Snail slime cream: effects and benefits

All the benefits of snail slime cream for the face

Snail slime cream is a cosmetic product that has gained great popularity in recent years thanks to its effects given by the active ingredients of the main ingredient.

In fact, snail slime is rich in beneficial substances, including vitamins, collagen, elastin, allantoin, glycolic acid and mucoproteins.

Due to the potential of these substances, numerous studies have been conducted on the secretion of snails in recent years: the results have highlighted benefits on hydration, elasticity and regeneration of the skin.

During this article we will discover details on the effects of snail slime cream , what actions it can perform on the skin based on the harmony between the ingredients and which creams can be found on the market.

Effects of snail slime cream: when are they found?

To experience the benefits of snail slime, it must be the main component of the face cream .

Are you wondering how to figure this out?

It might seem complicated, but it's actually very simple: before buying a cream, try reading its INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredient), i.e. the index of the product's cosmetic ingredients.

It is usually found on the label or in the box, but it is also very common to find it in e-commerce sites that sell these items.

Here is an example of INCI that you can find on the snail slime cosmetics site :

inci snail slime cream

Specifically, this is the list of ingredients of the Anti-Aging Cream , a face cream with 72% snail slime (in cosmetics, snail slime is referred to as SNAIL SECRETION FILTRATE ).

By law, the components listed must be in descending order of weight . This means that in first place we find the ingredient contained in the highest percentage of the product, then followed by the substances with the lowest weight (in order up to 1%, a percentage under which they can be listed in no particular order).

Therefore, if the face cream contains high percentages of snail slime, then the wording Snail Secretion Filtrate should be in first or second place in the INCI.

A further confirmation is the percentage of snail slime : the manufacturer, for clarity, could indicate it in the product description and/or print it on the box or label.

The high quantity of this ingredient is a plus for the product, so it is unlikely to be hidden or not indicated.

Let's now see what the effects of snail slime cream are when the secretion is present in high percentages in the cosmetic formula.

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1) Nourishment and hydration of the skin

Snail slime is rich in glycolic acid and allantoin, the combination of which helps keep skin hydrated and silky .

Snail slime cream with moisturizing effect
In fact, glycolic acid is a natural exfoliant that makes the skin brighter and smoother. In addition to removing the superficial cells of the epidermis, it stimulates cell turnover, i.e. the replacement between old and new cells, and promotes the production of collagen.

Allantoin reduces transepidermal water loss, helping to keep skin hydrated. It also has a soothing action and, like glycolic acid, stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that gives elasticity to the skin, making it compact and firm.

Studies on the hydrating effects of snail slime creams have tested products with percentages of snail slime from 2 to 10%, finding that the greatest benefits are obtained with an increase in the concentration of the ingredient.

2) Support for anti-aging treatments

Snail slime is rich in active ingredients with high anti-aging potential, including:

  • Allantoin and glycolic acid , which promote cell turnover and collagen production
  • Collagen , which provides firmness and elasticity to the dermis
  • Elastin , which makes the skin elastic and capable of deforming back to its initial stage
  • Vitamin C , a powerful antioxidant that delays the appearance of the signs of aging
  • Vitamin E , antioxidant that promotes cell renewal
  • Vitamin A, which promotes the production of collagen and elastin

In anti-aging creams with a high percentage of snail slime, these substances work in synergy with the anti-aging ingredients , helping to enhance the beneficial effects and results.

3) Barrier against external agents

Snail slime creams can form a barrier against environmental factors that can damage the skin, including:

  • pollution, which accelerates skin aging, promotes the formation of blackheads and makes the skin dull;
  • the cold, which causes irritation, redness and dryness;
  • heat, especially caused by heating, which reduces humidity in the air making the skin drier and more sensitive.

Specifically, allantoin and mucoproteins present in snail slime have a protective action that can help reduce the damage from these external agents.

Read also: Best snail slime serum: guide to choosing

4) Skin repair

Snail slime cream with repairing effect

One of the main components of snail slime is allantoin, known for its regenerating and soothing properties.

This substance helps the skin regenerate by promoting the replacement of old, damaged or dead skin cells with new cells. Not surprisingly, it is a cosmetic ingredient heavily used in healing, repairing and soothing products.

Thanks to allantoin, snail slime creams are renowned for their potential effect on acne scars and skin irritations.

In conclusion

The effects of snail slime cream range from hydration to skin repair, from anti-aging action to protection against external environmental factors.

From today, you know the benefits of these products in detail and know how to choose those with a high concentration of snail slime.

To obtain more beautiful and healthy skin we also recommend using snail slime serums before applying the cream: these are products in which the ingredient is even more concentrated, dedicated to specific problems such as pimples, dehydration , spots on the skin and much more.

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