Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

cosrx snail mucin

I received this product a few months ago as part of a skincare bundle gifted by Tamsin from Glow Theory.The same time I received the vitamin c serum from my previous post,click here to read my review. Due to dehydrated skin being one of my skin concerns, the COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin power essence or as I affectionately call it, COSRX Snail Mucin, was what she recommended me to use.

cosrx snail mucin

If you are as clueless as I was when I started using K-beauty products, I wouldn’t blame you for asking what the heck is an essence, and then imagine weird scenerio’s in my head hahaha ( think Dark Crsytal vibes lol). my understanding now though is that it is ultimately the same as a serum. Like serum = western beauty and essence = Kbeauty.

The COSRX Snail Mucin a very lightweight product with a sort of slimey consistency. I like to kid that it is “slak juice”(snail juice) and clasp my hands together for it to have like a spider web effect hehehe

*Although this product was gifted all opinions are my own

cosrx snail mucin texture

Benefits of using this product

The COSRX Snail mucin consists of 96% snail secretion filtrate and now need to freak out by thinking about crazy things like I mentioned above hahaha. The snail mucin for COSRX products is harvested by the snails being placed over a mesh net in a dark and quiet room. The snails prefer this environment because they are nocturnal animals.  They are left alone to freely roam the net,for about 30 minutes, leaving mucin in their trails.

Snaill Mucin contains many beneficial ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, glycoprotein ezymes and copper peptides. These ingredients all make snail mucin effective in the following;

  • Repairing skin damage(think of snails being able to repair their own shells)
  • Evening skintone
  • Fading hyperpigmentation including acne scars
  • Firming and Tightening the skin
  • Boosting Collagen and Elastin production
  • Hydrating skin

Just for balance because the list of benefits is not long enough, snail mucin has antimicrobial properties which help fight off acne-causing bacteria.


  •  To visibly repair and revitalize skin
  • Help with skin concerns such as acne scarring, dehydrated skin, early sign of aging,
  • To leave you with healthy, glowing, moisturised skin

Whenever I had breakouts, I was always left with dark marks/discolouration where the pimple once was but since using this product( in conjunction with my other products) I no longer have this issue. I won’t be able to say if it is was only due to the product as I haven’t used it on its own(without other serums  in my routines) but since adding  it to my routine it has taken care of this problem. Although I am not anywhere close to perfect skin as yet , I definitely have a slight glow in my skin and I am loving it.


I use this essence as part of my morning routine, after cleansing and before moisturiser. I apply it to damp skin and pat it in to help it absorb properly.


This Serum can be purchased from Glow Theory for R330 

If you have tried this please share your experience in the comments below

cosrx snail mucin snail

Until Next Time

Peace and Love