Why You Shouldn't Use Snail Mucin for Your Scars | Biodermis.com
Snail mucin is the slimy, sticky excretion emitted by snails to help them glide seamlessly across the landscapes and rest effortlessly on the sides of buildings and rocks. Scientific studies show that this mucus-like substance is jam-packed with nutrients and other ingredients that may have practical benefits for humans. Once used by ancient cultures, snail mucin is now making a comeback as a base in many skin-care and cosmeceutical products. The science isn’t clear, but that doesn’t stop many people from using mucin-based products to help reduce the inflammation and discoloration of their scars. While snail mucin may not hurt your skin, there are much better products that you can use to help reduce scarring.