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We’ve covered plenty of skincare products that contain lesser-known ingredients, be it Spilanthes acmella flower extract Kjaer Weis anti-aging eye balm or the lime pearl in Kate Somerville Firming Eye Cream. Not every formula is going to be a simple hyaluronic acid or vitamin C situation, and that’s a good thing. One ingredient we have yet to address is the byproduct of a particularly slimy creature.
Yes, you guessed it: we’re talking about snail slime.
K-Beauty brand COSRX is known for its Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essencewhich dropped to $21 during the Prime Early Access Sale. The unique formula is even loved by celebrities like model and actress Emily Ratajkowski. During the pandemic, she told her followers in an Instagram Story that she had repaired her stressed pandemic skin with the help of COSRX’s Snail Mucin Essence.
You might get creepy crawlies just by imagining putting snail slime on your face, but trust us, it’s not nearly as stomach-turning as you think. In fact, it’s a popular ingredient in K-Beauty and I realise this essence on my skin twice a day every day.
The essence’s near-perfect rating should calm any nerves you might have about using a skincare product containing snail slime.
“I can’t even explain what this did to calm my skin,” wrote one Amazon reviewer. “It used to be rough and dehydrated and discolored, now it’s soft, moisturized and evenly toned. absolutely holy grail skin care product.”
If you’re ready for all the snail slime, head to Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, where you can get your bottle for 16 percent off its original $25 price tag. All you have to do is make sure you’ve signed up for a Prime membership or a free 30-day trial.
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Here’s the deal with snail slime: It might sound a bit off-putting at first; However, it brightens, moisturizes and restores a healthy glow to your skin. A dull, dry complexion shouldn’t be a problem once you start using this essence regularly, especially since the formula is 96 percent snail secretion filtrate.
The formula also contains hyaluronic acid to moisturize and the amino acid arginine to increase skin elasticity. Your skin should be plump and glowing after application, which makes perfect sense as EmRata’s complexion literally always looks so beautiful and healthy.
I also went on board COSRX’s Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence sometime during the pandemic and am a whole snail mucin convert. I originally expected it to be super thick and slimy, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn’t sticky or heavy on my face. My skin feels ultra-hydrated and soothed after use, so much so that I sometimes double down on the essence just because it feels so good.
You might be new to essences, so here’s how to incorporate them into your skincare routine. Gently pat in after cleaning and toner the essence on your face Then finish with your favorite moisturizer to lock in all the moisture.
“It changed my skin. Serious. Snail slime is anti-aging and soothing. I can tell a difference in my skin when I’m not using it. It decreases Fold, helps reduce hyperpigmentation and increases cell turnover,” explained one Amazon reviewer. “If I could rub this on my body every day I would lol.”
It’s official: the EmRata lover Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence by COSRX is next on your skincare wish list. Soon, like the model and I, you won’t be able to go a day without him.
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