The Shark Sauce Family


Sauce du Mois: Lemon Shark

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  • Introducing Sauce du Mois, our monthly special Shark Sauces with fun and exciting additional extracts!  December's Sauce du Mois is Lemon Shark, but to celebrate, we're doing an early release on Black Friday!  Lemon Shark contains everything regular Shark Sauce does, but also includes Lemon Peel Bioferment, which is used to help with brightening and reducing age spots and irregular skin pigmentation.  It is not the same thing as lemon essential oil, and does not photosensitize.  The fermentation process is supposed to be filtered to remove allergens, citral, and geraniol, however if you have a lemon/citrus allergy, please consider our regular Shark Sauce instead.

    Shark Sauce™ does not contain sharks, shark extract, shark wings, or any other shark derivatives. Its name comes from a nickname of one of our muses, Fifty Shades of Snail, for whom it was originally created.

    Shark Sauce™ is a hydrating serum that contains 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and 3% N-Acetyl Glucosamine, which work together synergistically to fight hyperpigmentation.  They, along with Panthenol (Vitamin B5), also work to help improve your skin barrier.

    Licorice Root and Green Tea Extracts soothe and brighten skin, while Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Lactate (the sodium salt of Lactic Acid, a popular AHA) hydrate.  The Sea Kelp Bioferment is the result of sea kelp fermented with Lactobacillus, which breaks it down into more bioavailable compounds for your skin to use.  It is a natural film former, and functions as a great oil-free moisturizer.

    30 mls

    Suitable for: All skin types.
  • Ingredients:  (Distilled Water, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid), Lactobacillus/Nereocystis Luetkeana Ferment Filtrate , Lemon Peel Bioferment, Niacinamide, Licorice Root Extract, N-Acetylglucosamine, Sodium Lactate, Panthenol, Green Tea Extract, (Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben), Disodium EDTA

    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.

  • How to Use:  Apply several drops to cleansed face in serum/ampoule step. 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 (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. 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).

  • No returns or exchanges will be offered, so please consider this before purchasing.

    Many people keep their Shark Sauces in their refrigerators to prolong use and reduce oxidation. Some also choose to keep it in a medicine cabinet where it stays in the dark. Neither of these are required, but are recommended.

    The current label was designed by the lovely and talented Diana C.  See here for more information on our Label Design program.

Holy Snail Water

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  • *** Holy Snail Water now comes in two versions:  One features the original Phenoxyethanol/Benzoic Acid/Dehydroacetic Acid, and the new version comes with our favorite preservative, parabens!  Please note that the smell that some users noticed in the original HSW is due to the acids in the preservative system, and this is eliminated in the parabens version!

    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 JuiceGluconolactone, and Sodium PCA, brightening and soothing extracts such as Ginseng and Horse Chestnut, and, of course, Snail Mucin Extract.

    Please note that while 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.

    30 mls

    Suitable for:  All skin types.

    The amazing horse chestnut photograph was taken by Colette Stanton.
  • Ingredients: Distilled Water, Aloe Vera, Snail Mucin Extract, Niacinamide, Gluconolactone, Ginseng Extract, Horse Chestnut Extract, N-Acetylglucosamine, Lactobacillus/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Sodium PCA, Konjac, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid

    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.
  • How to Use: Apply several drops to cleansed face in serum/ampoule step. 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 (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.
 

Shark Sauce

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  • Shark Sauce™ does not contain sharks, shark extract, shark wings, or any other shark derivatives. Its name comes from a nickname of one of our muses, Fifty Shades of Snail, for whom it was originally created.

    Shark Sauce™ is a hydrating serum that contains 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and 3% N-Acetyl Glucosamine, which work together synergistically to fight hyperpigmentation.  They, along with Panthenol (Vitamin B5), also work to help improve your skin barrier.

    Licorice Root and Green Tea Extracts soothe and brighten skin, while Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Lactate (the sodium salt of Lactic Acid, a popular AHA) hydrate.  The Sea Kelp Bioferment is the result of sea kelp fermented with Lactobacillus, which breaks it down into more bioavailable compounds for your skin to use.  It is a natural film former, and functions as a great oil-free moisturizer.

    30 mls

    Suitable for: All skin types.
  • Ingredients:  (Distilled Water, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid), Lactobacillus/Nereocystis Luetkeana Ferment Filtrate , Niacinamide, Licorice Root Extract, N-Acetylglucosamine, Sodium Lactate, Panthenol, Green Tea Extract, (Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben), Disodium EDTA

    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.

  • How to Use:  Apply several drops to cleansed face in serum/ampoule step. 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 (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. 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).

  • No returns or exchanges will be offered, so please consider this before purchasing.

    Many people keep their Shark Sauces in their refrigerators to prolong use and reduce oxidation. Some also choose to keep it in a medicine cabinet where it stays in the dark. Neither of these are required, but are recommended.

    The current label was designed by the lovely and talented Diana C.  See here for more information on our Label Design program.

El Dorado Vitamin C Oil Serum

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  • *** El Dorado has been upgraded to 10% THDA from its original 7%!

    What is El Dorado? Is it a mythical city of gold? A man? A bird? An island in the desert that can only be reached by sail (sail sail)? The answer is simple: it is liquid gold in the form of 10% THDA (oil soluble, stable Vitamin C). Accompanying it is 1% Vitamin E and many rich treasures from the desert, including Prickly Pear, Agave, Yucca Root, Avocado, Jojoba, and Evening Primrose.

    THDA, or Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, is a very stable form of Vitamin C. It has been shown to stimulate collagen production, reduce photodamage, brighten and even skin by inhibiting melanogenesis, and provide antioxidant activity. It does not exfoliate.  This is not a substitute for sunscreen.

    30 mls

    Suitable for:  All skin types.  Many Snail Mail testers with Oily or Combination skin were able to use this with no issue, although there was one user with oily skin who reported it had trouble sinking in fully. If you have concerns, please consider a sample size bottle first to see if it is too heavy.
  • Ingredients:  Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Tetrahexyldecylascorbate, Prickly Pear Extract, (Ethylhexyl Palmitate & Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Root Extract & Abronia Villosa Leaf Extract & Agave Americana Stem Extract & Yucca Brevifolia Root Extract & Opuntia Coccinellifera Flower Extract & Fouqueria Splendens Stem Extract & Larrea Tridentata Extract), Tocopherol

    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. 
  • How to use:  Both of the carrier oils used in El Dorado (Avocado and Jojoba) are occlusives, so they should be used near or at the end of your routine. It can be used in place of, before, or after your moisturizer, but to get the maximum benefit of the 10% THDA, it is not recommended to mix it with other oils or moisturizers. If you are using other Holy Snails products, the product layering order would be Snowbang Essence, Shark Sauce, and then El Dorado Oil Serum.

    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 note that while this has photoprotective properties, it is not a substitute for proper sunscreen. Please always use (the correct amount of) sunscreen for best results in fading hyperpigmentation.

    This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider. It does not have any fragrances.
  • No returns or exchanges will be offered, so please consider this before purchasing.
 

Snowbang Essence

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  • Snowbang Essence does not contain snow. It has pre-snow though (or post?). It was named after one of our muses, Snow White & The Asian Pear, and her undying love for hanbang (Traditional Oriental Herbal Medicine) products, as this was originally created for her.

    Snowbang Essence is a featherlight essence with 5% Ceramides Complex to keep your skin's barrier healthy, and a smorgasbord of two dozen hanbang/herbal extracts to feed and soothe your face.  The Hydrolyzed Oats is what gives it that silky soft finish, and helps to hydrate your skin.  This essence is chock full of extracts, but to name a few, Ginseng, Horse Chestnut, Chamomile, Centella Asiatica, Calendula, and Licorice Root are prized extracts for their soothing and brightening abilities.

    50 mls

    Suitable for:  All skin types.
  • Ingredients: Distilled Water, (Abronia Villosa Leaf Extract, Agave Americana Stem Extract, Blue Lotus Extract, Calendula Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Chamomile Extract, Evening Primrose Root Extract, Fouqueria Splendens Stem Extract, Ginger Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Ginseng Extract, Goji Berry Extract, Green Tea Extract, Helichrysum Extract, Hibiscus Extract, Horse Chestnut Extract, Iris Florentina Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Mushroom Extract, Pumpkin Seed Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Flower Extract, Yucca Brevifolia Root Extract), Hydrolyzed Oats, (Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthum Gum), Glycerin, (Water, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Wasabi Root Extract, Ginger Root Extract, Garlic Bulb Extract), (Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methyparaben, Propylparaben), Disodium EDTA

    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.
  • How to Use: Apply to your face after cleansing and actives. This is a First Essence, so it should go on before your toner (if applicable). If using with other Holy Snails products, this should go on first. It is then followed by Shark Sauce, either El Dorado Oil Serum or Perseids Oil, and then a moisturizer if needed.

    This product does not contain any photosensitizing ingredients, but the most 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.  This does contain parabens, as they are considered very safe and effective preservatives.
  • No returns or exchanges will be offered, so please consider this before purchasing.

    It is highly recommended to keep Snowbang Essence refrigerated, although not necessary.  The preservatives do not need refrigeration.  This is only to help prolong the effectiveness of the Ceramides.

    The current label was designed by the lovely and talented Ahnna of Paige and Ahnna.  See here for more information on our Label Design program.

Perseids Facial Oil

  • Perseids Oil is a facial oil blend rich in antioxidants.  It has Tocopherol (Vitamin E), a powerful oil-soluble antioxidant, Bisabolol, an anti-irritant that comes from chamomile, and Squalane, a skin-identical emollient, along with many delicious fruit and nut oils.

    As this is made fresh in micro batches, we can use great ingredients that have shorter shelf lives such as Evening Primrose Oil, Rosehip Oil, and Borage Seed Oil.  Refrigeration is not required for this product, but would help extend the effectiveness of some of these ingredients.

    30 mls

    Suitable for:  Dry to Normal  (Those with Oily or Combination skin might want to consider a sample sized bottle first, as this might be too heavy for them.)
  • Ingredients:  Avocado Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Jojoba Oil, Abyssinian Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Macademia Nut Oil, Castor Oil, Squalane, Borage Seed Oil, Blackberry Seed Oil, Blueberry Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Kiwi Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil, Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil, Argan Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, Bisabolol, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract

    Please always patch test any new products. Our products have very concentrated ingredients and Perseids Oil contains many fruit and nut oils, so please check the ingredients list if you have known allergies and 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.
  • How to use:  This can be used on its own in place of or in addition to your favorite moisturizer. You can also add a drop or two into a serum, cream, or foundation. If you are using other Holy Snails products, the product layering order would be Snowbang Essence, Shark Sauce, and then 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 (the correct amount of) sunscreen for best results in fading hyperpigmentation.

    This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider. It does not have any fragrances, so there might be a slight smell. 
  • No returns or exchanges will be offered, so please consider this before purchasing.

    Refrigeration is recommended to prolong the effectiveness of some of the oils, but not required.
 

Sheepish Lanolin Lip Balm

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  • Lanolin is an all-natural wax found in sheep's wool (not sheep fat!).  Its job is to waterproof and protect the sheep's wool and skin from the harsh conditions outside.  Used on its own for lips makes it feel too heavy and greasy, so we added some more nourishing ingredients to make it go on more matte and light.

    0.15 oz
  • Ingredients:  Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Beeswax (Cera Alba), Lanolin, Argan (Argania Spinosa Kernel) Oil, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Flavoring

    This product does not contain any photosensitizing ingredients, but the most 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.

    Please note that lanolin is a fairly common allergen, and there are other ingredients in here that people may be sensitive to.  If this product causes any flaking or irritation, please discontinue use.

Decant Bottle

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Travel with your products!  These are 5 ml dropper bottles that our Dwarf Lanterns and Snail Droplets come in, and are the perfect size for taking your skincare on the go.  Each bottle comes with a nozzle and (random colored) cap.