Today I am going to review a product that I am currently obsessed with, which is Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask. What!? Snail?? Yes, you read that right. This sleeping mask contains snail. No, not the live snail or the dead one. It contains snail slime extract. Believe me, snails are the next big thing in the beauty industry. It has been quite popular in Korea from a couple of years now and it is already creating waves in western market. There is a spa in Tokyo that features a facial service with live snails! Almost every Korean brand offers snail slime products. They have snail creams, Snail serums, snail bb creams, snail hand creams, snail cleansers etc.
According to a scientific research published by the journal “Skin Pharmacology and Physiology” in 2008, the fluid substance that land snails secrete, protects them from free radicals, environmental pollution and UV radiation. Moreover, snails never suffer from skin infections. Scientists have concluded that this same substance can aid many human skin disorders. Skin care products that contain snail slime extract will help to avoid excess or abnormal scars, even acne scars.
Missha has their own snail farms. They feed their snails with red ginseng and the collection of snail secretion is a very time taking process. It takes 6 hours to collect one gram of snail slime. Please do not be turned-off on seeing the word snail slime, only 100% filtrated snail slime is used in cosmetics. No snails are being harmed in this process.
It takes an entire article to talk about snails. So, it’s better to switch back to the review now.
Claim: Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Series prevents skin damage and strengthens skin barrier to minimize skin irritation by innovative formula of full vital Snail Slime Extract.
Missha Super Aqua Snail line has a toner, moisturizer, cream and sleeping mask. Personally, I love using sleeping masks. So I chose this from their skin care line.
Price: $ 23 for 110 ml.
Few key ingredients:
Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water: This is a good skin conditioning agent and also cures minor irritations.
Adansonia Digitata Seed Extract: Often referred as Baobab tree which is grown in Africa. These trees have thick trunks. They store water in their trunks to survive droughts. They can live up to thousand years. Baobab tree seed oil is rich in vitamins like A, E and K. This oil works as an excellent moisturizer, protects skin from high and low temperatures and promotes wound healing. It has anti-inflammatory properties because of the omega fatty acids present in it.
My Experience With Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask:
In the world of Korea, sleeping mask or sleeping pack are the creams you should apply before going to sleep at night and should wash off in the morning. This snail sleeping mask comes in silver and gold colored tube with a screw cap. The nozzle of the tube is very narrow, so that you can control the amount of cream that is coming out of the tube.
The cream is in white color and has a thick texture. It has a pleasant floral fragrance. I am using about four different kinds of snail products from different brands, but this is one of the best smelling snail products I have used till now.
In spite of the thick texture of the cream, it get spreads and absorbs easily in to the skin without feeling sticky. I am a side-sleeper and this product did not smear my pillow when I woke up. And I noticed my face is moist without any dry flakes in the morning. When I washed my face with water in the morning, my face felt so soft and smooth. This is the only product that I have found visible results, in just one use. And I can tell that this is going to be a staple product in my skin care routine.
Pros of Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask:
- Good ingredients.
- Makes skin feel smooth and soft in just one use.
- Absorbs quickly in to the skin.
- Nice fragrance.
- Hygienic packaging.
- Free from artificial colors, parabens and mineral oil
- Against animal testing.
Cons of Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask:
None for me.
IMBB Rating: 5/ 5.
Would I Repurchase Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask?
Yes I will.
Would I Recommend Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask?
Yes, girls. Use this sleeping mask and thank the Snail lord every morning.
Hope my review helps. Stay happy and beautiful.
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