Followers of Hope In A Blog know how popular Snail Slim, Bee Venom and Snake Venom has been in Asia recently. The snail craze has not cooled down since it started 1-2 years ago and hasn’t slowed down yet. The Bee Venom has also conquered Japan – and it’s products have been on the Top 3 of the infamous Japanese cosmetics chart, Cosme, in almost every category.
A short recap on the features of the snail slime, bee venom, and snail slime :
- Snail Slime
Another strangely-smooth-hands-amongst-the-workers success-story – the healing and repairing powers of snail slime were discovered by chance when snail farmers from Chile noticed how their hands had become soft and smooth and that minor cuts and scars were healing unusually quickly. Tests showed that the slimy secretions produced by the snails to repair their shells contained high levels of allantoin, collagen, elastine and anti-bacterial substances – all beneficial to skin health, repair and smoothness.
- Snake Venom
Syn-ake, a synthetic peptide based on a natural polypeptide found in the venom of the Asian Temple Viper Snake.
It mimics the effects of a protein found in the venom – Waglerin-1 – a neuromuscular blocking compound that inhibits signals to the muscles to contract (just like botox injections) and so combating the formation of expression lines. In clinical tests, syn-ake was found to have a smoothing effect in 80% of volunteers and an anti-wrinkle effect in 73%.
- Bee Venom
Bee Venom is the venom collected from the honeybee, Apis melifera consisting chiefly of melittin. Bee venom contains hyaluronidase, which attacks scar tissue and dissolves it. There is a medical journal on anti bacterial and anti inflammatory effects of Honeybee venom against acne-inducing bacteria which can be read : here.
Ever since the craze started, there has been a new generation of products that has mixed these ingredients up together. WHY NOT? Afterall they’re the hottest selling ingredients right now in Asia ! Let’s have a look at a few hybrid products that have mixed both or all three of these ingredients!
1. Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence
I’ve talked about this in my Gmarket Haul – this Benton essence is all natural. It contains lots of beneficial extracts and contains only 3 chemicals in its formula : butylene glycol, propylene glycol, and Acrylate crosspolymer. And hold on…. there’s not even water in the formula! I mean, Water is usually right up at the list of almost every cosmetic product and holds a big 70-90% of the entire ingredient list. But honestly, why would you pay for water??
This essence contains 90% snail slime instead of water, aloe vera juice, bee venom, together with lots of other goodies such as Betaine, Arbutin, EGF, Allantoin, Arginine, etc. For the entire ingredient list, look up our Ingredient List section.
The best thing? It’s so reasonably priced that you won’t believe it. There is also a mask from the same line.
2. The Saem Dr Beauty Cell Repair
While Benton combines Bee and Snail, The Saem Dr Beauty Cell Repair combines Snake Venom and Snail Slime. Like Benton, no water is used in the formula and a 70% of snail slime is used instead. The line consists of a mask, a face cream, and an eye cream! It is more of an anti aging and anti-wrinkle cream!
So what other products do you know off that combines any of these ingredients together? Share it with other readers!