The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.

Dermatologists have debunked the myth of the benefits of snail therapy


Source: Huffington Post

In cosmetology popular is snail therapy, which is considered true assistant in skin rejuvenation... If you search the Internet for “snail essence“You can find many skincare products that contain snail mucus. Even in ancient Greece, snail mucus was used to treat skin. But is it as useful as it is said to be?

Dermatologists from the United States spoke in detail about the pros and cons of snail therapy.

Dermatologists talked about the pros and cons of snail therapy. Photo:

New York City Dermatologist Tabasum Mir spoke about the process of secreting mucus.

“When snails are agitated, they release a thick liquid to protect themselves,” he explained.

The snail mucus extract - mucin - is said to help moisturize human skin, prevent aging, smooth wrinkles and remove scars.

Cosmetic products with snail mucus are sold in sizes from 6 to 60 dollars. But is it really useful and unique?

Most likely, no, says a dermatologist from the California Medical Center Marie Jean.

“Snail mucin contains nutrients, but there is no guarantee that it will be effective as a skin treatment,” Jean said. “The mucus does not concentrate all the time, and the benefits may depend on the type of snail and the amount of secretion.”

According to dermatologists, there is nothing unique in snail mucus. Its main nutrients (these are hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes and peptides) can be found in other drugs.

Glycolic acid in the snail mucin is said to help cells produce collagen and elastin, which even out skin tone and surface. But any product with glycolic acid can do the same, I am sure the dermatologist Mir.

Some studies show little success in improving skin therapy. In one experiment, the benefits of snail mucus were proven. Participants used creams with this ingredient. After 12 weeks, they have smoothed out wrinkles under the eyes and improved skin texture. But, as researcher Sabrina Fabi reported, this experiment was not a big clinical trial.

According to Jennifer Adout, a dermatologist from Beverly Hills, in general, there are very few practical benefits from snail mucin. She investigated this topic after patients started asking about it.

“Mucin may help with skin hydration, but claiming that it smoothes wrinkles, reduces acne scars is a myth,” she said.

Follow success stories, tips, and more by subscribing to Woman.ForumDaily on Facebook, and don't miss the main thing in our mailing list

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By: