Hear us out on this...we weren't wrong about funky mushrooms, were we?
One of the top-selling, cult-favorite products in Asia is called Mizon All-in-One Snail Skin Repair Cream, and it's made with 92 percent snail secretion filtrate.
Snail beauty isn't a new trend - it blew up about a year ago with the type of fervor that it seems only Korean beauty trends can induce. But it's not just hype: Snail mucin, as the extract is called, has antimicrobial properties that can help prevent acne. It also fights hypermentation, which can reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots.
That said, we finally got around to testing it ourselves. The ultra light, non-greasy formula absorbed into our skin easily - it is a little runnier than your average face cream. A rep for Peach and Lily says that it's fine on its own for those with combination or oily skin, but that girls with dry skin should wear it under a heavier moisturizer. We found that our normal skin didn't need anything more than the Mizon cream. We happily let it take the place of our daily moisturizer and night cream - the liquidy solution just felt so soothing.
After using the cream regularly for a week, our skin was super soft to the touch, and we swear that some fine lines had dissolved a bit as well - this stuff really is awesome, and we're guessing that a 75 mL bottle - about 2.5 liquid ounces - goes a looooong way, especially at a reasonable $38 a pop.
While we didn't get any zits while using the cream (which we definitely consider a success), we can't say if it really is a miracle worker for more acne-prone skin. If that's you, please test it out and let us know - we're dying to know if it really can prevent pimples!