COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence - Review

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Can you talk about Asian Beauty without mentioning Snails ? I always knew about the love the AB community had toward snail mucin but perhaps it was because it was so hyped that I didn't get into the bandwagon. It only took a small decant from fellow beauty blogger Colorcrrush to get me hooked to the magic that is Snail Mucin. If you read my Traveling Beauty essentials, you saw that I packed this essence with me !

Wished Chronicles note : I still couldn't get the comments back up after the domain changes ! It's seriously annoying me and was the reason why I didn't post anything since then but I just can't get them to synch up, guess it's lost in the universe :(

Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power

Somehow, I'm accumulating a few products from Cosrx (and a new one is on its way) but this is the first review from the brand.  Cosrx (from Cosmectics + Prescription (RX) )  is a ingredient oriented Korean brand which is under the same house as the brand Ciracle and C20, from where you now know my favorite serum is from. Cosrx has the specialty how combining effective and precise products at affordable price points. You won't get a page long of ingredients with their products, every ingredients matters and they keep them minimal and avoid any unnecessary fillers. To prove my point, here's the ingredient list of this specific product :

Snail Secretion Filtrate, Betaine, Butylene Glycol,1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Arginine, Allantoin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol
The first ingredient is Snail Secretion Filtrate, which as the name of the product implies is concentrated at 96% in the product. 

What the brand says 

Made with all-natural domestic 96% snail secretion filtrate, the Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is a Real Power Essence that transform the skin while keeping in the moisture and encouraging the real power of skin in a healthy way. It replenishes nutrients to the skin to prevent and repair damages and fills the skin with elasticity for a healthier, younger looking skin.


The product

This essence comes in a 100 ml bottle with a pH lever of 6.90 and is dispensed through a pump which delivers, in my opinion, the right amount of product :

As you may have guessed, the product in itself is gooey but it is not sticky in anyways : 

This snail essence doesn't particularly smell like anything and spreads easily and gets absorbed by the skin fairly quickly without any efforts. I've used for more than 5 months with daily uses and I've only used a third away so it will last you a good while as well.

My thoughts

Snail mucin is said to be great for anti-wrinkle effects and the overall texture of the skin, it is also great for healing proprieties. Now you're going to think, this girl is 20, why would she need anti-wrinkling effects ? That's honestly the initial thought I had about Snail secretion, I knew nothing about it and wasn't particularly interested either but let me tell you how, why it worked for me and why it will also work for you regardless of your age :

When I got the decant of this essence, my skin was kind of at it's worst state, I just had messed up big time with my chemical exfoliants and my skin was not only highly dehydrated but it was also on closed comedone mode. It didn't matter that I was spring and that my winter dehydrated skin was supposed to go for the normal skin season it was just a nightmare. 

The Snail Essence doesn't offer much hydration, so you need another product to get that wished fulfilled especially if you have dry/dehydrated skin. I was wooed by that aspect but Cosrx's Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power essence is absolutely wonderful for improving your skin texture and healing any spots. As I said I had some breakouts going on and was patch testing this product on a side of my face, that side's break out healed faster and barely left any hyperpigmentation (that my C20 serum took care of). I was absolutely amazed and I even used this essence on my underarms 2 days after I burnt them while waxing and by the next day, it wasn't irritated anymore and it was starting to heal. For 2 days I walked around with my arms up (and slept like that too) and I put tissue paper on my underarms when I had to go out, and only a bit of Cosrx Snail Essence killed the nightmare !

Now, about the texture of my skin : I've been using this product for more than 5 months now and it improved my skin texture and the elasticity of it, it justs more full of life and is stronger. My mother was so impressed with my current skin that she begged me to get it for her as well. I'm a nice daughter so I decanted some for her and ordered a full size for her yesterday from Wishtrend as well as Cosrx's new Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Mask

This product is perfect for :

Just about anyone but especially if you have troubled skin as it would speed up the healing process, people who wishes to improve their skin texture, people with sensitive skin will love this product as the short ingredient list will minimize the chances of getting any kind of reaction with this essence.

I highly recommend it to anyone willing to try this Essence ! 

Where to shop it 

Wishtrend sells it for 14.80$ here , Roseroseshop for 11.79$ here.

Check out the other sellers on the Where to Shop section !

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