Today, I’ll be reviewing the Cosrx Advance Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. So I challenged myself to 30 days of blogging! Whew… Honestly, if you had told me that I would be rubbing snail goo on my face in 2020, in the name of skincare courtesy K-beauty. I would most certainly have laughed you out of the room. ‘Snails are for eating; spicy hot with lots of pepper and some wine! But alas, here we are.
I found this product late last year when I was looking to kick my skincare routine up a notch. You see, I have normal to dry skin, the drier part tends to come out mostly during November to February. This is when we usually have ‘dry season/harmattan’ in Lagos, Nigeria where I reside. This past dry season my T-zone grew overly sensitive to the weather and developed a dry patch which had a sore feeling for me. In the bid to solve this dry patch, i realized that an essence was needed in my routine, even though at the time I was using a facial milk, facial mist and moisturizer, it just was not enough!
Before I can write my experience with using this product let’s really define what an ‘ESSENCE’ is. Essences are basically water based, light gel textured products, packed with active ingredients intentionally targeting, hydrating the skin on a deeper cellular level than a regular serum/moisturizer can. They are made popular by K-beauty brands, hence fast gaining wave
ABOUT THE COSRX ADVANCED SNAIL 96 MUCIN POWER ESSENCE
Formulated with 96% Snail Secretion Filtrate (Mucin), this essence protects the skin from moisture loss while keeping the skin texture smooth and healthy. This essence is created from nutritious, low-stimulation filtered snail mucin in order to keep your skin moisturized all day while bringing back your skin’s vitality. The filtered snail mucin replenishes and revitalizes nutrients with looking healthy skin. It’s suitable for all skin types. For best results, use together with Advanced Snail 92 All-In-One Cream.
Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Arginine, Allantoin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol
MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE COSRX ADVANCED SNAIL 96 POWER ESSENCE
I use this mornings mostly and only at night when I chemical exfoliate or use a mud/clay mask. With consistent usage, I have seen that my skin stays plump and hydrated for longer. Bye bye to sore skin and dry patches.
Upon application, it feels a little tacky at first, but sinks in quickly and because it is odourless, it doesn’t feel as gross as it sounds. Once it is absorbed, I slather on my moisturizer and seal with an oil.
Apart from the snail slime itself, which makes up an impressive 96% of this product, there are some other foodie ingredients that contribute to its efficacy. It encourages skin cell renewal which has an anti-ageing effect, WIN-WIN for all!
Would I be making a repurchase? Definitely. I love the fact that it it not just another trendy popular product on the shelf– it actually works!
Have you ever tried a snail mucin?