Why is Snail Mucin So Good For Your Skin? 🐌

Updated: Dec 16, 2020


What defines K-Beauty (aka. Korean Beauty) is the use of special ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Propolis and Honey, AHA and BHAs, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Tea Tree Oil, Licorice Root, Rice, Ginseng, Cica (also known as Centella Asiatica), and many more.

Today, we will be talking about Snail Mucin. This ingredient is extremely big in Korean skincare but it may sound strange to foreigners who are introduced to K-beauty for the very first time.


Snail Mucin (also known as snail secretion filtrate, or ‘snail slime’) is a kind of mucus that snails produce and is a naturally derived growth factor.

The snail slime which generates when a snail is hurt can help repair human skin.


You may be curious as to how mucin is extracted from a snail. You may be wondering whether snails are hurt or killed in the process of harvesting. You can be relieved. The slime is collected through ethical process.

One of the most popular techniques involve leaving the snails in a dark room to freely crawl on a surface like mesh. This way the snails are comfortable and can naturally produce mucin as they prefer this kind of environment due to being nocturnal creatures - meaning they are most active during the night and sleeping during the day. Throughout this process, no external stress is put onto the snails and it is ensured they are healthy.

After 30 minutes, the snails are brought back to their homes to rest and regain energy while the mucin is collected and processed for cosmetic purposes. Research shows that the quality of the mucin itself depends on breeders keeping good environmental conditions for their snails.


Snail Mucin is commonly found in serums, essences, moisturizers and sheet masks. They naturally contains many skin-friendly ingredients such as proteins, elastin, glycoprotein acid, glycoprotein enzymes, hyaluronic acid, and copper peptides.

Some of its benefits include:

🗸Improving wound healing and tissue repair

🗸Reducing redness and irritation to dry-sensitive skin

🗸Fading hyper-pigmentationn

🗸Fighting off the growth of acne-causing bacteria

🗸Improving skin texture and even out skin tone

🗸Improving hydration

🗸Reducing the activity of free radicals

🗸Improving collagen and elasticity production

🗸Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles


TONYMOLY focuses on using highly enriched premium quality ingredients, which is why all of our products from the Intense Care 24K Gold Snail range contain a high amount of snail essence (up to 65%) with 140,000ppm of Snail Secretion Filtrate, as well as added 24K gold (100ppm Pure Gold) and EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) for anti-aging and pigmentation care. The products have also completed skin safety testing.

Here is a simple description of the products and the best order to use them.

Step 1: Intense Care Gold 24K Snail Toner

An ampoule type toner that absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving any stickiness. This toner will instantly soften and smooth the skin and prepping your skin before applying your serum and cream.

Step 2: Intense Gold 24k Snail Emulsion

A mufti-function serum that rapidly absorbs and instantly softens and smooths your skin, boosting skin regeneration, provide ultra-moisture and tighten your skin.

Step 3: Intense Care Gold 24K Snail Hydro Gel Mask

A highly moisturizing Gold Added Snail Hydro Gel Mask that boost skin’s vitality, improving fine lines and wrinkles, restoring skin’s elasticity and resilience so skin feels nourished, supple and smooth.

Step 4: Intense Gold 24K Snail Eye Cream

An eye cream that instantly moisturizes and brightens from 24K Gold. It increases elasticity by lifts your eye area and acts like a primer to gently and tightly fill-in between wrinkles.

Step 5: Intense Care Gold 24K Snail Cream

A moist ampoule type multi-function cream that provides intense moisture and hydration to the skin, helps to build softer skin texture, and increases elasticity and nourishment.

TONYMOLY Intense Gold 24K Snail range itself is a powerful collagen-booster as well as an effective hydrator to rejuvenate aged skin, soften rough skin and control acne scars.

Don’t be afraid of Snail Mucin from now on!

Treat yourself with high-quality snail skin care or gift to your loved ones today!