What is Snail Mucin?

Snail Mucin has been used on human skin for centuries and was actually discovered accidentally by the Ancient Greek Hippocrates (known as The Father of Medicine) to treat inflammatory skin conditions. In modern history, Escargot Farmers in Chile who were constantly handling the snails had remarkably smooth and healthy hands. We are now finally realizing actual scientific data on the subject and how it applies to skin care (McDermott, 2021). Helix Aspersa Muller (brown garden snail) is known to have the best quality and purest mucin for cosmetics, and makes the best quality Escargot and other culinary preparations involving snails.

In recent times, Simone Sampo, founder of the International Snail Institute in Cherasco Italy and creator of the Muller One Extraction machine, has revolutionized the snail industry in Italy and all around Europe. Helix Aspersa Muller is the inspiration behind the naming Muller One machine. It is the specific cross-bred brown garden snail that makes the absolute best mucin for cosmetics. He has revolutionized the “Cherasco Method" of snail farming, which is the backbone for the creation of Lumadea!

The industry term for Snail Mucin is “Snail Secretion Filtrate”. The chemical composition of the prized snail mucin is what the cosmetic industry keeps gaining enthusiasm about! Allantoin, Elastin, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and collagen are the major players and are all known to be very prominent ingredients in various serums, lotions, face drops, and face masks at all levels of the cosmetic industry. Antibacterial/Antimicrobial Enzymes are also detected in the mucin of Helix Aspersa (McDermott, 2021). Recent cosmetic trends are leaning toward plant-based or animal-based (cruelty-free) ingredients that provide the consumer with more natural and authentic items for their skincare needs. Snail mucin has actually been used in recent years to treat radiation dermatitis. The snails can produce different types of mucin based on their specific species, environmental settings, diet, and which gland they are secreting from for various purposes.Mucins are a highly glycosylated protein family that are secreted by animals for adhesion, hydration, lubrication, and
other functions. (McDermott, 2021)

Many commonly-known snail mucin cosmetics originate from Korea as an integral portion of the K-Beauty craze. Some recognizable brands that feature snail mucin cosmetics are Mizon, COSRX, Biopelle, SeoulCeuticals, and Missha.

Lumadea is now breaking into the U.S. market with our very luxurious and high-end cosmetic line. We present the utmost quality standards for snail mucin and the products that are made with it. We only use COSMOS certified microfiltered snail mucin from the International Snail Institute in Cherasco, Italy. Italy has been generally known to the American consumer as a place that produces higher-quality items for various industries, and we are definitely embracing that heritage and standard.



McDermott, M., Cerullo, A. R., Parziale, J., Achrak, E., Sultana, S., Ferd, J.,
Samad, S., Deng, W., Braunschweig, A. B., & Holford, M. (2021). Advancing Discovery of Snail Mucins Function and Application. Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology, 9, 734023. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2021.734023