I know what you’re thinking, snail cream sounds pretty disgusting when it comes to putting something on your face and not actually eating it. Snail slime, also known as helix aspersa muller glycoconjugates is a natural cream that can be applied cosmetically to your skin. It’s more formerly known as snail cream. Find out what it’s used for and how effective it is.
What Is Snail Cream And What Does It Do?
Snail cream is snail slime that is primarily used to help one reduce the redness and inflammation of their skin. It’s also used to help with skin rejuvenation and better moisturize your skin.
Where Does It Come From?
Snail slime has been used for many years and goes back to even early days in Greece. Supposedly, Hippocrates had prescribed snails and sour milk to someone to be applied to their skin in order to reduce any inflammation the skin. Fast forward to most recent years, farmers in Chile that farmed snails had realized that their skin was extremely smooth. Thanks to the Chilean farmers discovery, snail slime is used to create snail cream today.
Just to give you a little bit of background on how it is created, when snails become upset or distraught, they begin to excrete fluid in order to protect themselves from harm. Your own body excretes oil to moisturize your skin. The slime that the snail excretes is jam packed with hyaluronic acid, antimicrobial and proteoglycans. Most of these things that I’ve just mentioned are all ingredients that are commonly used in the manufacturing and production of skin products.
Research studies suggest that the slime that snails excrete helps to stimulate elastin and collagen. It also suggests that it increases protein production. It sounds great but unfortunately there have not been many trials showing how snail slime impacts your skin and for how long it actually works.
The problem is that the labs have not determined how to obtain guaranteed benefits from the tests. Because the snail slime can vary from snail to snail, it’s difficult to do trials on them. The companies that manufacture this cream often keep their supply of snails and they do this so they can regulate the formulas.
How To Use Snail Cream
Before you attempt to begin using snail cream on a large surface of your skin, it’s recommended that you first apply a small amount to a localized area of your skin in order to check and see if any allergic reaction is present. Some people have serious allergic reactions to snails so it’s very important that you be careful if you have sensitive skin. If you do plan on using snail cream, it will take you roughly 10 to 14 days to recognize the benefits of using the snail creams.
Before using any type of cream, you should consult with your dermatologist. It’s absolutely crucial that you take care to test this cream on your skin before applying it all over your face. If you’re allergic to shell fish or any other type of shell related animals then I highly suggest that you not try it at all.