When a skincare ingredient is trending, we like to do some research and find out what the hype is all about. We dig into what kind of benefits redheads are actually getting, and of course, if it’s ‘Redhead-Friendly’. This time we’re talking snail mucin. Yes, you read that correctly…snail mucin. Here’s everything you need to know about this trending ingredient.
What is snail mucin?
Snail mucin is exactly what it sounds like — it’s the mucus or secretion that’s left behind when a snail crawls. Its been a popular ingredient in Korean skincare for a long time, but it has recently gained popularity in the United States. Although snail mucin is an animal byproduct, no snails are harmed in the collection process; snails release the mucin naturally.
What are the benefits of snail mucin
Snail mucin is made up of a mixture of proteins, enzymes, hyaluronic acid, copper peptides, antimicrobial peptides, iron, zinc, and proteoglycans. This complex mix helps to soften the skin, strengthen the skin barrier, improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fade hyperpigmentation, and boost collagen production.
Is snail mucin ‘Redhead Friendly’?
Like many ingredients found in nature, snail mucin is safe for sensitive and acne-prone skin. Since snail mucin is an ingredient, it’s usually paired with other ingredients to create an actual skincare product. Make sure to always read the ingredients and make sure the product overall is sensitive skin safe. If you’re interested in trying out snail mucin, here are a few products you may want to try.
- Peach Slices Snail Rescue Intensive Treatment Wash-Off Face Mask
- Peach Slices Snail Rescue All-in-One Oil-Free Face Moisturizer
- COSRX Snail Mucin 92% Repair Cream Daily Gel Moisturizer
- COSRX Snail Mucin 96% Power Repairing Essence Serum
- SeoulCeuticals Korean Skin Care 97.5% Snail Mucin Repair Cream
- LA PURE Korean Face Mask – Snail Mucin Hydrating Sheet Mask
Rock it like a Redhead!