7 K-Beauty products that contain hero ingredient snail sucin
Hero ingredient? More like superhero ingredient! Before snail mucin became part of our beauty routines, snails were slimy creatures we didn't want anywhere near our gardens, let alone our faces.
The popularity of K-Beauty products and skincare routines changed all that.
It has opened our eyes to the benefits of snail mucin: It’s packed with hyaluronic acids and glycoproteins that keep the skin firm and hydrated, has anti-aging and healing properties, and restores and rejuvenates the skin.
Now it’s all we can do to stop ourselves from plucking one right out of the garden and letting it slide across our faces. We can’t get enough of it!
Mizon Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser
A foam cleanser’s main job is to clean your skin, removing excess sebum, dirt, and the day’s accumulated grime.
Aside from its day job, this particular cleanser has a side hustle—not only does it clean your skin, it also reduces the appearance of fine lines and promotes skin elasticity, all thanks to the snail secretion.
You can get it from BeautyMNL (P350) or Lazada here.
Tony Moly Timeless Ferment Snail Toner
Your toner functions as both the last step in cleansing and the first step in moisturizing your skin. This one being thicker than your usual toner looks to work better as a moisturizer than as a cleanser though.
It’s part of Tony Moly’s Timeless line which contains fermented gold snail secretion filtrate. Aside from cleansing and hydrating, it also works as an anti-wrinkle and whitening agent.
Available at Tony Moly, P1,628
CosRx Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
If you’re really into snail mucin, you’re going to love this CosRx essence. The 96 in the name comes from the fact that this product contains 96 percent snail mucin!
It’s water-based so even though the consistency is thick and gooey, it’s not heavy at all. The best part is it truly works wonders. Put this on at night and you’ll wake up looking fresh and dewy the next day.
Available at Calyxta (P882), BeautyMNL (P873), or Lazada here.
Benton Snail Bee Sheet Mask
This sheet mask contains two superhero ingredients—snail filtrate and bee venom—that form a sort of superhero squad for your skin. The snail filtrate keeps your skin hydrated, repairs damage, and combats aging.
Meanwhile, the bee venom works to improve skin elasticity and keep wrinkles at bay. Both ingredients also work wonders on acne-prone skin. Other members of the superhero skin squad include the antioxidant green tea and soothing aloe.
Available at BeautyMNL (P150) or Lazada here.
Tony Moly Timeless Ferment Snail Eye Mask
The skin under the eyes is a common trouble spot for most women—prone to dark circles and wrinkles. Tony Moly’s concentrated snail hydrogel eye mask contains intense snail essence formulated to rehydrate, rejuvenate, and brighten skin. It moisturizes and promotes collagen production, keeping the skin under your eyes hydrated and firm.
Available at Tony Moly, P128
Mizon All-in-one Repair Cream
Taking “all-in-one” to a whole new level, this cult fave treatment cream deals with all manners of skin problems. With 92 percent snail mucin filtrate, Mizon’s repair cream moisturizes, reduces acne scars and dark spots, firms up the skin, minimizes pores, and prevents and manages breakouts! Other ingredients include antioxidants like grapefruit extract and garlic extract and moisturizers like shea butter and olive oil.
Available at BeautyMNL, P1,200 or Lazada here
Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream
This bestselling healing cream contains 70 percent snail mucin extract. It works to repair skin damage, reduce redness, heal and lighten acne scars, and hydrate skin instantly, leaving you with a fresh and flawless complexion. Like most snail mucin products, it is a little gooey, but it’s light and melts right into the skin with no sticky feeling or residue, making it perfect even for oily and acne-prone skin.
Available at BeautyMNL, P2,100 or Lazada here