What is Snail Slime?
The slime is a natural substance produced by the snail secretion, used by this animal to move and flow more easily on any type of surface, from the more rough to the more vertical.
The discovery of slime properties
The beneficial effects of the snail drool have been highlighted fortuitously in the 80s, in Chile , from Bascuñan family, always breeders of snails of the species Helix Aspersa Muller for culinary use, in particular on the French market. The family and all livestock workers noticed that despite hours and hours of work, their hands were always smooth , soft, no calluses and, above all, without the signs that the time inevitably leaves all over the body, especially on the hands: as for example, small dark spots or wrinkling of the skin on the back of the hands which together the neck are the elements that most express the true age of a person. The most surprising thing was that small wounds healed in a short time without causing infection or scarring. This "mystery" pushed the livestock owner to make analyze the drool of its snails with the sole objective of identifying all its properties, and see why this could having so many benefits on the human skin. After extensive tests and multiple investigations, studies revealed that there were mucopolysaccharides in the secretion of snail Helix aspersa to allow the "miraculous" regeneration of tissues, wounds and abrasions.
Even more depth experiments on its magical properties were performed after the tragedy of Chernobyl, when it was realized that the only living organisms without mutations resulting from radiation were just the snails: secretion that they themselves were producing had saved them, in some way.
What are properties of snail slime?
The results of so much research allow us to consider that this little animal possess the valuable property: from the cosmetic and pharmaceutical point of view they have maximum relevance, usefulness and effectiveness. From accurate physical-chemical analysis, the slime is mixture of substances that together satisfy all the metabolic needs of epidermis. It is a gel containing mucopolysaccharides, allantoin, glycolic acid, peptides, collagen, elastin, proteins, complex multivitamin A-C-E and minerals (primarily calcium, zinc, magnesium, iron and boron).
The mucopolysaccharides are sugary substances which in contact with water swell, forming a natural structural gel able to maintain long the correct skin hydration and support the tissues and thus encourages the conservation.
The collagen and elastin are the proteins which give the skin elasticity and firmness.
The allantoin is praised for its outstanding soothing and healing qualities. Combats free radicals and stimulates the renewal and cell regeneration, increases the speed of healing of small skin lesions and It is essential in slowing down the aging process.
The glicolic acid, with its strong peeling effect, ensures the removal of dead surface cells of the dermis, thus allowing optimal oxygenation of the skin and a more efficient penetration of the functional substances. It improves the structure and appearance of the skin reducing wrinkles, acne, pigment spots and small scars. Furthermore, it possesses the ability to stimulate the production of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid endogenous by fibroblasts, fulfilling an indispensable work for the restoration of the physiological skin elasticity.
Peptideshave multiple and fundamental virtues which are expressed, for example, in a better cell parts. Very significant is their purifying and regenerating action. The proteins, vitamin A (to support the maintenance of eutrophic conditions of cell membranes), vitamin C (To stimulate the synthesis of collagen, to prevent its destruction by the enzyme collagenase and act as an antioxidant and anti-radical factor) vitamin E (to protect from damage to cell structures and reduce inflammation and loss of hydration). The minerals obtained by Helix Aspersa through its plant nutrition allow, finally, to give life to an effective treatment not only soothing, nourishing, plumping (filler), elasticity, restoring and anti-aging, but in combination with glycolic acid, also smoothing, dermoplastic, lightening and brightening, ideal against all the unsightly freckles and dark spots (hyperchromia and discoloration hyperpigmentation) that They can appear on the face, hands and body.
The slime is good for your skin: its potential cosmetic actions
Moisturizing action: The slime is excellent for the 'skin hydration thanks mucopolisaccaridiconferendo to the feeling of healthy skin;
Healing action:It stimulates the regenerative processes tissue due to the combined effect of allantoin, collagen and vitamins;
Soothing action:thanks to allantoin combined with mucopolysaccharides and proteins, the slime is useful for preventing and reducing the redness caused by the sun or cold;
Purifying action:peptides and glycolic acid content in slime snail are mainly responsible for this effect. In fact, these substances prevent the accumulation of impurities or, if present, they are able to move them away. For this reason, a cosmetic to the base of the snail secretion is useful in combating acne;
Exfoliating action:thanks to the presence of glycolic acid, a cream containing snail drool allows a gentle peeling of the surface layer of the skin, proving useful for reducing skin spots and it's great to prevent and treat the formation of stretch marks on breast and body, if you are pregnant or a greatly reduced weight;
Regenerating action:this property is due to the fact that allantoin It is going to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen fibers, which enable tissue repair and smoothing of wrinkles.
The allantoin allows, in fact, to erase the signs resulting from scars, blemishes skin and burns, as well as slow down the aging process.
Nourishing action: about 80% of the skin is made up of elastin and collagen fibers, substances that are well integrated through the use of cosmetic products that contain them. For this, the mucus secreted by the snail, used as active in a cream, allows you to make the most elastic tissue and tonics, with a consequent beneficial effect on wrinkles, which become less visible.
The slime components have shown to be able not only to nurture deep into the skin, then getting softer and smooth fabrics with the total elimination of dead cells deposited on the surface. But above all to be effective in the flesh tissue of the dermis, which forgiveness for effect of time and then aging the classic tone of a young and fresh face, this is thanks to the stimulation natural collagen produced by the body and contained in the foaming at high doses. The skin, with two of cream per day applications, be right now compact, smooth and radiant, and the grooves of the flattened wrinkles with a lasting effect over time.
The successful use of Snail Slime in cosmetic formulations must not be trivially reduced to a fad or a consequence of the latest trends in the field of Beauty, but it comes to remedies from the natural world of plants or animal that best meet all the metabolic needs of 'epidermis donating vitality even to the most fatigued and tired skin.
It is important to underline that the use of small snails as "burr-producing" prevents them not only the ultimate sacrifice, but also any suffering or damage. Even animal welfare organizations do not pose objections to the use of the snail secretion, as it is obtained from live animals which are not damaged during the collection process.
Right to ensure the certainty and effectiveness on the epidermis and so the maximum response the aesthetic treatment, all products in the Line Aischa Cosmetics use snail slime obtained only and exclusively from the Helix Aspersa Müller, the most precious and active cosmetically strictly Italian production, with animals raised on the ground and as such certified in origin, quality, composition, stability and security.