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The viral serum with 96% snail – yes, snail – filtrate

While putting snail secretion on your face may sound strange at first, there are countless benefits to be had from using COSRX’s Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence.
Photo by Anjali Rai
COSRX is known for having a minimalist design, which is clearly displayed with the serum’s packaging



If you are looking for a hydrating serum that leaves the skin feeling glossy and moisturized, the COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin might just be the perfect choice.

The COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is a South Korean skincare product that was created in 2014. The  creators COSRX, founded on December 16, 2013, by Jang Sang-Hun, quickly gained attention for its simple packaging and promising effect, making them a well-known skincare brand in South Korea and other countries worldwide. The brand offers many popular products, including the Good Morning Gel Cleanser, AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner, and the Propolis Synergy Toner

People around the world have tried and reviewed their products, with some praising them and others expressing disapproval.

Nonetheless, the Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Essence is a reliable product suitable for any skin type. The lightweight formula leaves a glossy finish while also moisturizing and improving the skin.

While the idea of putting slimy snail filtrate on one’s face may sound unpleasant, the benefits that come with the COSRX product are remarkable. Snail secretion filtrate has been around since ancient Greece, and is known to reduce inflammation and give skin a boost of hydration. The main ingredient in this essence is 96% snail mucin, making it highly effective in hydrating and healing the skin.

Once applied, the essence leaves a glossy finish that helps fight acne and other skin concerns. (Photo by Anjali Rai)

The price sits at around $25, which may not be suitable for people looking for a budget-friendly product. However, the quality of this product makes up for the cost. The product comes in a glass bottle with a clean minimalist look. The formula is very rich and feels heavenly on the skin. After applying, the skin is not sticky or overly moisturized. It is the perfect skin care product for those seeking a lightweight essence that feels like watery gel on the skin. 

Dealing with acne scars and other skin conditions can affect the way people feel about themselves. With the help of this product, concerns like blemishes, textures, and scars can fade away after a few weeks of use. This essence has many beneficial ingredients such as sodium hyaluronate, arginine, and panthenol, all of which are elements that the skin likes. Giving one’s skin the right products will ultimately improve its quality, which will then improve one’s self-confidence. 

Overall, the Advanced Snail Mucin Essence from COSRX is a unique and excellent product suitable for all skin types. The essence promises hydration while also reducing inflammation, acne scars, and wrinkles. With many loving the product it is no surprise that this essence is the most bought Korean skin care product.


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Anjali Rai
Anjali Rai, Reporter
Anjali is a senior at West Chicago Community High School. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and exploring various different types of music. Apart from dance and music, she likes to spend her time reading romance novels. Anjali is an optimistic person and strives to have a successful life ahead of her. 
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