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K-beauty continues to dominate the beauty industry in Singapore. There’s always new innovations or focus on new ingredients to tackle different beauty concerns. One ingredient in particular, Snail mucin also known as snail slime found commonly in many k-beauty products, has garnered a large following for its multi-tasking ability.

What is snail mucin?

Snail mucin is a naturally created excretion that is produced by snails as a way to protect themselves. It is often labelled as Snail secretion filtrate or SSF in many face masks, serums, moisturizers etc…

What are the benefits of Snail mucin?

Snail mucin is known to be a multi-tasker and has the ability to moisturize and to boost the production of collagen, the protein responsible for strong, youthful skin.

  • Moisturizes the skin 

The moisturizing agents found in snail mucin, help to repair the barrier of skin. This barrier blocks out the irritants from the environment while preventing moisture loss.

  • Stimulates collagen production

Snail mucin contains ingredients (growth factors), which repair and protect the skin from injury by generating new cells and collagen.

  • Soothes irritation

The essential part of the secretion known as Allantoin is known to have a healing effect, which calms irritation, stimulates cell regeneration and smoothens the skin.  

  • Provides important vitamins and minerals for your skin

Snail mucin boosts a whole range of vitamins and minerals such as, Zinc (anti-inflammatory), Manganese (healing), Copper peptides (collagen increasing effect) and vitamins A and E (antioxidants).

A multi-tasker in nature, Snail mucin has many beneficial functions when it comes to fighting aging. There’s no stopping these k-beauty trends, you will just have to add them to your list of must-haves!

  1. COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, $24.60
  2. MISSHA Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream, $63
  3. MIZON Snail Repair Eye Cream, $28
  4. HOLIKA HOLIKA Prime Youth Black Snail Repair Gel Mask, $10.50
  5. BIO-ESSENCE Bio-Snail Repair Cleanser, $10.90

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