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Korean skincare: 5 Best Snail creams in 2019


When you hear ‘Snail’ cream, and think about putting it on your face, your first thought might be “it’s icky!” and “why would anyone put slimy creatures on their face!” Though it might seem like people are putting anything and everything on their faces, Snail mucin is one of the most beneficial ingredients you can put on your face. And, the most important point to note is there is no slimy Snail mucin in any of the K-beauty products! It only contains the ‘essence’ of Snail mucus.

So, what makes Snail mucin such an amazing part of K-beauty cosmetics?

Snail mucus is full of so many skincare ingredients, including elastin, hyaluronic acid, proteins, glycolic acid, antioxidants, and many more! And the interesting part is that all these ingredients that can work wonders on your skin are packed in one component.

What the benefits of applying cosmetics that contain Snail mucin?

Just like the vast variety of ingredients, the benefits also span multiple areas. It can reduce dark spots, make skin tone even, make skin firmer and plumper, and it also hydrates the skin. Because of its multitasking ability, Snail mucin has become K-beauty’s favourite ingredient in recent years. For many K-beauty products focussing on anti-aging effects, snail mucin is the star ingredient!

We’ve listed out the best Snail creams in the market that you can easily get your hands on!

Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream

This cream contains 60% snail mucus filtrate along with yam mucin. It is a heavy cream that works wonders in protecting and healing skin from wrinkles and fine lines. It also hydrates and brightens your skin tone! With all these benefits, it is also a hypoallergenic cream that contains no parabens, artificial colouring, or fragrance.

mizon snail cream

Seoul Ceuticals Multi-Function All-In-One Snail Repair Cream

Here is a cream that is 97.5% rich in snail mucin extract. It is, in a way, the purest form of snail slime you can apply on your face without having a real snail crawling on your face. This cream can brighten your skin tone and even out your complexion. With the star ingredient, it also contains shea butter for moisturization, jojoba oil for balancing, aloe vera for smoothening, and vitamin E for protecting against free radicals.

seoul ceuticals snail cream

TONYMOLY Timeless Ferment Snail Cream

A pricey, but cult favourite option. This cream is enriched with 70% gold fermented snail mucin. It contains glycolic acid for exfoliation, elastin for skin flexibility, and when combined, a natural barrier that holds in moisture. It is formulated as an ampoule gel with anti-aging properties with restorative and nourishing features.

tonymoly snail cream

Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

A cream that is not only rich in snail mucin, but it also contains bee venom extract. The combination together boosts collagen production in the skin which can cause skin tightening. This steam cream contains no water and it has snail secretion filtrate in its place. It is a soothing cream for sensitive and inflamed skin that can even take care of acne.

benton ferment cream

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream

This is a snail extract rich cream that reduces skin damage and strengthens skin. It also has some unique ingredients like a baobab tree, botanical stem cell extract, and deep seawater. This cream works best in improving the firmness of the skin by deep hydration that gives you all-day-long moisture.

missha snail cream

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