Are you familiar with snail mucin? Fret not! Snail mucin is commonly used in Korean and Japanese skincare nowadays and is broadly used by many brands. Snail mucin is great for reducing redness, a rich amount of peptides and it’s a good skin soothing ingredient besides aloe vera. But what is snail mucin actually?
Snail mucin is a snail secretion filtrate, or ‘snail slime’ and is an animal-derived growth factor. Did you notice that snails are rarely injured or have scars even if they are walking bare foot? That is because they produce slime from their body naturally and the slime is rich in peptides. This is supposed to be a fast-healing property. Besides peptides, snail mucin is also found by researchers to contain another beneficial ingredient besides peptides which are collagen, allantoin, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, and may more.
How do they produce the mucin? Don’t worry, as far as I know there is no animal cruelty involved in this process. The biologists put the snails on a glass plate and allow the snail to roam around. They then collect the mucus left behind in the snail tracks with special tools. The mucin itself has some antibacterial properties and is very beneficial to the skin. Long ago, snail mucus is famous for being able to cure wounded hands and even made the wound heal faster and even ending up with smoother and hydrated skin. That is why it was commonly used back in the days and it is back in the skincare game today.
I love this Iunik Black snail restore serum so much. I used this on the day that I do outside job and been under the sun. This serums also works when I’m having very sensitive skin situations. Especially on days that I am near my period date and my skin tends to produce more sebum and acne. This serums helps a lot on curing and relaxing my skin from the tense feeling of acne and redness.
Snail Secretion Filtrate, centella Asiatica Leaf water, Butylene glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Glycereth-26, Water,1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate,Saccharomyces/Viscum Album(mistletoe) Ferment extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Glycine Soja (soybean) Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (rice) extract, Sesamum Indicum (sesame) seed extract, Solanum Melongena (eggplant) fruit extract, Saccharomyces/imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Allantoin, centella Asia Tica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice) Root extract, artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Vaccinum Angustifolium (blueberry) fruit extract, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, rosa canina fruit oil, Carbomer, Arginine, Pentylene glycol, Adenosine, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, aspalathus linearis extract.
This serums comes in a 50 ml size and it is surely enough for more than three months of usage because of its slimy textures. I tend to use only few drops of it and even one drop is already enough for my whole face! Scent-wise, I also didn’t sense any hint of bad smells or fishiness from it. It smells normal just like other products. So don’t be afraid of it. I gladly agree that this serums helps a lot on my redness and acne on my face. It also helps make my skin feel smoother and a lot more hydrated than before. I love it! Try it for yourself!