Snails: Good for your home aquarium, good with garlic and butter, and also, apparently, good for your skin. A serum loaded with snail mucin — aka snail excretion or slime — has been making the rounds on TikTok and in Amazon shoppers' carts, and for good reason. CosRx Snail Mucin Repairing Essence, made with 96.3% snail secretion filtrate, may sound bizarre and even medieval, but loads of women rave that it helps improve dullness and dryness (check out our beauty editor's full review.) Curious? Snag it while it's down to just $14 for Black Friday!
Normally priced at $25, you can find out why this is a cult favorite for over 40% off! While we've seen the price go up and down, the last time we saw the price this low was in January.
Why do I need this?
CosRx's lightweight formula absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a film or feel heavy on the skin. It's hypoallergenic and free of any artificial fragrances too. It's easy to incorporate into your routine: Just pat it on using your fingertips after you've cleansed and toned your face. Gawking at the slimy texture is totally optional, but recommended if you want to gross out your family.
You may be wondering about the little helpers who make this wonder. No, snails aren't being plucked out of backyards nationwide. Nor are they harmed in the manufacturing process. The slime is gathered by placing snails over a mesh net and leaving them to freely roam for 30 minutes. Then, the snails are transferred back to their homes, and the slime they leave on the net is gathered.
What reviewers say
CosRx Power Repairing Essence is not just for people who spend hours on TikTok, although more than 54 million of them have viewed the above video. Women over 40 rave about the serum's effects over on Amazon too. One wrote: "My 'old' skin feels new again, my husband said it felt 'tight' ... I’ll take that, as a woman in my 40s! I’m not sure why this stuff isn’t all over the place because it’s game-changing."
Another chimed in: "The product was amazing — it gives me moisture in my face. I am 54 years old; I look like I’m 40!"
"At 60 years old, I have tried a lot of products for skin care," shared one former skeptic. "I have not been more impressed with any product ... it has a light scent, you don't need to use a lot. My bottle is half gone after a few months. It has completely erased some old scars from some facial surgery. My skin is much more toned and wrinkles are minimized!"
"Magic for sensitive, dry skin!" exclaimed a final fan. "I started using it about one month ago ... It has perfected my skin-care routine! My skin is so much softer, moisturized and healthy! I've had multiple people compliment my skin lately ... Before using this, my skin was dull, dry and very acne-prone, despite using many other products. I highly recommend! The only downside is it feels slimy at first but absorbs quickly."
"It contains seven moisturizers, including shea and cocoa butters, to help keep skin hydrated," she said. "I'm pretty sure it's because of this that I woke up after the first application with zero redness or itching. But even better? My skin felt noticeably more moisturized and smoother just eight hours after I'd slathered it on, and stayed that way the rest of the day."
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