So with the hype in Asia about the benefits of snail extraction, I decided to try a product with snail extraction in it. One of the most popular ones in South Korea is from Mizon.
In general, snail have been known to have healing properties (which is probably why cosmetic/skincare companies wanted this in their products). In skincare, most claim to heal the skin from any damage that has been made (eg. sun damage, wrinkles, scarring)
As you can imagine, the texture to it is quite slimy/sticky. I only use a little bit (like in the picture above) all over the face at night. It has great moisturizing properties, yet it absorbs into the skin completely. It doesn't have a smell to it which is great for those that are sensitive to smells (being fragrance free). I use this more of a night mask, so I have a slightly thicker layer on my skin and have this product as the last product on my skin routine. I've used this for a few months now and I'm confident to say that it has made a difference to my skin. After using this product I've found that the pink/rosiness in my skin has gone down dramatically, little to no flakiness on my face, whenever I break out I find that this heals my spots within 2 days; the bump itself goes down almost completely within 2 days and does not become red (as they usually would), and my old scars have faded to some extent.
- thick enough to properly moisturize the skin, but light enough to be absorbed into the skin completely
- does what it claims; heals the skin
- calms redness of the skin
- maximizes effects; contains 92% snail mucus
- fragrance free
- does contain forms of alcohol- texture may weird some people out as it is quite different
- may be difficult to find (I got mine from G-market)
- unhygienic packaging
I really do like this product and will most likely to repurchase this. I've used it for quite a while ( a few months) and only used half of it so far, so it will last a while.