Mizon – Black Snail All-in-One Cream
Snail filtrate as a facial cream ingredient sounds a bit unorthodox right? A few months back, I would’ve been standing there with you in shock, contemplating as to why people would opt to apply Snail slime all over their face! But that’s not the case anymore.
Snail Filtrate has been a key ingredient in asian skincare over the past couple of years due to its immense benefits to the human skin. It is packed with many essential nutrients including hylaronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycans, antimicrobial and copper peptides (full list of ingredients below), all of which are commonly used in beauty products. These same elements are there to help protect the snail’s skin from damage, infection, dryness and UV rays. If its that beneficial for snails, we should give it a try too!
I decided to go for the Mizon Black Snail All-in-One Cream. Formulated with 90% Black Snail Filtrate, 27 different plant extracts, adenosine, Peptide and niacinamide, this moisture intense cream caters to a wide range of skin concerns such as blackheads, rough and dull complexion, dark spots, blemishes and scarring. Sounds promising right?
The cream comes in a glass jar with a sturdy plastic screw on lid. You can get the product out using your fingers or a small spatula. Packaging wise its not hygienic but I prefer my creams in jar containers over tubes any day! The only issue I have with the packaging is that its heavy and not travel friendly. So decanting is necessary while on the go!
There is A LOT of product in this one, the jar was filled to the brim! The cream has a faint yellowish tint and looks like pudding to me :p It has a very faint and light scent to it, that’s very similar to the other snail skincare products I’ve tried in the past. But it’s not bad at all, you will get used to it in no time. Consistency wise, it is very different from all the facial creams I’ve tried so far. It has a slimy texture going on, and is very easy to spread on to the skin.
A little can go a long way! I tend to apply a thin layer during my morning skincare routine and a thicker layer during my night time routine. What I’ve noticed with this cream is it easily and quickly absorbs in to the skin without leaving any oily residue behind, even with a thicker layer. This is good news, as you can apply as much as you want depending on your needs without worrying too much.
Definitely a holy grail facial cream. It never fails to leave my skin so soft and moisturized. It makes my skin look healthier without making my oily t-zone looking like a grease ball! The texture of my skin has improved tremendously and results were visible from the first week itself.
Honestly this is one cream I’m really happy about. Hunting for the right moisturizing cream can be a little tricky especially for people with combination skin ( Oily T-zone and dry everywhere else ). It is a product that I see myself re-purchasing as it worked so well for me and I would recommend it for all skin types especially those with combination skin.
Where to purchase?
I purchased my Mizon Black Snail All-in-One Cream from TheBBCreamGirl’s website for 128 AED. Price wise, it is affordable as it will last you about 2 months, if not more.
Snail Secretion Filtrate, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Butylene Glycol, Synthetic Wax, Hydroxyethyl Acylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glyocol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tropolone, Adenosine, Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) Extract, Allantoin, Pathenol, Allium Sativum (garlic) Bulb Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruitextract, Rubus Coreanus Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Black Sugar Extract, Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) Extract, Charcoal Powder, Solanum Melongena (eggplant) Fruit Extract, Sepia, Porphyra Tenera Extract, Polygonum Fagopyrum Seed Extract, Vitis Vinfera(grape) Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabuca Fruit Extract Inonotus Obliquus (mushroom) Extract, Mirabilis Jalapa Seed Extract, Piper Nigrum (pepper) Seed Extract, Fagus Sylvatica Seed Extract, Anona Cherimolia Fruit Extract, Dictyopteris Membranacea Extract, Rose Extract, Cinnamomum Cassie Bark Extract, Aronia Melanocarpa Fruit Extract, Rhus Semialata Gall Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Copper Tripeptide-1, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Lecithin, Olea Europaea(olive) Fruit Oil, Phytosterols, Squalane, Butyrospermun Parkii (shea Butter), Ceramide 3, Rh-oligopeptide-1, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Beta-glucan, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol