Y’all know what time it is, right? All week I work hard, striving to use up at least a fraction of my exorbitant amount of samples. Stashing them in an acrylic Muji container, every Sunday I review my hoard and report to you, my faithful readers. While it’s not technically hard work (at all), I do take it very seriously… so let’s get into it!
I was really excited to use this one, as I received a bunch of Mizon samples in a Gmarket haul a while ago, but never used them. I had heard a lot about the Snail Cream, but nothing about this one. Well, let me tell y’all about it instead. As its name suggests, it is a gel cream, as seen here:
It smells really clean, but almost… alcoholic? I highly doubt there’s alcohol in there (although I don’t have a list of ingredients) but that’s what it reminds me of. Sort of fresh and quite heavily perfumed. In terms of texture, it is a lightweight gel that absorbs quickly into the skin.
I was so excited to try this one! Although I’m not the biggest Tony Moly fan, I do want to try more of their stuff. This store is so popular in Korea, and I think I just didn’t try enough when I was there. Towards the end of my time in Korea, I started buying a few more things, and I really loved some of them, such as the Floria Whitening Capsule Essence. So… I may be buying more from them in the future!
Anyway, as you can tell from its name, this cream contains snail mucin which generally tells you it’s going to be very nourishing. Check! I felt pretty luxe putting this on, and my skin loved it too. It has an almost lemony scent, which I wasn’t expecting, but it’s quite pleasant all the same. I think this is from one of their “higher-end” lines, and it really was a treat to use.
I have a whole bunch of samples from this line, and I’ve heard so much about them, but just never got round to trying them. Until now! It does have a slight apple scent, as you’d expect, but not as strong as I was anticipating. It has quite a light texture and I would classify it more as a gel, and it almost feels like a pore minimising primer (given the name, that sort of makes sense). It was ok, but not one I would be dying to purchase again.
I received two of these samples when I visited the Skinfood store here in Malaysia, and I had never heard of this line until I arrived here. It’s for dry skin, which my skin seems to have become since living in this air-conned paradise. It’s a struggle managing the oil and the dryness, but I’m trying!
Anyway, this cream has more of a gel-like texture (seems to be a theme today!), and it almost feels silicone-y for some reason. I like the scent of this one, although I can’t quite put my finger on it! Agave cactus, maybe? I’m not sure if this is the best one for my skin type, as it felt like there was a layer sitting on top… but it could be perfect for someone else!
I loooooove this cream. It’s so amazing! This whole line is really, so I’m always happy to use a Snail Solution sample. This is a really rich, hydrating cream that somehow doesn’t feel too heavy or make me too greasy. Magic? Perhaps. It also smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling super soft when I wake up. Can’t recommend this enough!
So that’s my yield for this week! I hope you guys enjoyed having a look through my finished samples – I’m pretty proud of myself!
Happy Sunday 🙂