Q & A

How does snail slime used in SNAIL8 differ from that of any other brand?

The slime in SNAIL8 has properties harnessed from the true value of snail slime. This is done by maintaining production processes distinctly different from any others to enable the harvesting of superior quality snail mucus for the most effective care of the skin.


Is the slime of Siamese snails effective for nourishing the skin?

Intensive studies of over 30 years in Siamese snail slimes reveal that they possess numerous beneficial compounds with anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties suited to skin care in a tropical climate. The best quality slime secreted from the mantle is used to produce snail serum in accordance with international quality standards and propriety technical expertise of Siam Snail. The effectiveness of all products to repair and renew skin cells is thus assured, making the skin stronger, healthier and more youthful.


Are the products from the slime of Siamese snail breeds better in quality that those of foreign breeds?

A comparative research has been conducted by Siam Snail to determine the quality of serum of Siamese snail to that of randomly selected cosmetic products made from foreign snail breeds which had the same total amount of protein. The results confirmed that the serum of the Siamese snail slime produced by Siam Snail had an abundance of peptide molecules and proteins notably much higher than those of foreign snail breeds used in other cosmetic products sold in Thailand. The net concentration of protein molecules in the serum developed from Siamese snails measured at 50mg/L, while 1-2 mg/L was accounted for by other products.

Moreover, the effectiveness of antimicrobial activity against bacteria and fungi measured by the serum from the slime of Siamese snails rated considerably higher when compared with that of slime from foreign snails.

Conclusively, the serum of Siam Snail is produced with an exclusively developed extraction process to yield a significantly high concentration of active compounds that are about 30 times more effective than those extracted from foreign snails. The filtration technology utilized by Siam Snail provides for extraction of small molecules derived from the slime to enable effective penetration into the skin without clogging the pores, in addition to maintaining purity of the 100% serum concentrate.


Why is slime secreted from the mantle the most effective for nourishing the skin?

The slime from the mantle, which is mostly muscle tissue, serves as a lubricant reducing friction in the movement of the snail as well as healing any scratches or wounds and repairing any damage to the shell. The natural healing and regenerative power of snail slime to protect the skin and keep it ever soft and smooth is attributed to six bioactive compounds, namely:

  1. Anti-microbial peptide
  2. Glycolic acid
  3. Allantoin
  4. Hyaluronic acid
  5. Anti-oxidants
  6. Vitamin A, D, E

Is the slime of Siamese snails more effective for skin care than that of foreign snail breeds?

As mentioned previously, extensive research has been conducted to compare the effectiveness of serum of Siamese snail slime and serums of numerous cosmetic products made from foreign snail breeds. The comparative study was undertaken by a team of scientists led by Professor Somsak Panha, a lecturer at the Department of Biology and Head of the Research Unit of Animal Systematics of Chulalongkorn University.

Of all the serums of the same volume and total amount of proteins, the Siamese snail slime of Siam Snail had a significantly greater quantity, 50mg/L, of peptide molecules and proteins than the 1-2mg/L recorded by serums of other cosmetic products in Thailand derived from foreign snail breeds.

What’s more, the serum from the Siamese snail slime was much more effective than any other serum in fighting bacteria and fungi. And more importantly, the serum of Siam Snail is produced from Siamese snail slime by using its own exclusively developed filtration technology which enables extraction of only small molecules from the snail slime. This results in the serum yielding a much higher concentration of active compounds, 30 times more effective than serums extracted from foreign snail breeds, and penetrating deeply and quickly into the skin without clogging the pores, in addition to maintaining purity of the 100% serum concentrate.

The snail slime used to developed serum at Siam Snail is the key ingredient of every SNAIL8 skin care product.


Is it true that good quality slime should feel firm and elastic to the touch?

Good quality slime does not feel elastic when touched. But nowadays many compounds are added to snail slime cosmetics. Acrylate Polymer, comprised of a long chain of molecules to make the product stickier and elastic, is one such compound. It, in fact, reduces penetration into the skin and is prone to clog the pores, hence causing pimples to break out.