Why Snail Mucus (Yes, You Read That Correctly) Will Change Your Beauty Routine
We've done some pretty crazy things in the name of beauty—bubbling facemasks anyone?
Or how about our quick foray into magnetic eyelashes? This is why we jumped at the chance to explore the crazy beauty ingredient that has been popping up in K-beauty products: snail mucus. No need to reread that last sentence—using slime from snails is a real thing!
This miracle ingredient has been used in Asia and Ancient Greece for ages but has only recently been discovered stateside. Snail slime packs a potent punch and is made up of ingredients including hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein and peptides. In a snail's natural environment, the above ingredients help protect its skin from damage. The idea is that the benefits will also happen when it is applied topically to human skin. In fact, snail farmers that harvested snails for eating in France noticed that their skin was visibly smoother after handling snails. This hatched up the idea for using snail mucus in beauty products.
In order to ease you into snail beauty, we've rounded up some of the most popular products out there.
TONYMOLY Intense Care Snail Hydro-Gel Mask
TONYMOLY Timeless Ferment Snail Eye Mask
Gold Snail BB Cream
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Snail slime is a superstar in the K-beauty world, and BB Cream is also a star in this circle. It was only a matter of time before somebody infused BB creams with snail's miracle ingredient. This lightweight makeup alternative not only covers up imperfections, it also helps heal them. With an SPF of 50+, this is a no-brainer product you should keep in your beauty arsenal.
Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask
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We're all for multitasking! A product that gets to work while we get some shut-eye is definitely something that perks up our ears. This hydrating mask is infused with snail extract and will support your cells' individual regeneration as you sleep. It adds moisture and firmness as well.
Now that you know the best snail products to try out there, cop a few summer makeup tips from beauty guru Chrisspy HERE.