*** 12-September 2017: HSW has been reformulated. Both Paraben and Phenoxyethanol versions now no longer have coconut or xanthan gum, reducing the tacky sensation as well as the odor.
Holy Snail Water is a hydrating serum that contains 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and 3% N-Acetyl Glucosamine, which work together synergistically to fight hyperpigmentation.
Holy Snail Water was created to be an alternative to our Shark Sauce, due to popular demand as some customers have allergies to the sea kelp, hyaluronic acid, or other ingredients found there. To be the shop's eponymous product though, it has to be more than just an alternative. It has to be amazing on its own. So in it, we have put hydrating humectants such as Aloe Vera Juice, Gluconolactone, and Sodium PCA, brightening and soothing extracts such as Ginseng and Horse Chestnut, and, of course, Snail Mucin Extract.
Please note that while the Phenoxyethanol version of Holy Snail Water is formulated without parabens, we strongly believe that parabens are a safe and effective class of preservatives, and we will continue to use them in our current and future products where they are appropriate.
Suitable for: All skin types.
The amazing horse chestnut photograph was taken by Colette Stanton.
Please always patch test any new products. Our products have very concentrated ingredients, so please patch test to make sure you do not have any sensitivities to any of them. This product does not cause purging, so if you experience breakouts or irritation, please discontinue use. There is a Sample/Travel Sized version to try if you are unsure of your ingredient sensitivities.
This product does not contain any photosensitizing ingredients, but the most vital and effective anti-aging step in your routine will always be sunscreen. Please always use (the correct amount of) sunscreen for best results in fading hyperpigmentation and anti-aging.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider.
No returns or exchanges will be offered, so please consider this before purchasing.
Refrigeration is recommended, as this is a handmade product, but is not required. It is also recommended to store your product in a cool, dark area versus directly on a counter that receives full light, but again, is not required.