Maybe you’re curious about snail creams but haven’t tried one yet? Today I’m sharing my top 3 best snail creams from Korea.
Snail cream, snail secretion filtrate or snail extract. Let’s talk about snail mucin in skin care. In fact, snail secretion filtrate is incredibly common in Korean skin care and nothing strange at all to Koreans. It was in fact snail creams that made me try Korean skin care in the first place, some years ago. I started to notice signs of aging at the age of 35 and I started to google desperately for anti-wrinkle skin care. Soon, snail cream caught my eye and the rest is history. The first snail cream I ever tested and probably the best known of them all is Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream. Since then I’ve tried several good quality snail creams which I’m sharing in this post today. Some skeptics might think that snail creams are gross and slimy. Well, I don’t agree at all!
Why snail secretion filtrate in skin care?
Say one thing that snail mucin is not good for, I say! In order for you to fully understand why snail cream is so incredibly popular in and outside of Korea, I’m going to tell you a bit more about the incredible effects that snail secretion filtrate have on the skin. For starters, snail secretion filtrate soothes, heals and calms sensitive skin, redness, irritated troubled skin and acne prone skin. Snail creams are also anti-aging preventing signs of aging, wrinkles and lines. Ideal for mature skin, but also as prevention for aging in young skin. Snail secretion filtrate is hydrating the skin, repairing damaged skin and strengthening the skin’s barrier. Snail creams are also healing the skin and smoothing out the skin tone and texture, reducing pigmentation and age spots and healing acne scars. Snail mucin is also very gentle and doesn’t irritate the skin at all. Snail creams can be used both as a day cream and night cream. Do I need to continue already? Here’s my top snail cream selection you guys.
Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream
This snail cream by Mizon is probably the most famous out of all Korean snail creams if I were to guess. Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream contains a full 92% snail secretion filtrate which is incredible. It’s a gel cream and looks like a viscous white glossy cream in the jar. Not slimy but very special texture indeed. The cream definitely has that
gluey kinda snail cream consistency. On the skin however, Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream feels like a plain light airy face cream. No added perfume, but has a faint smell of rubber or something. Good absorption. This snail cream is lightweight and suitable for all skin types I feel. From normal, combination and oily skin, to acne prone skin, troubled skin and sensitive skin. If you have dry skin then add a sleeping mask for deeper moisturizing in your night routine. Costs about 15€ / 75ml. I would primarily recommend Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream for oilier skin types or if you dislike scented skin care.
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Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream
Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream is one of my personal favorites when it comes to snail creams. This snail cream is all about luxury. With a full 70% snail secretion filtrate, it is still anything but slimy I promise. The texture resembles a glossy white / transparent kinda solid gel cream. The jar is wonderfully golden made of glass. If you are sensitive to scents then this is not the snail cream for you though. It is heavily scented to be fair. However, the scent is incredibly refreshing and very nice. It reminds me of the summer, aloe vera and cucumber. Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream is suitable for all skin types in my opinion since this product has good absorption. It’s light and fresh on the skin and not at all heavy or greasy. If you have dry skin then you might wanna add a sleeping mask in your evening routine. Suitable for normal, combination, mature and oily skin types as well as acne prone skin. The price is about 25€ / 47ml. Recommended for those who are a bit scared of snail creams and like luxury and fresh scents in skin care.
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Mizon Black Snail All-in-One Cream
Mizon Black Snail All-in-One Cream is the latest Korean snail cream I’ve tested and this would be the “premium” version of Korean classic Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream. The Mizon Black Snail All-in-One Cream feels a bit more rich and moisturizing I think. It’s a creamy white glossy cream. This snail cream contains a full 90% snail secretion filtrate from Black Snails that have the ability to survive in the most hostile and harsh environments. Very faint mild skin care scent. Mizon Black Snail All-in-One Cream is a bit more rich and moisturizing than the other snail creams mentioned. But still light and airy and not at all heavy or thick. It’s healing acne scars, preventing wrinkles and signs of aging, reducing pigmentation and hydrating the skin. It’s also suitable for enlarged pores and blackheads. Mizon Black Snail All-in-One Cream cost about 15€ / 75ml. Suitable for most skin types in my opinion. From normal, dry and combination skin to mature and oily skin types. Also good for sensitive skin and acne prone skin. If you have combination to dry skin then the Mizon Black Snail All-in-One Cream would probably be the best snail cream for you.
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Snail secretion filtrate is good for everything! Healing acne, preventing wrinkles and reducing pigmentation. Use with a snail serum to maximize the effect.
Did you know that animal testing in skin care is prohibited in Korea? This means that all skin care that is “Made in Korea” is cruelty-free. From what I understand, it’s forbidden kill och treat animals bad when making skin care. How the snails are treated and how to collect their mucus, however, I am not so familiar with. Is it any of you who knows more? Share with you in the comments.
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