The Latest in Korean Beauty: Snail Serum

July 8, 2017


Korean Beauty trend: Snail Cream by SMD cosmetics

Korean Beauty trend: Snail Cream by SMD cosmetics

Korean Beauty trend: Snail Cream by SMD cosmetics


Korean Beauty trend: Snail Cream by SMD cosmetics

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?




  1. SMD Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum Concentrate sounds like an interesting beauty product. I must be honest that the snail ingredient makes me a little squeamish lol!

    • The snail aspect made me a little nervous but it doesn’t feel slimy at all.

    • Lotus says:

      I use this and receive many compliments on my skin. It also makes foundation look better because my skin looks better. People often ask what foundation I’m wearing but it’s my skin that makes the foundation look good. When I started using this I could “see” noticeable improvement. Saromae for life!

  2. Hmmmm snail serum sounds a bit too strange for me! But I have tried other things from korean skincare and beauty lines that I’ve loved!

  3. I love trying out facial creams and serums from different cultures. I’m half Korean but have yet to try any Korean products. I do shop regularly at a local Korean grocery store near me and yes they have a skin care department. I’m wondering if they have this snail serum there? I like that it brightens up the skin because I have some acne scar pigmentation I’d like to get rid of. 🙂

  4. Erin Sluka says:

    I have never heard of this. Sounds strange but the again if you have red the label on other beauty products this seems so much more natural

  5. Tami says:

    I’ve never tried snail serum, nor have I ever heard of it. It sounds like something I’d enjoy adding to my beauty routine.

  6. Andrea says:

    Wow – I am totally shocked to hear that snail serum is a beauty thing! I am intrigued enough to check it out though — thanks for sharing!

  7. I have read a lot about this snail serum and they’re loving it. I am really starting to become curious about this beauty product. I wonder how it smells and feels on the skin. Once it reaches our market, I will really make sure to try it.