'Helix aspersa Müller' is the raw material of the Elicine extract. This is the scientific name of the Chilean mountain snail species. Chemical analysis showed it contains a number of natural components that are usually used in cosmetology as antiseptic for healing and regenerating the skin. These components are the following
Allantoin : It is the substance that makes possible the skin regeneration. It is produced naturally by snails to regenerate their own tissues, and even its own shell if it is broken (with the help of the calcium they get from their diet). Being bioavailable in the extract of snails, it is quickly absorbed and efficacious to the inner layers of the skin, unlike other skincare products that contain synthetic allantoin.
Protein and vitamins : They nourish and soften the skin. They are produced by snails from the plants present in their diet. They help to maintain the trophic level of the skin together with the natural antimicrobial agents found in this extract. Vitamins also have anti-inflammatory effects.
Collagen : This protein forms part of the main components of connective tissue. It is usually incorporated to dermatologic and cosmetic preparations for preventing the appearance of wrinkles as it has been investigated because the degenerative process of the skin is produced because the amount and the elasticity of skin collagen decrease.
Elastin : It is a structural protein of connective tissue of human skin too. As its name suggests, this is the protein that gives elasticity to tissues because it is formed by special amino acid. It is widely used in Cosmetic to treat skin aging with elasticity and turgor lack.
Glycolic Acid : Used for exfoliation or peeling purposes, eliminating dead cells found on the surface of the skin. It helps the other ingredients of creams to penetrate the tissues pilose, where they exert their substantially regenerative action.
Natural Antibiotics : They fight bacteria that are found most often in the skin, such as Eschericia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acne Vulgaris.