If you are a huge fan of Korean skincare products, you would be aware that escargot/ snail cream is dubbed the miracle holy grail product most Korean ladies (who have super awesome and flawless skin) swear by. When It’s Skin’s Prestige Creme d’escargot was launched in 2009, it literally flew off the shelves, selling a whopping 70,000 boxes during its early launch.
Snail slime has been incorporated into many European cosmetics for many years but as you know, anything touched by the Koreans seem to become instant hits (They have magic fingers, I guess). According to reports, these snails are actually fed with ginseng! So I guess their mucin are already infused with ginseng.
This cream is one of It’s Skin’s best selling star products. It has one of the highest concentrate of snail extract at 21%. Benefits of snail slime include: helping to soothe and regenerate your dull skin, skin whitening, as well as anti wrinkle effects. I found many before-and-after photos of product users online showing a significant improvement their skin.
To be honest, I have never heard or tried any products from It’s Skin. I happened to chance upon this item when I was out shopping with bestie at Bugis Street. I got it at a corner shop selling a lot of Korean beauty and skincare products. The creme retails for $90++, or you can get it at Changi Airport for $70.80.
Ingredients: As all the information listed in official sources are in Korean, I wasn’t sure what the ingredients are. I found the ingredients listed in English from CosDNA. Please do look through the list and look out for possible ingredients that you might be allergic to.
When I gently massage the cream on the drier areas of my face (cheeks and chin area), my skin would absorb it almost immediately. Sometimes when my skin decides to be a brat, I would use it under my makeup to create a more dewy finish and my makeup would look flawless. I find the scent light and I love how supple my skin looks after application.
Although the packaging is beautiful, the product you get is actually quite little as compared to the size of the packaging. Plus it takes up a bit of space in my skincare drawer but it is a nice display ornament to have after you have finished using it.
Do take note it is rather bulky and not very ideal for traveling. I suggest transferring it into a travel size container.
This a relatively good moisturizer and comparable with my YSL day cream. Application is smooth and absorption is immediate. I purchased this item for $45 which is half the price it is retailing for. It’s a steal and works well for me.
Will I repurchase the item? If I am getting it at $45, then maybe. However, I am happy with my YSL cream and Chanel cream and I have backups of them to use. However this is a luxury, splurge item to have to pamper your skin once in a while.
***/5 stars (How does it feel to have snail slime on your face?)
Have you tried this product? Do you like it? Share with me and other snail creme that you love and I would be on the lookout for them.
Go be Beautiful~ XOXO
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