Well the secret can be quite surprising, they apply extracts from Snail mucin. Yes you read it right! It is an intergal part of KOREAN SKINCARE.
Hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, proteoglycans and antimicrobial and copper peptides, all of which are commonly used in beauty products and proven to be beneficial for the skin. Snail mucin has even been registered and recognized as an official cosmetic ingredient under the name, ‘snail secretion filtrate.’
Korean skincare is the talk of the town. Not only do they follow 10 steps in the skincare routine like oil cleansing, form cleansing, exfoliation, toning, serum, essence, mask, night cream, eye cream, lip cream and sunscreen.
They also use different and interesting ingredients like snail extract, bee venom and even perforated Rice water for their skincare.
That is why Koreans age very slowly and most of them look not more than 35. Yes, of course most of it comes from genes, yet the world is going gaga just because their products are going amazing results.
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So what is this Snail Extract or snail mucin?
Have you ever seen a snail move? As they move they secrete a slimy substance which helps them to move on the surface. And this slime is said to have hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, proteoglycans and antimicrobial and copper peptides, all of which are commonly used in beauty products and proven to be beneficial for the skin.
It has even been registered and recognized as an official cosmetic ingredient under the name, ‘snail secretion filtrate.'””.
This substance can increase the production of collagen and in turn make one skin soft, supple and improve the skin tone.
Snail extract can be added in moisturizer, spot treatments and most of essence/serums. These are used to treat acnes scars mostly. These snail extract products mostly common in Korea.
Did you know?
Snail facials are quite common in Korea. They allow live snails to move around your face. Of course they used specifically cultured snails for this purpose.
Also read – Benefits of using Turmeric for skin
How does this actually is?
It is colorless and odorless, most of this is in a watery texture, which could be applied on face as serum. This is easily available on online.
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