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Snail Secretions Help To Reduce Appearance of Acne Scars!

July 11, 2009

It is quite rare for me to read about a new ingredient for cosmetics and go eeeerrrrruuuuuggggg but this one did it! Apparently (and I have not yet read the full report) a company called Andes Natural have found that the secretions coming from the Helix Aspersa Muller species of snail have  amazing skin healing properties. The serum is highly compatable with human skin and contains a powerful  anti-oxidant which when applied to acne scarred skin starts to break down the scarring and re-build the collagen and elastin.  I found the story in Cosmetic Design Europe and decided to do a little bit more digging (pardon the pun).

Check this out to see how the snail slime is “harvested”.

There is an awful lot of information on line about this wonderful ingredient. Apparently it can dissolve keloid scars, improve the skin of burns victims and help to re-build the pitted scars of acne sufferers. This all sounds amazing but I imagine that like anything else it all depends on the dose, on the length of time that the product is in contact with the skin and in the individual’s response. Still, it certainly looks like an ingredient to seek out and try. I have booked a day of gardening tomorrow and will now be viewing these slimy little creatures with new eyes – just not sure what marketing angle to use to make this ingredient more appealing…….

snail on a log

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2009 5:26 am

    Very nice informative article. Acne is a common issue faced by teenage these days and can be affected either on the face or parts of the body. There are medications and intense treatments available for teen acne treatment

  2. Jessica permalink
    July 12, 2009 1:17 pm

    Nicotinamide (also known as Niacinamide) applied topically, is beneficial for reducing Acne, Skin hyper-pigmentation (acne scars), increasing skin moisture and reducing fine wrinkles. Scientists at NY University College of Medicine have shown that Niacinamide is superior to antibiotics such as Clindamycin in controlling acne. Try “Niapads” (it contains Niacinamide) for controlling your acne. It’s Simple for Pimple(C). One step process provides exfoliation, pore cleansing, prevention of Acne and Skin Lightening (acne scars). Visit for details. Free shipping to all US and Canada.

  3. RealizeBeautyEd permalink
    July 12, 2009 3:23 pm

    I’ve got it! How about this for an advertising pitch:
    “See your scar’s go with Escargot” Can you do better?

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