SNAKE VENOM What does it do? Snakebites have the power to paralyze our muscles due to the presence of a peptide in the venom that blocks muscular contractions. In tiny doses, the peptide induces an effect like that of Botox, one of the staples of anti-aging cosmetic treatments: it relaxes facial muscles to prevent the appearance of wrinkles, creating smoother-looking skin. How are they used in cosmetics? Snake-venom peptide extracts are often used in products enriched with collagen, Shea butter and hyaluronic acid. These creams repulp, moisturize and soothe your skin to create a rejuvenating effect so they're ideal for use day or night.