Snail mucin is good for regeneration of the skin - scarring, collagen loss, acne, irritation... these are all things that can use help in healing.
I trust buying snail products from Cosrx, because they gather mucin without harming any snails - they simply crawl around on netting and the mucin is gathered at it drips down.
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Cosrx currently makes three snail-based products, the mask being the newest, and the essence and cream being fairly well known by now. In this post I'll compare the ingredients of all three and tell you a bit about each of them individually.
The Cosrx Holy Moly Snail Mask was just released a few months ago, and I was blessed to have Cosrx send me a few to try out. Of course by now I've been purchasing more, as they've quickly become my current favorite sheet mask. Cosrx uses red ginseng water instead of plain water in this mask, which contains antioxidants and prevents further damage to the skin. Snail is the second ingredient on the list, offering deep hydration and soothing effects to the skin.
The mask material is soft with a bit of stretch. The essence is a bit slimy, but not sticky, with a very light scent. I appreciate the plumping and hydrating effects this mask has on my skin. It's calming and moisturizing - a real winner for all skin types.
Ingredients: Red Ginseng Water, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.
The Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence contains 96% snail mucin filtrate, and is designed to hydrate and repair elasticity in the skin. It's sticky and viscous in texture, clear in color, and has no scent.
This is such a deeply hydrating product, that I often find it to be too heavy for my oily skin during the daytime in the summer - this is more of a night-time and winter-time product for me. My favorite use for this essence is my neck, however, as it helps keep the skin there tight and not saggy.
Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Arginine, Allantoin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol.
The Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All-In-One Cream contains 92% snail mucin filtrate, and is designed to soothe and lightly hydrate the skin while providing anti-aging benefits as well. This cream is very lightweight and runny in texture, has a creamy white color, and a barely-there scent.
This is a very lightweight moisturizer that I would see suitable for all skin types. Oily skin will appreciate the benefit of snail mucin while not being greasy or overbearing, while dry skin would find this to be a suitable alternative to a lotion before a heavier moisturizer, or even a soothing hydrator to use before makeup. This is a cream that I find perfect for my oily skin both day and night, year-round.
Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic acid, Arginine, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Adenosine, Phenoxyethanol.
You can find these three products at:
Cupidrop (mask / essence / cream)
Jolse (mask / essence / cream)
Amazon (mask / essence / cream)
MelodyCosme (mask / essence / cream)
Memebox (mask / essence / cream)
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