About the product

What Is It:

If you love what snail mucin does for your skin, this essence is for you. Formulated with a whopping 96% low-stimulation filtered snail secretion filtrate, this essence just may be your do-it-all anti-ager! Snail mucin is rich in elastin, proteins, copper peptides, hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and has antimicrobial properties. What all this means for your skin is that it hydrates, firms, smooths skin texture and fine lines, reduces acne scars, strengthens the skin barrier, and prevents moisture loss. Suitable for all skin types.

Our insight:

Got oily, acne-prone skin? Try this snail mucin essence, which is excellent for healing, soothing, and repairing skin. Read our review on other recommended products for oily skin here.

How to use:

After cleansing and toning, apply a small amount on your entire face. Gently pat in to enhance absorption. Follow with moisturizer.


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

Brand info:

A true breakout star in the highly competitive world of K-beauty, COSRX’s popularity spread by word-of-mouth through the blogosphere rather than marketing. Founded with the simple mission of good, effective skincare ingredients, as little of the bad stuff as possible, open communication with their customers, minimal marketing, and affordability, COSRX believes in spending their money on ingredients and effectiveness rather than packaging and promotions. To that end, they focus on their ground game, listening to customer feedback to refine and formulate their products and provide better service. From their cult favorite One Step Pimple Clear Pads to their Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, COSRX epitomizes the future of K-beauty.

Reviews & Comments 25


I love Korean skincare and the thought of snails is strange but not enough to gross me out. You want your skin to glow, this is a great way to start. I used to buy this from amazon but what I hated is the price would fluctuate a lot. Love that I can get my products here.


Ok so I am really new to Korean skincare so i had never used an essence before and I have oily skin so i was affraid of how this was gonna feel on my skin but i was aurprised how much i actually like it. Leaves your skin looking glowy but not oily doesn’t make my skin feel like and oil mess during the day. Guess im a fan of snail mucin now


I bought this purely for the hype of " i use snail mucin on my face". So far so good. I wash my face, towel dry, a spritz of rose water and then apply two pumps onto my fingers and slide them around then gently press the essence into my skin. I watched the youtube video of the guy doing a seven day trail and saw he rubbed it into his skin, but the product would peel, so i press it in (like the directions suggest) then i finish up with my moisturizer. Skin looks soft and "glowy" and... Read more


The hype is real!!! I’ve been using this everyday for about 5 days now and the change is almost unbelievable. My breakouts have almost entirely stopped. The older breakouts have healed up and the texture of my skin has NEVER felt smoother! Please please if you are going to try one thing new, I recommend going for the COSRX snail essence. I promise it’s not weird and has no smell. (The two questions I always get first). This is truly powerful and for only $21 you won’t be sorry.


This stuff is amazing! I use it everyday and I notice a difference in my dark spots due to minimal acne scarring. This leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated.


Perfect for oily skin !


If you're considering this product, just DO IT! I was wary about purchasing it for a long while but all of these positive reviews persuaded me. I'm obsessed with how much hydration this provides my skin. I shave my face every day and my skin gets easily inflamed. This product not only glides on effortlessly but also hydrates my skin without any kind of irritation, which is so difficult for me to find. It makes an amazing base for my other products as well. A new holy grail in my morning and evening routine!


I’m in love with this little guy. I can really see a difference and more importantly, I feel the difference. I just need the lightest layer and then I moisturize. It goes a long way too. You only need a Dan for your whole face. This is one of my go to products now


I finally got to see what all the hype was about with this product. I can not wait to get to my essence step in my skincare routine because this leaves my skin feeling so hydrated. I have been having some skin issues the past couple of weeks and every day that I have been using this product I can see it aiding in the healing process and my skin is looking better every single day. At 96% mucin the texture of this product is pretty much like snail slime lol the good part is there isn't a weird... Read more


Thanks for your review, I’ve been thinking about adding this to my routine and it’s clear I need it!


Absolutely! You can't go wrong with this essence 👌


I cannot say enough good things about this product. It’s the one in my routine that I never knew I needed. It will keep your skin hydrated with a dewy glow all day. A little sticky at first but once it’s fully absorbed, it brings your skin to life. A little goes a long way!


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