Thursday, 08 September 2016
The Unusual Post Summer Skin Repair: Snail Slime
Can you believe that September is here already; this year seems to be flying by! September means the kids are now back to school (hooray!) and that summer has come to an end (boo!). The weather has been typical of a British 'summer', but we have been blessed with a few days of hot sunshine and some of us will also have jetted off in search of more exotic climates. Even if you've been diligent with your SPF, the sun will always cause damage to our skin and it may be now that you are starting to see the effects. However, there's a super-regenerative ingredient taking the skincare world by storm and it may not be what you're expecting.Snail slime (or Helix aspersa muller glycoconjugates, to give it it's full name) may not be something you are dying to rub all over your face, but it is proven to have exceptional regeneration powers that are ideal for repairing post-summer skin. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, reduces inflammation and redness and also helps to lock vital moisture into the skin. It's starting to sound a little less gross now, right? Here's the science part.Like many animals, when snails become agitated they produce a thick fluid as a means to protect themselves. This fluid is rich in nutrients including hyaluronic acid, copper peptides, proteoglycans and glycoprotein enzymes.As we age, the levels of natural moisturising factor (NMF) that our body naturally produces begin to deplete. The components found in snail secretion provide huge benefits to the skin, replacing these lost factors and regenerating skin to a more youthful appearance.If your skin sounds like it's in need of these super powers, then take a look at the BeautÃ© Mediterranea Snail Collection. The range features a face cream, concentrated serum, eye cream and body cream that will restore a smoothness and hydration, as well as improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Forget the sticky, slimy snail trail you see up your garden path; these formulas have silky smooth textures that absorb quickly into the skin.If you're willing to give it a try but are worried about the environmental impact you may be having, fear not. All the products in the BeautÃ© Mediterranea Snail Collection are made using secretion sourced from an organic, free range snail farm in Chile where the creature are free to roam around and enjoy their life. Not only does it make the process more friendly, the higher quality of life on the farm means less stress is put on the snails and they will produce secretion of superior quality.Fancy giving these products a try to repair your post-summer skin? Enter the code BMSNAIL at checkout and receive a 10% discount off any of the products within the BeautÃ© Mediterranea Snail range. Hurry, this exclusive discount code for our blog readers is only valid until the end of the month!Written for you by: Ellie, Face the FutureAll prices and discount codes valid as of 08/09/16.