Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Recovery Gel Cream
Bought from: a Korean online shop
SRP: P250+ for 45ml tube (prices vary)
Here's a review that has long been overdue, guys. I have been using this product for the past weeks and I think it's just right to post my thoughts about this product now. Whether you are or not an avid user of K-beauty products, I am pretty sure you've heard of the popular Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream since a lot of online shops has been selling and featuring this product on their listings. At the same time, beauty enthusiasts are going gaga, all raving about how good this product is. No wonder they are always sold out on some of my favorite shops. You probably seen its pictures somewhere else and it happened to me--prolly what triggered my desire in acquiring one and see what all the hype is about. Please scroll down for the review proper!
The product comes in a squeezable tube with a nice combination of white and blush pink design and a screw cap. It also comes in a box which I throw away a long time ago after seeing that it was awfully squashed during the shipping period. Overall, I really like how handy the size of the tube is so I can bring it anywhere I want. However, there's no information written in English so I had a hard time getting the benefits of this product so I relied on ph.althea.kr and here's what it says: This product has multiple skin caring functions that provides:
- Smooth skin texture - Mucin in snail secretion helps repair a damage skin thereby creating a smooth skin
- In and out protection - In the inside, Centella, Portulaca, and Green Tea Extract prevent skin troubles. In the outside, they block harmful factors.
- Wrinkle treatment - Adenosine, which is certified for its wrinkle alleviation effects, makes your skin elastic.
- Free from artificial coloring, fragrance and paraben
- For all skin types
|Written on the back of the tube|
Scent, Ease of Application, Texture & Consistency
This product is really fragrance-free which is perfect especially to those who are allergic to fragrances. The gel itself is free from any dyes so it comes in a transparent color and is very easy to apply. Unlike other snail-infused products which are quite thick in consistency, a little bit sticky and is bouncy, Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream is amazingly lightweight, non-sticky and soft to the touch. The gel turns watery once you apply it on your skin and dries as fast. When you have this on, you'll barely feel it's there but you will notice how your skin seems so well-hydrated. Also, it feels very gentle and mild and does not sting. Therefore, I would say that the formulation fits oily and sensitive skin but not those that needs major hydration boost.
What about those with dry skin? For its moisturizing factor that is only quite enough for those with super oily skin like me, I would think that those with dry skin needs more to relieve them of parched pelts. Maybe, they could use this gel as a serum and apply something more moisturizing to really get rid of flaky skin. That's just my opinion though. But it wouldn't hurt to try this!
Don't you think animal/insects extracts, like Snail Slime, are a bit gross to apply on skin? A lot of people may do but for the sake of beauty, I'll go and try especially after learning all the skin care benefits that comes with snail mucus (famous for their anti-aging, recovery and hydration properties)! They seem to good to be true but whatever, this is now or never. And, oh no. The product looks decent and there's no serious ick factor to it. Just forget the sickly feel of snail goo if you find it gross, just think of how beautiful you can get when you use snail slime-infused product overtime lol.
I have been applying this product twice daily on my face and neck using a pea-sized amount. In my early 20s, I'm already seeing unsightly fine lines on my skin which makes me more particular with anti-aging products. Using this for weeks, I noticed that my skin cleared up a bit and it felt soft and smooth, definitely doing it's primary claim of recovery for past acne scars. It does not make any huge difference in the appearance of my skin (maybe not yet) but the lightweight and oil-free formulation and non-comedogenic factors are just on of the things that seriously matters. I am still getting bumps on my skin every now and then especially on red days, I even changed my skin care routine this October, but so far it keeps up and is doing well!
The whole snail-mucus-on-skin-care-products is amazing and I am going crazy about it and Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Recovery Gel Cream is just one of the few snail-infused products that really works on the skin! What more can you ask for? It's doing it's job pretty well but remains to be reasonably priced! I definitely would repurchase and this is just highly recommended! Let me know your thoughts about this product down below!
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