Benefits of Snail Mucin for Skincare


Whether it is protection, repair, toning, smoothing, revitalization, purification, or regular skin routine, properly harvested snail mucin(aka snail slime, snail mucus, snail trail, snail drool) is known to offer many types of benefits to human skin. The ultimate delivery methods for snail mucin are mastered and perfected through our Lumadea skincare products, cosmetics, and cosmeceuticals.

While snail mucin has been improving skin for centuries, It is relatively new to the beauty industry. With that being said, snail mucin beauty products are now an estimated $4 billion industry, worldwide!


Heliciculture is the practice of farming snails. The International Institute of Heliciculture is nestled in a beautiful rural Italian town called Cherasco. “The Cherasco Method” is the specific and ethical way to raise snails created in 2016 in collaboration with the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy (UNSIG). “The system defines a breeding condition in which the habitat plays a central role, with specific characteristics rigorously oriented towards a natural and minimally invasive model which, however, guarantees the production a superior and standardized level of quality, through exclusively vegetable and controlled nutrition.”(Source:

Ethical Snail Farm using the Cherasco Method

Snail Mucin, alone, is a very acidic solution. It is the gel-like substance that snails secrete for various functions like defense, lubrication, adhesion and pleasurable stimulation. It must be blended with various cosmetic ingredients to be applied to your skin in a safe and effective manner. Certain acids are good for your skin as long as they have buffers at very specific amounts. Modern research suggests that snail mucin must be extracted in a very specific, humane, and stimulating way to blend harmoniously with beauty products. If snail mucin is extracted in a way that harms or frightens the snails, the resulting mucin will be more likely to be abrasive and irritating to human skin. 

Our Italian colleagues at THE SNAIL THERAPY COMPANY (the parent company for Lumadea in Italy) have invented the safest, cruelty-free and efficient machine to extract this pure, non abrasive, and clean snail slime. The Muller One is the name of this exclusive extraction device. The snails are simply stimulated into a ‘pleasure zone’ with a proprietary natural acidic solution and ozone. The snails are not killed in the process of extracting snail slime for beauty products. They can be released back onto a farm with no issues.

The Muller One safely extracts snail mucin before returning the snails to their farm

This properly harvested snail mucin is the perfect vehicle to create creams, lotions, serums, and face drops. These lovely skin care blends are suitable for all skin-types. Generally speaking, snail mucin is more than 60% of the total composition of legitimate snail mucin products. Many of them are 75% or more!!! These high percentages support the “full spectrum” abilities of the snail slime via these superpower naturally-occurring ingredients:

  • Allantoin: moisturizing and healing properties.
  • Glycolic acid: delivers an intense exfoliating action.
  • Collagen: protein useful for maintaining skin hydration and stability.
  • Elastin: protein capable of assisting the natural elasticity of your skin.
  • Hyaluronic acid: hydrates your skin
  • Vitamin A: helps accelerate healing and building of the skin's immune system, and supports skin moisturization
  • Vitamin E: fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant action for the skin, helping protect skin cells from damage. 

There are very few times in nature where you see all of these ingredients existing together in one compound. This is truly a harmonious blend!


Allantoin and hyaluronic acid are the two keys for skin hydration via snail mucin. This two-step ‘settle and repair’ action triggers human skin to start producing more collagen within the layers of your face or body. Glycolic acid helps clean and unclog the pores of your skin while smoothing and renewing the texture of wrinkles and aging spots. The glycolic acid also accelerates the process of cell development, while also helping with natural collagen production. Hyaluronic acid also creates a protective barrier around the skin against environmental pollution.


Many beauty treatments, like Retinol, tend to work better if they have some type of adhesive or “mask” agent to hold the treatment in place and get the best opportunity to absorb into your skin. A snail mucin cosmetic regimen is a very sound solution for situations where you need layers of protection. This adhesive ability also benefits the use of makeup on your face. Lumadea is actually starting to produce snail mucin makeup in Italy (not yet available in the U.S.).

Lab for pure snail mucin processing


Lumadea’s modern, cruelty-free and clean approach throughout the entire process to creating the absolute best and most effective snail mucin skincare products is evident in every single product we offer; from the Organic snail farming, to the Muller One extraction of the pure snail slime, and finally to Lumadea Cosmetics. Nobody else in the world has COSMOS certified snail slime with transparent and ethical core values; QUALITY without harm.

The Muller One machine harvests high-quality snail mucin safely and ethically
The Muller One Process

Our Essential Line focuses on luxurious beauty ingredients to accompany the snail mucin. Our 0 2 3 Anti-Aging Beauty Routine is the complete package to treat those aging lines, wrinkles, discoloration and area-specific damage. The 0 Face Drops and 2 Eye and Lip Contour Serum go to work on those thin layers of skin around the specific facial areas, while the 3 Anti-Age Face Cream completes the job with a protective and regenerative emulsified layer over the intensive treatments. Feel free to add the 1 Anti-Age Face Serum to this routine for an extra intensive treatment in those less-critical areas further away from the lips and eyes.

Lumadea's Essential Line of Snail Mucin Skincare Products

Our FRESH LINE is more geared toward specific skin conditions and younger skin, but will still work just fine for any type of skin. The GO CLEAN Facial Cleansing Mousse and GO PURIFY Purifying Face Cream form a great team to combat acne issues in younger skin. This is great for teens/young adults and has wonderful natural scents that young people can really feel happy about putting on their skin.

Lumadea's Fresh Line of Snail Mucin skincare products

Our GO CARE Atopic Skin Intensive Cream is a great solution for healing symptoms associated with eczema. GO CARE is enriched with camellia, rosehip and argan oil for a soothing and anti-reddening action, vegetable unsaponifiables able to give a calming and emollient action, useful in case of irritation, chapping, itching and redness - valuable assets to alleviate eczema and skin irritation

For a perfect beauty routine with GO CARE that attacks your eczema and rebuilds your skin, use it with our GO CLEAN Facial Cleansing Mousse, followed by Essential line 1 Anti-Age Face Serum. Use the GO CARE as the final “seal” for this routine.


One beautiful thing about skincare and cosmetic products containing snail mucin is the flexibility of use. All skin-types can use snail mucin as a vehicle for their beauty routine. All genders and all ages can enjoy our products and the skincare benefits of snail mucin! 

The most concentrated snail mucin products and treatments can possibly cause mild temporary redness and some tingling. That is simply the product working its way into various layers of your skin. This typically only lasts hours, not days. We recommend always trying new beauty products on a small area (hands are good for this) to make sure your skin will tolerate the treatments. Please consult a dermatologist for the best advice on how you can incorporate Lumadea snail mucin products into your beauty routine. 


Snail mucin beauty products are very versatile and supportive to your existing beauty routine, or can act as a great foundation to an all new routine. Today’s society is trending toward more naturally-derived products for their health and beauty needs, and Lumadea’s innovative and luxurious beauty lines fit right into this evolving world of skin care. It is our passion and ultimate mission to provide the cleanest and best products possible, from SNAIL-TO-SERUM.