Snail cream benefits

Snail cream is far more than just another beauty fad, it has been shown to be beneficial in the management, prevention and treatment of numerous skin conditions, from acne, to ageing, as well as medical uses, including the effective treatment of burns and surgical scarring.

The full list of skin conditions that snail slime cream is known to be effective at treating are:

Acne treatment

Snail creams are the perfect solution to acne, ridding yourself of it once and for all. In addition to acne, snail cream is also effective at dealing with; black heads, cystic acne lesions, clogged pores, pimples, as well as new and historic acne scars. The most effective snail creams are those with little to no oil ingredients, and the effects of are typically noticeable after 2-4 weeks of use, however, it’s important to be aware that historic acne scaring will take longer to fade, typically after 3-4 months of consistent use.

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Burn treatment

Snail cream has been shown to be effective at treating burns and was the subject of a scientific study back in 2009. The cream was shown to be more effective than moist exposure burn ointment (MEBO), a treatment that is commonly used to treat burns. This study also concluded the safety of snail cream as an alternative treatment for burns.

Dry skin

Snail slime is particular effective at treating dry skin as it has been shown to have good skin regenerative, exfoliating and moisturising properties. The composition of snail slime is very similar to that of our own skin, so using it ensures that the skin gets all of the vital nutrients that are essential to keep it healthy.

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Fine lines and wrinkles

Snail cream has been shown to reduce the signs of ageing, reducing and fading the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It does this in two ways; by helping to more effectively exfoliate dead skin cells and by replenishing the collagen and elastin in your skin. This will leave your skin looking younger, smoother and healthier, with noticeable effects within the first 2-3 weeks of using snail cream.

Flat warts

Snail cream is a natural, safe treatment for flat warts. Snails are known to have been used by the ancient Greeks to treat warts. They would apply live snails directly to the affected area, allowing the snail to secrete its nutrient-rich slime directly to the wart. Snail cream is typically effective on flat warts within 2 weeks of treatment.

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Ingrown hairs and razor bumps

The skin cell regenerative properties and glycolic acid contained within snail cream helps to effectively repair and exfoliate the skin after shaving. This helps to reduce any swelling, redness or razor bumps, and also moisturises. Simply apply a small amount of the cream immediately after shaving for best results.

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Remove scars

Snail slime is known for its skin healing and regeneration properties. It is effective at reducing the appearance of scars, both new and historic, blemishes and even raised keloids. Snail creams are a popular treatment for dealing with scars left after plastic surgery and is even used by a number of hospitals to improve the scars of burn victims. For old scars, it is recommended that snail cream is used twice daily for 3- 4 months for the best results.


Rosacea is a skin condition that results in persistent redness, pimples and visible blood vessels on the face. Over time the condition spreads to the cheeks, forehead, nose and chin of Rosacea sufferers. The ingredients found in snail cream help treat rosacea; glycolic acid in snail cream works to exfoliate and removed impurities from the skin, allantoin helps the process of regenerating the skin, and the proteins collagen and elastin help improve the firmness and elasticity that is essential for healthy skin. Some sufferers will experience a worsening of their symptoms when first using snail cream, however, it’s important to not become discouraged, as visible improvements are usually seen after 14 days.

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Stretch mark fading

Snail slime can help to fade stretch marks, working to heal and repair damage that is caused by stretch marks to the skin. The high levels of natural collagen found in snail slime helps to bind the skin, regenerating it from the inside up. It is effective at treating new and old, grayish stretch marks, although it is most effective on newer, purple and pink stretch marks. You should notice the effects of snail scream on stretch marks within the first month of its use. It’s also an effective means of avoiding stretch marks and is perfectly safe to use during pregnancy.

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Sun spots, liver spots, age spots, freckles and lentigines

Snail cream can treat all of these conditions. Simply apply cream twice daily to the affected area and you can typically expect to see results within 2 weeks of consistent use. Try to avoid excessive sun light while undergoing treatment. You can do this by applying sun block to the affected area a few minutes after the snail cream.

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