Review: COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

If you’re into snail mucin, this essence has a whopping 96% snail secretion filtrate for super intense repair and hydration. Think of this like vitamins for your face since it’s loaded with replenishing and revitalizing nutrients to help prevent and repair damage, giving you ultimate elasticity and hydration.


Hearing so many glowing reviews of this product, its great ingredient list, and noticing my own winter dry skin, I decided to give the COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence a try. Easy to apply and quickly absorbable, this product is a delight to use. Unfortunately though, I found little impact during the past month and a half that I’ve had it. Though I’ll certainly finish the bottle (as it causes no negative effects on my skin either), I don’t see myself repurchasing this product in the future.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Arginine, Allantoin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol

Significant Pros

  • Snail Secretion Filtrate (healing, antioxidant, moisturizing)
  • Allantoin (calming)
  • Butylene Glycol (hydrating agent)
  • Betaine (moisturizinghumectant)
  • Sodium Hyaluronate (hydrating, humectant)
  • Panthenol (moisturizinghumectant)
  • Arginine (moisturizingcalming)

Significant Cons

  • Nothing, tbh

The Takeaway

This may be one of those products that works for some and doesn’t work for others. Luckily, I can’t imagine anyone having a negative reaction to this (but hey, I could be wrong. Who knows what you may be allergic to?), so I feel confident in encouraging others to give it a try for themselves. For me though, this product was a bust, despite its many aesthetic and scientific advantages.

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