Review of Mizon's All in One Snail Repair Cream by Refinery29.com
We know the idea of putting snail mucin or mucus as a cream on your face may freak out some people. If you're curious about why this is now such a popular ingredient in skincare products,but want to know more before committing, this review by Danielle Cohen from Refinery29.com is an excellent place to start.
"The slimy liquid, which snails secrete to protect their bodies from cuts and bacteria as they crawl across the ground, has been used for centuries to calm inflammation (dating as far back as ancient Greece, The Cut reports). But snail mucus isn't just a gimmick to sell products — it's actually one hard-working ingredient that works for all skin types.
For one, it's anti-microbial (meaning it's especially great for acne-prone skin like mine) and packed with protein, glycolic acid, and elastin. It can fade dark spots and scars, moisturize dry skin, treat fine lines, and even soothe sunburns — that is, if you can get over the gross factor (and aren't a vegan).
I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new products, but even I was a bit freaked out about putting snail slime on my face. But with an open mind (and a few lingering acne scars I was looking to obliterate), I forged ahead with Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream. It's so silky and light that it almost feels like a gel, and it quickly sunk into my skin. This particularly potent formula contains 92% snail mucus extract, but you’d never know that by the scent, which smells like nothing at all.
After smoothing it on, my face felt soft and moisturized, not sticky or tacky like I had expected. Almost immediately, my face was visibly glowing, and two months later, the stubborn acne scars on my chin are as good as gone. Now, the cream is an irreplaceable part of my skin-care routine."
You can read Danielle's full review here and Mizon's All in One Snail Repair Cream is available on Damsel.ie today with free shipping in Ireland on orders over €40. I use it with the Snail Repair Intensive Ampule to get an extra boost of hydration, but it is also effective under a heavier moisturiser.
P.S. No snails are harmed in the making of this product!