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Snail Mucin Is Trending, and I’m Shopping These 5 Amazon Best Sellers

Snail mucin is certainly not a new skincare ingredient, but it’s high time you add it to your skincare routine. Why? For one, snail mucin products often boast rejuvenating, collagen-boosting benefits that immediately transform the skin. Board-certified dermatologist Sheel Desai-Solomon, MD, previously told Byrdie that snail mucin can be especially helpful for those dealing with inflammation or anti-aging concerns. Secondly, several K-beauty products containing snail mucin are flying off of Amazon’s virtual shelves, so if you’ve been thinking of trying the ingredient, now’s the time. 

Korean beauty brands have utilized the ingredient for centuries, but it certainly has its fair share of skeptics due to the feel (it’s very slimy) and that it’s extracted from, well, snails. But let’s get one thing straight: No snails are harmed in the making of snail mucin. While snails create mucin (aka excretion) as a way to protect themselves, most brands have practices in place that ensure snails aren’t in danger in the process. Now that we’ve covered that, let’s get into the best snail mucin products you can buy on Amazon.

Shop Best Amazon Snail Mucin Products 

CosRx Snail Mucin 96% Power Essence


With more than 67,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, this formula from K-beauty brand CosRx is a fan favorite. It’s also one of my go-to products when my skin is feeling dry and in need of some new life. The essence is loaded with snail mucin (also called snail secretion filtrate), and has a serum-like texture. When patting it into the skin after cleansing, it can feel a bit tacky, but as time goes on, you can feel it soaking into the skin. My skin is calm, super smooth, and glass-like when I wake up after going to bed with this essence slathered on my face.  

CosRx Snail Mucin 92% Repair Cream   


This CoxRx cream, which is basically the moisturizer version of the essence, has a gel-like texture that soothes irritated, sensitized skin. While many people use it as their everyday facial moisturizer, plenty of sensitive skin folks rely on it to calm their skin after breakouts or rosacea. 

With more than 27,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, it’s safe to say that the obsession with this cream is legit. One reviewer shared that from the moment they started using it, their skin felt soft, supple, and hydrated. “It doesn’t just provide temporary moisture—it helps lock in hydration throughout the day, keeping skin looking and feeling its best,” they explained. They added that they “noticed a significant improvement” in their skin: “It looks more radiant, smoother, and more balanced than ever before.” 

Peach Slices Snail Rescue Intensive Wash-Off Jelly Mask


Those partial to a wash-off mask will want to try this jelly formula from Peach Slices. The mask has a gel-like consistency that imparts an instantly refreshing feel on the skin; and, it hydrates, purifies, and calms thanks to 95% snail mucin concentrate. It takes 15 minutes to get to work, and once the time is up, you rinse it off completely. One reviewer on Amazon shared that the texture was unlike anything they’d ever experienced before. After using it once, their skin appeared calmer, and after using the mask twice a week for a few weeks, their skin appeared “much more moisturized, smoother, and less red.” 

Beauty of Joseon Revive Serum Ginseng + Snail Mucin


Made by Beauty of Joseon is another K-beauty brand that Amazon shoppers can’t get enough of. The brand’s Revive Serum contains ginseng and snail mucin, both of which are intended to help keep the skin moisturized and calm. The rose-colored (yet totally unscented) serum comes housed in a pretty dropper bottle; it deposits a runny formula that dries down nicely after a few minutes. 

A customer with sensitive skin prone to redness and uneven tone shared that this serum has been a game changer in their skincare routine. “The lightweight texture absorbs into my skin without leaving any greasy residue, which is perfect for layering under moisturizer or makeup,” they wrote. They also added that their skin looks  “glowier and more radiant,” and that they “feel more comfortable going makeup-free.”

La Pure Snail Skin Regeneration Mask 


Sometimes, you just want a one-and-done face mask. This best-selling option comes with 10 sheet masks, each touting claims to nourish, moisturize, and rejuvenate skin. All you have to do is take the mask out of its packaging and press it onto clean skin prepped with a toner. Then, let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Once the time is up, peel it off and pat the remaining essence into the skin, and carry on with the rest of your routine. One happy customer in their early 50s said their skin feels more moisturized and plump, which has reduced the look of wrinkles, especially around the mouth. “The amount of snail filtrate is generous, and I’ve gotten multiple uses out of one mask,” they added. 

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