Snails are used in cosmetology and pharmaceutical companies to produce crèmes and ointments.
Hippocrates knew useful properties of snails, so he produced ointments based on mucin and used snails for tuberculosis and anemia treatment.
In culinary, grape snails are more popular, while giant akhatinas are the most preferable for treatment. They can have 20-25 cm in nature, but their length is no longer than 10-15 cm in the artificial conditions. Taking into account that snails, found in nature can transmit bacteria, they are not consumed, so farm-grown Achatinas are more preferred.
In the XX century, the Japanese soldiers delivered these snails to Japan. They were found to be the source of protein, so they gained extreme popularity among Asian cookers, who prepared numerous delicious dishes from them. Then, the useful properties of mucin were found. Later, they were used to heal skin problems.
Nowadays, most products of Japanese and Korean cosmetics contain mucin. Its main advantages:
- contains collagen, allantoin, vitamins A, B, C, E, glycolic acid and other useful substances;
- has no contraindications;
- has anti-inflammatory properties;
- contains a natural solar filter;
- nourishes, moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin.
In addition, the procedure of snail massage is extremely popular in Japan. The effect is seen after several sessions. The movements, produced by snails, softly massage the skin, providing organic substances to it.
The process looks like this: the face is cleaned, and then a snail in put on the forehead, and two are placed on the cheekbones. Adaptation is required. The specialist directs the movement of mollusks, because they try to crawl closer to a mouth, as there is the wettest environment.
The massage takes place at a comfortable temperature for the snails not to sleep. The room temperature should be comfortable for the snails to move, but not fall asleep.
The duration of the session is 30 minutes. After that, it is necessary to apply a neutral cream to hold the nutrients on the skin. As usual, it is necessary to use 5-10 procedures to feel the hydration and purity of the skin.
Modern pharmaceutical industry uses snails and their mucin for the production of crèmes, ointments and oils. In addition, they are actively used in medicine to treat scars, stretch marks and psoriasis.
Mucin of Achatin is used to heal the skin. The major benefit is that it contains natural nutrients. Many people have been using it in the form of creams, serums and masks.
Try it as well!