Snail gel moiturisers also known as snail slime cream are made of snail fluid derivatives. Those fluids are usually gathered by stimulating the snails. The fluid gathered is made up of many ingredients or elements such as peptides, copper, iron, zinc and enzymes among others. Lately there has been a lot of hype about the use of snail creams of snail gel moisturisers around the world. Although not scientifically proven, it is advertised or many so called benefits of the skin. From reducing scars or healing them faster to acne problems. Most people think or say that it really works. Every day you see many commercials about it and wonder if it is good or not.
Most brands advertises their products claiming that it protects and moisturises the skin as well as help in skin regeneration damaged by skin diseases or acne. Although there are no scientific research or testing of those claims, some people have already had/made patents about the process of snail fluid gathering. Now just because there are patents about it, doesn’t mean the product or cream actually work. Patents usually are related to how the slime is collected and thus, has nothing to do with the process of skin regeneration and burns as well as acne healing. Snail slime to make snail gel moisturiser and snail gel cream are collected by agitating the snail over water or through mechanical means so that the snail produces the substance.
Does the snail gel moisturiser a.k.a snail cream works?
A lot of studies (not research by actual scientists) were made on the subject. These studies showed a variety of effects including stimulation of collagen, increased production of fibronectin proteins among others. However these studies were done using cell structures and it is not clear how they connect to cosmetic products that are applied on the skin. Some people who commercialize the product to actually claim that it is a potent bioactive material, however, converting that to cosmetic products is different. It depends on a lot of things such as the slime extract quality and how it is processed.