Korean Beauty Trends: Snail Serum
My love of Korean skincare is well known. Sheet masks, aloe gel, mushroom cream, rice enzyme powder, I could go on and on. Snail Serum is the latest and I have to say the look people give me when I say I put snail secretion on is hilarious! My sister thought I was crazy but changed her mind when she saw the results. I was a little hesitant at first also, but after doing a bit of research on the ingredient I knew I had to give it a try. Snail serum helps improve skin with anti-aging, brightness, fine lines, dullness, and acne scarring! I need help with all of that. Let’s be honest… everyone over the age of 25 probably needs help with that!
I tried a few different ones (all were sent to me for review) and I narrowed it down to my favorite. SMD Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum Concentrate. The other two were just too sticky and the texture was just off for me. This one from SMD has a nice texture and scent. The snail secretion is 62% instead of 100% so the texture is perfect without compromising the results. The second reason I like this cream better is licorice root. This is a powerful ingredient for me. My skin is always brighter and more luminous when I use products with licorice root.
During the summer months, I hate to use anything with acid or strong exfoliants in it but still want to work on even skin tone. This snail serum is perfect for that. With Snail Serum Extract, Licorice root, Paeonia lactic flora root, and forsythia virdissima fruit hyperpigmentation, even skin tone, and texture are all covered naturally and safely in the sun. I still wear a strong SPF and hat when I go out.
Overall, the packaging, texture, and scent are really nice but the results were incredible. I noticed within two weeks my skin appeared brighter and softer. I received so many compliments and clients would ask what I was using. I even started to put it on the back of my hands at night!
Ok, I want to know… Have you ever tried snail serum? Or would you? What is your favorite Korean Beauty ingredient?