Here’s a surprisingly slimy skincare fact: snail mucin (AKA snail slime) is a collagen-stimulating moisturizer that brings supple and glowing results.
Snail mucin contains moisturizing agents that work to repair the barrier function of the skin, blocking out irritants while locking in moisture.
Snail mucin is a stress-induced excretion and because of this, it is comprised of ingredients meant to repair or protect from injury. Cool, right?!
This slimy skincare trend can generally be used on all skin types, but vegans beware — since snail mucin it is derived from an animal, you might want to pass on this one.