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Skincare Ingredient Spotlight: Benefits of Snail Mucin 🐌

by Claire Hall 15 Feb 2022 0 Comments

Skincare Ingredient Spotlight : Benefits of Snail Mucin 🐌

Cupid Fun Fact: In the 1980s, Chilean snail breeders discovered the skin benefits of snail slime after having found their hands to be exceptionally soft post handling.

In present day, this spotlight slime has finally been acknowledge to be a skincare phenomenon, with K-Beauty being the key drivers of this and, bringing us the best of the best range of products that is fast growing in popularity, worldwide!
benefits of snail mucin
What is Snail Mucin?

Snail Mucin comes from the excretion produced by snails. It is made up of glcoproteinsm hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid and other nutritious substances. 

This mother nature gooey goodness is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive and particularly great for healing: dryness, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dullness, redness and inflammation.

Benefits of Snail Mucin?

Don't underestimate our lil friend over here, they provide a multitude of loving for multiple types of skin concerns including...

  • Hydration: Allows moisture to lock into the skin due to its natural moisturing agent, Sodium Hyaluronate, whilst creating a barrier protecting your skin from environmental irritants.

  • Anti Aging: Snail Mucin is produced when snails are stressed, this is Glycolic Acid which is made to repair and protect signs of aging from the surface to beneath through it's collage boosting nature.

  • Anti-Inflammatory: Formulated with Allantonin, a nutritious ingredient that is packed with healing properties, helping to calm the skin, smooth and stimulate cell regeneration.
  • Brightening: With Vitamin A and E both being rich in antioxidants, great for adding that glow back to dull skin and fading acne scares and treating hyper pigmentation issues

Snail Mucin Starter Pack Guide:

CLEANSER: COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Power Gel Cleanser

This very gentle and highly concentrated foaming cleanser is enriched with the nutritious Snail Mucin to hydrate, strengthen and protect the skin. The formula creates the smoothest bubbles to cling onto impurities for a thorough gentle cleanse without stripping the skin.

power gel cleanser


MOISTURISER: COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream

Made of 92% Snail Mucin, this nourishing moisturiser delivers rich nutrients and moisture to the skin, whilst strengthening the skin barrier and preventing skin damage. Other star ingredients in the formula are Hyaluronic Acid and Adenosine that work to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and plump the skin to give it a dewy look.

one cream

ESSENCE: COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Formulated with 96% Snail Secretion Filtrate - which locks in moisture into the skin and has the ability to repair and strengthen the skin barrier.  This light-weight essence sinks into the skin fast, giving it deep hydration - your face will have a healthy "glass skin" glow after using this product! This essence is water based rather than oil, which makes it also perfect for oily and combination skin!

power essence


SERUM: IUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum

Highly concentrated product with 70% Black Snail Mucin that intensely nourishes, repairs and strengthens the skin. Snail Mucin also helps with fading acne scars and pigmentation.  The formula also contains 5 different types of black superfood (black beans, black sesame, black rice, kelp and eggplant) that are filled with antioxidants and reduces the signs of aging. Finally the Centella Water helps soothe and calm the skin.


SHEET MASK: BENTON Snail High Content Mask

Highly concentrated sheet mask soaked in Snail Mucin, Bee Venom and Green Tea Leaf Extract that deeply hydrate, soothe and nourish the skin whilst improving skin texture and fading pigmentation/dark spots. The Adenosine in the formula also provides anti-aging care. This mask will leave the skin with a radiant glow. 

mask pack 

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