For centuries, people have been using the secretion of snails as a way to take care of their skin. In modern times, new products use this tactic to create luxury cosmetics that gently cleanse and moisturize your body without causing damage or harsh chemicals. Snail slime promises a great way to pamper yourself using nature’s best ingredients.
Most people think of snails as things that are slimy, slow and gross. However, they actually can be an excellent source for beauty care because their slimy secretion is similar in composition to the natural oils produced by our own skin. This makes snail slime a great addition to a line of organic cosmetics to gently cleanse and moisturize your body.
Origin of snail slime usage
Snail slime is an ingredient that has been used by the French for centuries, particularly in high-end beauty products. In France, this secretion from the snail’s digestive system was commonly referred to as “crawberry gum.” Nowadays, many cosmetics companies have begun to use snail slime extract in products with claims that it regenerates skin cells, smooths out fine lines and takes care of stretch marks.
Snail slime is also said to be an excellent ingredient for your hair because it acts as a natural conditioner to hydrate the hair and reduce hair loss. The reason why the snail slime is so popular among cosmetics manufacturers is that it’s high in protein, elastin, glycoprotein enzymes, copper peptides and antimicrobial elements.
It has been proved that this secretion accelerates the healing process of the skin wounds by promoting collagen synthesis
Snail slime can be used as a skin treatment to reduce scars, stretch marks or other skin lesions
It’s also popularly used for its detoxifying properties and as a component in anti-aging treatments.
Snail slime is considered a “beauty miracle” because it has been said that its positive effects on the skin are comparable with the ones of botox.
La Graciosa makes and sell natural luxury, vegan and snail slime based cosmetics.