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3 Acids Found in Snail Mucin that Help Fight Acne 


For centuries, snail mucin has been used to alleviate scars, calluses, and acne. It became popular after Chilean farmers handling snails observed how soft and well moisturized the skin on their hands had become, and noticed that cuts and scars healed quickly. 

Because snail mucin is packed with healing ingredients such as glycolic acid, allantoin, collagen and hyaluronic acid, it is the perfect natural solution to acne and acne scarring. 

Let’s break this down:

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is an exfoliant that helps to remove dead skin cells and loosen the outer layer of skin. It’s best known to help reduce aging because of its ability to increase collagen and improve skin’s quality. However, there have been studies that show how the benefits of glycolic acid for well beyond fighting signs of aging. 

It’s been shown that 10% topical glycolic acid can significantly improve the appearance of acne after just over a month of use. Since the acid speeds up the rate of skin turnover, it’s a great ingredient for reducing common skin concerns like acne blemishes, scars and hyperpigmentation.

Allantoin, also known as aluminum dihydroxy allantoinate, is an extract from the comfrey plant, which is native to temperate climates of Asia and Europe.


Often used in cosmetics as a skin conditioning agent, Allantoin has hyper-hydrating and anti-irritating properties that have been used for over 60 years to treat, prevent and reduce acne scars. 

Acne is often related to oil skin and there is a misconception that people with oily skin shouldn’t use hydrating products in order to avoid looking greasy. In reality, oily skin is a result of too much sebum being produced as a result of dehydration. Essentially, the skin is overcompensating for the hydration it does not naturally produce. 

This is when Allantoin comes in handy. It helps the skin retain more water all while stimulating cell and new tissue growth to help heal scars and blemishes. 

Hyaluronic acid is critical in maintaining skin hydration.

Hyaluronic Acid

This acid has become a buzzword in the skincare world over the past few years, and for good reason. Hyaluronic acid can instantly improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin hydration within minutes of application. 

Because it is a naturally produced acid by our bodies, adding it to your skin care routine will help retain moisture and protect that natural state of your skin. It’s important to remember that unlike Glycolic Acid and Allantoin, Hyaluronic does not repair acne scars. It’s role is to be the barrier that protects your skin from acne-inducing properties. 

Treating Acne

There are so many factors that contribute to acne - genetics, outside elements, diet, hormones, stress, and more. One simple fix is Eskafil’s 3-step routine that includes a SerumMoisturizer and Eye Cream. Our products are all packed with snail mucin to help fight and heal acne.