Sep 8, 2013

#8 - Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream Review

Heyy everyone!

School has once again started, and I'll be busy between essays, lectures and finals in the coming months t_t... I hope summer holidays never end! Haha anyway I will still post reviews and hauls from time to time!

So today it's Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream's turn to be reviewed! Again it was a part of my Gmarket Haul in July.

Yep, this cute looking squeeze tube actually contains snail secretion filtrate! Snail mucous skincare is one of the hottest beauty trends in Korea, as mucous secreted by a certain species of snail was found to have great skin healing property. 

So what is it's claim? (Pic credit here although I got my gel cream on Gmarket)

Like most of the snail mucous containing products, the Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream claims to have skin regenerating and wrinkle soothing properties. 

This is how the gel looks like on my hand :}

A translucent gel consistency, pretty watery with no scent. It's a lightweight gel, and doesn't look or feel like mucous-related at all haha! After application the gel quickly absorbed into the skin. 

After using this gel cream for 3 weeks, I have to say I am quite satisfied with it! I like the fact that it's lightweight and non-sticky. Also, this gel makes my skin a smooth canvas and prepares my skin well for makeup! And it doesn't clash with my sunscreen even it's a gel! 

One more thing, I was surprised to experience some degree oil control in it. It didn't say anything about this on the box, but I do feel my non T-zone areas gets oily slower when using the gel.  But it doesn't have any effects on my oily T-zone, so I still need to apply primer on that area.

Although it claims to have skin regenerating properties, I haven't noticed any significant changes yet :/   I don't have wrinkles yet so can't comment on that, but it didn't lighten my acne scars any faster. Also it was less moisturizing than an emulsion/ milk though, so I tend to switch back to my moisturizing milk at night.

Overall, it's a good gel for morning routine but not moisturizing enough for my night routine!

- lightweight, non-sticky
- squeeze tube, convenient
- did not clash with my sunscreen and base makeup
- prepare skin well for makeup in the morning

- not moisturizing enough for night routine
- cannot see the skin regenerating properties after using 3 weeks

Have you tried this product? Let me know what do you think of it :}


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