Thank you to Organic Doctor and the Mom It Forward Influencer Network for sponsoring this post about snail gel in skin care. All opinions are my own.
If someone had told me that I’d be open to putting snail gel on my skin one day, I would have said they were crazy. Seriously, why would anyone want to use snail secretions in skin care?
Apparently, there are a lot of reasons to put snail gel on your skin! It’s one of the latest trends in natural skincare ingredients.
The actual ingredient used is called Helix Aspersa Muller. This unique substance the snail produces is renowned for its nourishing properties.
Snail gel slime is full of great nutrients like hyaluronic acid, proteoglycans, glycoprotein and antimicrobial and copper peptides. These nutrients provide many benefits for the skin.
Here are some of the top benefits of using snail gel in skin care:
- Moisturizes, hydrates and nourishes dry skin
- Soothes inflammation
- Helps to repair damaged tissue
- Can help with stretch marks, rosacea, scars, burns and flat warts
- Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Protects skin from free radicals
- Helps fade acne scars and dark spots
- Helps to brighten and clear skin
Where to Get Skincare Products with Snail Gel
Organic Doctor, an award-winning skincare and hair care line, recently launched in the US. This skincare brand is one line that is offering skincare products with snail gel as the key ingredient.
I like Organic Doctor because all of their products contain a minimum of 70% organic ingredients.* I love that they use aloe vera as the lead ingredient instead of water. Aloe has great properties for the skin – I use it in my frankincense face cream – so that’s something I look for.
All of their products contain no animal ingredients and are never tested on animals. In addition they never use never use parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), phthalates or artificial colors.
Organic Doctor uses the unique secretion the snail uses to regenerate its own shell to help hydrate and moisturize maturing skin. This unique ingredient is sourced from Spain.
Currently, Organic Doctor has five products that use snail gel to soothe, nourish and repair skin.
Organic Doctor Snail Gel Product Line
The Organic Snail Gel Eye Serum can help with those fine lines around the eyes. Since I just turned 40, it’s time to think about protecting my skin from aging as best as I can.
The Eye Serum goes on smoothly and absorbs rapidly. It’s a cream rather than a gel, which was a nice surprise.
In addition to the Eye Serum, I also have the Facial Serum. It’s lightly hydrating and absorbs nicely into my skin.
The other products that Organic Doctor offers featuring organic snail gel are:
More Amazing Ingredients from Organic Doctor
Originating in Britain, Organic Doctor searched the planet for the finest botanical and naturally inspired ingredients to make sure the bioactive properties of the organic ingredients are truly captured.
Organic Doctor also offers 7 more collections with these key ingredients:
- Tea tree from Australia
- Virgin coconut oil from Sri Lanka and the Philippines
- Rose Otto from Bulgaria and Morooco
- Aloe vera from Mexico
- Moroccan Argan Oil fro Morocco
- Virgin Olive oil from Spain
- Manuka Honey from New Zealand
You can find all of these Organic Doctor products at CVS, on Amazon and at many natural health food stores around the country.
* Excluding water and salt