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Saturday, January 5

Missha Cell Renew Snail Cream Review

Straight off the craze train from South Korea is the Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream; yes, it's a mouthful, and yes, it's made up of 70% snail mucus. 

What this snail cream offers:
  • anti aging and whitening properties
  • Heals blemishes,
  • treats existing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Soothes irritated, dry skin
  • Evens out skin tone and pigmentation
  • Restores skins elasticity
  • It's also colour, paraben and mineral oil free!

The snail secretion itself contains a whole lot of natural ingredients such as allantoin: which helps moisturise, soothe and heal damaged skin; collagen and elastin to helps keep the skin cells tight but flexible and in the long run help prevent and treat fine lines and wrinkles; and lastly: glycolic acid, an exfoliating agent that smoothes the skin by removing dead skin cells. Sounds too good to be true, right?

The cream itself is a very light, gel like texture which is great for those with combination to oily skin because it absorbs quickly without greasing us up. It's surprisingly hydrating as well. Although this product is supposed to be used before moisturiser in summer I find I can just wear this on its own. 

There's a lot of talk out there about whether or not snail mucus is legitimately beneficial for the skin or whether it's just a passing fad. I too was a little sceptical because Missha isn't exactly considered a high end brand over in Korea but I have to say that this cream has really helped clear up my acne quickly, especially during periods when it's constantly breaking out. The morning after I first used this my face felt plump, soft,  bright, and irritated spots from the day before were greatly reduced. Instead of taking a week to heal it will only take a couple of days now. After a week of use I even noticed that the eczema around my noise was almost gone! Hmm. Seems legit to me.

I could go on, but the bottom line is that I love this product, and I'm seriously considering branching out and looking for more snail mucus based creams.

Have you tried snail creams before? How do you feel about them?


  1. oh dear! i was looking forward to trying this cream out but since you mentioned that it has glycolic acid, it looks like i better not, since i've never had much luck with products with that ingredient. thanks a lot hun for mentioning that! glad i found your post. not very many reviews of this product mention other ingredients other than the main ones that missha themselves promote.