Often the most direct route to achieving results is in locating nature’s most obvious examples. The outdoors is rich in an abundance of biological plants and organisms exhibiting self preservation techniques and chemical regenerative processes, all attributing to their survival. When it comes to moisturizing, regeneration and reparative properties, it may surprise you, that the common garden snail holds a powerful secret to younger looking skin.
The mucin secreted by this little guy plays an integral role in its own ability to stay hydrated, protect itself, and repair damaged body parts. By this same logic, Mieux Derma's Bio Helix Serum has adapted the snail’s natural biological sustenance to work as an unconventional, yet powerful ingredient in personal care technology The snail mucin know as Helix Aspersa Müller Glycoconjugates contains a wealth of proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, glycoprotein enzymes, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and trace elements of iron, copper and zinc, all benefiting and nourishing the skin in various ways.
By using this safe and natural bioconditioner, you’ll slow the appearance of aging down to a snails’ pace.
• Regenerates by increasing fibroblasts & stimulating cellular growth
• Rearranges the skin’s extracellular matrix for a smooth appearance
• Strengthens the epidermal barrier for increased hydration
• Increases skin elasticity, density and volume
The moisturizing, and regenerative benefits of snail mucin were initially, observed while snails were being handled for their escargot culinary value. Snail breeders noticed that their hands were always superbly moisturized and soft. Nicks, scrapes and cuts would also heal rapidly and scar free. The connection between snail mucin and its regenerative properties were further realized, as snails damaged by birds, have been observed bubbling this secretion over themselves in order to re-grow organs such as their eyes or mouths.
A more in-depth look discovered that the wonderful mix of components inherent within snail mucin provides these nourishing properties, which thanks to the simplicity of the snail’s biological makeup, are easily transferred to human skin. These components substitute and compensate for lost properties which naturally occur in humans, but are diminished or ceased, as we age. In order to harvest this strange yet interesting substance, patented extraction techniques were developed to extract Helix Aspersa Müller Glycoconjugates (snail mucin) from snails, without harming them. Helix Aspersa Müller Glycoconjugates exhibits multiple beneficial actions.
It regenerates the skin, by inducing the proliferation of fibroblasts (connective tissue), which contributes to an increase in cellular growth allowing the skin to heal more rapidly. It also reconstructs the pattern and arrangement of the skins’ extra cellular matrix (skin cells’ structural support), resulting in smooth and uniform cellular regeneration. Through its action on collagen fibers and the elastic fiber network, it increases the ability of the skin to take up and hold water. This creates a more elastic, voluminous, and dense epidermal layer, for increased moisture balance and healthier looking skin. It may seem strange to associate snail mucin and skin, but the overwhelming benefits and scientific justification make this a unique and advantageous ingredient.
Surprisingly odorless, and colorless, we’ve combined it with a light Aloe/Allantoin for our face serum, making it a delicate skin conditioner which promises outstanding results.