Korean J Dermatol.  2015 Jul;53(6):430-436.

Use of Cream Containing Mucus Secreted by Snails Has an Anti-aging Effect on Skin

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. beomjoon74@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Dermatology, Catholic Kwandong University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
  • 3The Clinical Trial Center for Bio-industry, Semyung University, Jecheon, Korea.
  • 4Taeyoung Co., Ltd, Sungnam, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND
A cream made from mucus secreted by snails contains 80% mucin, as well as glycosaminoglycan, allantoin for skin rejuvenation, glycolic acid for keratin removal, and collagen and elastin, which are components of dermis.
OBJECTIVE
The goal of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of using cream containing mucus secreted by snails to reduce wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, restore dermal density, and lift the skin.
METHODS
Cream containing mucus secreted by snails was applied to the lateral epicanthal areas and the left cheek of 10 subjects for 4 weeks twice per day. Wrinkles, skin elasticity, dermal density, and skin tightening were evaluated at baseline and 2 and 4 weeks. A patient survey was conducted at 4 weeks.
RESULTS
There were statistically significant differences between baseline and 4 weeks after applying the cream in terms of wrinkles, skin elasticity, dermal density, and skin tightening (p<0.05).
CONCLUSION
Use of cream containing mucus secreted by snails seems to be effective for anti-aging of the skin. Long term follow up studies, such as 3 or 6 months, to confirm the efficacy of the cream should be conducted involving a larger number of patients.

Keyword

Dermal density; Skin tightening; Glycos aminoglycans; Skin elasticity; Wrinkles

MeSH Terms

Allantoin
Cheek
Collagen
Dermis
Elasticity
Elastin
Humans
Mucins
Mucus*
Rejuvenation
Skin*
Snails*
Allantoin
Collagen
Elastin
Mucins
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