Review: Mizon Black Snail All-In-One Cream

Formulated with 90% black snail filtrate, 20 kinds of black plant extracts and niacinamide, this cream repairs skin, tightens pores and improves skin tone and texture with its fragrance-free formula.

Mizon

I was on the hunt for a new moisturizer following my Biossance Squalane one, hoping to find something that kept my skin moisturized without activating my acne (or digging too deep into my wallet). I came across Mizon’s affordable Snail Cream on Yesstyle, but opted for their Black Snail Cream instead, believing it to be more effective for my oily skin. Now, after about a month of use, I’m happy to say that this cream has fulfilled all my hopes. With its easy and quick application and ability to moisturize my skin without irritating it (a feat considering its many ingredients), I’m definitely pleased with how this cream performed.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Cetearyl Olivate, Niacinamide, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Olivate, Synthetic Wax, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Water, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Adenosine, Tropolone, Coptis Japonica Extract, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Panthenol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Beta-Glucan, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Lecithin, Squalane, Phytosterols, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Copper Tripeptide-1, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Cassia Tora Seed Extract, Porphyra Tenera Extract, Fagus Sylvatica Seed Extract, Dictyopteris Polypodioides Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Polygonum Fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Seed Extract, Rubus Coreanus Fruit Extract, Mirabilis Jalapa Seed Extract, Sepia, Charcoal Powder, Aronia Melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elder) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba (White Mulberry) Fruit Extract, Rhus Semialata Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark Extract, Rosa Hybrid Flower Extract, Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract, Anona Cherimolia Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Corthellus Shiitake (Mushroom) Extract, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Extract, Black Sugar Extract, Ceramide 3, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, rh-Oligopeptide-1

Significant Pros

  • Snail Secretion Filtrate (skin-healing, moisturizing)
  • Niacinamide  (acne and hyper pigmentation fighting)
  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (moisturizing)
  • Butylene Glycol (moisturizing humectant)

Significant Cons

  • Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate (may trigger fungal acne)
  • Though there are many more moisturizing ingredients in here that some people may be sensitive to, since they are lower on the ingredients list, their concentration, in my opinion, isn’t something to overanalyze unless you have certain ingredient allergies/reactions.

The Takeaway

This is a great moisturizer for those who tend to have combo or oily skin – its mix of moisturizing ingredients with a high concentration of niacinamide make it effective at keeping skin clear and happy. For those with severe acne, especially fungal acne, this may not be the best option, as you may need a stronger anti-acne product. Still, if you want to get in the “snail” k-skincare craze, I’d recommend implementing their snail essence into your routine ($15 and, in my opinion, more effective than COSRX’s alternative) instead. In any case, definitely a brand to watch!

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