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Snail Mucin FAQs You Need to Know

Snail Mucin FAQs You Need to Know

Here’s a short skincare journey on how one of our customers discovered snail mucin and how it changed his skin for the better.

So about two and a half years ago, before COVID began, I was travelling to Hyderabad to apply for a course at a university. It was in the middle of summer and the humidity was just off the roof plus the sunburns (no knowledge of skincare at the time)

I came across this woman with beautiful porcelain skin (or Glass Skin). In K-beauty terms, Glass Skin would be fitting, perhaps.

I thought to myself at the time, “to have skin as almost as flawless like her would be a dream”. This was before I knew anything about skincare, and about K-Beauty, I was basically living under a rock.

Few months passed and COVID happened. At this point, my skin just turned from bad to horrific (Maskne happened). The timing couldn’t be any worse.

I did some digging on how to get rid of the dreaded acne that I had. The good news was – I found a lot of solutions. As I was researching, I remembered the woman with porcelain skin. I was determined to have clearer skin.

I had read tons and tons of blogs, watched a lot of YouTube videos. But the more I read and watched, the more confused I became because of the quantity of content I was presented with. Trust me; this is not a good thing.

Days, weeks, months passed, it only kept getting worse. I became so frustrated at this point. Then came 2022, the year I discovered K-Beauty. I had my doubts at first like most do.

So, I did what I do best, go to the review section of a store that sold K-Beauty products and proceeded to sought out the acne section from which i discovered a particular ingredient – snail mucin. And to my amusement, there were a lot of positive response from its customers. “Could this be what I was searching for all this time?” Was what I thought.

To confirm my doubts, I took it to YouTube and guess what I found? Korean Skincare was the real deal, and the ingredient I found to be convincing – Snail Mucin.
Now as I checked out the prices, they were nothing short of phenomenal during the time as a young individual with no financial stability.

Fast forward to March 2022, after much comparison of prices across online stores I finally concluded that Beauty Barn had the best offers and discounts.

With a little help from Reddit and YouTube, I cashed out to buy the COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser and Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream which, lucky for me, had some clearance sales offer.

After a month of usage, I’ve visibly seen my skin getting healthier and since then the COSRX Snail Mucin skincare line has been my holy grail.

The rest is history.

Also take a look at one of Beauty Barn’s blog on the benefits of Snail Mucin here.

Now to answer some FAQs about the Snail Mucin skincare line from COSRX:

  1. Which skin type does CORSX Snail Mucin skincare suit?
    To answer this, I’d say it goes well with pretty much all skin types which are – oily, dry, normal, and also combination. The key takeaway is that snail mucin offers a lot of hydration and moisture required by all skin types to have healthier skin.
  2.  How to use the COSRX Snail Mucin skincare line?
    So to begin with, the COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser can be used twice a day. Cleansers in general are always the first step in a skincare which help in cleansing away impurities and excess oil.
    Texture image of cosrx product advanced snail gel cleanser
    COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser

    For the second we have two snail mucin products from COSRX which are both essences. In a complete skincare routine, essences come after cleansers & toners. Now for this, we have the Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence and Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence where you can pump 1-3 times onto your palm and gently massage till everything is absorbed.

    COSRX Advanced Snail Dual Radiance Essence & Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

    Third, we have snail mucin eye care line from COSRX which I absolutely love for its results. The Advanced Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch and the Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream which can be used after you’re done with your essences step. For the eye patch, it is recommended that you leave it on for anywhere around 5-20 minutes (you can keep it in the fridge too for a cooling effect). For the eye cream, take a small amount and apply it after or before your moisturizer step depending on which texture is lighter (lighter texture first) and pat lightly around your eye with your fourth finger.

    COSRX Advanced Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches
    COSRX Advanced Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches & Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream

    Lastly, the COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream which is a moisturizer. It can be used twice a day right before your sunscreen. Gently massage and pat over your face for better absorption of the product.

  3. What are the benefits of using COSRX Snail Mucin skincare?

A lot of people may not like the sound of snail being a part of skincare because at first I thought it was weird too. But trust me, the benefits outweigh the weirdness by miles. Here are the benefits:
– Keeps your skin hydrated which in turn keeps your skin firm and plump
– It has healing properties that repairs damaged skin
– It is non-greasy and is a great anti-aging ingredient reducing aging signs like fine lines, dark circles, and wrinkles.
– It calms and soothes irritated skin
– It also strengthens your skin barrier which is responsible for protecting your skin from free radicals and harmful acne causing bacteria.

  1. Are the snails harmed during the process of making the snail mucin products?

This is a question I’ve been wondering about myself too.Short answer – No.Long Answer – Snails are kept in a dark room and quiet room on a mesh where the mucin is collected. No additional stress is exerted upon the snails either. After the mucin has been collected, the snails are returned to their homes.

  1. Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

According to COSRX, the snail mucin skincare line has been formulated with gentle ingredients. In this sense, it may be gentle for pregnant and breastfeeding women. But it is always advisable that you consult a doctor first because they know better.

So I hope that answers some doubts you may have had. If you happen to have more, please feel free to get a free consultation with Beauty Barn via – or their WhatsApp and Instagram handle – @beautybarnindia. You can also check out their YouTube channel for more skincare content.

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Seny Pongen


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