Overview: A very over hyped moisturiser. Not Recommended.
Ahh yes! The Mizon All in one Snail Repair Cream. This was one of the first creams that i introduced into my skin care routine. I have only had a skin care routine for around 3 years, but my oh my, has it grown! Since then i have repurchased this cream around an estimated total of 4/5 times, and to be honest i really have no idea why.
When i first used this cream, i was still new to the K-beauty world. I think the main purpose of me replenishing my stock was the snail extract! My, was i fascinated, but after being exposed to the K-beauty industry for a while now, i have found much more better formulas out there (especially some that contain snail mucus/extract as a key ingredient).
Moving on, time for the review!
Just like the name says this product is an ‘All in one’, meaning it has ingredients in it that claims to target wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and most importantly moisturise and heal damaged skin ( the snail ingredient being the key ingredient for this wonderful claim). After using this product for years, on and off ( i always finish the container), i have come to the conclusion that i will not be repurchasing this product in the future.
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 Coploymer, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylyl Glyocol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tropolone, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemesia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Alcohol, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Copper Tripeptide-1, Human Ogliopeptide-1, Propylene Glycol, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Beta-glucan, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Disodium EDTA
Above i highlighted some key ingredients in which i understand to the best of my knowledge to be beneficial. I think they are a few more, but i rather not write about what i don’t understand.
- Snail Secretion Filtrate: Essential for wound healing and repairing the skin.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Basically a fancy name for Hyaluronic Acid ( an ingredient that can hold up to 1000x it’s weight in water! How cool!!)
A quick sweep of this ingredients list into COSDNA, quickly revealed that the pros really did out weigh the cons. Literally a majority of the first and second lines were flagged as potential irritants for the skin. This is only escalated by the fact that these ingredients make up a majority of the product. Needless to say that not many of these ingredients used in formulation have ‘good’ moisturising properties, as they might be potential irritants to the skin.
I personally found this cream to be a decent-IsSsHhH cream. It provides a tiny bit a moister, while having some good ingredients to support some their claims. However after around 4/5 repurchases, i really so no improvement of my skin. If anything the large irritant ingredients made me break out. It wasn’t a sever case, but still enough to change my mind. Why i even repurchased this so many times….. I have no idea. I guess i am all about that K-Beauty Hype Life.
- Able to reduce scaring from acne ( However unable to get rid of acne)
- Provided some moister ( Would suit oily skin types)
- Absorbs great
- Price is decent for a snail based moisturiser ( can last for about 2/3 months)
- The first few lines of the ingredients list. Tbh, i wish i never saw it. #NightTerrors
- Possible break outs from this cream.
- “All in One” Lol k
- A lot of better snail based products out there (with a less risky formulations).
Price: Generally around $20-25 on Ebay (with free shipping)
Alternative: COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. Even though this is an essence, its moisturising properties are the same, maybe slightly better than the Mizon All in one Snail Cream. Additionally the ingredients are 100X safer.
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All products are purchased with my money. I am not sponsored to review any products, nor do i have affiliate links. I am however a proud affiliate with WishTrend, and I truly adore how they promote good skin health. All opinions are 100% honest, and written from my personal experience.
Irritants are flagged from skin care database: CosDNA
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