The Skin House Vita Snail First Essence
- essence that contains hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and vitamin c.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it does contain fragrances and oils.
- it is likely to be good for brightening skin.
- it is reef safe.
- it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.
This product was submitted by GulluDee on July 05, 2022
Ingredient List (24)
Snail Secretion Filtrate • Butylene Glycol • 1,2-Hexanediol • Niacinamide • Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate • Ppg-26-Buteth-26 • Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil • Citrus Nobilis Peel Extract • Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf Oil • Hedera Helix Leaf/Stem Extract • Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil • Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil • Ribes Nigrum Leaf Extract • Allantoin • Sodium Hyaluronate • Betaine • Panthenol • Centella Asiatica Extract • Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract • Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract • Ethylhexylglycerin • Adenosine • Hydrolyzed Collagen • Ascorbic AcidJump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with The Skin House's Vita Snail First Essence.
Notable Ingredients (3)
The Skin House Vita Snail First Essence Ingredients Explained
This product contains 24 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:
- It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
- It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
- It helps improve product application.
Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.
1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.
In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.
Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.
It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation fading dark-spots. It can strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.
Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.
Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.
When incorporating Niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% Niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.
Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.
We don't have a description for Ppg-26-Buteth-26.
We don't have a description for Hedera Helix Leaf/Stem Extract.
Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.
Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.
Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.
Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.
It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.
Betaine is a common humectant (a substance that promotes retention of moisture). It's known to be gentle on the skin and can help balance hydration.
Betaine is created naturally by the skin and body, and the form found within cosmetic products can be either plant-dervied or synthetic.
Panthenol (also referred to as pro-vitamin B5) is a common ingredient that helps hydrate and soothe the skin.
Panthenol is a humectant, meaning that it helps the skin attract and retain moisture. It's also known to have anti-inflammatory abilities. This means that it's great for sensitive, irritation-prone skin.
Centella Asiatica Extract is the extract of the whole plant Hydrocotyl, Centella asiatica L., Apiaceae. The common names for this plant are the Indian or Asiatic pennywort. This plant is shown for being an effective wound treatment.
We don't have a description for Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract.
Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.
You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.
We don't have a description for Adenosine.
Ascorbic Acid is AKA L-Ascorbic acid and is a common type of Vitamin C. It contains large amounts of antioxidants, helps to soothe skin, and fades dark spots. It helps aid in UV protection but becomes unstable when exposed to UV and air.