Garden of Wisdom's latest hydration serum features Snail Secretion Filtrate (ethically harvested), Panthenol-D, White Licorice Root, and L-Arginine to hydrate the skin
deeply while protecting the skin barrier.
Snail Secretion Filtrate, also known as Snail Mucin or Snail Slime, is a popular skincare ingredient derived from the mucous secreted by snails. While it may sound
unusual, snail secretion filtrate has gained recognition in the skincare industry for its numerous benefits for the skin.
Ethically harvested from Snails that are NOT harmed in the process!
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Here's why Snail Secretion is considered nourishing for our skin:
- Anti-inflammatory - snail mucin, aka Snail Slime, has anti-inflammatory properties that help calm irritation and soothe the skin.
- Antioxidant - snail mucin is loaded with vitamins E and C, which offers protection from environmental damage and premature aging.
- Brightening - snail slime ensures improved skin tone and reduces spots and hyperpigmentation.
Hydration, Hydrating - snail secretion contains hyaluronic acid, a natural moisturizing factor in the skin that helps attract and retain moisture. At the same time,
glycoproteins contribute to the skin's hydration and overall health. Together, these components in snail secretion filtrate work to hydrate and moisturize the skin,
leading to a plumper and smoother complexion.
Repairs Skin Damage - snail sludge (haha) contains growth factors and peptides that can help stimulate collagen production and promote skin repair.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Our Products and Ingredients
Finished Products - generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months. Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should continually be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
Sample Sizes - do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months), and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
Please keep your products out of humidity, heat, direct light and in a dark cabinet when possible:Exfoliating Acid - products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or Salicylic Acid Serums, as they can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens, you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items That Require Refrigeration and/or Kept in the Dark:Hydrosols and Distillates - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate,sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier and Exotic Oils - generally, you can refrigerate all carrier oils, although some very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid. There are some oils with a super long shelf life, like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt:Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool, dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare" butters. You can remove
what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls the constituents (properties) from each herbs - root, trunk, leaves, and flowers. They have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator or a dark place.
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc.
will all have a different shelf life.
Spring Water hydrating
Glycerin humectant, vegetable derived, literally draws moisture out of the air to skin when applied topically
Protelixan PF (snail secretion filtrate) packed with nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycans, antimicrobials and copper peptides, all of which are commonly used in beauty products and proven to be beneficial for the skin. Snail slime contains 91-98% water. These particular snails are raised and their slime is harvested in a lab setting. The harvesting process does not hurt the snails
Panthenol-D potent moisturizer, skin softener, anti-inflammatory, healing
L-Arginine anti-aging, detoxifying, increases collagen
White Licorice Root (Glycyrrhizaglabra) brightening, lightening
Glycoproteins aids in the cellular repair process, boosts the skin's oxygen content, increases the energy level of skin cells by enhancing the production of energy-rich adenosine triphosphate, high in polysaccharides which allows for extra hydration to the skin
^Glycoproteins boost the skin's oxygen content, increase the cellular respiration capacity, and increase the energy level of skin cells by enhancing the production of energy-rich adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Glycoproteins also have moisturizing properties due to their content of water-binding polysaccharides.
Zemea (propanediol) leaves a beautiful feel to the skin barrier, non-invasive skin carrier protectant
^Benefits of Zemea® propanediol include its purity, lack of irritation and sensitization, and environmentally sustainable nature. Derived through a corn sugar fermentation process. Approved by Ecocert™ and certified by the Natural Products Association (NPA), Zemea® is a 100% natural ingredient
1. Leucidal SF (Lactobacillis Ferment)
2. AMTicide Coconut Lactobacillus (and) Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract
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