The / Dr. Peterson Pierre

Can Snail Mucin Really Help Your Skin? What Skin Care Experts Say

May 25, 2021

Brown burgundy snail on a cosmetic white cream container in a jar on a natural wall of green moss. Premium Photo

Although snail mucin is now frequently associated with Korean beauty, it was reportedly used by the ancient Greeks and has a long history in skin care.

“Snail mucin comes from the brown garden snail and has been used since ancient times for skin-healing benefits,” explains Peterson Pierre, MD, a dermatologist in Westlake Village, California.

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