Get the 4-1-1 on the latest skincare craze: snail mucin

Snails have been promoted from being considered simple garden dwellers to the key providers of skincare “gold”.

According to 'New York Magazine,'

their mucin (or slime, in layman’s terms).

contains natural forms of some of today’s most

common and effective skincare powerhouses,

including hyaluronic acid, glycoproteins and glycolic acid.

It was eventually proven that Chileans were the first to

incorporate snail mucin into their skincare routines after

noticing how alarmingly soft their hands were from handling snails.

Through this discovery, the Chilean snail cream Elicina was made.

skincare products that feature snail mucin as their operative ingredient seem to be highly praised by shoppers — especially those who have sensitive skin.

If you’re curious about how your skin reacts to this viral skincare ingredient.

licensed estheticians and skincare aficionados have raved about the

CosRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence.

“I have tried so many different products that were so

expensive and didn’t work. I used this product for two weeks

straight and my skin is glowing!,” one five-star reviewer wrote