Vitamins, proteins, amino acids to nourish the skin, against aging processes, wrinkles and skin spots, antiseptic properties useful in case of acne, for a luminous and smooth skin, elasticizing and healing action, against stretch marks.
In order to move and craw easily snail produces a gel, the snail slime, that is also helpful to attach better to the surfaces and to heal wounds caused by moving. But snail slime is also a very powerful tool that we have to counteract acne, wrinkles, worry lines and crow’s feet, skin spots and stretch marks. In fact snail slime has smoothing, elasticizing, healing, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties and these benefits were already known by Hippocrates, a Greek physician of the fifth century BC, who used snails against skin inflammations. However, the remedy was forgotten until ‘80s, when the effects were found out again by accident… one day, in a Chilean farm of snails, type Helix Aspersa Miller, the owners observed that all the employees that worked with the snails had the hands smooth, without wrinkles or skin spots due to aging. And if these employees got hurt the wounds healed very quickly and there were no scars. This caught the attention of science that analyzed the composition of snail slime and found out that it contains substances, such as allantoin, elastin and collagen, able to renew the tissues and make them elastic and tonic. In addition to this, snail slime contains also vitamins, such as C, proteins, essential amino acids, ideal to nourish the skin and counteract the aging processes, and glycolic acid, that plays a role in making the skin smooth and luminous thanks to the mild exfoliating action able to remove impurities. The slime is antimicrobial (Cilia et al, J Complementary Integr Med, 2018), acts by promoting the healing of wounds and, according to a recent study, it may have also an anti cancer action on the human cells of melanoma (Ellijimi et al, Biomed Pharmacother, 2018), of course it is a first study about the topic and other work still remains to do in order to go deeper into this effect. Thanks to snail slime it is possible to experience an attenuation of wrinkles, skin spots caused by sun and aging, scars and other problems of skin such as acne and pimples. This product is suitable to all types of skin, oily ,dry or sensitive skin. For what concerns application, you can find extracts and creams prepared with snail slime in the best specialized shops, also online. Just one thing, be careful that electric shocks aren’t used to obtain the slime. In fact this remedy cannot be replicated in lab and is 100% natural, but some producers, in order to get a higher quantity of product in a short time, rather than take the slime produced in a natural and spontaneous way, use machines that release electric shocks.