Snail venom is produced in glands located on the snail’s limb. It has the consistency of a gel and is the source of many valuable ingredients that have a beneficial effect on our skin. What properties do cosmetics containing snail venom contain and for whom are they intended?
Cosmetics with snake venom – composition and properties
Rich and natural composition affect the properties of cosmetics with snail venom. Allantoin has moisturizing, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, and the one that appears in the snake venom speeds up skin regeneration, wound healing and soothes irritations. In addition, it has a soothing effect on acne lesions, supports the brightening the skin tone and eliminates scars, stretch marks, swellings and cracks on the skin. It also helps get rid of cellulite. Collagen and elastin smooth out wrinkles, making the skin firm and elastic. The vitamins A, C and E contained in the snail venom nourish, regenerate and firm the skin, protect it against free radicals, help lighten discolourations and restore the skin’s texture and even out the colour. Glycolic acid smoothes, refreshes and regenerates the skin. What’s more, it slows skin ageing processes, regulates the secretion of sebum as well as narrows and cleanses the pores of the skin. Natural antibiotics kill harmful bacteria and fungi and fight inflammation of the skin. Moreover, mucopolysaccharides reduce irritation and sensitization and improve blood circulation and in combination with collagen and elastin, they make the skin elastic, supple and moisturized.
Cosmetics with snake venom – who are they recommended for?
Cosmetics containing snail venom can be used for the treatment of all types of skin, even sensitive skin. They are especially recommended for people who face problems with maintaining proper skin hydration, a tendency to frequent skin irritations, inflammation of the skin, including acne, hyperpigmentation, loss of skin firmness and scars, stretch marks and cellulite. When choosing this type of cosmetics, remember that the higher the snail venom content, the better for the skin.