My skin type: Combination to oily (depending on the weather), easily breaks out, leaves acne scars that take forever to fade.
Mizon snail cream cleared my pimples, brightened my skin, and faded my acne scars! Of course not totally because I still get occasional breakouts before my period. But for when my skin is reacting to new products, or when I feel like my skin is dull, I exfoliate and put this on at night.
I still try new products from time to time but this is my default emergency moisturizer / treatment when my skin goes haywire.
I've tried other snail creams but I find Mizon best. It's got the highest snail secretion percentage at 92% and it's also unscented. I've had this cream in both the purple tube and glass tub packaging. I prefer the tube one- it's handy for travels. I believe the glass tub is the replaced the tube packaging. It's okay with me. Easy to see how much product you have left. You can also reuse the glass tub as it feels quite sturdy.
This is a miracle product. I've been battling with cystic acne the past year. It finally cleared up but it left acne marks. I'm almost out of my first tube. I can finally go out with minimal makeup. This helped me with my acne & fine line. Definitely worth the try. Got mine from an online store for only $5-6.
Oh hell to the no, ladies.
Firstly, I'm a skeptic. The ingredients speak a thousand words more valuable and accurate than clever copywriting. I fell for the honey-sweetened hype of snail mucin and its supposed skin-perfecting, scar-fading, pimple-calming powers.
I have extremely sensitive skin, probably aggravated by the humidity and heat. Logically, the product which supposedly contains ~80+% of snail mucin would help soothe skin right? Well, perhaps. Unfortunately, this product also contains hydrogenated vegetable oil, a comedogenic ingredient which will clog your pores right up, and badly.
Usually, my skincare routine goes like this: hada labo make up remover, followed by the hada labo oil-based make up remover, hada labo tamagohada facial wash, hyaluronic acid toner (taiwanese brand), laneige water bank eye gel, hada labo arbutin moisturing milk.
I tried the snail cream (thankfully testing it on the area right under my chin). I broke out. I counted no less than 6 pus-filled angry pimples.
To be fair the product smells mild, its texture light, and it is easily absorbed. I also have sensitive skin which will clog and break out. But considering that you wouldn't want to eat hydrogenated vegetable oil (which clogs up your arteries), you probably won't want to put it on your face and absorb it through your skin. And for all the healing properties snail mucin supposedly has, whatever benefit it is supposed to confer upon my skin is negated for want of hydrogenated vegetable oil.
Give this one a miss, ladies, if you have extremely sensitive skin. If you want to go ahead, it's your perogative. I have to mention I'm not exactly a fan of the packaging, since it is a screw-open jar. Each time you dip your fingers in, there is contamination from your body bacteria. It doesn't come with those little scoops you can use. On the other hand, just to be facetious, the glassware makes the product look expensive to my uneducated plebian eye.
I'm using a snail cream called 'crema caracol' purchased from qoo.10. Also a Korean brand, I was skeptical since I've used a snail serum once that had no noticeable effect.
But I LOVE crema caracol. A very small amount goes a long way. its good for calming/preventing breakouts, healing acne to prevent scarring and also very moisturizing on my skin.
A definite repurchase! Will try Mizon next since its a larger jar and gets so many positive reviews. If only there was snail cream in my teens...
Hi i just try it for 2 weeks as my day and night moisturizer. I just notice a lot of small pimple pop out specially at my forehead and cheek. Will continue to use it till a month.
On my way to the second jar! Really likes how it works as a daytime moisturizer for me, where it helps to prevent current pimples to leave a scar/dark spots. It also works really well on fresh cuts. After application, the snail cream really sips into the skin, then I will apply the Snail Recovery Gel Cream on top of it to give a matte look. Really like it how it doesn't feels heavy during the mid day & it keeps my face oil free for up to 10 hours.
seems to calm my solo pimple a little. acne scars seems to face a little too. wish it comes in a tube though, instead of a jar. i use it after toner
Had heard all the hype about snail cream and was skeptical but curious. A friend overseas recommended this to me after having used it herself. After a few days I was hooked. It only works for me after using a toner first. I then apply this generously on top. Has helped to lessen acne scarring and calm breakouts. However it is by no means an overnight cure. Would buy again.
I like this snail cream very much as it gives me a dewy glow and helps my skin fight against wrinkles (even at an early age). It rejuvenates, moisturizes and is almost a miracle product. But sadly it does not have SPF. I would recommend this for skincare night treatment to make it fully functional as it penetrates the skin overnight.
This does not break me out. However, my Caucasian friend used this and she broke out. I am half Asian so I think it is more suitable with Asian skin (after all Mizon is an asian brand).
No Mizon reviews on here? Ladies, you have to try their stuff! It's fairly cheap and it's good. It's a Korean skin care brand available on ebay and Gmarket. Mizon offers different lines of skin care as well as some make-up items.
But back to the point. Their snail slime cream has got to be the best cream I ever tried. I'm not sure what's in it aside from the snail boogers or whether I'm using it right...I put it on it before bed, after a moisturizing serum. It claims to do all these wonderful things - honestly, the ad was too long to read - I'm not sure if it does what it claims. But I know for me it does two things:
1. Fades acne overnight. You know how you pop a zit and go to bed just to find the sucker all angry and irritated in the morning? With this cream, I wake up to a much calmer-looking breakout. My skin seems to heal and regenerate faster with it.
2. I wake up with tight, supple skin. You know the tightness you get from using AHA/BHA? Feels almost like a very very slight sunburn, in a good way? I get the same feel from glycolic acid in Neostrata and in AHA Derm by La Roche Posay if applied overnigh. The tight, smooth, exfoliated face. The snail does the same. Only it's cheaper and way more exotic!
Another good thing about it is that it's not fragranced and it absorbs quickly and completely. It isn't exactly moisturizing, so if you have dry skin, you'd need to add moisture somehow.
The bottom line is...I love it. It's very rare that I repurchase makeup or skincare items but this one is a keeper. I hope Mizon never discontinues it.