Intoxicated Cosmetics
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This serum uses a synthetic variation of the Cone Snail’s venom is known as XEP™-018, a clinically proven biomimetic peptide shown to minimize muscle contractions, delivering both instant and visible results which include smoother and more even-toned skin, remarkable reduction in wrinkle depth, visible smoothing of expression lines, and maximum moisture retention.  Biologically, it acts as a modulator of the neuromuscular transmission, as well as a potent and selective blocker of the voltage-gated sodium channel, slightly inhibiting the movement of facial muscle contraction, which leads to wrinkles. In studies, this biomimetic peptide, using a single application of 3% XEP™-018 resulted in a visible and significant reduction of wrinkle depth and rugosity in just 2 hours after application. 

In addition to XEP™-018, this serum also contains Hydraprotectol, also known as snail mucin. The glycolic acid found in snail mucin helps cells produce collagen and elastin, evens out skin tone, and smooths its surface. Snail mucin also contains glycosaminoglycans that further firm and support wrinkle reduction.

Snail Serum also contains Niacinamide (2%), an effective restoration-based ingredient, offering benefits for aging skin such as visibly improved pore size, even skin tone, and reduction in the appearance of fine lines. Hyadisine can also be found in this serum, which is an active ingredient shown to increase skin moisture by 20.6% on average after just 24 hours of application. This makes Hyadisine more hydrating than Hyaluronic Acid by 58.5%.

Our Snail Serum also contains Betaine, Trehalose, Echinacea, Moringa Oil, and a handful of other natural ingredients.