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Is snail secretion filtrate safe for skin?

April 25, 2023
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Sustainability is one of the most important trends in the cosmetics industry. Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of the products they use and are looking for brands and manufacturers that prioritize sustainability in their packaging and manufacturing processes. Sustainable ways of producing and transporting raw materials can limit the global warming that threatens our planet, and the sustainability component can also protect biodiversity and ecosystems, which means it respects natural resources and the living world. As a result, many companies are changing their packaging and production processes. To do this, they use recycled materials, biodegradable materials, reduce plastic use, and source raw materials from sustainable and ethical sources. In addition, some brands are implementing reusable packaging or offering recycling programs to reduce waste. This trend is expected to continue to grow as consumers become more environmentally conscious. In addition to the sustainability of packaging, they also focus on the sustainability of ingredients. Consumers are looking for products with sustainably used ingredients, such as bamboo, algae and mushrooms.

snail secretion filtrate

Anhydrous form of products is also a sustainable development plan, and one of the applications of anhydrous new form of products is a variety of filtrate to replace water as the main base or secretion of filtrate mixed with water applications. The representative component of secreted filtrate is snail secreted filtrate, which is sought after by many brands. Snail secretion filtrate has become increasingly popular in the skin care industry due to its ability to help reduce  wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, and promote healing. It is also known to help reduce inflammation, acne,  and scarring. It is often used in serums, creams, and masks to help nourish and hydrate the skin. Additionally, it is being used in a variety of other products such as cleansers, toners, and exfoliators. Is snail secretion filtrate safe for skin? What are its advantages? Are there any other recommended secreted filtrates that can be used in the cosmetics industry? Let’s explore together.

The origin of snail secretion filtrate used in the field of cosmetics

snail secretion filtrate

Snails secrete filtrate extract in the late 1960s, Spanish clinical oncologist Dr. Rasias discovered that it was initially used to treat radiation-induced dermatitis and burns in cancer patients. Chiliean Basaunan from France found in the 1980s that snail secretion contains many effective ingredients that can heal wounds, peel off dead skin and soft skin, including allantoin, bone collagen, elastin, glycolic acid, natural antibacterial peptides and vitamins A, C and E. It wasn’t until 1980 that Dr. Fernando Bascunan, a Chilean dermatologist, discovered the extraordinary skin-care benefits of snail filtrate. His family raised snails for a living and exported them to European countries as a delicacy. Over the years, in the process of handling snails, it has been discovered unexpectedly that the injured areas scratched by tools are not only non-inflamed, but also heal quickly without leaving scars. Since then, he has studied snail filtrate, discovered that snail slime can rejuvenate, regenerate and repair human skin, and used snail filtrate extract for the first time in cosmetics.

Mystery of activity of filtrate secreted by snail

snail secretion filtrate

In order to reduce friction when the snail moves, the original secretion of mucus is free of active matter. But when it is faced with adverse or extreme circumstances, its defense mechanism prompts it to produce mucus secreting active substances to protect and repair the epidermis and skin damage. At this time, the active secretion filtrate has the following characteristics:

1. Let the skin heal quickly and regenerate.

2. Maintain the balance of nutrients and moisture in the skin.

3. Provide muscle and keep skin smooth and bright.

4. Resist the invasion of bacteria and fungi.

There are many active substances in the filtrate secreted by snails, such as allantoin, which helps skin regenerate and repair, collagen, which maintains skin elasticity, glycolic acid, which enhances skin texture and appearance, reduces wrinkles and folds, antibacterial peptides, which act as skin barrier, and vitamins A, C, and E, which help moisturize skin and promote skin regeneration.

Is snail secretion filtrate safe for skin? What are its advantages?

Snail mucin that have been used in the cosmetics industry for decades. Due to special reasons such as extraction method and patent, snail slime extract is only added to specific brands, and it has not been widely used in cosmetics brands until the last decade. The functions of snail secretion filtrate extract are: 1. Eliminate dead cells, soften and remove the aging stratum corneum.

2. Promote skin regeneration, remove free radicals, quickly heal and repair injured skin.

3. Prevent harmful bacteria and fungi.

4. Promote the regeneration of collagen and elastin.

5. Smooth out fine wrinkles and wrinkles.

6. Effectively remove burn scars, skin spots and wrinkles, stretch marks, crow’s feet, age spots, gynecological spots, acne marks, etc.

7. Effectively maintain the balance of skin nutrients and moisture.

Snail mucin are widely used, the main types are hand cream, cream, gel, serum, body lotion, gel, sunscreen lotion and so on. Snail secretion filtrate is generally considered safe for skin, and is often used in skincare products. However, it is important to do a patch test before using any new product on your skin.

snail secretion filtrate

other recommended secreted filtrates

Snail mucin Apart from Snail mucin, other secreted filtrate extracts can also be used in skin care products, such as brown rice fermentation filtrate, natto extract, bifida yeast filtrate, aloe vera leaf juice, maple leaf juice, etc. Reference brands include Korean brands Whamisa, May Coop Raw Sauce, etc

snail secretion filtrate

How do I start using snail mucin in my skin care business and daily care?

When it comes to your daily skincare routine, you can choose products based on snails secrete filtrate extract. By using regular products such as creams, toners and serums, the antioxidant, repair effects of this ingredient can be seen after a period of use.

snail secretion filtrate

When you want to start a related skin care brand business, you can start from the skin care set, we can help you develop different ingredients, different effects of skin care chain products.  For example, starting with products such as antioxidant and repair skin care sets, with snail mucin as the main ingredient, we can customize mature formulations and customize the packaging you need to help you produce high quality products and build brand value.

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