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Holy Grail Alert! COSRX Snail Mucin Power Essence Review

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Had to take a lil break in November for some time off but I’m looking forward to posting again, with the usual schedule. I’ve been fairly active on Instagram and Pinterest so I hope you didn’t miss all the Black Fridays deals I shared! Some of them are still on so don’t forget to check them out ASAP.

Use the discounts codes below to get a total of 20% off all purchases on YESSTYLE!

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Now, onto the main post, COSRX’s holy grail – the Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. COSRX might have added more products to their snail line over time but I’m still all about this snail essence! It’s a loonngg overdue post but I’ll be sharing all there is to know about the holy grail, key ingredients, benefits, and my overall impressions of its effects on my skin.

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About COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

It is a ‘lightweight essence‘ which absorbs easily into the skin to give a natural glow. Formulated with ‘nutritious, low-stimulation filtered snail mucin‘, the essence helps to protect the skin from moisture loss‘ while keeping it ‘smooth and healthy‘.


Honestly, I don’t even want to highlight all of the marketing points!😂 You can verify them yourself when you buy the product because it is that good! Like all COSRX products, the snail essence is cruelty-free and it comes in a standard size of 100ml/3.38 floz. You can shop from different stores at a price range of $5 – $25 (smaller sizes included).

Heads up: There have been several concerns about how COSRX extracts all that slime from their snails without putting them under intense pressure. However, the brand has ensured the cruelty-free measures they use and you can read all about it here.


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This product has a minimal list of just 12 ingredients and the main ingredient is of course, the snail mucin. It contains 96% snail secretion filtrate which helps to keep your skin moisturized and illuminated all day.

Another ingredient worth noting is sodium hyaluronate, which is great for hydration. It might not pack in much but these ingredients work so well in the product and (arguably) makes it one of the best hydrating essence to use.

Full Ingredients List: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Carbomer, Panthenol, Arginine


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First Thoughts & Impressions

Like I said, it is quite popular in the skincare community and I wanted to give it a try to see what the hype was all about. It also happened to be my first snail product so I wasn’t really sure what to expect.

The first thing I noticed was the easy dispensing method. It has a packaging similar to the blackhead power liquid and that makes it pretty easy to dispense. It has a colorless, slightly runny, ‘slime’ texture. I thought it’d feel really weird on my face but it didn’t.


I love how it absorbs easily into the skin, it doesn’t leave you feeling ‘slimey’ or sticky and you can literally see your skin plumped up. I honestly don’t know how best to describe my thoughts but I lovvveee using it on my face!

Recently, I’ve been using it right after washing my makeup off. My skin feels stripped and ‘deprived’ somehow so I typically reach out for the essence to give me that calming and hydrated feeling.

Skincare Knowledge:

– A Guide to Hydrating Your Dehydrated Skin

– How to LAYER Your Skincare Products

– Additions for Your Harmattan Skincare Routines

Final Thoughts

At this point, you are most likely already sold or at least curious enough to want to try it. I know not everyone gets the hype but it was absolutely worth it, in my opinion. It’s suitable for all skin types and my oily skin especially loves the hydration.

Will I recommend? Yes definitely! It is that one product you need to try at least once. I’ve been using it a lot these days and I’ll most likely be going for another bottle afterwards.

Will I repurchase? Hands down, YES.

Thank you for reading and I hope the review was quite helpful! You can use the links above to purchase the product and the coupons as well.

Don’t forget to let me know if you’ve tried this product and what you think of it in the comments!🖤

Till Next Time,

With Love,



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