Snail mucus is one of the biggest skincare trends in Korea and has been for the past few years. I knew that I wanted to hop on board the bandwagon as soon as I read up on how it is great for the skin! I suffer from redness, acne scarring and small, bumpy pimples so I definitely wanted to give this a try. After using the Estee Double Wear Foundation as an everyday foundation, I found that it was definitely too heavy and full coverage for everyday so I opted to search for a BB cream that would be a lot lighter and could also help repair my skin blemishes. Who doesn’t want that?!
Mizon’s BB cream contains 45% snail mucus (which is not bad at all!), has SPF 32/PA++ and comes in a 50mL squeeze tube. This is a little more product than a typical BB cream. It claims to “heal skin by softening, smoothing and refining”, “repair wrinkles by snail extract”, “conceal pigmentation, discolouration, acne and marks”, “provide a natural glow”, “provide perfect coverage” and “encourage skin regeneration for youthful skin”.
After making the switch, my skin definitely improved and I had a lot less acne bumps all over my face. It had very good coverage without looking too cakey and heavy. It also lasted the whole day for me, although I did still get oily (there is no foundation/BB cream I’ve tried that does not make my skin not oily by the middle of the day). I personally have no issues blotting when necessary so this was not an issue for me.
Hand swatches: warm yellow undertones
As you can see in the picture, the good thing about this BB cream is that it doesn’t have a grey cast to it. It has yellow undertones, making it perfect for Asian skin and this makes it different to traditional BB creams. The only complaint I have about this BB cream is that it is still a bit too light for me. Although it does oxidise and darken up a bit to match my skin better after around 10 minutes, it is still too white and leaves a cast on my face when I am in direct sunlight so it looks unnatural and awkward. It only looks nice under artificial lighting. Therefore if you have pale skin and have skin issues, this BB cream will be perfect for you! Otherwise, I would suggest you mix it with a darker foundation or BB cream. You could also definitely bronze up the skin if you prefer but I generally don’t wear bronzer on an everyday basis.
Evens out the skin tone and oxidises a bit after it settles in the skin for 10 minutes
♡ Warm yellow undertones (no grey cast)
♡ Very affordable
♡ Good, buildable coverage
♡ Easy to blend
♡ Comfortable and lightweight on the skin
♡ Quite long wearing
♡ Contains a lot of product
♡ Too pale/light (for me)
♡ Squeeze tube packaging is a bit messy and inconvenient
♡ Cannot see how much product is left