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Best Korean Snail Cream

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Korean women have the most amazing skin. Who doesn’t yearn for that flawless, glowing skin.?! I know I want it! There are so many brands on the market making grand promises. We've already covered Korean eye patches and lip patches, now we are delving deep into the world of Korean Snail Creams.

Snail cream is one of the most hyped products of the moment. Does it live up to the hype?! We definitely think so. Check out all our findings below. 

What is Snail Cream?

Snail creams are made out of snail extracts or mucus with a series of active ingredients that can protect the skin from UV rays, bacteria, wrinkles, dark spots and other harmful externals. Snail extracts promote skin hydration, anti-aging, and smoother skin with continuous use. Snail slime is has been used for skin care since ancient Greece history. Lately, it’s built huge amounts of buzz in Korea. Finally, it’s crossed the oceans to grow a rabid fan base in the US!

What is the difference between gel cream and non-gel cream?

Different skin types react differently to various environments and products. Therefore, you really need to select the right product your skin type and situation. Regardless of your skin type, moisturizing the skin is pretty essential for all. But which moisturizer is right for your skin type?!

By and large, two types of products are used to moisturize the skin – Water-Based Moisturizers (Gel Cream) and Oil-Based Moisturizers (Non-Gel Cream). Gel cream and non-gel cream basically differ in their use of water or oil as the base properties. Which type you should choose depends on your specific skin type.

If you have dry skin, you probably want to try an oil-based moisturizer. However, some dry skin is lacking more in water rather than oil. A water based gel would be a great fit for that case.

Oil-based moisturizers are a bit of a no-no for oily skin. Water-based gel moisturizers and oil-free products are preferred for oily skin.

Is Snail Cream recommended as your regular moisturizer?

In short....YES!

Snail slime has many active ingredients that are full of healthy, restorative agents like antimicrobial, glycoprotein, hyaluronic acid, proteoglycans and so forth. These nutrients are believed to be highly beneficial agents for skin care for hundreds of years. It’s great as your main, daily moisturizer.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT KOREAN SNAIL CREAM

Snail slime contains advantageous skin care agents that are also frequently used in other popular skin care products. Moreover, the active agents (collagen and elastin) present in snail extract help to hydrate the skin and restoring damaged skin thanks to its anti-aging properties. There are several factors to consider when choosing the perfect Korean Snail Cream

Percentage of Snail Cream

If you truly want to take advantage of all the amazing effects of snail mucin, take note of what percentage of the product actually contains snail cream. Obviously a product with only 1% snail cream wouldnt be a great pick!

Cost

Cost is always an obvious factor when making a purchase. Are you working with a limited budget? We definitely have some great budget options on this list. Is money no object? We definitely have great premium options also!

# of ml

Korean Snail Creams are measured in ML. You'll  want to know how much product you are getting with your purchase. Is it 45ml or 90ml? We listed it out so that you can easily compare products.

Special Ingredients

Many of the Korean Snail Creams on this list include extra special ingredients such as gold, bee venom and more. Make sure to see if your favorite miracle ingredient is included.

THE BEST KOREAN SNAIL CREAMS

Our #1 Pick!

MIZON All In One Snail Repair Cream

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92% Snail Mucus

75 ml

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MIZON – a name you can trust in Korean skincare. If you don’t want to apply a bunch of products one after another on your face, this all-in-one snail skin-care solution from MIZON is a great pick.

This all-in-one snail cream contains an amazing 92 percent of snail extract! It promises to rejuvenate the skin and solve other skin problems much faster than other products with a lower percentage of mucus extract. Other than the snail mucus filtrate, it also contains peptides, adenosine, and vitamin B5. MIZON decided not to add any artificial color or fragrance to this product.

This a great product for oily skin. The water-based gel-like texture is easy to apply and absorbs into the skin evenly and quickly. There is no supplementary fragrance in this product.With its high percentage of snail extract and great price point this product a huge hit. Many consider it to be a miracle product!

Best Bargain

MIZON Snail Recovery Gel Cream

Best Korean Lip Patch - DreamMi Gold Collagen Lip Mask

74% Snail Mucus

90 ml total

$

Adenosine

Mizon is the leader is Korean snail cream products, appearing on our list far more than any other brands, we have four of their products on this list!

This snail-extract gel cream contains a series of amazing skin care ingredients and nutrients. It encloses Snail Secretion filtrate, Adenosine, Hyaluronic Acid, Sunflower Seed Oil, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, and Olive Fruit Oil. It also includes root and flower extracts to sooth the skin and prevent irritation. In addition, this cream does not contain any artificial colors or fragrances.

The Mizon Snail Recovery Gel is pretty affordable and a perfect fit for your daily routine. Use it in the morning and before you go to bed. You should see results in two weeks or so, with a fading of wrinkles. The Mizon Snail Recovery Cream works to revitalize the skin with it’s super hydration and wrinkle care potency.

Best for Sensitive Skin


Benton - Snail Bee High Content Cream

Best Korean Lip Patch - Choosy Lip Mask

90% Snail Mucus

50 ml

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Bee Venom

​If you are searching for product with rich, natural ingredients, formulated for acne or related skin problems, take a look at this high-quality steam cream from Benton. Benton has a rich history in Korean beauty. Their ultimate goal is to offer premium products at a less expensive price point. The Benton Snail Bee Cream promises a superior results without breaking the bank!

When it comes to ingredients this product includes a rare combination of snail extract and bee venom which is great for those with sensitive skin. Now, don’t freak out about the bee venom! It sounds scary, but similar to snail extract, bee venom is known for it’s skin restorative properties. People from the ancient times have used bee venom as anti-viral and anti-inflammatory agents.  According to Benton, 90% of this solution contains snail extract and bee venom to fight acne and soothe sensitive skin. 

The Benton Snail Bee Cream is super silky. Users have raved that it can reduce acne within a 3 month timeframe! The Benton Snail Cream is our top pick for sensitive and acne prone skin.

Best for Premium Pick


Dr Jart + Premium Time Returning Cream

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77% Snail Mucus

50ml

$$$

Collagen

​Dr. Jart Premium Time Returning Cream is a rich and high-quality snail cream with a delicate moisturizing effects and skin regenerative properties. This snail extract product from Dr. Jart is a premium skin care solution with the anti-aging and cell regeneration properties. I first discovered Dr. Jart via a BB cream sample from Birchbox and I’ve loved the brand ever since.

This snail cream contains about 77% snail extract which prevents rapid aging and wrinkles. Snail extracts (also known as snail mucins) are quite popular for their regenerative properties. They also facilitate the restoration of damaged skins by pumping in much needed moisture. The Dr. Jart snail cream also contains chondrioitin, which helps the skin from a cellular level, and glycolic acid which helps to remove dead skin cells . Finally allantoin is included for healthy cell growth.

The Dr. Jart Premium Time Returning Cream is a great natural product without any harsh chemicals. The snail cream has a great texture and is a very versatile product.

The Skin Concept -  Snail Cream

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Niacinamide

The Skin Concept's Extreme Hydration Korean Snail Cream lives up to its name, helping with dry skin, dead skin cells, skin hydration and wrinkles.

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This is one of the hottest Korean beauty products on the market, combining snail extracts with hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid for smooth and heightened moisturizing. It’s especially beneficial for dry skin. It also includes Niacinamide and collagen to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Macadamia nut oil and shea butter are mixed into this product for increased nourishment of the skin. 

This product especially helps with dead skin and wrinkles. It’s superior to moisturizer serums from known brands such as Neutrogena and L’Oreal, which don’t really work on a long-term basis. The Extreme Hydration Korean Snail Cream is great as a daily moisturizer. It’s a lightweight cream to be used twice daily and works optimally when paired with your favorite toner.

MISSHA - Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream

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77% Snail Mucus

47 ml

$$

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If you are on the quest for a multi-purpose skin care solution that can offer skin renewal, prevent skin damage, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and brighten your skin tone at the same time, this premium offering from Missha is for you.

For healthy and firm skin, you can’t find much of a better solution the MISSHA’s Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream.The key ingredient of this Korean snail cream is the snail extract which solves many skin related issues from skin damage to wrinkles and hydration. Other than the multi-functional snail slime, Baobab Tree Extract and Deep Sea Water are also added to the product in order to relief the skin from dryness. 

This cream works remarkably well under makeup. It’s a matte finish moisturizer that works great with oily skin. This Korean snail cream from MISSHA is a great finishing cream before makeup that also has great skin care properties! It’s like buy one, get four free, yay!

TONYMOLY -  Gold 24K Snail Cream

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65% Snail Mucus

45 ml

$$

Gold

This is an innovative and high-potency snail cream. We love the combination of snail extract and pure gold! TONYMOLY’s Intense Care Gold 24K Snail Cream is formulated with a unique combination of pure gold and slime filtration.

This highly-functional cream contains 65% slime extract. Other than these key ingredients, it contains ginseng callus and EGF for cell restoration and skin recovery You don’t have to worry about any harsh chemicals since it does not contains any synthetic color, mineral oils, talc, and parabens.

This product helps with lessening skin discoloration, black spots and acnes. It’s great for sensitive skin.

Koreangs - Anti Wrinkle Facial Snail Repair Cream

Best Korean Lip Patch - Tony Moly Lip Mask

1% Snail Mucus

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$$

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Increased elasticity and firmness are what this snail cream focuses on. Other benefits include skin cell regeneration, moisturization and the lessening of damage from acne.

This Korean snail cream has slime extract as its key ingredient. The proteins, glycolic acid and the elastin in the slime extracts have wondrous abilities of regenerating and restoring damaged skin. It can also protect the skin from ultraviolet rays and any external breakouts. This water-based product has a pretty smooth texture and the skin can easily absorb it. It does not contain any synthetic colors, mineral oils and parabens that can further damage a skin.

After two months of regular use, skin is more firm and elastic compare and less oily and greasy.

The Korean Snail Eye Creams

MIZON -  Snail Repair Eye Cream

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80% Snail Mucus

29 ml

$

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This snail eye cream comes from a very reputable brand in Korean beauty products, MIZON. 

This Korean snail eye cream from MIZON contains a huge 80% of snail filtrate that can help rejuvenate the skin under the eyes faster and more efficiently. Other than the key ingredient of snail mucus, this cream also contains EGF, adenosine, and peptide. 

Many call it a miracle cream! If you suffering from dark circles, skin wrinkles, dark spots or have sensitive skin, this snail eye cream would be a great pick.

SOONPURE - Red Ginseng Snail Eye Cream

Best Korean Lip Patch - The Face Shop Lip Modeling Gel Mask

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15 ml

$

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After 25, we girls tend to get those damn dark under circles, some wrinkles and droopy under-the-eye skin thanks to the aging. SOONPURE came up with an snail eye cream that offers the combination of two distinguished ingredients: Ginseng and Snail extract for a radiant outcome.

There are numerous benefits with the key ingredients of Snail Mucus and Red Ginseng. You already know what Snail Mucus can do. The red ginseng can give your skin the vitality and increase the firmness and elasticity at the same time. The texture of the SOONPURE Red Ginseng Snail Eye Cream is smooth and creamy. The glass jar looks pretty cute too!


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