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Review: Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream

30. October 2013
I took the pictures for this post months ago, but I was somehow too busy and lazy to write a review. I know there are a lot of reviews already about the Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream and I can only advise you to read more than one review if you are unsure to buy this. I bought 2 tubes of this gel cream several months ago from f2+1 on ebay since it was really cheap and I was so curious how effective the snail secretion filtrate will be, since it has a high content of it.
Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
Mizon is a Korean brand and the Multi Funcional Formula Snail Repair Line is most well known amonst their products. They have very affordable and promising skincare products in their product range. The Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream is the perfect product for snail mucus newbies. And don’t worry, the cream or nothing about its consistency will make you think of snails, except the name…and for animal lovers: no animal was harmed for obtaining snail mucus. All Mizon products I tried so far have a sealed packaging with a reflective sticker to show the authenticity. The product comes in a pale pink cardboard box and inside you’ll find the tube for the Snail Recovery Gel Cream. Using a tube is a great idea, since it is more hygienic than a jar, if you tend to use your fingers. The tube comes with a screw cap. The design is simply, but the color and the snail shape on the tube make it cute in a way.
The Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream claims to have a multifunction formula. The description on the packaging states:
“Certified for Winkle Care by KFDA. Lightweight snail gel cream containing 74 % of snail secretion filtrate.
Directions: Apply an appropiate amount on face after cleansing, dabbing until absorbed.
Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Butylene Gycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Bis-peg-18 Methyl Ether, Dimethyl Silane, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Glycosyl, Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch, Hydrolysate, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone/vinyl, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Di methicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glyocol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Centella Asiatica Extraxt, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Tropolone, Copper Tripeptide-1, Allantoin, Panthenol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Adenosine, disodium EDTA”

Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
Why should one use Snail Secretion Filtrate?

Snail Mucus claims to be rich in hyaluronic acid and antioxidants and thus help our skin to regenerate stimulating the formation of collagen, elastin and dermal components that repair the signs of photoaging. Also, it claims to minimize the damage generated by free radicals that are responsible for premature skin aging (there is a wikipedia entry for snail mucus, too.).

Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
Mizon’s Snail Recovery Gel Cream is a clear gel with a watery consistency. It absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave any stickiness. Nevertheless, since I have dry skin, it is not moisturizing enough and I’ll recommend to use a moisturizer afterwards. The gel has no specific scent on its own. What where the results after using nearly two tubes of Mizon’s Snail Recovery Gel Cream? I discovered I don’t get any breakouts anymore. Sometimes a pimple appears, but it is as rare as it ever was. I think the combination with the O.S.T Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum did the trick for me. It supports the healing of little pimples or red skin, at least it was my feeling. If this gel would be more moisturizing, it would be my perfect every-day cream. But considering the prize I can live with applying another moisturizer additionally :D Nevertheless, this makes me curious about the Mizon All In One Repair Cream…I didn’t see any effects for anti-aging, despite firmer skin in general, especially if I put a lot of this gel over night. (Don’t expect this cream (or any other) to make your wrinkles disappear).
Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
If you are curious about snail secretion filtrate products and don’t want to spend a lot of money on other creams, I can recommend you to try the Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream. It worked out for me, although it is not yet the perfect solution I’m wishing for, but I don’t regret buying it and I could imagine buying it again. Each tube contains 45 ml and is available on various seller on ebay for around 4 US$, which is super affordable!

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  • Rini Cesillia 30. October 2013 at 5:23

    i haven’t tried this out! i’m planning to use it together with the new tube of mizon snail recovery gel when the old one is finished XD

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. November 2013 at 18:02

      I saw already that you’ve repurchased it :D I want to try the mizon snail cream as well, or the Benton one, I’m not sure yet…

  • Dawn Doneza 30. October 2013 at 7:53

    I’ve heard good things about this product. I haven’t tried it though. Great review Ms. Schnee!

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. November 2013 at 18:03

      Thank you! And thank you for reading. Seems a lot of people like this cream and the Mizon Snail line in general.

  • Bethany 30. October 2013 at 9:40

    Yeah, I absolutely love it, but a few people I know found it make them more oily than usual. o.o It’s a shame because it does miracles for me too. I so rarely break out now.

    In other news, not getting the malware alert now.

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. November 2013 at 18:04

      I read that in some reviews, too. Luckily I could use this perfectly, and my skin didn’t look oily or anything bad at all.
      I’m happy I could remove the malware alert, thanks again for telling me!♥ And for leaving a comment as usual of course!;)

  • Amicia Rai 30. October 2013 at 10:48

    I got a Snail Therapy Mask Sheet as a free gift in one of my purchases from last week, and I have to say that I am really looking forward to trying it right now. I’ve never used ‘snail therapy’ before, and to be honest, I didn’t really know that such a thing existed until the free mask arrived. o.O If I like it, I will purchase the products that you have mentioned in your lovely review! :)

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. November 2013 at 18:05

      Thank you! And thanks for commenting, too ♥ Did you already try the mask? How did you like it?

  • Erica D 31. October 2013 at 0:07

    I’m not gonna lie, the snail thing kinda makes me cringe a bit, I don’t even eat them. But if it works and if it is good for your skin I would be willing to give it a go.

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. November 2013 at 18:06

      I could never imagine to eat a snail :d I think putting snail mucus on your skin is far more bareable than forcing yourself to eat it, haha…Thanks for commenting!

  • Camille L 1. November 2013 at 1:40

    I have this one too..but I haven’t tried it yet since I’m having some allergies at the moment..
    Btw, thanks for reviewing it!

    I would like to invite you on my giveaway:

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. November 2013 at 18:07

      I hope you’ll recover soon from your allergies ♥ Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • Sakuranko 1. November 2013 at 2:27

    Oh really nice product I love it Mizon since I tried one of BB Cream from this brand, this Gel is now in my wishlist,.

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. November 2013 at 18:09

      Which BB cream did you try and how was it? Thanks for commenting, dear ♥

  • 美美 1. November 2013 at 22:17

    I just tried a snail gel cream out these days too and it worked wonders too yay, I didn’t get any break outs but as soon as I stopped using them a largeee pimples in the middle of my forehead appeared T__T It’s so frustrating lol But anyways, I was actually planning to get this soon because it’s so afforadable and good haha The other reviews I read about it are all positive too hehe~
    Thanks for this lovely review :D

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. November 2013 at 18:10

      Which snail cream did you try?
      Yes, the possitive effects are really amazing. I was surprised, too. I’m planning to try others aswell. Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Gin 3. November 2013 at 19:48

    I’ve been hearing so much about snail gels that it’s getting to the point where I just want to buy all these products ajfiopgjofpkogh-
    But wow, rubbing snail on your face. LOL Still make me go wat-
    Thank you so much for the review! <3
    Please check out my blog if you have the time! ;v;

    ☆ gin ★

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. November 2013 at 18:12

      I was thinking the same in the beginning, haha. But finally I did it and I don’t regret I tried it, haha. Thanks for commenting!♥

  • aliceorionaaxelle 7. December 2013 at 12:53

    Nice review ╔═.♥.══════════╗
    t h a n k y o u
    ╚══════════.♥.═╝ , i searching review for this product,

  • Ty Nguyễn 14. January 2014 at 15:51

    Hi, my face is having a lot breakouts. I wonder if I could use this :(

    • Fräulein Schnee 15. January 2014 at 15:29

      I think you can use it, but I don’t know if it will make your break outs dissapear. I had more the experience that it decreases the amount of new breakouts.

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