The SMP is a liquid obtained by the manual stimulation of the snails belonging to the Helix aspersa species born and breeded in Italy. Stimulation cannot be repeated several times because the animal would be stressed so it is preferable to wait allowing the snail to feed and restore its normal life conditions.
The produced mucin is collected and filtered in two stages and it does not undergo any chemical intervention, apart from the addition of microbiological stabilizers. For these reasons our snail mucin is pure and suitable for professional use in cosmetic and homeopathic formulations.
The snail’s mucin has protective, moisturizing and film-forming properties and its viscous consistency is attributable to the large mucopolysaccharide content. The mucin, thanks to the significant content of naturally occurring glycolic acid, as well as collagen, elastin, allantoin, lactic acid, antiproteases, vitamins and minerals, has a series of properties listed below:
- Moisturising and soothing effect
- Nutritive and regenerating power
- Anti-wrinkle and anti-stretch marks efficacy
- Effectiveness against acne marks, spots and scars
We use only the snail mucin product that comes from “Cantine Cantile” farm which is based in an area without industrial settlements. The outdoor breeding method is ecological and respectful of snails; it takes place exclusively in open field, letting the snails graze freely in large enclosures where they have enough space to live and mate. The snails feed on chard and salads seeded from organic seeds and grown without the use of synthetic inorganic fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides. The extraction of the mucin involves a manual stimulation that is not stressful for the animals that, after the mucin harvesting, the snails are put back on the field.