WE DON’T JUST TAKE IT
WE WAIT UNTIL IT’S CONVENIENT FOR THEM
In this section, we will promote our snail filtrate harvesting process which is based on a unique, manual know-how. We forbid the suffering of snails which, from our point of view, is inevitable during mechanised harvesting methods. We are not convinced that the animal is ‘handled gently and carefully’ when mechanical harvesting is performed. Not forgetting when it is subjected to electric shocks, or even centrifugation.
Not one of these methods is in line with our philosophy regarding snail lifestyle and organic cosmetics. In all cases, they go against our ethical values
Which filtrate is the most beneficial ?
Snails produce several types of filtrate for a range of different purposes. There are at least 6 different types:
- Filtrate for crawling: Filtrate which enables snails to move.
- Epiphragm filtrate: Ectothermic animals (cold-blooded animals which are not able to regulate their body temperature themselves) adopt a slow pace of life by refraining from feeding. Snails seal the mouth of their shells with an operculum, known as the ‘epiphragm’. This filtrate primarily contains limestone in order to provide, with the shell, a barrier against frost.
- Reproductive filtrate: The filtrate, which coats the snail’s ‘love dart’, doubles the snail’s chances of fertilisation during mating. Snail fertility can be attributed to chemical reactions within the filtrate rather than within the ‘love dart’ itself.
- Spawning filtrate: Snails leave a nutrient-rich filtrate which coats the hole in which the spat are deposited. The new-born are able to feed on this during their first few days of life.
- Defence or stress filtrate: This is a very fluid, low quality protein filtrate. This filtrate is primarily harvested using barbaric ‘disgorging or exploitation’ methods;
- Regenerative filtrate: This filtrate is typically produced by snails to protect themselves from parasites and intruders. This filtrate is thicker and very rich in organic macromolecules such as allantoin and glycolic and vitamin acid – their prime function being to regenerate and protect the snail’s foot.
In this section, we will affirm, in light of our experience and extensive research on the various types of filtrate, that filtrate hand-harvested in compliance with the animal’s natural cycle contains a greater quantity of natural enzymes, the bioavailability of which is much higher.
Frequently cited studies conducted in Chile in a severe burns unit concluded that 80% of patients who were treated with snail filtrate experienced remarkable results, both in terms of skin texture and a reduction in wounds. This snail filtrate was hand harvested.
Yield harvesting without detriment to the living organism
Our snail breeder harvests the filtrate when it is most convenient for the animal, when the animal’s natural activities will be least disrupted. His many years of experience have enabled him to conclude that it is only under these conditions that the animal will produce its optimum yield. This is of course the most costly stage in our production chain, but also the most natural because our extract contains more than half of our formula ingredients. This is a fair price to pay for both human labour and respect for the animal. In addition, it is scientifically proven that manual, even plant, harvesting is of a much higher quality than mechanical harvesting. This is the case in the viticulture sector where, for the most prestigious vintages, the winegrower knows from experience the optimum time to perform harvesting.
The vibrational state of the living organism
We are aware of all radio and light waves (which are the same with different lengths), but also radioactive elements. In this way, matter vibrates. We believe this is also possible for the living organism in symbiosis with its environment. Different radiations influence this vibrational state, decreasing it or, on the contrary, increasing it. This approach, although difficult to demonstrate, makes complete sense to us. The way in which raw plant and animal materials are extracted and treated in order to exploit their beneficial properties must be in line with our environmental vision and therefore fully respect their biological biodiversities.
Gentle treatment of raw material
Our filtrate stabilisation and extraction protocol enables us to preserve all bioavailable flora. As is the case with the animal, we seek to treat this raw material respectfully, without using industrial processes (mechanical machinery, lyophilisation, UV treatment, etc.) which destroy microbes and viruses, but also moulds, spores and yeast, in other words, the entire living organism