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the power of snail mucin

If you haven’t already heard of Snail Mucin, your skin really could be missing a trick. A moisturiser and collagen stimulator, it really is a multi-tasker, helping the skin to heal and regenerate, resulting in strong and youthful looking skin. 


So what is it? Frankly put, it’s the naturally-created excretion from a snail, and can sometimes be referred to on labels as snail secretion filtrate, or SSF. It has become a widely used and well trusted ingredient in the Korean beauty industry because it offers noticeable results. Because snail mucin is a stress-induced excretion, it's comprised of ingredients intended to repair or protect from injury. These ingredients work by triggering the growth of new skin cells and new collagen, which can help to significantly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. If that wasn’t enough, it also contains glycolic acid - equally well-known for its collagen-boosting properties. 


But the work of snail mucin doesn’t end there. Also containing allantoin (to calm irritation), zinc (known for its anti-inflammatory properties), manganese (needed to produce the amino acid proline; essential for healing wounds), copper peptides (to help decrease wrinkles) as well as Vitamins A and E (fantastic antioxidants), the benefits seem near endless.


Thankfully, you can easily get your hands on this magical ingredient here at Buttermilk!


The Snail Bee High Content Essence, by Benton, is jam-packed with 88% Snail Secretion Filtrate AND also contains 2% Bee Venom. The two ingredients work together to repair skin damage and stimulate natural collagen production, whilst gently exfoliating the skin. What’s more, it’s suitable for all skin types and can be used regularly in your skincare routine.


If you prefer a creamy texture, the Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream is a must-have for your bathroom cabinet. As well as strengthening the skin’s barrier creating firm, dewy, healthy skin, it also contains concentrated Baobab Tree extract to help balance the moisture level in the skin, protecting against dryness. An absolute must for the Winter season!


So what are you waiting for? Explore these and our range of Snail Mucin gel face masks, available now at Buttermilk! 

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