SMD makes one of the most amazing, luxurious snail creams out there…but before I talk about why this is Korea’s hot secret to beauty, let me discuss the origins of this snail cream rage!
The use of snail slime to improve skin dates back to ancient Greece, where Hippocrates, the famous physician, reportedly prescribed crushed snails and sour milk as a way to rid the skin of inflammation. In more recent times, the use of snail creams started when Chilean farmers who handled snails for the French market noticed their skin was visibly smoother. Nowadays, it is the secreted slime discovered by these farmers that is harvested to produce snail cream, not crushed up snails.
As a snail protects itself, the slime that is excreted from its body is packed with nutrients like hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, antimicrobial and copper peptides, and proteoglycans. All of these nutrients are already commonly added to beauty products and are thought to provide many benefits to skin.
The science behind snail slime as a viable beauty cream is mostly derived from lab studies where the effects of the slime have been tested on a variety of cell cultures. In these studies, research suggests that snail slime will stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, increase fibronectin protein production, and stimulate increased proliferation of fibroblasts.
But not all snail cream is created equal…and it is not all about how much % of snail mucus is in the actual cream, it’s about how it is filtrated, formulated and what other chemicals are in the cream. Here at SMD we do not use toxic chemicals or toxic preservatives in our products. We also have added in some other amazing ancient Asian herbal medicine to our cream to enhance it’s benefits.
Some key ingredients in Saromae Snail Serum Concentrate:
Licorice Root – One of the oldest remedies in history…was recognized in its benefits in brightening of the skin and its ability to even out the skin tone, making it an especially treasured ingredient in beauty rituals.
Forsythia Virissima – can help reduce acne, wrinkles, and facial pigmentation over time.
Safflower Seed Oil – this is a favorite in natural skincare because it’s a botanical alternative to synthetic emollients. It’s a potent hydrator and ideal for dry, sensitive complexions.
Cimicifuga Dahurica Root – used topically to treat skin conditions such as acne. It helps to improve the feel and appearance of your skin. Based on it’s intense medicinal use by Native American Indians and it’s reputation as a great cure-all, Cimicifuga appeared in 1820 in the U.S. Pharmacopeia as an anti-inflammatory, sedative and antispasmodic ingredient. It provides soothing and bactericidal properties. This product is recommended for use in anti- blemish creams, purifying face masks, and lotions.
Paeonia Lactiflora Root -is valued for the Paeoniflorin active, which has an antioxidant effect similar to Vitamin E. It also stimulates circulation with overall skin beautifying properties.The botanical prevents lipid peroxidation in the epidermal cells for healthy skin. Its extract has been used medicinally for centuries to boost microcirculation, treat inflammation and relieve pain.
Platycodon Grandiflorum Root – contains potent antioxidants that destroy these harmful radicals before they build up in your body. This leaves your skin smooth and healthy, leaving you looking younger and revitalized.
Pueraria Lobata Root Extract – this Asian botanical helps brighten skin for a more even-looking complexion.
Beta-glucan – is a natural compound, extracted from plants, that helps to maintain a youthful appearance for skin…it’s a must have anti-aging ingredient!
SMD really has found the perfect balance of ingredients and formula to elevate snail cream to the next level of skincare innovation. With 62% pure snail secretion to solve various skin concerns such as fine lines, acne, dullness and wrinkles.
Coming soon to the U.S. in 2016!!