So, it’s unlikely that there’s many of us yet who has not heard about the recent craze for skin products made from snail slime.

But does it live up to the hype? Well, actually it does.

Snail filtrate is packed with nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycans, copper peptides and other great components that are proven to be beneficial for the skin. Snail filtrate is widely used in Korean cosmetics such as serums, masks, eye patches, moisturizers and even makeup. I’m a sucker for all sorts of Korean beauty products with snail mucin and here’s my picks of the best of them (so far).



#1. MIZON All In One Snail Repair Cream

That is probably the most popular product with snail mucus extract. Why? Because it provides outstanding skin regeneration and recovery. It’s has an incredible ability to soothe compromised and irritated skin. It has lightweight non-greasy texture that is suitable even for the oiliest skin (my case:)

#2. BENTON Snail Bee High Content Essence

I love this essence for its immediate soothing of my skin after cleansing. Sometimes I even skip a toner and apply the essence just right before my serum and moisturizer. It’s great for troubled, acne-prone or sensitive skin.

#3. MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule

That an amazing multitasking ampule – it soothes and calms troubled or inflamed skin, hydrates and plumps up dry skin and helps to stimulate the formation of collagen and elastin which is what we all need.

#4. Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Formulated with 96% Snail Secretion Filtrate! Nice, huh? It restores hydration and protects the skin from losing moisture of your skin, keeps inflammations at bay and reduces fine lines.

#5. Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All in one cream

Another amazing product with snail secretion filtrate from Cosrx which provides great nutrition and moisture to skin and supports natural regeneration of damaged skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It has a silky smooth texture which does not leave your skin sticky and greasy yet hydrates and protects incredibly well.

#6. MISSHA Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask

It’s probably my all-time favorite night mask. Why? Because of that incredible feeling of immediate hydration that the mask gives to my skin. Yet it’s not sticky in the least bit. I apply it over my serum or ampule (like MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule) and wake up with baby soft skin.

#7. Mothermade Deep Moisturizing Rich Snail Facial Mask

Great sheet mask for improving your skin’s elasticity and minimizing the appearance of pores for a youthful and flawless glow. This is very moisturizing; without being oily-sticky.