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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 30


I am OBSESSED with this product. I was a little hesitant about it at first (snail secretion??) but it's been a gamechanger for my texture. After about a month and a half of nightly use, my skin was so much smoother and brighter. I would highly recommend this, and you can't beat the price!!


Very good product! It really helped me with my skin overall! I realized it made it very calm and got rid of a lot of the redness. It also helped a lot with the textural issue I was having. The only problem is that it was very very very sticky. But when a product helps you that much, I don't think the stickiness will be a problem!


Unfortunately my skin feels red and itchy after use :( does anyone know why or how I can fix it? I'm normally fine with snail products and I don't want it to go to waste.


I\'m one of those who are on the fence about this product, too! I know everyone loves it to death, but I get the feeling it\'s not good for the oily, acne-prone T-zone. In the wintertime, when my skin gets more sensitive, I also feel like this gets me a bit itchy. Jude Chao has mentioned that there *might* be a connection between dust mite allergy (which I have) and snail mucin allergy.

So I use this only when my skin barrier feels strong and only on my cheeks. I wonder if it would be better to... Read more


I might have to give it a go mixing it with crream. I'm a bit scared using it again. Normally when I use snail care products, my skin feels slightly tingly and then the next day my skin looks amazing! With this Essence I get really itchy and red! Wish me luck >.<


I wonder if it's because this product is mostly snail mucin (96%!). You may have to use a more diluted formula. Good luck! I'd love to know how it goes!


Love this product for my sensitive, combination, acne-prone skin! It hydrates and soothes wonderfully! My husband (oily, acne-prone) started using it a few weeks ago and loves it as well. He likes that it sinks into his skin so well!


My ride or die snail product for three years. It's always in rotation in my routine. It's soothing, hydrating, and doesn't break me out. Fantastic as part of after-sun care.

One day I spent too much time in the sun and my shoulders were pink. After slathering this on and going to bed, my skin was completely normal the next morning. Ah.Ma.Zing. Holy grail for sure.


Holy grail snail slime forever. I love this stuff and will always use it. I have dry thirsty skin and this is the number one product in my cabinet for the best type of quickly absorbed, gentle, totally great hydration.


I've used this product for a month or so now and it's done everything it's supposed to. I wish I could continue using it but apparently I'm allergic to snail slime... It gave me red spots on my cheeks but no serious reaction. If you have a dust allergy you might want to check if you're allergic to snails as well before you try this.


This was one of my very first kbeauty purchases! And I still use it every day! I have collected several other snail containing products which I do use and like. But, if I could only choose one, this would be it! The idea of snail and the consistency has taken my daughter a little longer to get accustomed to but it doesn't bother me at all. It has no smell, it's cool on the skin, and just slides all over with zero effort. Definitely a keeper! Always keep a spare on hand!


I’ve been using this essence for three months now and there’s still half of the bottle left. This essence is great, it soothes and hydrates the skin. It doesn’t leave me with a tacky feeling on my face once applied. Sometimes I even use two layers of this essence when I feel like I need it. Considering that I use it on a daily basis with sometimes several layers of this essence, it is a great bargain and money well-spent. Morever my skin reacted well to this product.


It’s soothing but I think my skin might not be compatible with snail products because if I feel like I break out If i use this every night


I’m wondering if I’m having the same problem 😔