The amazing properties of snail mucus (a natural medicine and cosmetic) have been known since ancient times and have been used since the time of Hippocrates in traditional medicine.
Snail secretion is rich in mucopolysaccharides, which give it the characteristic of viscosity and membrane formation, protective (prevents the negative effects of environmental factors and the functional effects of pathogenic microorganisms) and moisturizing properties. Participates in control of inflammation, in the reconstruction and repair of the hydration of the skin, offering significantly to anti-aging by improving fine lines as it soothes the skin, repairs damaged tissues and restores hydration.
The chemical analysis of the qualitative secretion of the snail (elixir) presented a combination of active substances, of which the following stand out:
Allantoin: It helps to fight free radicals and to stimulate the proliferation of keratinocytes and with this mechanism it promotes epidermal renewal and the increase in the healing speed of small skin wounds, being an essential means of slowing down aging. It also has moisturizing properties
Elastin: protein that is part of the connective tissue and gives elasticity to the skin, increasing its density and tightening.
Collagen: is a protein that is an essential component of the skin. Act as moisturizing and emollient (due to its elasticity it makes the skin softer) . Reduces the depth of wrinkles (works as a natural skin filler).
Glycolic Acid: it causes the dead cells of the surface layers of the skin to exfoliate – which allows other nutrients to penetrate deeper into the skin. It also stimulates the production of endogenous collagen and elastin by fibroblasts and thus plays an invaluable role in restoring balance, elasticity and maintaining the skin's youthfulness, making the skin more radiant.
Vitamins (A&D), they bring an antioxidant effect and stimulate the production of collagen. Their high content of snail extract prevents destruction and helps maintain healthy skin cells. They play a very important role in slowing down the aging of cells and maintaining the youth and elasticity of the skin.
essential amino acids (glycine, proline, hydrocyproline, glutamic acid) and others proteins: enhance peripheral vasculature and "oxygenate the skin", ensuring the supply of nutrients (i.e. nutrition) and skin hydration. Vitamins also provide a antioxidant and healing action.
Natural antimicrobial action – They prevent infections and fight bacteria present on the skin.