Snail slime (also known as snail mucin or filtrate) is one of my favorite ingredients in skincare products. After a trip to Seoul, South Korea, I was inundated with skin-softening products that advertised this peculiar ingredient. So I decided to take a deeper dive to understand what science--if any--backs the use of snail slime, captured in this easy-to-read infographic, below. (A free PDF version for download is also available at the bottom of the page for easy printing.)
Download this infographic as a PDF for an easy reference, check out my favorite snail skin mask, or read an analysis of snail slime in skincare: "The Benefits and Risks of Using Snail Slime Products On Your Face: A Conclusive Guide."
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I use my background in molecular biology and science journalism to dive into what makes certain Korean skincare and cosmetic products so effective. Then, I share my findings with you all!