Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream Review:
When I first started using Korean skin care products, snail seemed to be the most amazing thing ever. I loved the first snail cream that I used, finding the texture and feel of it to be great, since then I’ve used a number of different products with snail and honestly, I’ve been a bit disappointed with them. However, I am still always willing to try another snail product because you never know when you will find the perfect snail product, or at least, that was what I hoped!
Mizon’s snail cream attracted me because it has such a high percentage of snail in it, the ones I used previously I later realized only contained minute traces of snail mucin. So, I figured this repair cream must be more effective than the snail creams I had tried before. The fact that it also comes in a tube appealed to me because I think tubes are more hygienic.
+ Abundantly hydrates to firm and plump the appearance of skin
+ Discourages the formation of fine lines and wrinkles
+ 92% snail mucin encourages skin renewal to diminish appearance of acne scarring and blemishes
Snail Secretion Filtrate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Dimethicone, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Butylene Glycol, Peg/ppg-17/6 Copolymer, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Adenosine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tropolone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Copper Tripeptide-1, Rh-oligopeptide-1, Propylene Glycol, Rubus Idaeus (raspberry) Fruit Extract, Beta-glucan, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Disodium Edta
How to use:
1. After washing your face apply all over your face and neck
2. Dryer skin types should follow up with another cream/moisturiser
My Skin Type: Dry, easily dehydrated skin with mild rosacea.
Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream Review:
This poor tube of snail cream sat on my shelf neglected for a long time, not because I forgot about it but because after I bought it I grew concerned about the fact that it contains triethanolamine. Maybe I’m a bit silly, to worry about that one ingredient but in fact I did for a long time, which put me off using this product. I even debated trying to sell it online, but then I looked closer at the ingredients and decided to just give it a go.
I first opened this cream in January 2018, which means I’ve been using it for around about a month now. This cream actually comes as either a 35ml tube or a 75ml jar, although the two products have the same name they do actually have slightly different ingredients.
It’s confusing because most of the ingredients are the same, but the jar version has butylene glycol higher up than the tube and a few other variations, but overall they are mostly the same. I bought the 35 ml tube for the size, convenience and because the tube is more convenient. The tube comes in a small box that explains how to use it and has the English ingredients printed on it too.
The cream itself is white and maybe more like a gel or a thick serum. It spreads quite easily and keeps its shape if I squeeze it onto my hand, so it’s thin but not too runny or watery until you spread it. It is a slightly odd product, because most “all in one” products imply that you don’t need a toner, essence or emulsion, but Mizon itself has this as the second step in a line of snail products.
Which is why I think they use “all in one” and mean it helps resolve wrinkles, blemishes and anti-aging. But again, I don’t really know if that’s true it’s just my speculation.
I do have to say it was the ingredients which made me decide to actually try this product. All I initially saw was the triethanolamine and that freaked me out because I read that it can be harmful. Anyway, once I looked closer and saw that this has such a high percentage of snail as well as copper tripeptide and palmitoyl pentapeptide-4 which is similar to retinoids I decided that I should give this a chance.
Snail itself is meant to help heal skin and increase collagen production, whether it does or not I can’t say for sure. I haven’t noticed many benefits from snail in the past but again those creams had a low percentage of snail mucin.
Copper tripeptine-1 is also meant to promote the production of collagen and stimulate an antioxidant enzyme in the body that helps fight free radicals and thus helps prevent aging.
Palmitoyl pentapeptide-4 is similar to a retinol/retinoid according to my friend google, and is also known as matrixyl. It also helps increase collagen production and also works similarly to a retinoid for wrinkles but is better (well for sensitive skin maybe?) because it isn’t as irritating as a retinoid.
The cream may have small amounts of these ingredients but since it has quite a few ingredients that promote the production of collagen and skin healing it sounds quite promising. Which is why I decided to test this cream on one cheek to see whether I could see a difference or notice any kinds of improvements.
I’ve been using this cream for a month now, on the right side of my cheek. I decided to use it on one cheek so I could notice if there were any differences in my cheeks. On the lower part of my right cheek, I had a small bump (not acne related), in fact I’m not sure what it was it may have been milia?
But once I started using this cream I noticed that after a couple of weeks the lump was slowly disappearing, I wasn’t even meaning to put the cream on that spot but I did. It’s still there but it’s flattened and a lot less noticeable (well let’s be honest no one would else would probably notice it, but I did) than before.
However, what was even more interesting was that I had a pimple coming up near the blemish on my cheek, so I decided to see what would happen when I put the cream on the pimple too. I actually didn’t expect much but the pimple came to a head faster than I expected and seemed to just disappear within a few days. I don’t get many pimples but the ones I do get tend to linger around, so I was surprised that the pimple was gone so fast and along with the redness too.
Supposedly this cream is also meant to help with hydrating the skin, but for my dry and dehydrated skin I didn’t notice this at all. Maybe it works better for oily skin or after you’ve used multiple tubes of the cream. I didn’t find it hydrating or moisturizing at all, my cheek remained just as dehydrated with this cream as without it.
I personally don’t find snail creams hydrating or moisturizing at all, but again maybe it’s just my skin type. I didn’t also notice any changes in my skin texture or anything like that either, so I think for me this cream works better with skin blemishes or maybe it only improves texture over a long period of time (like a year or more).
Overall, I think this cream works really well for blemishes and maybe acne/pimples that occur. It’s handy to have it as a spot treatment or to use as a treatment step in an existing routine. It’s not a moisturizer and can’t replace this step for most people unless you have oily skin (I think).
It might also help with wrinkles over time, and hopefully helps to boost collagen production although this is also something that would take time to see. At this point I am planning to repurchase this because it is handy to have this tube to help deal with pimples, milia and closed comedones. I might even try the jar version to see whether it makes a difference in my face or not.
I think this cream works for every skin type, for people with oily skin it might work as a moisturizer at least during the summer. But for normal to dry skin types it probably works best as a treatment essence/serum with another moisturizer on top of it or several steps to follow if your skin is especially dry. For those who are sensitive to retinoids this cream would work as a mild non irritating cream that could work as well as a mild retinoid would.
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