Scinic Intensive Dual Mask Snail Solution Review:
To be honest, besides theirco famous Honey All in One Ampoule, Scinic never quite stayed on my personal radar. But after decent results with that product, when I got this sheet mask, it caught my interest as being a product formulated without the inclusion of hyaluronic acid/sodium hyaluronate and drying alcohols.
When I first started out in my skincare journey, I was personally wary of these two ingredients (particularly if they’re high up in the ingredients list), so seeing a sheet mask without them was intriguing. Adding in that this is a two-piece mask also adds to the intrigue, to be honest!
+ The mask makes skin feel elastic, moisturized and smooth with the ingredient of snail secretion filtrate.
+ The dual sheet for the T-zone and V-zone makes skin feel elastic and helps skin absorb effective substances as it closely adheres to the skin.
Water, Snail Secretion Filtrate (1,800mg), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Betaine, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, PEG-32, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, rh-Oligopeptide-1, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol, Allantoin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate, Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Parfum.
Snail Secretion Filtrate: Claimed to aid in anti-aging benefits such as minimizing wrinkles and fine lines, firming and tightening the skin and boosting elastin and collagen production. Also said to help repair skin damage, heal wounds and burns, replenish moisture, and assist in reducing scars and skin pigmentation.
Niacinamide: Also known as vitamin B3. Helps to boost collagen production and in turn strengthens the skin’s natural lipid barrier. Over time, may also assist in brightening, anti-aging and reducing the appearance of enlarged pores.
Betaine: An amino acid which is also known as trimethylglycine or glycine betaine. Functions primarily as a humectant and anti-irritant. Able to temporarily decrease the depth of wrinkles, giving the face a much smoother appearance.
Panax Ginseng Root Extract: Rich in antioxidants so aids in reducing the appearance of wrinkles by working within skin to bolster its natural firmness. Also aids in hydrating the skin and diminishing rough texture.
rh-Oligopeptide-1 (EGF): A protein found in the fibroblast cells of the dermal layer. It aids in increasing cell renewal after any exfoliation and assists the skin in wound healing. It also aids in stimulating cells to produce collagen, a key substance in maintaining a youthful appearance.
Hydrolyzed Collagen: Enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.
Punica Granatum Fruit Extract: Also known as pomegranate extract. Naturally contains high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants which help prevent cell damage. Also assists in repairing sun damaged and aging skin.
Volume: Upper part 18ml + Lower part 18ml / 0.60 + 0.60 fl.oz (1 sheet)
How to use:
1. After washing the face, tidy up skin texture with toner.
2. Take out the upper part of the mask and attach it closely on the face by aligning it with the eyes.
3. Take out the lower part of the mask and attach it on the face along the chin line by aligning it with the nose and mouth.
4. Remove the mask after 10-20 minutes and gently pat to promote absorption of the remaining residue.
My Skin Type: Sensitive (prone to redness), Combination, Acne-prone, Dehydrated
Scinic Intensive Dual Mask Snail Solution Review:
The ingredients for this mask look nice enough; besides the exclusion of two potential personal triggers, the star is clearly snail secretion filtrate as it comes in as the second ingredient.
After reading various testimonials claiming how snail mucin aids in soothing and skin repair, I (without reading the claims beforehand) thought it to be fitting to use after a particularly nasty stress-picking at whiteheads situation right after some deep exfoliation. Spoiler alert: it didn’t go the way I hoped.
But, referring to its claims, I do find that they’re not wrong. However, before a run-down of my final views, let’s take a look at the overall feel of the product, shall we?
Packaging-wise, I’ve tried other two-piece masks before, but this is the first time I’ve had to cut the packaging in half and retrieve each section from their individual pockets; usually the two-piece masks would come layered together with or without a film between them, so that was interesting. A bit troublesome, though.
The scent is moderately strong and quite noticeable for me. It has a cosmetic scent which I can’t accurately describe… but it’s still bearable unless you’re super sensitive to scents and/or ill (really wouldn’t help ease a headache!).
As it is a two-piece mask, it enables a better fit due to increased adjustability, which I like a lot. It also layers over each other, so there’s not much to complain in terms of coverage. I had to fold the material here and there, but I really liked that it also had some neck coverage! No ear loops, but it stayed glued to my face well.
In terms of the material, I think it’s probably of the cotton variety – though I’m no expert… even after so much sheet masking, haha. It has a light-medium weight feel with no risk of slipping, so that’s nice.
The texture of the essence is quite light, though it’s neither watery nor runny, so maybe a kind of light gel with minimal sticky residue after patting into the skin, where it does sink in nicely. While masking, it felt nice and cool on my skin and I did not feel any irritation or itchiness, which is always reassuring.
Now, as I’ve mentioned before, I equated snail to soothing immediately after picking out this mask from my stash in an emergency situation, but as indicated… it really didn’t do much soothing for me.
I found my irritated skin to still show signs of stress after taking of the mask, but as the mask did not claim to help in this manner, I can’t quite fault it. After all, I did find the claims to ring true in terms of its moisturizing and smoothing abilities (skin texture did feel better). However, I can’t say much about its increased elasticity claim.
All in all, I find it to be just okay – maybe a 3.5/5 as I did enjoy everything else besides the let-down of the results. If you’re looking for a sheet mask with decent moisturizing properties and a relatively clean ingredients list, this is definitely worth a try. Just don’t expect anything beyond that, I guess.
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