Cos RX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

As you know by now I love K Beauty. COSRX is actually a new brand for me this last year. I love that it’s affordable as well. I’ve seen it around but just never gotten around to trying the line. I grabbed the Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence with my birthday coupon last year at Ulta and I’m so happy I did. Details per COSRX:

Formulated with 96% Snail Secretion Filtrate(Mucin), this essence protects the skin from moisture loss while keeping the skin texture smooth and healthy. This essence is created from nutritious, low-stimulation filtered snail mucin in order to keep your skin moisturized all day while bringing back your skin’s vitality. The filtered snail mucin replenishes and revitalizes nutrients with looking healthy skin. It’s suitable for all skin types. For best results, use together with Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream.

Directions After cleansing and toning, apply a small amount on your entire face. Gently pat using fingertips to aid absorption, and then go forth with your moisturizers.

Active Ingredient Snail Secretion Filtrate 96%

The packaging is a modern, minimal, sleek plastic bottle with a pump. It’s heavy weight so I love it. The essence has a thick, hydrating, slippery, light gel texture. It has no real scent. It’s hydrating and completely non-irritating for me. The ingredient list is so minimal, it’s 96% snail mucin with some hyaluronic acid, allantoin and a few fillers/textural ingredients. Snail mucin in skincare is filtered so don’t worry. In general snail mucin is either going to be OK with you, or freak you out.

Snail mucin contains glycolic acid, glycoproteins, various other nutrients and it’s hydrating, antimicrobial, antioxidant rich and has wound healing capabilities. It’s quite hydrating actually. That’s the main function of this product, to provide hydration. It does this in an interesting way with 96% snail mucin (which happens to be more nutrient packed than just plain hyaluronic acid). I love the minimal ingredient list and find myself reaching for it quite often at night.

If you’re not afraid to try something new, love K Beauty and want a way to boost your hydration levels with added benefits it’s worth a try. I really love how hydrated this made my skin feel. It’s also very soothing, it feels like it calms the skin as well. It actually does a better job than some hyaluronic acid serums. I would easily repurchase it, and as a bonus the bottle seems to last forever plus it’s so affordable. Have you guys tried snail mucin yet?


Snail Secretion Filtrate, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Arginine, Allantoin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol

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