If you’re obsessed with getting that dewy, radiant complexion a.k.a. that coveted Korean “glass skin" beauty, then the internet has lead you to the right place. While it is true that commitment to a good skin care regimen is necessary to achieve the clear, luminous skin of your dreams, there are also a few ~shortcut~ to help you get that instantly dewy look: Enter the Korean snail cream.
Sure, the word "snail" may sound icky, but FYI: The mucus that these slimy crawlers secrete when they’re on the move is actually one of the best things you can put on your face to achieve that bouncy glow. (No need to use highlighter!) Curious? Let’s break it down.
What Is Snail Mucin?
Snail slime or snail mucin is the thick fluid that these mollusks produce to protect their bottom halves from cuts, bacteria, and other environmental factors, such as sun damage. It has been long used since ancient times to treat inflammation because of its healing properties. That said, you can be sure that the practice of using snail slime in the beauty world has already been proven and tested for over hundreds of years. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about the plight of snails as no harm comes to them during the process of harvesting the mucin. In fact, a healthy natural environment is required in order for them to produce more slime!
What Can It Do?
Packed with a ton of powerful actives and beauty enhancers, like peptides, hyaluronic acid, and glycolic acid, snail mucin is a potent ingredient that can address a multitude of skin concerns. It has the ability to promote the production of elastin and collagen, and thus can help fade dark spots and scars as well as battle acne and signs of aging. Aside from nourishing and repairing the skin, this slimy formula is also an effective moisturizer. And as we all know, drenching your skin in moisture is the key to achieving younger, brighter, and dewy skin. (Learn more about snail mucin's skin care benefits here.)
Want to know how you can make your glass skin dreams come true with the help of snail mucin? Check out this video featuring one of our favorite snail creams from Korean brand Deoproce!
Containing vitamin-rich snail mucin and licorice root extract, the Deoproce Snail Recovery Cream, P1,270, is a multi-functional face cream that plumps and revitalizes the skin by forming a preventive film to avoid moisture loss and inhibiting melanin production. Apply it in the evening before bed so it can work its magic overnight and in the morning. You can either wear it on its own or under your makeup for dewy skin.
To apply, dot cream all over the face and smooth it out for even distribution. Because of its formula, expect that the cream is stretchy and has a bit of a slippery texture, but it absorbs easily and leaves a fresh, luminous finish. Lightly tap any excess product using your fingertips.
Check out other snail mucin-based products of Korean brand Deoproce here.