Snail mucin (slime) products are heavily promoted for moisturizing the skin reduction of wrinkles and even acne. A couple of studies show that it contains hyaluronic acid that helps keep water in the skin and possibly some growth factors that can help with skin renewal. That said, there are reports that it causes more acne breakouts. Growth factors are one of the major causes for acne breakouts in teens and adults and most probably the cause for dairy-related acne breakouts. The growth factors in the snail mucin can cause these acne breakouts.
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