The snails supported by their mucus have a unique combination of modern active substances – peptides, biotechnological process, polysaccharides, enzymes, glycosidic derivatives, herbal titrated extracts and skin penetration enhancers.
Active ingredients of natural origin and other newer generation with proven action through the use of in vivo tests and clinical studies…
The results of these products has been compared to those of plastic surgery results.
In a secluded and green area of Attica, where Giannis Karellas, Mechanical Engineer and Agricultural Economics by profession, breeds the Helix Aspersa snail variety for its precious mucus for cosmetic use in skincare.
The selection of the Helix Aspersa Muller snail variety is done with contracted farms from the Peloponnese region.
The snails are housed in the absolute sanitary facilities, free from heavy microbial load and placed in equipment suitable, in wooden cages, in conditions ideal in terms of temperature, humidity and lighting, with selected special food and suitable water.
After the lapse of the month passes to the stage of preparation and cleaning of the snails so that they are ready to start the collection of the active secretion.
The collection of mucus of the Helix Aspersa snail variety is done in an area with completely controlled conditions in terms of equipment, clothing and hygiene conditions.
This procedure is performed under controlled laboratory conditions which stimulate the secretion of glands.
The technique used is based on the activation of the animal muscles and the irritation of the glands.
The formation of muscle contractions causes irritation of the glands of the epidermal cells that are found throughout the muscular legs of the snail and the mucous glands contained by the thick skin on the back, on the sides of the animal’s body. The secreted mucus is released and circulates through grooves between the nodule, small bumps on the skin as it spreads and circulates throughout the snail’s body.
The applied method allows the collection of mucus from the same snails of the Helix Aspersa variety up to four times. Laboratory chemical analysis has shown that sequential administration contributes to an increase in the concentration of essential components of mucus (eg proteins from the first to the fourth). In each batch of mucus received chemical and microbiological control is performed.
Snail mucus increases collagen production, increases skin firmness and density, while reducing the depth and volume of wrinkles!
With the right concentration of snail muscus that is used in Benelica products, the results on the skin can be seen in within 15 days.
Benelica cosmetics that are distinguished for their uniqueness which is based on the excellent quality of the snail secretion with active ingredient content… 95% which is prepared, standardized and controlled by collaborating University Institutions and Research Institutes!
The excellent quality of the active secretion (mucus) of the snails of the Helix Aspersa snail variety is due to:
1. Origin and the type of snails.
2. Indoor installations with ideal and completely controlled living conditions for the development of the Helix Aspersa snail variety controlled humidity, temperature and lighting.
3. Hygiene that is applied (premises, equipment, human resources)
4. Administered food that is decisive for the composition of the substances that will be contained in the snail mucus (active biological secretion)
5. In water (ingredients) 6. In the natural antibiotics provided for the treatment of diseases.