We all know about glass skin and snail mucin, but have you ever tried jellyfish collagen?
The world of skincare is an ever-evolving realm, constantly introducing new ingredients with promising benefits. Snail mucin has garnered attention for its potential to enhance skin health and beauty. However, its rival, jellyfish collagen, originates from distinct, sustainable sources and offers unique benefits. Let’s dive into the captivating world of snail mucin and jellyfish collagen, exploring their origins, benefits, and applications.
What Is Snail Mucin
Snail mucin is a secretion produced by snails, primarily to aid in repairing their own skin and shells. In skincare, snail mucin is valued for its potential to provide hydration, promote skin regeneration, and improve the overall texture and elasticity of the skin. It contains various beneficial components such as glycoproteins, hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and peptides. These components can help to moisturize the skin, soothe irritation, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone. Snail mucin is often used in serums, moisturizers, and masks.
What Is Jellyfish Collagen?
Jellyfish extract, on the other hand, is derived from the bodies of jellyfish. It's a relatively newer ingredient in skincare and is known for its potential to address issues related to skin aging and pigmentation. This magical, self-healing genius is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, and peptides. The main components are collagen, water, and glycoproteins. Scientists from Tokai University demonstrated the positive pro-aging impact on moon jellyfish to skin health: including wound healing, hydration, skin barrier function, and collagen production. Qniumucin, the mucin found present in jellyfish, contains a similar amino acid composition to humans (AKA, our body naturally recognizes and easily absorbs it). Some products containing jellyfish extract claim to have a brightening effect on the skin and to help with reducing the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation.
While both snail mucin and jellyfish extract offer potential benefits for the skin, they have different primary focuses. Snail mucin is more known for its hydrating and soothing properties, making it suitable for addressing issues like dryness. Jellyfish extract, on the other hand, is superior in antioxidant and anti-aging benefits, maintaining youthful and radiant skin.
What Does Jellyfish Collagen Do?
One of the standout benefits of jellyfish collagen is its moisturizing properties. Rich in amino acids and peptides, jellyfish collagen helps to lock in moisture, leaving your skin hydrated and supple. Hydrated skin not only feels better but also appears smoother and more radiant, not to mention, this marine mucin exhibits three times the hydration than one of your favorite ingredients, hyaluronic acid.
Stimulates Collagen and Elasticity
Jellyfish collagen has garnered attention for its incredible anti-aging effects because of its magical self-repairing mechanisms. Scientists have discovered the collagen in jellyfish is the key to its rebuilding and regenerative properties. The peptides found in moon jellyfish (the jellyfish we use) also have a similar amino acid composition to that of a baby’s skin. AKA, our body instantly recognizes this ingredient and easily absorbs into our skin, while providing incredible moisturizing benefits. Who doesn’t want all that bounce back, back into your skin? Collagen is the protein responsible for maintaining skin's firmness and elasticity, and diminishes after the age of 25.
Assists in Wound Healing
Researchers at Tokai University discovered incredible wound-healing properties using an artificial dermis on test subjects, resulting in significantly accelerated wound closure in comparison to bovine collagen. Another added benefit to using marine collagen, specifically jellyfish, is that it is incredibly sustainable to the environment.
How to Use Jellyfish Collagen
Forget the snail mucin, and try jellyfish collagen! Jellyfish collagen can be incorporated into your skincare routine through various products, including serums, moisturizers, and creams. Typically, it's recommended to apply these products after cleansing and toning your skin. Incorporating jellyfish collagen products into both your morning and evening routines can help maximize their benefits.
Is Jellyfish Collagen Safe to use During Pregnancy?
If you're pregnant or nursing, it's essential to exercise caution when introducing new skincare products into your routine. While jellyfish collagen is generally considered safe, it's advisable to consult your healthcare provider before using any skincare product, especially if it contains active ingredients. Pregnancy can bring about changes in skin sensitivity, so professional guidance is recommended to ensure the safety of both you and your baby.
MIRACO Products with Jellyfish Collagen
We’ve harnessed the potential of jellyfish collagen in our lines, while using sustainable practices on our very own ocean farm. Infused with glycoproteins, jellyfish is an incredibly moisturizing, anti-aging, protective, and regenerative must-have ingredient.