I finally managed to put the pics to use for this post together and decided to start writing things up. I feel that it’s time to share my experience with Mizon’s All in One Snail Cream, which I have been using (although not religiously) for a few weeks since I bought it.
You might be thinking, snail?!! eww. I don’t blame you. This was pretty much my reaction at first but all of that changed once you read what this cream can do for you. And guaranteed, it doesn’t smell yucky, eww-y etc, whatever the smell of snail is.
I love how the packaging gives that ‘ancient’ or old-y type of feel with its two-toned color. In fact, this jar looks like what my Grandma would use to store her beauty cream stash, if ever she’s used one then.
It looks and feel sturdy so I have a feeling that it won’t just shatter into pieces if you drop it. Although I’ve not tried it!
The unscrew lid made of hard plastic is also quite easy to take off and no need a lot of effort to unscrew it, but it still feels secure on top.
Quantity & Price
I wanted to try out this cream, so I was lucky enough to get a hold of this as part of a set, since it worked out a lot cheaper! The set consisting of the Snail Eye Cream, Snail BB Cream, and this, All In One Snail Repair Cream, costs me $55! I really thought was a fantastic bargain for three full-sized products. And finding an ingredient in a product which was and has been used by our ancestors (proven to work), I always keep an open mind and feel hopeful about it. Same thing goes for this cream.
You can purchase this cream on its own- click here.
Here are the ingredients I managed to capture with my camera phone. I hope they’re visible enough.
- The dipping part.
Seriously I am not a fan of this at all, and it’s not only because of hygiene, it’s also because of convenience. Plus if you have long nails, can you imagine the cream getting stuck under your nails, every single time you slather yourself?
That being said, I do keep my nails very short since I feel that it’s just better and safer with baby around.
(And I don’t have to worry about getting a manicure and stuff!) If you have a spatula — and one blog I came across a while ago suggested a (stainless steel) teaspoon — which is supposed to be more hygienic, then this could be another option of getting the cream out.
But if you’re a busy mom like me, who is more or less in a rush all the time so I could tend to my baby’s demands, I need something quick and super convenient. Hence, I prefer to tip! Tipping the jar on my clean palm to access the cream, is what I prefer the most. I find it much easier, and since I’ve been doing it for a while, well, I’ve mastered the tipping technique of getting just the right amount I need! And you don’t need a lot, believe me.
Excuse how the jar’s edges look so messy, was just using it and due to be cleaned.
- First application:
It wasn’t all smooth snail-ing for me at first, and this is me just being honest. The cream definitely has no overpowering smell so it was good to start off. But, maybe because it was the first time my skin experienced this cream, [I applied it at night for the first time] my skin felt rather oily later on that night.
The cream is very rich and its packed of moisture, but as soon as you smear it on your skin, it absorbs instantly, and your skin feels kind of dry. So it worried me a little because my skin gets really irritated and itchy when it’s dry. Luckily, this didn’t happen.
And after this experience, I thought I would just have to endure this ‘oiliness’ after each application, but I was wrong. After a couple of days of using this day and night, I didn’t feel the ‘oiliness’ anymore. It’s strange, but it’s good as well, right?
With and without camera flash
- Good points
This cream has a cooling effect, which is a nice treat for tired skin or flared up ones. I find it reviving. And the no-lingering smell once on your skin, is definitely a plus. The scent on this cream is just very light and pleasant. I am not keen on overpowering smells that follow me around.
When I got up in the morning after using this the first time, I noticed right away the first wonder this snail cream brought my skin upon. My skin felt so smooth to touch! No breakouts or oiliness!
- Spot zapper!
Routine, when it comes to my skin, is one of the things that I have a hard time keeping up with. I think it’s because I don’t see this anymore as my main priority since my son comes first before anything else. The only routine I have been keeping up since the day he was born was putting lotion on him. Day and night, and sometimes in between especially when his legs look flared up. Eczema, indeed is a serious
During the days when I wasn’t able to keep up with the creaming, my skin really suffered. And excuse the horrible pic.
Honestly, few more dots here and there, and you could almost see Big Dipper on my face. LOL (taken May 2, 2012)
Snail cream, to the rescue! As soon as I started applying it on my skin, first thing in the morning and before bedtime, just after a day (!), the spots vanished. It was like they withered and just died! Wow! I was so amazed, because normally before I would have to endure the breakouts for a few more days even with Proactiv (bought from UK branch), which is considered to be a baddie against spots and acne issues. But Mizon’s Snail cream knocked them out in just a day?!
So yes, I do plan to use this cream all up, as you can see I am half way there already. I just want to see what other good stuff this would bring my skin.
Please do have a look at the ingredients which I am hoping would be visible enough for you to see if you zoom the pic. This has paraben in it, among other things. So if you’re trying to avoid this type of ingredients if your skin is sensitive to this, perhaps this cream isn’t for you.
Mind you, I’m sure you won’t have issues finding ‘the snail cream’ for you as there are so many on the market right now.
If you want to check this cream out, feel free to vist mizoncorp on Ebay. If you’re worried about the shipping cost, you can always drop them an email to enquire about combined postage if you’re buying more. I did, and it was definitely worth asking.
What’s your snail cream experience? Would you care to try this one out?
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