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SNAIL SECRETION

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The snail is known in literature since ancient times for food use and for its healing abilities. Helix aspersa produces a mucus (the mucopolysaccharide of the snail, commonly called "burr") composed of bioactive substances such as allantoin (regenerating and disinfiammant), glycolic acid (exfoliant), elastin (elasticizing and toning), collagen (moisturizing and softening) and some vitamins, essential amino acids and proteins (nutrients, antioxidants and cicatrizing) that are very useful for skin and hair treatments.

From today, after several researches in the productive sector we can supply a qualitatively superior product with the following characteristics:

  • Provenance ITALIAN certified
  • Certified CRUELTY FREE production
  • Traceability of the product
  • Attached analysis of control for Batch of origin and breeding of origin
  • Quality of the raw material certified by analysis on the dry residue content (on average between 1.5 and 2.5%)

Potential of snail secretion in cosmetics

Nourishing and regenerating action: elastin and collagen make the epidermal tissues more elastic and toned, making wrinkles less visible. Allantoin eliminates signs of scars, skin spots and burns, as well as slowing down the skin aging process.

Exfoliating action: thanks to the glycolic acid, it performs a gentle peeling of the superficial layer of the skin, with reduction of the skin spots. The combined action of glycolic acid and peptides prevents accumulation on the epidermis of impurities, therefore useful in combating acne.

Potential of snail secretion in hair care

Moisturizing and protective action: the burr is highly hygroscopic and consequently helps to "seal" moisture in the hair. It also protects against damage caused by external factors and UV rays.

Softening and lubricating action making hair more flowing.

Polishing action: The snail secretion leaves a smooth coating on the scalp creating a uniform surface in the hair that helps them to reflect light.

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