About the product

What Is It:

The Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream is a cult classic for a reason. Why? Well, first of all, it’s made from a whopping 74% snail extract, an ingredient known in the K-beauty world that seals in moisture, allows your active ingredients to penetrate more deeply, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and well as reduce acne scarring and improve texture. Basically, it’s an all-in-one ingredient that will have you living your best skincare life. We can’t forget to tell you about the other ingredients though—look for hyaluronic acid that delivers a dose of skin-plumping hydration without an oily feel, adenosine, and peptides that protect the skin from aging or a range of natural botanical extracts that combine to rejuvenate the skin. This lightweight, gel-like cream is perfect for those with oily, acne-prone and combination skin.

Our insight:

The Mizon Snail Recovery Gel is perfect for those with oily, acne-prone and combination skin. All you need to do is apply it after cleansing, toning and any serum steps you might use to hydrate and nourish the skin—all without a heavy, greasy feel.

How to use:

After cleansing and toning, take an appropriate amount and apply onto face. Spread thoroughly and tap gently to absorb.


Snail Secretion Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, BIS-PEG-18 Methyl Ether, Dimethylsilane, Polysorbate2-, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydolsyate, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellias Sinensis Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Betula Platylphylla Japonica Juice, Tropolone, Copper Tripeptide-1, Allantoin, Panthenol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA

Brand info:

Established in 2000 by Nabion R&D (Research and Development) Company, Mizon was created by CEO Lee Dong Geun with the help of researchers and scientists from some of Korea’s top cosmetic companies. Nabion R&D Company has been the recipient of both the “Venture Enterprise” and “Outstanding Technology Enterprise” awards from the South Korean Government. Mizon is a brand that is committed and dedicated to using quality and powerful ingredients coupled with leading edge technology. Their products range from skin, body, and hair care to make-up. Mizon is famous for its snail mucin-based products, and known for its effective results and affordability.

Reviews & Comments 1


I think this is a good starter product if you've wanted to try snail but are afraid it will be gross. ;) It made me a snail fan! It's a lightweight gel -- I don't know why they include "cream" in the name -- so it's not enough for my dry/combo skin in the winter, but it was great in hot, humid weather.