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COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

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An absolute cult favourite and must-try K-Beauty product which provides wonderful hydration to your skin. Suitable for all skin types. 

Snails are magical. The secretion that they produce is called mucin and has the ability to repair everything from dry patches to acne breakouts while helping to zap hyperpigmentation. The folks at COSRX have filtered this mucin and created an essence containing  whopping 96% of it. With loyal use, this product will give your skin revitalising nutrients that will help to prevent and repair damage as well as give it ultimate hydration. This product is fragrance free.

Volume: 100 mL

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Seoul Guide 

After cleansing and toning, apply a small amount of the COSRX essence on your entire face. Massage into problem areas and then gently pat using fingertips to aid absorption. 

Follow this up with your serums and moisturisers. 

Why we like it

This essence helps to repair and prevent damage while restoring moisture to our skin allowing it to glow and look its healthiest. 

Ingredients we love

Snail Secretion Filtrate – Aids in skin repair and hydration

Sodium Hyaluronate – Moisturises, soothes, heals and regenerates the skin

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


Additional information

Weight 0.176 kg

43 reviews for COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

  1. Kajal Kanhai

    This has got to be one of my most favorite COSRX products. I have dry, sensitive skin and this essence has been a lifesaver. It gives the skin such a lovely glow. Love this essence. Will continue to repurchase.

  2. Celeste (verified owner)

    If anyone doubts that they actually use snail mucin, I can confirm it is as slimy as you would imagine minus the gross factor. Once applied and it sinks in, the hydration and healthy glow is undeniable!

  3. matthewcarolessen21 (verified owner)

    This is hands down everybody’s holy grail products in all skincare routines for absolutely all skin types. This products is so moisturizing but absorbs so well into the skin, leaving you with the most amazing healthy glow while giving you all the benefits of the miracle snail mucin ingredient. It sells out so quickly for a reason. This is definitely a repurchase!

  4. abigailfraenkel (verified owner)

    Leaves skin soft and so hydrated. A must for winter. I can tell when I use it because my skin is glowing and does not get dry by the end of the day.

  5. leightonjames89 (verified owner)

    This essence has a sticky texture, though after application it dries quickly and leaves the skin feeling hydrated with a matte finish great for combo skin types.

  6. Marc B (verified owner)

    A healing nourishing essence for distraught skin, great for plumping up dehydrated areas frown lines, and under eyes! Use it with a hydrating toner for an extra boost. Acne friendly.

  7. penny (verified owner)

    I know that the benefits of Mucin are long term and I’ve only been using this for a few weeks. What I can say is that I love the texture and it plays nicely with all my other serums. It has so many beneficial properties that I’ll soon be dropping quite a few of my stand-alone active ingredients.

  8. deshnee.saminathan (verified owner)

    Really great product….I was skeptical at first but tried it because there’s good reviews about the brand. The reason I wanted to try this essence is because I suffer from adult acne that pigments really bad. The texture is like a serum and absorbs quite quickly. I’ve been using it for just over a month and I have noticed that my acne scars are fading….Yay. It doesn’t happen over night but this product does work. I noticed results from my first use. My skins feels so soft and nourished. It also helped with my acne where the spot clears up within a couple of days as opposed to weeks. Would recommend this product to anyone that is looking to control their acne and also assist with hyperpigmentation.

  9. tamzyn1864 (verified owner)

    This product is amazing. It is very hydrating for my sensitive dry skin. I also have uneven skin tone mainly on my forehead and after using this product for over a month I’m really seeing change. This product doesn’t show fast results but is worth the money and time. I’ve noticed that combined with sunscreen in my morning routine it helps with taking away pimple spots much faster. When applied it is not too oily on the face it absorbs well and leaves your skin truly glowing. Would recommend to anyone with dry skin or hyperpigmentation, it will really give you the results you looking for

  10. Kate (verified owner)

    This essence is AMAZING. I noticed a difference after only 2 weeks of using it, my skin was smoother and looked brighter. I love this stuff so much, HG for me!

  11. lufunon4 (verified owner)

    This was the first product a friend recommended when I told her my skin was giving me issue. I have been using this product for just over a month and my skin is looking absolutely amazing. It hydrates my skin so well, I’m no longer adding an additional layer to my nose since it would get dry. I highly recommend and the glow is just evident.

  12. bhcompt03 (verified owner)

    You truly feel like you are putting something slimy on when putting on this essence as is a bit stringy, however I have oily and acne prone skin and does not cause me to breakout. Once soaked into my skin it is nice and moist and plump and I have only been using it for 1 week and already can see the difference. Well worth the purchase.

  13. Sash (verified owner)

    I am not really sure of the results of this product but it feels really good on the skin.

  14. Chara G (verified owner)

    Been using this for just over a week now and my skin feels so much more hydrated. Will see over the next few weeks if it helps fade acne scars. So far, I’m loving the product.

  15. anneristeyn (verified owner)

    Been using this essence for about a month and it has helped to clear up my hormonal breakouts and has also helped to fade acne scars. It is also very hydrating and absorbs very well into the skin leaving your skin feeling plump and smooth. There is definitely a reason why this is a cult favourite.

  16. chrizellenelson

    I now get the holy grail status of the COSRX snail mucin essence. It is such a hydrating, soothing, nourishing and fast absorbing essence. In addition, it pairs well with other ingredients such as retinol, aczelaic acid, BHA and niacinamide.
    The COSRX snail mucin essence has assisted with fading my acne scars and assisted with keeping my hormonal acne in check.

  17. zaakse (verified owner)

    A friend of mine recommended this product to me and I am so glad that I ordered it. This is one of the best serums to use and it is super hydrating! It is a little gooey however I love that it comes in a pump bottle as this adds convenience upon application. My skin feels so hydrated and nourished after use that its not even necessary to use a moisturizer. I will definitely be purchasing more in the future and highly recommend this product to anyone that has acne prone, dry or normal skin type. Thank you for stocking this amazing product.

  18. Liezl Human (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this for about two weeks now and I’ve seen a difference already. It adds so much hydration to my routine & my skin looks a lot less parched. It has a gooey consistency but sinks in nicely and doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky. Also a good price for how much you get. Definite repurchase.

  19. nishfrizlar13 (verified owner)

    It’s a super hydrating product so much so that I don’t need to apply a toner before this serum which is great because I save money on toner purchases. it keeps my skin hydrated all day throughout the harsh winter and summer weather.

  20. sumashnim3 (verified owner)

    Love this product leaves skin smooth and soft …used it during the day and at night

  21. Erinma Nedum (verified owner)

    I have oily acne prone skin and I used to believe that if I dried out my skin my acne would improve but clearly that is not how it works. My moisture barrier was so damaged and my skin just looked and felt terrible till I tried this product. My skin has been so soft and hydrated. I still have acne but my skin doesn’t look bad and damaged anymore. I started to see a difference two weeks after I started using it. I ordered this product on a Thursday night and it came to me on Saturday morning! I was so impressed. So all in all i say YES! the product and the service! YES will definitely be ordering again.

  22. deveneysmith (verified owner)

    Amazing product! I use it twice a day, and has lasted much longer than I thought it would. Would definitely recommend, and continue to use in my routine.

  23. elm.ribz (verified owner)

    I am in my late 50s and I have been using this product every night for a few weeks. Even though my skin is prone to oiliness, this product has hydrated my skin without leaving it feeling sticky or greasy. If I skip using it for even one day I can feel my skin craving the moisture that it provides. This is a 10!

  24. ayeshap7 (verified owner)

    Love this product. At first it felt weird because it felt a bit slimy but once you apply it to your skin, it doesn’t feel slimy or sticky anymore. I apply it twice a day before my serums. Would repurchase.

  25. Lazandra (verified owner)

    This product has become a holy grail in my skin care routine. I love the way it makes my skin feel and I’ve noticed a big difference in the texture of my skin after using it for a while. Would highly recommend.

  26. narusha (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this for more than a year, Honestly I can’t without it. It gives your skin a nice glow, helped with my acne scars, leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. definitely recommend!

  27. S.P. (verified owner)

    This helped me with super sensitivity and completely reduced the burning stinging sensation on my skin. It works well combined with any serum and moisturizer. The consistency is gel like and a little goes a long way. This is a must have for any skin type that is sensitive as it helps your skin to become more tolerant to other products.

  28. c.rohan (verified owner)

    This, coupled with my dermaroller, made a huge difference in my pitted scarring. I had used the dermaroller on its own for months before pairing it with this and the dermaroller was at least 50% less effective on its own. For some reason I didn’t see as big a difference in my hyperpigmentation, but the improvement in my other forms of scarring is definitely worth it.

  29. Joslyn Amber da Costa (verified owner)

    This is my holy grail. I will keep repurchasing it! My skin looks and feels amazing thanks to this product. It hydrates and plumps my skin like no other.

  30. Kay (verified owner)

    Definitely a musthave for everyone!

  31. Rean (verified owner)

    One word – amazing! Texture takes some time getting used to and may seem sticky at first, but easily absorbs into skin and is very hydrating.

  32. fotographld (verified owner)

    This is one of my favourite products of all time. You don’t need a lot and it leaves your skin so soft and hydrated

  33. sarahronn (verified owner)

    I’m on my 3rd bottle of this, I love it!

  34. Otlotleng (verified owner)

    I love this product. It really helped with texture and acne on my skin. I’ll definitely be buying it again.

  35. Aaliyah (verified owner)

    One of my holy grails! I’m never without this. Especially love it on exfoliation nights.

  36. Alecia van Aswegen (verified owner)

    Second time buying this amazing product!! It worked so well from the first week I started using it. When the bottle was empty I decided to try local pharmacy skin care brands, and I was so disappointed and was left with regret! So now I’m sticking with the snail mucin! It’s just that good! I also decided to buy this for my mom, so we are both on our epic skincare journey together!

  37. fezmokoena07 (verified owner)

    My daughter (13 yrs) & I are currently using this product, not a massive fan as I thought it would be a lot more moisturizing than what it is. It does however give the skin a glow which is always a good thing.

  38. Rene (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this product for the past 8 years, and honestly a staple in my routine. It really does help my skin bounce back from any acne scarring or rash breakouts. It soothes and I noticed that the recovery period of acne scars is 1-2 days when using the snail mucin. I’ve never tried other brands like Benton, but since finding this one, I am reluctant to give others a go. As always, don’t expect any one product to solve your skin issue or be a miracle cure. But this product is definitely effective. As I feel any and all COSRX products are, the key ingredients are always quite high on the ingredient list.

  39. Aaliyah (verified owner)

    Definitely worth the hype and probably my favourite COSRX product!

  40. michelle.otto1904

    I LOVE this product! I’ve been using it for a while and will repurchase it in the future as well 🙂

  41. Michelle (verified owner)

    Love it! Works wonders for dehydrated skin!

  42. Jay (verified owner)

    My second bottle. This product lasts forever and feels so nice on the skin. Not sticky after application and absorbs nicely. Definitely a holy grail product for me.

  43. faatimahsalie (verified owner)

    This product lasts really long, it helped a lot with hydration for my skin, leaving it plump and healthy looking. Definitely would recommend it!

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