This formula combines a novel blend of ingredients to lift and tighten the skin’s appearance. With a combination of rare plant extracts, it mimics the effects of traditional retinoic products, smoothing the look of wrinkles without the irritation associated with some retinol products. A unique snail secretion has natural restorative and protective properties. Rich in vitamins, proteins and alpha hydroxy acids, it helps to improve the appearance of skin elasticity, promoting more youthful-looking skin.
Why It’s Different:
Snail Filtrate Complex
A host of benefi ts originate from this unlikely ingredient. A natural defensive liquid secreted by snails contains proteins, vitamins, collagen, elastin and alpha hydroxy acids. It offers exfoliating action, antioxidant properties and support for skin elasticity.
Revitalizing Plant Extracts
A unique form of blue-green algae helps to smooth and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance. Its retinoic-like action smoothes the look of wrinkles.
This formula utilizes each ingredient in its most effective form, selected specifi cally for its ability to deliver real results.
How it Works
This unique formula relies on a potent combination of plant extracts, along with a unique snail secretion, to smooth, tighten and revitalize the skin’s appearance. Aphanizomenon fl os-aquae, a natural blue-green algae extract, provides a plethora of vitamins, trace elements and amino acids. It is shown to mimic the effects of retinol, smoothing the look of aging skin and offering a powerful reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. Milk thistle extract helps to defend skin against the effects of environmental aggressors which can cause wrinkles, sagging and dullness. Aloe extract is rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals that replenish and moisturize the skin. A remarkable ingredient derived from snails offers the benefi ts of a natural defensive secretion that protects, restores and renews snail skin. Rich in collagen, elastin and mucopolysaccharides, it supports skin elasticity and helps to protect the skin against environmental aggressors. It naturally exfoliates and delivers skin nutrition, promoting the appearance of smoother skin texture and luminosity
Snail Secretion Filtrate
A snail secretion with natural protective properties for the skin, this uncommon ingredient offers powerful benefi ts. It helps to exfoliate, restore the appearance of skin elasticity and fi rmness, and defend against environmental aggressors.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Juice)
Aloe is naturally high in vitamins, minerals and amino acids that support moisturization and soothing of the skin.
Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae Extract (Blue-Green Algae Extract)
This blue-algae extract grows in nourishing waters, giving it a unique composition rich in vitamins, amino acids and trace elements. Its retinoic-like activity smoothes and revitalizes the skin’s appearance without the common side effects ofretinol.
Silybum Marianum Extract (Milk Thistle)
Known for its high antioxidant content, this botanical extract helps to fi ght environmental aggressors that contribute to the degradation of collagen and elastin.
Glycerin is a hygroscopic ingredient, meaning it attracts moisture to the skin.
Direction for Use:
Shake well before use. Apply sparingly to face, neck, and decollete. Use twice daily.
How do you get snail slime?
For commercial use, snail slime is usually obtained from the common garden snail species Helix aspersa. Most of snail filtrate comes from Italy, where snail farmers are actually seeing a 400 percent increase in demand over the last two decades. There are over 4,000 producers in Italy raising this common European snail to-date.
Traditionally, snails were dunked in salt or vinegar water to extract the valuable secretion, but you'll be relieved to hear that several Italian breeders today use "cruelty-free" techniques to prompt the snails to release filtrate. According to The Telegraph, Italy's International Heliciculture Association recently patented a machine called the Muller One, which prompts snail slime extract via a "snail spa," where the critters are immersed in a gentle steam bath to kill bacteria.