My love for skincare has no bounds, I am willing to test out most skincare products, techniques, treatments or trends within reason but I must admit when I came across snail mucin products in my K beauty discovery, I was a little turned off. Snail on my face; oh my!!!! I have seen snails in grass after a rainy day and some people eat snails but the thought of it on my face just sounded a little gross but in the back of my mind I was intrigued so I put on my research hat to find out why this ingredient was so great for the skin.
What is snail extract?
Snail extract fortified with a lot of ingredients that benefits the skin. It’s packed with hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid and peptides. It stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and moisturizes the skin. In my research, I found out that snail extract has been used since the time of the Ancient Greeks. It was reported that crushed snails were used to relieve inflamed skin. The benefits were also noted by Chilean snail farmers who noticed their wounds healed quickly leaving behind no scars. These benefits have been noted among different cultures and the snail slime extract has been used in cosmetic products.
In 2010, Missha launched the super aqua cell renew snail cream with70 % snail extract infused in the product.
SUPER AQUA CELL RENEW SNAILCREAM BY MISSHA (CLAIM)
Intensive oil free face cream with a gel like texture which prevents and improve skin damages through strengthening skin barrier for firm and healthy skin
Snail slime extract 70 % it provides solution for skin with damages, great for dark skin tones and sagging skin.
Baobab tree extract 2 %- it’s highly soothing and emollient. It enhances skin elasticity and have an immediate skin firming effect. The Baobab tree is commonly found in Africa and India
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HOW TO USE IT
Double cleanse your face, tone, apply your essence then any treatments or serums. Take a generous amount of super aqua snail cream and massage it on your face and neck. Use your sunscreen afterwards if applied during the day. It can be used in the AM and PM.
HOW LONG DID I TEST THE PRODUCT?
July 15th - October 5th
It has a strong perfume scent. If you don’t like fragrance in your skincare products or you are sensitive to fragrance keep away
Would work great for
I love the reflective gold jar it comes in. It is really beautiful and what I love the most is the little spatula included the pack. This helps keep the products fresh and keeps dirt and bacteria away as much as possible.
This cream is super lightweight. When you apply it on your face, it feels like you splashed water on your skin.
Absorbs quickly into your skin
No tacky or slimy residue
Leaves your skin feeling hydrated
Great for layering
It did not irritate or cause any breakouts on my skin.
No burning or discoloration
It works great in humid climate
I noticed my skin looks firmer since I started using this facial cream.
It’s great for anti-aging
A little goes a long way, I have been using one jar for the past three months
Fragrance in skincare products is not everyone’s cup of tea. Personally I do not mind a little fragrance but this has a really strong scent. It fades away rather quickly but it hits you smack in the face so it is worth noting
CAUTION!!! Don’t let this get in your eyes or mouth because it stings and it taste vile. I didn’t lick it intentionally but in the process of applying it on my face, some got around my lips and it was not pleasant.
Missha Super aqua snail cream was my first introduction to the magic of snail slime extract in skincare product and it won’t be my last. I am now a believer.
I look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions or comments about this product or any other skin related question. Please share on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to anyone who may be interested in this article. Have a great weekend.