Snail Mucin- The Holy Grail

By Vartika P


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Snail Mucin Trend in K-Beauty

 You've definitely heard of Korean beauty by now, also referred to as "K-beauty," and you might even be a lover of Korean cosmetics and/or the iconic multi-step Korean skin care routine. No matter how much experience you have with Korean beauty, there is a good chance that you still have concerns about it, whether you want to know what makes K-beauty different from other products or just want the truth (like, do I really need to follow all 10 steps?).

K-beauty or Korean beauty skincare traditions include the use of natural ingredients to elevate the texture of the dermal layer. If you go back in time, you will find that the history of cosmetics in Korea talks about boosting the natural radiance of the skin.

Infact the K-beauty is under so much hype that there are crazy new trends emerging every day. From sheet masks to LED masks, from sunscreens to serums and face rollers, everyday is a new surprise.

Snail Slime on Skin

The popularity of Korean skincare and its trends is currently out of control. Everyone you see is all up and into these trends. One such trend is using Snail mucin or Snail-goo on your skin. Now, the idea of slathering snail-goo onto your skin might seem to repel at first but once you hear the benefits of this miracle-skin-nourishing-snail-goo you won't want anything else for your skin but this. Snail secretion is a humectant, emollient, antimicrobial, antioxidant-rich, and contains collagen, elastin, and cell communication-facilitating glycoproteins, among other skin-friendly components. It may have wound healing abilities and shows promise for the repair of photoaged skin (snail is the star of my post-sun skincare routine) and atrophic acne scarring. Snail slime is a lovely natural moisturizer. It may also have long-term anti-aging and skin-smoothing benefits.

Since its skin-friendly properties and natural ingredients are becoming more and more popular, snail mucin has become a hot beauty trend in recent years. It is often recommended to use snail slime as a moisturizer on the body because it absorbs quickly and effectively, leaving you comfortable and soft all day long.

How is it made?

The mucin is produced by working with snails that have been fed a high-quality diet, kept clean and happy in order to produce the highest quality of snail mucin for our cosmetic purposes. The snails are not harmed during the collecting process and are placed on rough or mildly electrified gratings, which helps them produce more protective mucus at a faster rate. This high-quality product melts beautifully onto skin when applied to dry skin; applying it will leave behind a silky feeling.

Best Snail Product

After long long research of trying numerous snail products, we've finally found the slimmest of all snail products and as you know, the slimmer the better. COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin is the ANSWER!!


This product is, in essence, an all-in-one treatment. It's 96% snail secretion filtrate gives you the benefits of using a snail mucin cream without overdoing it on the skin's moisture. This leaves you with enough hydration to promote real results, as well as some of that other 4% that takes care of your skin's needs."

The COSRX Snail Mucin Essence's ingredient list is quite short, and the greatest part is that no additional scent or essential oils have been included. Additionally, it lacks any scent—have you ever noticed how some fragrance-free cosmetics smell like your science lab? It does not. So happy for everyone out there that has sensitive skin AND sensitive nose!

With a staggering 96% strength, the snail secretion filtrate at the top of this essence aids in repairing damaged skin barriers, preserving skin suppleness, and hydrating the skin.

Amazing humectants like Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, and Allantoin can keep your skin hydrated and moisturised. While arginine would promote collagen formation, combat free radicals, and improve hydration.

The consistency of the snail mucin essence is precisely what you'd expect a product made from snails to be like: slimy and mushy. However, after you apply it to your skin, it absorbs well and doesn't leave any stickiness behind, providing you're using it correctly. (Scroll down to discover the ideal application trick.)

A light hydrating essence from COSRX called Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence makes promises to hydrate and smooth skin. This product is suitable for all Skin types.

It does not brighten the skin. It doesn't instantaneously remove wrinkles or lighten dark spots. My skin feels quite comfortable thanks to COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. My face feels smooth and healthy, deeply fed, and reinforced against external irritants as the dryness and irritability are reduced. In other words, COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence does for my face exactly what the happy little snails that release the snail secretion do for it in its purest form.

When and How to use:

After completing your skincare routine's cleaning, toning, essence, serum, and ampoule phases, apply a thin layer to your face. Apply sunscreen after that, and if desired, a sleeping bag at night.

Do not use if: You are sensitive to snail secretion filtrate, coconut oil derivatives like caprylic/capric triglyceride, olive oil derivatives like sorbitan olivate, fatty alcohols, or anything else in the ingredients list.

Purpose: COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream is a medium-weight moisturizing cream.

COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream ingredients:  Snail secretion filtrate, betaine, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, sodium hyaluronate, cetearyl alcohol, stearic acid, arginine, dimethicone, carbomer, panthenol, allantoin, sodium polyacrylate, xanthan gum, ethyl hexanediol, adenosine, phenoxyethanol.


You've heard all the hype and now it's time to try it! Korean skincare trends are our favorite thing right now. You've probably seen a ton of people with snail hydrating packs on their face or who drink snail mucin in the morning. Snail mucin is actually made of a cocktail of natural elastin, collagen, and other proteins that nourish your skin from within. It helps heal dryness, redness, and even scars. Buy yourself some snail mucin today at Luxiface and give your face the moisture boost it needs!

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