The Secret to Incredible Skin? Snail Slime.
When I first heard of the Kbeauty trend of putting Snail secretions in skincare I was immediately sold. Did I need to know what the touted benefits were? Did I need to know how they got snail secretions out of snails and into cosmetics? No. All I needed to know was, "Here's a weird beauty thing" and I was IN.
Turns out, though, snail mucin is exactly what your skin is missing, and it will change your whole life.
There are all kinds of snail products on the market, from cleansers to masks to creams, but my new best friend is Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. This essence has 96% snail secretion filtrate which in laymen's terms is a shit ton of snail juice. All that snail slime will heal dryness, acne, hyperpigmentation, and give you a super dose of hydration and help maintain elasticity. I started to notice improvement in the texture of my skin after just a week of using this essence daily, so naturally I'm now a lifelong disciple of snail slime.
One thing that took me awhile to get in the habit of was application. With essences you apply them by pressing the product into your skin with your fingertips. At first this seemed like it would take a million years, but actually it's about three seconds longer that rubbing lotion on your face, and it's weirdly meditative. Plus, pumping snail mucin onto your fingertips and then dramatically pressing it into your face feels like something a soap opera villain would do, so naturally I'm all about this lifestyle choice.
I've mentioned Cosrx before, they make my favorite zit zapping patches, and they're a great Kbeauty brand. If you're dipping your toe into Kbeauty and don't know what's what, Cosrx not only has great products, but the price point is excellent. This essence is $19 and I use one pump on my whole face, once a day. The cost per use is very, very minimal. When you factor in how effective this product is it's an absolute steal.