Excellent Replacement for Snail Mucin as Moisturising Agent: Mucogen

Snail Mucin Plant Mucin

Are you still using animal-based mucin for moisturising efficacy? Do you know there is a better alternative?

Are you familiar with snail mucin? It is a well-known moisturizing ingredient in mucus cosmetics. Snail mucin-based skincare products contribute to one of the largest shares in cosmetics exports in Korea. So, what is so good about Snail mucin?

It is famous for contributing to a wide range of biological activities such as anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation activities. In addition, it also contributes to the anti-aging mechanism.

However, since 2010, animal experiments for scientific and cosmetic purposes has been restricted. Hence, it is hard to use snail mucin inside the formulation. Is there a way out for this? The solution we can offer to you is the plant-based mucin, Mucogen.

What is Mucogen??

Excellent Natural Moisturizing Agent, Mucogen

Mucogen is a marine plant-derived ingredient which are extracted from Seaweed, Fusiformis Kelp, Enteromorpha Compressa and Gulf-weed. It is a replacement from snail mucin which is an animal-derived ingredient. It is based on the mucus produced by the plants. When leaves or stems of marine plants get hurt by coming tides or sand, the plants will self-produce mucus to protect itself against penetration of microbes.

Benefits of Mucogen

  1. Plant-based moisturizer
  2. Boost the immune system against harmful factors
  3. Excellent skin soothing and skin firming effects
  4. Skin texture improvement
  5. Anti-oxidation, Anti-irritation, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-wrinkle efficacies
  6. Anti-aging effect

Recommended dosage: 5%

Application: Cream, Lotion, Moisturizer, Masks, Essence, etc

Efficacy Testings and Findings

Moisturising effect

According to the moisturizing test, 5% Mucogen improve skin moisture level over the 2 hours as compared to control bar! Additionally, moisture level still remained high (over 33au) after 1 hour! This implies that Mucogen has an excellent moisturizing effect!

Excellent Natural Moisturizer, Mucogen and Phytomoist

According to the Elasticity test, only 5% Mucogen was required to see the results! Elasticity of our skin improved from 42au to 82au in 15 mins! This is almost twice of the improvement made! Furthermore, the elasticity effect still remained high after 2 hours (70au)! This indicates that Mucogen shows great effect on improving skin firming!

Excellent Natural Moisturizer, Mucogen and Phytomoist

According to the Skin topography image, our skin texture improved and becoming smoother after 3 hours of Mucogen application. Before applying Mucogen onto our skin, the 3D image shows an irregular skin surface. (Left). On the other hand, after Mucogen application, 3D image shows a flat skin surface (Right)!

Formulation guides

Hand and body lotion

A Glycerin Humectant Glycerin 2.0
A Butylene Glycol Humectant Butylene Glycol 1.5
A Tetrasodium EDTA Chelating Agent Tetrasodium EDTA 0.1
A Mucogen Moisturizer Laminaria Japonica Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Sargassum, Fusiforme Extract, Sargassum Fulvellum Extract, Enteromorpha, Compressa Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol TEN 5.0
A Water Solvent Water Add to 100
B Cetearyl alcohol, Ceteareth-20 Emulsifier Cetearyl alcohol, Ceteareth-20 3.0
B Glyceryl Stearate Emulsifier Glyceryl Stearate 3.5
B Stearic Acid Emulsifier Stearic Acid 0.4
B Crodamol IPM Emollient Isopropyl Mysristate 4.0
B Serasense CM 5 Emollient Cyclopentasiloxane 0.5
C Multicare AM 50KCS Thickener Polyacrylamide (and) C13-14 isoparaffin (and) laureth-7 0.2
D OMC Parsol UV B Fillter Octyl Methoxycinnamate 0.3
E Sakura extract BG Active / Brightening agent Prunus Lannesiana Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol TEN 0.1
E Olive Oil Cosmetic Grade Emollient Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Vegetable oil Henry Lamotte 0.1
E Jojoba Oil Refined Emollient Simmondsia chinensis seed oil Henry Lamotte 0.3
F Fragrance Perfume Mixing Compounds 0.1
F Troycare PE 73 Preservative Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin Troy 0.7
Total 100


  1. Heat phase A until the solution is homogenous at 70 °C, followed by addition of Mucogen
  2. Heat phase B until the solution is homogenous at 70 °C
  3. Add phase B into phase A, mix the two solutions until it is homogenous
  4. Lower the temperature to 40°C and add phase C. Continue mixing until homogenous mixtures obtained.
  5. Add phase D. Mix homogenously.
  6. Add phase E, F and G, continue mixing to obtain homogenously mixed lotion!

Final product appearance

Appearance Lotion
Color White Opaq
Odor Odorless
pH 6.64
Viscosity, cps #4,12rpm 27266

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