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Is It Worth It? – COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser Review

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Trying the COSRX low pH cleanser gave me high expectations of COSRX cleansers, so I decided to try the Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser too! I’m on the last bits of the tube now, so I feel more than ready to share my honest opinions about the product.


In this review, I’ll be highlighting all to know about the cleanser, where to purchase, its effectiveness compared to the COSRX low pH cleanser and my overall thoughts on the product.


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About COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser

The COSRX snail mucin cleanser is marketed as a “specially formulated gel cleanser enriched with skin beneficial ingredients to hydrate and protect the skin.”.


It’s formulated with10,000 ppm of snail secretion filtrate” and claims to “remove impurities while protecting skin from stripping”. Highlighting the snail mucin, it also claims to “deeply cleanse” the skin with the “smoothest lather”. 

It comes in a standard size of 150ml/5.07 floz, at a price range of $10-$20 and you can shop it from different authorised retail stores. You can also get smaller sizes like 50ml and 20ml for as low as $1.99, if you use my links below!

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The highlight ingredient is its 10,000 ppm of snail secretion filtrate.  As you most likely already know, snail mucin is a great ingredient and in this product, “its stretchy, elastic texture helps to deeply cleanse the skin and give the smoothest lather”. I’m not sure what they were on about though😅, these are all just marketing tactics lol.


It has several other ingredients but none particularly stood out to me. I did not really care though, I was too curious to see if it’d offer similar effects as its snail essence counterpart. But overall, it passed the ingredients check for me.

Although it’s not vegan (snail mucin), it’s cruelty-free like all COSRX products⭐.

Full Ingredients List: Water, Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Coco-Glucoside, Lauryl Betaine, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Arginine, Tromethamine, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Fragrance, Carbomer, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Disodium EDTA


First Thoughts & Impressions

As with all cleansers, the first thing I notice is either the packaging or its smell. It has the usual COSRX cleanser packaging; a tube with ease-of-use. The smell is also much more pleasant compared to that of the low pH cleanser.

It has a slightly runny gel texture with a transparent color, sometimes with a blue tint. It lathers up easily and gives a lot of lather, so a little goes a long way.


However, in plain and frank words, I am simply not a fan.

Maybe it’s because I loved the mucin essence counterpart as well as the low pH cleanser, but I had high expectations for it. I was really expecting it to somehow combine the “greatness” of those two products but it was quite underwhelming.

It left my skin feeling really dry during the first few weeks of use and it also felt like it sort of aggravated my acne. I later found out that was because I added a number of new products all at once, but still it was one of those new products.

It felt less drying a few months into using it, and all I did was to make sure to use just a little amount for the whole face, rinse and move on to my next routine step as quickly as possible.


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Final Thoughts

I did not exactly like it. I know some people love it and it helped their skin but I don’t think it’s for me. I’ve used cleansers that I liked and although this one is not exactly bad, I am just not a fan.

Will I recommend? Based on my experience, I would not. However, as I’ve always said, skincare is personal and since there are quite a number of other people who shared its effectiveness for their skin, it might work for you too. I mean, you won’t know until you try, right?

Will I repurchase? No. I have other cleansers to try out but this definitely won’t make my repurchase list.

**All pictures used in this post are mine except the texture shot. Do not repost/reuse without permission.

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

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried this cleanser before and what you think of it🖤

Till Next Time,

With Love,



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