Would You Use Snail Slime in Your Skincare Routine?

Wednesday, 25 March 2020  |  Fifi

Would You Use Snail Slime in Your Skincare Routine

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Would You Use Snail Slime in Your Skincare Routine?

 

We're all familiar with the slimy and shiny trail left behind from snails and slugs, which most of us try to avoid. But would you put snail slime on your face or body? 

Also referred to as snail filtrate or snail mucus, snail mucus is one of the best-kept beauty secrets out there.

 

What Makes Snail Slime So Special?

For starters, the slime you see is over 90 per cent water. The remaining composition is made up of some potent beauty-boosting natural compounds. 

You may not have ever thought much about snails, but unlike most animals and insects, they don't have legs or feet. This means that they need something to protect their bodies from the surfaces that they inch along - this something is their mucus.

This excretion is packed full of naturally occurring:

  • UV protection
  • Collagen and elastin 
  • Hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid 
  • The anti-inflammatory allantois
  • Natural antimicrobials

 

Snail Slime Skincare Products

To benefit from the beauty and anti-ageing benefits above, you can skip going to the garden or woods to forage, and instead explore your options in slug slime beauty products.

The most common options are face mask sheets, face serums and creams, and for full-body benefits, soap. Don't worry, the slime is one of many ingredients in these products!

With intensive moisturising properties and anti-ageing abilities, why not give it a try? Use daily to minimise sun damage, stimulate collagen and elastin, hydrate, reduce wrinkles, fade age spots and scars, and soothe and treat acne, stretch marks, rosacea, burns, scrapes, and other minor skin blemishes.

 

People Around the World Have Been Using Snail Slime for Years

The use of snail slime for beauty and anti-ageing dates back hundreds of years. It has long been used in Asian beauty products, particularly in Korean face masks and creams.

Decades ago in France, it was noted that farmers who handled snails for escargot had smooth and gorgeous skin. It is even said that in ancient Greece, Hippocrates prescribed a formula of crushed snails and sour milk to cure inflammation. 

Would You Use Snail Slime,

 

Don't Worry, You Don't Have to Harvest Your Own Snails!

Has the information above intrigued you, but you are not yet on-board? You may be happy to learn that most beauty products that incorporate snail slime use indoor farm-raised snails. This controlled environment ensures there are no unknown environmental toxins in the mucus. 

 

Still Not Convinced?

If you are still not convinced enough, you might be surprised to learn that you may have already used it. While many snail beauty brands advertise this key ingredient in their name, for many, the slime is one of many components. In other words, if you haven't been reading your labels, it might be there, and you didn't even know. 

At Natural French Soap, we believe nature has a lot to offer for chemical-free beauty solutions. For this reason, we have added our shea butter infused Savon au Mucus d'Escargot to our product line!

 

Et Vous?

Have you ever tried rubbing snails on your face? Obviously, I'm joking but have you tried snail slime products? If yes, what were the results? If no, are you willing to try it, or does it all sound a little squeamish?

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