Snail Serum is another Asian influenced beauty trend that we are seeing becoming more popular in West. Snail Serum (snail mucin) is a common ingredient in many Korean and Japanese products, particularly sheet masks and moisturisers due to its heeling, hydrating and resurfacing abilities. I must admit at first I was a little grossed out but Asian’s know a thing or two about how to look after their skin and so I knew I had to try it out.
I have been trying two Snail Serum products from Skin Chemists and I have to say I have seen some very good results. Both products both use Snail Secretion derived from the natural defensive liquid secreted by snails which is 91-98% water but also includes a few more skin loving nutrients too, such as hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycans, and antimicrobial and copper peptides. These help hydrate your skin, give it a smoother, softer appearance as well as reducing acne scaring and age spots.
This is a clear very lightweight serum and it instantly visibly smooths the area around the eye, I have been using this for over 6 weeks now and I have really seen a difference in how my makeup sits under my eye and also just how bright this area looks. I use it at night and my eyes don’t look puffy or dehydrated in the morning. It sinks into the skin well, its a very fluid formula and it feels cooling and very gentle.
- Snail Secretion, derived from the natural defensive liquid secreted by snails aims to delay premature ageing of the skin, whilst reducing visible age spots and providing protection from free radical damage
- Osilift, a natural sugar from purified oat extracts, aims to instantly lift and tighten the skin to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hyaluronic Acid aims to rejuvenate the skin by boosting natural hyaluronic acid levels found within the layers of the skin, to plump and hydrate.
- Starflower Oil, rich in essential fatty acids, provides lipid nutrients, which aim to effectively replenish skin tissues in order to slow the natural ageing process
This has a light cream texture but feels luxurious and rich on the skin but still lightweight. Its has a fresh scent and is easily absorbed in to the skin without leaving it feeling greasy or heavy with product. I have used this morning and night and it makes my skin feels soft and looking healthy. I like how this has given my skin a plumpness over the past couple of months and also helped to reduce those pesky fine lines and dark spots.
- Snail Secretion, derived from the natural defensive liquid secreted by snails aims to delay premature ageing of the skin, whilst reducing visible age spots and providing protection from free radical damage.
- Tiare Flower Extract is combined with light and silky coconut oil, working to hydrate, repair, soothe and purify the skin.
- Vitamin E Acetate aims to leave the skin moisturised, whilst providing further protection against skin damage from environmetal aggressors.
- Creatine is formulate to immitate an amino acid found naturally within the skin, it aims to revitalise cell energy metabolism, whilst hydrating and protecting the skin.
Both products I have tried from this range have been a surprise to me because they promise a lot but they also deliver on them too. I am hooked but even though they work I am still not sure how I feel about smearing snail slime on my face. Have you tried any Snail Serum products, how do you feel about them?
I love the sleek airless pump bottles and think they look luxurious and are very hygienic (which is important to me) and it dispenses just the right amount of product so there is no waste. Both products also have a lovely sweet scent.
** If you use the code BLOGSNAILS to get each product for £24.99 each instead of £72 – that is almost halfprice. Code valid until the end of 2016 **
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