What it does: Fights dark spots, brightens skin tone, hydrates
Suitable for all skin types.
When it comes to fighting hyperpigmentation and brightening skin tone, the choices often seem stark. Fade dark spots with harsh, photosensitizing retinoids and exfoliants, or put our faith in brightening products that may or may not contain enough of their active ingredients to make a difference. It’s totally legal to list a proven ingredient but include it in an ineffectively low concentration. In most cases, you’d never know until you’ve been using something for ages and seeing no results.
Our flagship product Shark Sauce was born out of this frustration. This hydrating and brightening serum contains 5% niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and 3% n-acetylglucosamine, the optimal concentrations for these research-backed ingredients to work synergistically to fight hyperpigmentation. The sea kelp bioferment, the result of fermenting sea kelp with lactobacillus to break it down into smaller and more bioavailable compounds, smooths skin and traps moisture without heaviness, making Shark Sauce a great oil-free liquid moisturizer.
Shark Sauce is totally shark-free. Its name comes from a nickname of one of our muses, Fiddy Snails, for whom it was originally created.
Niacinamide: Brightens and improves barrier function and elasticity
N-Acetylglucosamine: Brightens, increases skin’s hydration by boosting natural hyaluronic production and strengthening barrier function, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, repairs UV damage, accelerates wound healing
Licorice root and green tea extract: Brighten skin tone and calm inflammation
Hyaluronic acid and sodium lactate: Trap water for more hydrated skin
Panthenol: Smooths skin texture and repairs skin barrier
Apply several drops to cleansed face after any actives and toners and before any creams. Follow with moisturizer. If using with other Holy Snails products, this should go on after Snowbang Essence and before El Dorado Oil Serum or Perseids Oil. 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 sunscreen in generous amounts for best results in fading hyperpigmentation and fighting visible skin aging.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider. This does not contain sharks. This does contain parabens, as they are considered very safe and effective preservatives. It does not have any fragrances, and some people have reported a slight smell (due to the sodium lactate, which comes from sour milk - some people can smell it more strongly than others). 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.