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Snail’s Slime as a Skin Care Product

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 16, 2013 | Categories: Beauty

It may seem unbelievable but slime produced by snails is very popular in some of today’s skincare routines. It may be new for you but snail’s slime has been used for many years.

So what can be so attractive about snail’s slime? About ten years ago Chilean farmers noticed that after contact with snails (which they were breeding for export), their skin became softer and smoother.

snail's slime


Snail’s Slime a Skincare Product

The secretion produced by snail’s skin defends it from damage, bacteria and sun rays. And it is rich in proteins that help to stimulate the process of regeneration of skin cells.

Glycolic acid which is contained in slime serves as a natural peeling that removes dead cells. Allantoin stimulates regeneration of skin and it also has hypoallergenic and healing qualities.

Such proteins as collagen and elastin improve skin texture and nourish it. It is also proven that they are effective in the regeneration of the skin.

In combination with vitamins, they have an anti-inflammatory effect. By the way, allantoin is extremely popular and widely used in the USA.

Snail’s slime is used in some cosmetic products which are used for stretch marks and to get rid of inflammation.

Snails generate slime due to mechanical stress produced on them systematically. After this, accumulated slime is being filtered several times, and only then packed for sale.

Not Just Snails

Animal products have been used for the production of beauty products for centuries. For example, masks made from a bee sting or snake poison used for the creation of facial creams are known to rejuvenate the skin, by tightening facial muscles.

Cow’s brain is said to make your skin tender and soft due to the existence of nutrients in its content.

In the hair industry, bull’s seed and ox’s medulla are used in order to strengthen the hair.

You may be surprised but all these strange and unpleasant at first glance products are rather expensive. Celebrities use these products in order to maintain their youth and beauty as long as it is possible.

Japan’s Beauty Secret

A spa in Tokyo offers a special service for their clients. They use snails for facial procedures. The procedure looks like snails are put on the face to crawl for five minutes. This unusual spa costs about one hundred dollars!

They assure that after this procedure, thanks to snail’s slime, skin becomes soft and radiant. It happens because dead cells are removed and skin no longer looks dull. It helps to moisturize and hydrate the skin properly.

These snails are treated in the most careful way. They are given fresh carrots and spinach and they are kept in a capacity with a stable temperature which achieves 20 degrees C.

Procedures based on snail’s slime are met only in Japan. They are so popular because of their famous anti-aging qualities. Unfortunately, snail’s slime therapy is not available here.

The only thing you can do is to buy facial cream which contains slime.

We will tell you how to save money and you will not need to spend hundreds of dollars or to look for cosmetic products with snail`s slime.

You can find snails and keep them at home. In this case, slime masks are available for you any time you want.

This method of skincare will help you to keep your skin clean and radiant. Specialists confirm that this kind of mask is very effective and helps in the treatment of acne and scars caused by it.

It is also effective in the struggle against pigmentation such as age spots and freckles.

So, if you’re not too grossed out about the fact of having snail slime on your skin, maybe you can try some snail’s slime.

36 Responses to Snail’s Slime as a Skin Care Product

  1. Karen Drake says:

    I had never heard of snail slime used for skin care, I would love to try out a product that uses it, I have dark spots on my skin that I would love to have faded.

  2. Colleen says:

    I had no idea, amazing but I’m not sure I’m ready to collect snails LOL

  3. Charlene says:

    I never heard of this before but it doesn’t surprise me. It may be gross thinking about it but we use leeches for many medical problems. I think for me I’ll buy the products made with the slime.

  4. Corina Ramos says:

    Goodness…I like the sound of what it does for our skin but the thought of having a snail is kind of gross so I’ll wait for the powder version or cream :).

  5. Leilani says:

    Ah! Just seeing that picture makes my skin crawl. I don’t know if I could do that. lol.

  6. I would never have thought of this for that!!

  7. Karen Matlock says:

    Slumber Party!!! Snail facials anyone?!

  8. Yucky, I don’t think I will be playing in snail slime.

  9. Tammy says:

    Not happening here folks. This ranks right up there with having fish nibble your feet. *shudder*

  10. San says:

    I’ve heard of it before, but don’t think I would use them on my skin.

  11. Trish F says:

    ewwww. I don’t think I will be getting snais anytime soon and I dont think I will be standing in line to get that Japan treatment. Oh geez what will they think of next. I’m sure there is a plant that would give the skin just as good results. After reading this article I bet Peta would have a field day.

  12. Jessica Hellfritsch says:

    How interesting! I never would have guessed!

  13. No stinkin’ way! I’m fine if the slime is already in something I’m using but there’s no way I’m collecting it myself.

  14. Robin Gagnon says:

    That’s pretty interesting. Snail slime who would think.

  15. HilLesha says:

    That literally makes my skin crawl! ~lol~

  16. GROSS. LOL I don’t think this is a beauty treatment I am interested in trying…

  17. Shell Feis says:

    Okay yeah, this is totally freaking me out. I know snails are harmless & all but that just… *shudders*

  18. Courtney says:

    I could never… haha oh man the things people figure out.

  19. Theresa says:

    Oh…haha….I don’t know if I could do that.

  20. Angela S says:

    I had no idea. That’s pretty amazing!

  21. Kathleen says:

    Interesting. I am not sure I am going to being snail slime on my skin anytime soon though. 🙂

  22. Stefanie says:

    Ok…I’m not sure if I can get on board with this! LOL

  23. Ummmm …. not sure knowing what is in my skin care products makes me happy, lol. 😉 SLIME?!?!?!?!?!

  24. I thought this was a humor post when I opened it. 🙂 I don’t think I’d be willing to try slime….

  25. Interesting but I’ll pass for now..

  26. Marcie W. says:

    Yes, I’m grossed out, but I’m also intrigued and would probably give it a try.

  27. I’m totally grossed out and I can’t even think of doing this.

  28. Toni says:

    I am not sure I could use that but that’s very interesting.

  29. Shira says:

    I don’t care how good it is for you, I am NOOOOT trying that hahah!

  30. Leela says:

    Nature is amazing!

  31. Danizilla says:

    I thought this must be a joke at first, but I learned a lot. Very informative and interesting post and topic!

  32. ale ol says:

    And to think that I liked playing with snails when I was younger..how funny..slimy, but good for my skin. One of my bff & I used to rescue them from drain ditches near our home..yep, anything for fun

  33. ariona says:

    Even though it looks gross, the benefits sound amazing!

  34. Holly says:

    I am in France and we eat snails, but I’ve never heard this! Hey, why not?! -they are tasty

  35. lisa says:

    NO NO NO! That is just wrong in so many ways. It’s really gross!

  36. Shannon says:

    Wow. That is…interesting…And a bit disturbing. The things people do for beauty.