Super effective, cheap, and cute- what's not to love about this amazing product? (hint: very little)Where to buy:
reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
74% snail mucin extract
promotes collagen production
Ingredients:Snail secretion filtrate, butylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, Bis-peg-18 methyl ether, dimethyl silane, polysorbate2-, sodium hyaluronate, carbomer, glycosyl trehalose, hydrogenated starch hydolsyate, triethanolamine, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethicone, hydroxyethylcellulose, caprylyl glyocol, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium polyacrylate, centella asiatica extract, portulaca oleracea extract, camellias sinensis leaf extract, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, betula platylphylla japonica juice, tropolone, copper tripeptide-1, allantoin, panthenol, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, adenosine, disodium edta
Scent: Absolutely no scent at all!
Packaging: I think they figured out the perfect shade of pink~ it's adorable on my counter without being twee (not that I find that to be a bad thing [cute4lyf], but some people do). The plastic of the tube itself is decently thick, but you can generally squeeze it enough to get the last bit of gel out without too much trouble. It can kind of 'dent' easily, but that's not a big deal to me.
The opening is fine. Hygienic. I have no real comments about it, so whatevzzz. The top is screwed on, and is thoroughly unextraordinary.
Neat little Mizon seal!
Swatch: As you can tell, it lives up to its name- though it's a lot more gel than it is cream. It's quite 'watery' as you can see in the 'immediately after' picture. You don't need a lot to cover your face, and it absorbs after maybe 3 or so minutes. A very light but effective gel, perfect for the summer!
3-4 minutes after
I've been using this basically every day since I got in in early June, and I'm so so pleased with it. I rarely get pimples now, but when I do this greatly speeds up the process- cutting the healing process down to just a few days! Additionally, my skin is more evenly toned in general, my post acne hyperpigmentation fades more quickly, and my skin just looks nicer overall. I adore this.
Believe it or not, there have been studies on the efficacy of snail mucin in skincare- see here for more info (shout out to Kerry for taking the time to do research!!)! Essentially, it helps your skin recover... in the study's case, from sun damaged skin. However, I've found that it helps your skin recover from more than just that! As stated above, it helps speed up acne healing and scarring. In combination with regular lactic acid product use, my post-acne marks are significantly faded in just a couple of weeks... compared to the 6+ months it would take without using products.
Literally the only negative thing about this product iiiiis how quickly I use it up. :( It's not a huge tube, and regular use of it means that I've gotten about 5 (maybe 6 tops) weeks use out of it. It's okay because it's pretty cheap, but keep that in mind in case you don't want to deal with overseas shipping.
Conclusion: Final Score: 5/5
- cute packaging
- high snail mucin content (74%)
- effective (reduced redness, helps get rid of pimples, fades scarring, generally makes my skin look good)
- light but moisturizing
- used up quickly