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MISSHA Super Aqua Snail Cream

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Original Price $50.00
Current Price $44.88
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The power of snail mucin was first recognised by Chilean snail farmers who noticed that their hands were visibly smoother and cuts seemed to heal quicker after handling snails. Korean cosmetic companies caught wind of this unique discovery, formulated it for skincare and people in Korea went kinda crazy over it.

IMO, we would recommend snail cream to people with dry skin types and those that want to reduce fine lines and redness (especially from acne scarring). Here's why:

Snail mucin is not the oozy gooey slime that you may think it is. It's an extract packed with nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, antimicrobial and copper peptides, and proteoglycans, all ingredients commonly used in beauty products and proven to be beneficial to the skin. These ingredients have been seen to stimulate the formation of collagen and elastin (i.e. anti-aging), repair damaged skin, and restore hydration. Here is a study that was recently done on snail mucin.

Today, the mucin is collected by harmlessly agitating the snails so they excrete the thick fluid, meant to protect themselves. As odd as this sounds, humans secrete oils to protect our skin too (hi, sebum!).

One of our favorite snail products is the Missha Cell Renew Snail Cream, because it contains 70% snail extract. It also is a really, light gel texture that immediately feels cooling and absorbs easily. The cream's fresh cucumber scent is sweet and subtle. The packaging is sturdy, and the cream comes in a pretty golden jar—although in a perfect world, this would come with a hygienic pump.