Who knew snail extract can be beautifying?
“Helix Aspersa Müller Glycoconjugates”, or snail goo/extract/gut-fillings, is basically a chemical complex mixture of proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, glycoprotein enzymes, hyaluronic acid, copper peptides, antimicrobial peptides and trace elements including copper, zinc, and iron.
The hype started in Seoul, Korea, where beauty brands (Skin Food, Mizon, Dr.Jart+ to name a few) started launching snail ooze products.
Why are people buying into this hype? Its long list of claims include fading acne scars, smooth skin, improve complexion, revitalize your dulling radiance, and basically everything to give you the ultimate glowing clear skin.
So to try things out, I experimented with Mizon’s “All-in-One Snail Repair Cream”, wondering if it’d diminish the mild hyperpigmentation that are stubbornly squatting on my cheeks. First thing I had notice is that the texture of the “cream” is more of like a hybrid between a gel and a cream. It’s quite sticky so be warned if you’re not into that kind of texture. Despite its sticky-ish nature, the product was easy to slather all over my face and it doesn’t feel sticky at all after you allow it to set properly.
However, for the dry skin crowd, I’d recommend adding another layer of moisturizer on top because this doesn’t hydrate as well as a normal moisturizer would.
For the breakout/oily/acne-prone skin, this product may break you out. So patch test, patch test, patch test!
Results were good but not life-changing as some would claim. (Remember: you may not experience the same results as me). My complexion and natural glow did improve but it didn’t improve lightening my hyperpigmentation…
If you’re not so focused on improving hyperpigmentation and more towards a glowing complexion, this is the go to cream.