I never knew something called the essence existed in skin care before I was exposed to Kbeauty. It is not something you get to see in Indian market. So when I pondered on starting a kb routine with the pocket friendly products that was available near me in the starting days, an essence was one of my first kbeauty buys.
Essences are, as Soko Glam founder and K-beauty expert Charlotte Cho explains, the very heart of the Korean skin-care routine. “They’re lightweight but packed with concentrated hydrating ingredients, aiding skin repair and cell turnover that will promote smoother, brighter skin with regular use,” says Cho. “Think of it as a pre-moisturizer moisturizer that balances skin.”
My Kbeauty Routine
Though they’ve become particularly buzzy in the past few years, essences are not new. They’ve played an integral role in comprehensive K-beauty routines for a long time. And honestly, when it came to including an essence in my skin care routine I wasn’t very sure if it was really worth spending so much until now! This product totally changed my perception about an essence and it’s something I am happy that I bought.
Step 4 : Essence
When I first got introduced to Kbeauty, I came across something called snail slime and I cringed! But the lady in the shop literally forced me to try it once and I have been in awe of how it turned my skin around. Snail slime or snail mucin was once a hot trend in skin care ingredient that was making rounds from Japanese spas to around the world. Now however, it’s no longer a much hyped ingredient that it once was but snail has settled placidly into its current role as a surprisingly standard skin care ingredient. And when I searched through the best essence to get for my skin type I came across something with snail slime and I jumped for it.
CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
What is it? – Enhance your skin’s natural glow with nutrient-dense Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence from CosRx. This highly concentrated essence contains 96% snail mucin, a powerful ingredient known to aid in skin repair, hydration, brightness, and tone.
What does it do? – CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is a lightweight hydrating essence that claims to smooth and moisturize skin.
Ingredients – Snail secretion filtrate, betaine, butylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, sodium hyaluronate, panthenol, arginine, allantoin, ethyl hexanediol, sodium polyacrylate, carbomer, phenoxyethanol
Priced at – 1200/- INR for 100ml
How to use? – After your Korean double cleansing and toning, take a pump or two of the CosRx Snail Essence and pat into the skin. Patting the essence will make it absorb quicker and penetrate deeper into the skin for maximum benefits! After the essence, apply any serums you use and then your favorite moisturizer.
CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is a clear, thick, slippery and slow-flowing substance that smells like nothing and feels exactly how you’d imagine purified snail slime would: smooth, dense, and lubricating. My skin feels hydrated and it gives an incredible sense of comfort to my skin. It eases dryness, calms irritation, and makes my face feel smooth and healthy, deeply nourished and fortified against external irritants.
– Pros –
- Easy and hygienic pump bottle.
- Small quantity is enough for face and neck.
- Heals acne scars faster.
- Gives a boost of hydration to the skin.
- A good moisturizer for all skin types.
- Has 96 percent snail mucin.
– Cons –
Do not use if you are sensitive to snail secretion filtrate, coconut oil derivatives like caprylic/capric triglyceride, olive oil derivatives like sorbitan olivate, fatty alcohols, or anything else in the ingredients list.
Will I rebuy?
This is a holy grail product for me! So I guess that says it all 🙂
**Now that I have used a few products with snail slime I will write about snail slime as an ingredient soon. 🙂
That’s all for the day guys! Do lemme know if you have used this product and if you found it as good as I did.
Till next time… Keep Glowing! <3
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