As women, we do some pretty crazy things in the name of beauty. So when I first got wind that the new revolutionary skincare ingredient was SNAIL mucin, I was a little intrigued and super grossed out all at once– I mean seriously, the thought of those slimy little critters was literally making me cringe. But then I decided to do my research because these snail infused products are huge in the Korean/East Asian markets and obviously very popular for a reason, which meant there *had* to be something truly amazing about it.
What I learned was that snails naturally produce a serum that is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, immune modulators, proteins, and co-enzymes which are all things that help to regenerate skin cells– in others words, help keep your skin looking radiant and beautiful. Products containing snail are also known for reducing inflammation, being a major factor in anti-aging products, and helpful in acne reduction. Now I don’t know about you, but after reading that, I was pretty impressed and partial to trying products that contained snail.
Because I didn’t know where to begin in my search of which products to try or what brands to trust, the “Head to Toe Snail Bag” offered by Beauteque was the perfect introduction to snail infused skincare. Not only did they do the shopping for me, but with this bag I was able to test and try out 7 FULL sized snail beauty products that were aimed to helping me “beautify” myself from head to toe.
Pictured below are all of the products you receive in the “Head to Toe Snail Bag” and the fun part– a review and my thoughts on all of the items!
1. Secret Key “Snail + EGF Repairing Soap”
Claim: it’s supposed to reduce the size of pores and remove dead skin in addition to moisturizing the skin
Thoughts: I always use a bar soap and water to remove my makeup so this was seamlessly added into my nightly skincare routine and it totally does the trick. While the smell is a little strong (smells a little like cologne, but nothing yucky) it did leave my skin super soft and moisturized.
2. Tony Moly “Instense Care Snail Eye Mask”
Claim: a jelly textured eye mask that hydrates the area under your eyes and leaves your skin glowing
Thoughts: I have a few visible lines under my eyes and super dark under-eye bags and I must say, I was pretty impressed after taking off these bad boys. The skin under my eyes definitely felt more hydrated and a little brighter. The lines under my eyes were also noticeably smoother, but I haven’t used it enough to see any long term effects– but this is definitely something I would purchase again.
3. 3W “Clinic Snail Mucus Soothing Gel”
Claim: keeps your skin moisturized as it heals and works its magic
Thoughts: I LOVE the smell of this stuff, in addition to the snail mucus (ew, still sounds so gross) it contains aloe extract and smells so fresh! Directions say to put this on before bed, but I couldn’t wait to try it so I put it on prior to doing my makeup. It’s a little sticky so I had to wait a minute to let it dry but wow– it worked wonders for my skin! I tend to get a little oily in my t-zone and have to blot my face throughout the day, but not when I use this stuff– it totally kept my face matte and my makeup in place! I don’t know what it is and it’s probably just a serendipitous discovery but this stuff totally serves as the best makeup primer for me.
4. Tangle Teezer
Claim: snail shaped teezer is the perfect tool to take out tangles
Thoughts: It’s a cute palm sized hairbrush that is small enough to fit in my purse and even has a bristle protector that easily clips over the brush preventing any damage. +1 for getting the job done without making my hair staticky.
5. 3W “Snail Face Sheet Mask”
Claim: contains snail secretion filtrate which helps skin regeneration, increases skin elasticity and smoothes your skin
Thoughts: This 100% cotton face mask was generously soaked in essence and was very light in scent. It was cooling and definitely helped me feel really relaxed while I had it on. Once I took it off, I noticed that it instantly brightened and softened my face.
6. Freeset “Snail Foot Care Sheet Mask”
Claim: vinyl socks packed with peppermint oil, green tea, papaya extracts in addition to snail filtrate aids in healing dry damaged skin
Thoughts: Okay so not only did the ingredients listed in this foot care mask make me hungry, but after I took these socks off of my feet I seriously felt like I had just gotten a spa pedicure! My feet tend to get really dry during fall and winter so this product was like a heaven sent! I need to stockpile these foot care masks, STAT!
7. Benton “Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack”
Claim: cleanses rough and damaged skin in addition to removing wrinkles and whitening skin
Thoughts: Snail secretion AND bee venom?! I had to do a little extra research on this one because I was a little frightened by the bee venom but it turns out it’s totally safe. And I must say, I really, REALLY liked this face mask because of the high quality ingredients and also because of how effective it was in enhancing the appearance of my skin. This face mask will definitely be a regular in my beauty routine.
All in all, the items that came with Beautique‘s “Head to Toe Snail Bag” seriously left me feeling like I spent a week in the spa getting facials and pedicures. From snail mucus to snail filtrate, I never thought I’d say it, but I was pleasantly surprised with just how amazing everything work and how effective it actually was. Definitely a game changer for me!