- Snail… Slow shelled slug…
One of the things I am not really fond of.
It turns out, though, that snails are super beneficial to our skin; and this tiny bottle holds the magic within!
What makes this serum even more special is the fact that it also has tomato extract, which we all know is absolutely amazing for our skin!
“Ang kamatis ay pampaganda ng kutis!”
According to experts, snail extract, also called snail mucin, has hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, Vitamin E, antimicrobial and copper peptides, collagen, elastin, and allantoin.
Before we get to my review, let’s dive in deeper into this snail juicy goodness!🐌
- Hyaluronic Acid keeps skin plump and firm.
- Glycoprotein enzymes diminish the appearance of wrinkles keeping our skin youthful looking.
- Vitamin E keeps our skin healthy and is also a good antioxidant.
- Antimicrobial and copper peptides kill bacteria, virus, and fungi.
- Collagen and elastin reduce the typical signs of ageing. They maintain both the elasticity and firmness of our skin.
- Allantoin has healing properties and stimulates cell regeneration.
Basically, all these difficult words just mean they’re all our skin’s best friends!
As for the tomato, just in case you dozed off in your Science and Health class, it is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, Vitamins A and C, and folic acid! Tomatoes help shrink pores, fight acne, freshen skin, and even out skin tone.
Now that we all know the benefits of snail and tomato extracts to our skin, let’s move on to our review.
A few days ago, as I was browsing Instagram for serums, I stumbled upon this really cute product from Sooper Beaute. It’s called the Baby Skin Snail Serum + Tomato Extract. It’s really small (15ml) and affordable (P180). People who had used this serum were raving about this product and so I decided to give it a go.
My parcel came yesterday afternoon, that’s about 3 days after placing my order through their website. I also appreciate the fact that they kept me posted on my order. I received e-mails and private messages on Messenger when my order was confirmed, being prepared, and was shipped out.
The serum is housed in a small frosted glass bottle with a very cute but detailed label. It comes with a dropper, which I like because it avoids spillage and over-dispensing of product.
Let’s break down the ingredients a bit. Just a quickie.
So Agua is water; Carbomer is for the texture; Glycerine acts as a protective layer to prevent moisture loss; Phenoxyethanol is a non-irritating preservative; Lactic Acid reduces acne breakouts and appearance of wrinkles; Matricaria Chamomilla has natural healing and skin protective properties; Hamamelis Virginiana is also known as Witch Hazel that’s a good skin conditioner and anti-inflammatory; and finally Lycopersicum Esculentum, which is more commonly known as tomato.
Hmmh… Looks like the company needs to edit some of the spellings in their label. 🙂
Everything listed is apparently safe and essential.
It smells amazing! It actually reminds me of Victoria’s Secret perfume – not that it smells exactly like one! It just has that certain fragrance to it that I love.
- Texture and Consistency
It’s quite watery and not at all oily. It does feel moisturizing once applied on the skin, not dry but not tacky either. Did I mention that this serum is PINK?!
As mentioned above, P180 is not bad at all! The bottle might be small, but I think it’s perfect for those who just want to try out some products first, without spending so much on something that may or may not be effective. It’s really budget-friendly, even students will be able to purchase one.
I DM-ed Sooper Beaute and asked them if this serum could be used with the DIY Compressed Facial Mask. The answer was positive, so I’m definitely trying it on Monday (my mask day!) I’ll be creating a separate post for that so watch out for it!
Would you try this serum? What’s your favorite at the moment? Don’t forget to leave a comment below! See ya!
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I tried it with DIY Compressed Mask with my sister. Watch our video here: