Date: July 7, 2012
Snail cream. Sounds a little bit icky, right? Well, icky or not, snail cream has taken the Korean cosmetics market by storm. Check it out~That’s right. A number of reputable Korean cosmetics companies, including Etude House, Tony Moly & Missha have come up with skincare lines that boast from 20% to 74% snail secretion filtrate. The snail secretion is rumoured to:
- Decrease signs of aging
- Whiten skin
- Improve acne
- Repair skin
I have to admit, I was curious. But, being a Beauty Junkie on a Budget, I didn’t really fancy the idea of paying $35 + to try out creams made of snail mucous. Lol. So, I hit up Ebay and found another Korean brand, Mizon. In their official eBay store, it retails for $17 USD (plus $5 shipping). However, I bought mine from Legendeux (I am not affiliated with this seller) for $12 AUD with free shipping for the 45ml tube.
Well, Mizon’s Snail Recovery Gel Cream arrived yesterday. My sisters asked me how I could even think of putting something like that on my face. Hehe. This isn’t a review, because I haven’t been using it long enough to see a difference. In a few weeks, I’ll let you know how I went. I have quite oily skin, so it might make me break out.
Until then, here are the ingredients (sorry it’s a little blurry):
Have you ever used a snail cream? Let me know in a comment~