The Cream That's Made from Snails

Following my review of the Cremorlab Gentle Foaming Cleanser I was so kindly sent from Peach and Lily, I thought I’d tell you about another wonderful product they sent along: the Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream*. I’ve been testing it out for a little over a month now, and let me tell you, it’s a winner.

First things first: yes, it contains snail extract, 92 percent in fact. But if you’re not too squeamish to keep an open mind, it’s known throughout Asia for its ability to hydrate and repair the skin and fight wrinkles. Hearing this, I immediately was sold - I’m always looking for ways to help my dehydrated skin, and if it was also something that would help heal my acne scars, then I think it would be my dream product.

Knowing this cream contained snail mucin, I thought it was going to be super thick and, well, slimy before I tried it for the first time. I could not have been more wrong - it’s got this incredible lightweight texture that makes it the perfect daytime moisturizer (I mentioned it in my Summer Edit here). I simply dot it around my face, smooth it around, and pat it in. It leaves my skin feeling so fresh and nourished. Within the first few minutes of applying, my skin feels plumped, hydrated, and quite a bit more firm to the touch - I can really see how this would be a great wrinkle-fighter. I’ll admit it’s a bit of a strange consistency - it has the tendency to drip off your fingers in “strands,” if that makes sense - but once patted into the skin any fear of sliminess or stickiness fades. 

It absorbs completely into my skin within about 10-20 minutes, leaving the most brilliantly smooth canvas for makeup application. I’ve skipped primer after using this plenty of times. When I use it at night, I let it absorb for about half an hour and then follow up with a heavier cream or facial oil and treat the Snail Cream as my serum step. I feel this really locks in that moisture throughout the night, which is all I want in life as someone with dehydrated skin. Since it’s so light, though, it would make the most perfect moisturizer for someone with oily skin as it’s so incredibly hydrating without feeling heavy in the slightest.

After a month of use, I’ve noticed a disappearance in dehydration lines, and my skin just looks brighter, plumper, and healthier. I have noticed some slight fading of acne scars, and it seems that new spots heal more quickly without leaving a lasting scar. For the past week I’ve had one of those huge, painful under-the-skin spots right in the middle of my forehead, and I swear it gets a little smaller and a little less red and painful with every use of the Snail Cream.

So oily or dry, young or old, blemished or not - the Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream is one to try. Would you ever try it?