The amazing properties of snail mucus (a natural medicine and cosmetic) are known since antiquity and were 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 operating effects of pathogenic microorganisms) and moisturizing properties. Participates in control of inflammation, in the reconstruction and repair of skin hydration, contributing significantly to anti-aging by improving fine wrinkles 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 from which the following stand out:
Allantoin: Helps fight free radicals and stimulate keratinocyte proliferation and with this mechanism promotes skin renewal , and increase the speed of healing of small skin wounds as 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 (acts as a natural skin filler).
Glycolic acid: causes the dead cells of the surface layers of the skin to be exfoliated – which allows other nutrients to penetrate deeper into the skin. also, stimulates the production of endogenous collagen and elastin by fibroblasts and thus plays an invaluable role in restoring balance, of elasticity and in maintaining the youth of the skin by 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 damage 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: they strengthen the peripheral vasculature and "oxygenate the skin", ensuring the supply of nutrients (i.e. her nutrition) and skin hydration. Vitamins provide, also, a antioxidant and healing action.
Natural antimicrobial action – Prevent infections and fight bacteria present on the skin.