is it and is it worth the hype?

What is snail mucin?

Snail mucin is the excretion from a snail. As unappealing as that might sound, it gained a lot of hype in the k-beauty sector because of the noticeable, fast results. It is also referred to as the SFF or snail secretion filtrate. In skincare it is categorised as a moisturiser and collagen-stimulator.

What are the benefits of the snail mucin?

The main benefits are:

Snail mucin contains moisturising agents that work to repair the barrier function of the skin.

It contains growth factors and ingredients, meant for injury repair.

Because of the key ingredient allantoin, which calm irritation, soothes the skin and stimulates cell regeneration.

Beside all the above mentioned ingredients, it also contains loads of various nutrients including zinc, copper peptide and both vitamins A and E.

How to use it?

Snail mucin comes in many different skincare products, from moisturisers to serums. But what is the best way to use it?

To get the most benefits out of this incredible ingredient, make sure to opt for a product, that contains a higher concentration of it. The best way to use it is as a serum, right before applying your moisturiser.

The best snail mucin products

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin
Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin

If you don’t know where to start when looking for snail mucin skincare, here is a list of my favorite products.

The Cosrx version of the snail mucin has gone viral on TikTok, and for good reason. It’s fairly affordable and it has a very high percentage of the snail mucin, 96%. It’s been my holy grail product for a few months now, and I’m definitely seeing some results. My skin is much more plump and hydrated!

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin is an essence, meaning you should use right after you’ve washed your face, by gently tapping it in your face. Then, follow with a serum and a moisturiser.

Mizon Multi Function Formula All in One Snail Repair

Mizon Multi Function Formula All in One Snail Repair
Mizon Multi Function Formula All in One Snail Repair

This Mizon moisturiser is another great product. It’s perfect for dry skin types or for winter, when you skin needs a bit more love. It contains 92% of the snail mucin, which is a very high concentration.

It also contains hyaluronic acid and green tea, and it has no added perfumes or colorants. It comes in different sizes, a travel size, medium and a large, so you can try it out before buying the whole jar. But let me tell you, the price of the Mizon moisturiser is definitely worth it. It leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft, plump, and it’s great for acne scares and skin irritation.

In conclusion I can say that snail mucin is for sure worth the hype. This fairly affordable ingredient lives up to the hype and is worth trying out. Whether you want some extra moisture, get rid of skin irritation and acne scars, or just want some extra nutrients for your skin, try out the snail skincare!

Thank you for reading, check out more skincare related posts, and see you soon x


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