My thoughts on Secret Key Black Snail Original Cream
I am a sucker for products containing snail mucus so my hopes were high for this one.
The packaging is really nice, it is a black glass jar with a screw on lid. I do have one problem since it feels like you have to screw the lid so many turns to open it. Maybe that is silly to some, but I live with chronic pain and every single repetitive movement hurt. And I do notice a difference between other jars.
Other than that, I do prefer my products to come in a tube or a pump bottle since it is way more hygienic that way and I really don’t like dipping my fingers, or a spatula in a jar.
The cream itself is white and as any other snail product, slimy in consistency. It is easy to apply and penetrate to some extent quite fast. The smell is there, but it is not overpowering, more of a fresh scent.
Now to the weird part of this product. When I apply this to my face, no matter how many layers I put on before. It penetrates to some extent and makes my skin feel like it has a clay mask on. When I feel my skin, it feels tacky. So, it leaves some kind or surface on my skin and the end thought of it is that my skin feels super dry and I want to add another layer on top. This is really weird feeling for me cause all the other snail products I have tried has made my skin feel moisturized.
One can say that it doesn’t do much for my skin at all and I don’t think this is a cream for dry skin people (like myself) but if you are on the oiler side this might be a good one for you. But there are way better snail moisturizers out there and that deserves your money.
I was given a sample from my purchase at Innisfree and tried it, I love the scent of this product. Claims that it treats flaking dead skin cells, I feel that as long as you have anything in your routine that exfoliates your skin, you wouldn't be able to tell. I haven't got this tested out so I'm unable to determine it's claim. This product is definitely a deep cleanser, after usage, I felt my cheeks were tight ( dry on cheeks, oily on t-zone ), while my t-zone feels fine. Overall, I'd get something else that can suit both parts of my face.
I think it's a good cream. Not exactly worth the high pricepoint but if you can get it on a sale, then it's worth every penny. If it's not on sale I'd think twice about repurchasing it as it's not a skin miracle, but it does a really good job at hydrating.
Great cheap sheet mask, doesn't break me out or irritate my skin and leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. Not too much of a sticky residue left on the skin either. The mask is a bit of a shape mismatch for me, but I have a massive nose so that's most likely why :P I'm completely obsessed with this mask!
This product promises anti-aging, anti-dry and ultra nourishing effects. I was given a sample by my online korean cosmetic store to try. I used this product after showering. I blended the sample after dispensing and applied the product all over my face. Anti-aging, I can't say much because I'm trying out a sample, so I leave that up to people who actually use this to tell us. This product is anti-dry and ultra nourishing for sure. It felt thick on my face and after leaving it on for a couple of hours, the product felt like it didn't even evaporate. Yeah, my face was so moist, I had difficulty sleeping because it was thick as hell. I went to wash the product off and the next day, I had breakouts all over my T-Zone.
This is my first Korean Toner and I have already emptied one bottle of this one last year. This toner claims to calm down your skin which had suffered from the harsh environment; remove any impurities which remain even after cleansing; plus, rebalance the pH level of your skin as it is slightly acidic (pH 5.5), for a healthy and youthful skin.
I apply it after cleansing my face and it really does refresh it. It returns the moisture and I can slightly feel the tightening of the pores on my cheek area. I haven't seen a drastic amount of change yet but it works, I guess. Let's now go deeper to my review of this product.
The packaging for this product comes in a blue, transparent plastic bottle that has a cute label on it. I got the 250mL variant and I think the package is adorable.
This toner comes with 250mL of product and it's plenty enough to last you for about 3 months if you use it day and night, which is what I do in my case. It's a good amount for the price that you are going to pay if you plan to buy it.
The product is very watery and you will need to use a cotton pad to apply it. It's not like the Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Toner that I talked about in my previous Beauty Empties Series.
This toner smells fresh and minty. I don't know how to describe it thoroughly, just really fresh, hehe.
This product feels refreshing and just like water when you apply it to your face. But once it dries up, I felt the tightening of my pores and as what its name says, "wonder pore", I think that is mainly what this product is all about. It's generally for pore care and I think this product will be great for those who want their pores to shrink.
For all the 3-4 months of using this product, I can't exactly say that it made a change in my skin. Yes, it kind of makes my pores shrink but it didn't really do anything else. Or maybe it did? I don't know, maybe I just needed to use it more consistently.
This is priced at ₱540 and I think it is a good deal because you are getting 250mL of product.
This Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner Toner is a decent toner over all. Its price point is a good deal with the amount of product you are getting, it didn't give me any bad reactions, and it smells nice. I'm going to rate it a 4 out of 5 stars just because I really didn't see its effects on me.
These Hello Skin Jumiso Masks are one of my favorites especially the Whoa, Whoa Soothing Mask variety. I loved its instant brightening effect, I love how it soothed the redness of my skin, I love how rich and moisturizing the essence is, I love it's smell, and most of all, I love how thin the mask itself is and how it perfectly adheres and fits my face. Honestly, I could go on and on about how great this mask is, because it really is!
Maybe the only con I can think about it is its price. Each mask retails for PHP110 and while it's on the higher end and not that affordable, the effects I get after wearing the mask make the price reasonable. 👌
This mask is definitely an extravagance but it's an extravagance I'm willing to pay for as I'm getting visible results from it immediately.
This is one of my favorite masks of all time! This product contains a lot of essence and the mask is well-soaked with all the goodness. Compared to other varieties of the same brand, this Snail variety is my favorite one because it didn't irritate my skin and just really made my face moist, soft, and soothed.
Its essence is very rich and moisturizing, it's mask is thin and adheres well to the skin, and it just leaves my face hydrated and well-moisturized after use. I highly, highly recommend this product to those who are looking for a mask with rich essence that will deeply moisturize their skin. Snail is already a known ingredient in the KBeauty community as it claims to have skin-repairing effects and can just give a dry skin's moisture need.
I really love it!