Are snail mucous creams beneficial in skin?

Dear Dr, 1. Are snail creams a good moisturiser for oily-combo skin? 2. Is there any truth to the skin lightening or scar healing effects of snail mucous in skin care products? Have a great day! Your site is extremely informative and helpful.

Okay so I know that many (including me) think a certain kind of french snail is delicious but……… wow…..a skin cream.    There is no evidence that I’ve ever seen that snail creams do anything!  I’d say …..please don’t waste your money and time.

I’d love to see some proof and in the meantime……..let’s put it either in the “snake-oil” category or the………….very interesting marketing category.  Here’s a better anti-aging option.

🙂  Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

Ask me your skincare question!

Hi, I’m Dr. Irwin. I believe that consumers deserve a medically trained and unbiased skincare advocate.

  • All our content is written and researched by myself.
  • My medical office in Seattle has treated thousands of patients for 15+ years.
  • This site is not affiliated or financially tied to any product, treatment or device.
Ask Me Something
SkinTour Skincare
One of the best investments in your skin is your daily skincare. Why? Because you can prevent many problems with blotchy skin color, lack of glow, texture, some types of acne, and fine lines with good skincare products. You can also correct some of these problems with effective skincare products. Great skincare is often more expensive because quality ingredients are expensive. Some companies spend on research/development which benefits all of us and adds to the cost. Are they worth it? In general - yes! I have handpicked some of what I consider to be the best skin care products, and offer them for sale on SkinTour's shop. This is based on my team and I's testing and research at our clinic. Many of the products are in my own regimen. What could be better than using skin care products a dermatologist uses?!