Snail mucin might not sound like something you'd put on your face. However, after reading this blog, we're confident you feel differently. Keep reading to learn all about the latest TikTok trend - Snail Mucin.
The benefits of our fave slimy goo
Although it might sound new to you, the produce of snail was already implemented in medicinal use in Ancient Greece to treat inflammation. After years of research and different ways of usage, it turned out to be a popular ingredient to use in skincare. The idea to implement snail slime in skincare was reborn around 1980, when the workers on a snail farm noticed their hands were way softer and plumper than before! It turned out a snail produces this slime that consists of extremely beneficial ingredients for the skin, such as antioxidants, collagen and elastin. Not only can this result in healing parts of the skin, it also has an immense moisturizing effect.
It was in Korea where snail mucin, or slime entered the official beauty market. Cult favorite brand COSRX joined the tribe and launched not just a snail essence, it literally launched the holy grail: COSRX’s Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. 96% percent of the essence consists of Snail Secretion Filtrate, only adding a few additional ingredients to enhance the effects of the product. It has the ability to repair everything from dry patches, to acne breakouts while helping reduce hyper pigmentation. You can seen it as vitamins for your face being loaded with replenishing and revitalizing nutrients to help prevent and repair the damage, giving you ultimate elasticity and hydration. In addition to all of the benefits above, COSRX is a cruelty-free brand that does not test on animals.
It's not without reason it became a Tik Tok trend. It's effective and affordable. According to skincare expert Jude Chao, "it feels exactly as you would imagine snail slime to feel: ‘smooth, dense, and lubricating.’ She says it spreads easily and feels amazing on the skin. It's refreshing and you immediately feel it hydrating the skin. She says it ‘eases dryness, calms irritation, and makes her face feel smooth and healthy, deeply nourished and fortified against external irritants.’ Since she tried it, she has kept on using it every single day and gives it a 5/5. Can you ask for anything more?
Also our Coucou Expert Elisa Lee is fan. “A must-have in your skincare routine! A slimy non-sticky texture that sinks right in! Use after toner. The holy grail repairs and will heal your wounds faster.”
It's a staple in all our routines with quick results. Any questions? Just email us!