three snails

Not a sentence that many beauty addicts thought they’d say, but with the ever increasing use of snail mucin as a skincare ingredient, I thought it was about time we reviewed the much talked about Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. It’s also one of our best sellers and one of the most popular Korean essences out there.

Set of the garden snail in front of white background

I always reach for Cosrx products when my acne prone skin breaks out and is in dire need of saving. Buttermilk customers are so happy Cosrx is now available here in the UK so if you’ve never tried them before, they’re worth checking out. My three favourites are Cosrx Low PH Cleanser, £15, Cosrx Whitehead Power Liquid, £22, and Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, £25. Using these for two weeks eradicates my spotty skin whilst keeping it hydrated and reducing scarring.

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What does snail slime do?

This amazing Korean ingredient hydrates, brightens your complexion and reduces acne scarring. So, if you are using BHAs and AHAs to combat spots, use it in conjunction with Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence as you need the snail mucin to hydrate the skin after the chemical exfoliatants have done their job of clearing dead skin cells and unblocking pores. Cosrx is fantastic for a Korean skincare routine for oily skin, however, those who need anti-ageing properties Snail mucin has other benefits too. Snail mucin is known to be anti-ageing by stimulating the formation of collagen and elastin.  This essence makes the skin plumper, softer and leaves skin glowing.

Cosrx Snail Essence

What makes Cosrx essence so different to other snail products?

It annoys me so much when there is a snail product on the market where the main ingredient is water. What is the point! Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence contains no water and is 96% snail mucin. You can actually see how much snail mucin is in Cosrx Snail Essence just by the touch, it’s so springy!  There are only ten ingredients in this wonder product and I love products that are clear and simple. This essence has no fragrance and no colouring.  Sodium hyaluronate and panthenol (vitamin B5) hydrate the skin and increases the skin’s ability to hold onto water. Arginine is an anti-oxidant that helps to build collagen production. Allantoin helps to create smooth, healthy skin.

Only ten ingredients

Snail Secretion Filtrate, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Arginine, Allantoin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol

How to use

After your Korean double cleansing and toning, take a pump or two of the Cosrx Snail Essence and pat into the skin.  Patting the essence will make it absorb quicker and penetrate deeper into the skin for maximum benefits!  After the essence, apply any serums you use and then your favourite moisturiser.


If you have any questions about this product or any of the Cosrx line please contact us on we’re happy to help!


Jenna Holmes

One Response to “Let’s review the best snail slime on the market: Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence”

  1. c.mcgeorge

    My order arrived yesterday morning and I tried it immediately along with Tony Moly egg soap. I can honestly say that I could feel a difference in my skin all day and a family member actually commented and asked what make up I was using as my complexion looked lovely. I applied last night and again this morning. Early days I know but an impressive start. It’s totally unscented and absorbs into the skin immediately.


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