Today, I am reviewing the popular Korean skincare product and a cult favourite, Cosrx snail mucin cream, known for its main ingredient, snail mucin. The snail mucin cream is perfect for healing red, irritated skin, revitalizing dull and rough skin, fading dark spots and scars, and finally moisturising dehydrated skin. As someone with super sensitive skin, I cautiously tried this cult favourite and here I am sharing my experience.
If you have sensitive skin like me, it is advisable to do a patch test before use, as some people may be allergic to snail mucin.
SNAIL MUCIN BENEFITS
Snail mucin offers various skincare benefits, such as reducing lines and wrinkles, hydrating, soothing, boosting elastin and collagen, repairing the skin barrier, and promoting cell regeneration. With a high 92% snail secretion filtrate, this product is slimy but lightweight, and quickly absorbs into the skin providing all day hydration and glowy skin.
An all-in-one solution cream that repairs and soothes irritated, sensitized skin after breakouts. A rich gel-type cream absorbs instantly into the skin with a full of nourishment while leaving your skin feeling fresh and comfortable.
100g – 1650 | Sale – 1000+
Nourishes and plumps
Repairs damaged skin
Long lasting hydration
Type: Tube, Jar
Size: 50g, 100g, 200g
The Cosrx snail mucin cream is commonly available in tub packaging in many countries, although it is also offered in tube form. The tub packaging can feel unhygienic when using your fingers to scoop out the product, and it used to include a white spatula, but as far as I know, it no longer does.
The Cosrx snail mucin cream has a weird slimy gel-like texture. It does spread easily and the slimy feeling does fade away in a couple of minutes. The texture is so lightweight that it sinks into the skin beautifully without feeling greasy. A little goes a long way, so it lasts quite a long time.
This product does not contain any artificial fragrance and hence is suitable for even sensitive skin unless you are allergic to snail mucin. As I mentioned before, A patch test is recommended before going full face with this product.
Infused with 92% of snail mucin, this cream glides onto the skin and builds a moisture barrier to plump, hydrate and soothe skin.
Snail mucin has antioxidants which help in wound healing while also preventing the breakdown of collagen. The breakdown of collagen is what causes the signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. Consistent use of this cream for 4-5 months does reduce fine lines.
Betaine helps regulate the balance of water within skin cells and protects proteins from damage. It not only provides skin protection and moisturization but also adds a pleasant feel to skincare products.
Panthenol, also called pro-vitamin B5 is a humectant that helps keep the skin moisturized. It attracts and holds onto water and also supports the lipid production which is essential for a healthy skin barrier.
Sodium hyaluronate can bind up to 1000 times its own weight in water which is why it works in plumping and soothing the skin.
SKIN TYPE – Normal Sensitive
The Cosrx snail mucin does hydrate my skin by itself in the hot humid summers While I do need to use a heavy moisturiser over this during the winter season like Bioderma or Venisia max. I believe this to be the case with those with dry skin as well.
Although this product has a unique texture, once you get used to it, it feels totally fine. My skin feels soft, smooth and glowy instantly upon application. This does not feel sticky at all even though it has a slimy texture and gets absorbed without leaving any residue.
Whenever my skin is angry, this product helps calm down the redness and the warm sensation that comes with the irritation. Since I have sensitive skin, this product and Physiogel redness relief are my go-to products to soothe and repair the damage I have done.
Sinks into the skin quickly
Non-greasy and non-oily
Hydrates and plumps the skin
Imparts a glow
Soothes irritated skin
Hydrates the skin well
No breakouts or skin irritations were noticed
Good ingredient list
No added fragrance
Perfect for the summer season
Suits all skin types
The slimy texture may be off-putting to some
May not provide sufficient hydration for dry and mature skin. They may need an additional moisturiser on top.
During the winter season, this alone may not provide adequate hydration.
RATING – 4.5/5