You've probably heard all about the Korean skincare trend of snail creams but have you actually tried it? I for one never thought I would because the concept is so gross. I mean to smear snail mucus all over my face for the promise of what? Soft skin? Big whoop. I'll pass and give me the next skincare trend to review thank you very much.
Then a couple of things happened.
1) My best friend/ blogger at globalgarcon.net / skincare aficionado, Michael would not shut up about the snail cream from The Face Shop. Generally when he tells me I need something, I listen but I wanted to ignore this particular recommendation.
As a blogger I get a lot of skincare/ makeup to try from various brands but only a fraction of what I'm gifted makes it to the blog. When I got the snail products I really wasn't keen on trying them but after one two many beers, I bravely reached for the snail emulsion and face cream and slathered up before going to bed.
The next morning I was shocked to find my skin was supremely hydrated and looked well rested. Considering the lack of sleep and beers from the night before, I'd say not bad! It's rare to find a product that gives you immediate results!
I looked into it some more and found the benefits of snails mucus are:
- Hydration; snail secret slime that protects them in different ways and keeps them well moisturized which means it's an excellent humectant for our skin.
- Reparative; snail slime contains hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, Collagen, elastin in addition to zinc, iron, copper and manganese. All which helps them repair their skin and ours. (Read more here.)
- Firming; the acids and nutrients in snail mucus not only repair the skin but also help firm it by replenishing and retaining moisture. It's also said to help support cell regeneration.
So, after waking up with firmer, clearer more hydrated skin after my sleepless night of drinking am I jumping on the snail band wagon? Maybe a little but with one foot off. I'd like to know more about how The Face Shop harvests their snail slime for one. Also, I'm not keen on the smell. It has a faint fragrant odor that I could do without but it's not gonna stop me from using it!
Get me some snail eye cream stat!
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THE FACE SHOP, HWANSAENGGO ESCARGOT Golden Firming Emulsion
THE FACE SHOP, HWANSAENGGO ESCARGOT Golden Firming Cleansing Foam
THE FACE SHOP, HWANSAENGGO ESCARGOT Golden Firming Cream