According to my research, secretion of the snail has benefits when applied to human skin: firstly, it is claimed to stimulate the formation of collagen, elastin and dermal components that repair the signs of photoaging. Secondly, it is claimed to minimize the damage generated by free radicals that are responsible for premature skin aging.
|I could never kill a snail, even if they do eat all my mail! This one is rather cute don't you think?|
I received a trio of products: the snail solution booster, emulsion and snail solution (to be used in that order). Frankly I find the packaging quite unappealing with the olive green color and yellowish lid. I suppose the company was going for natural 'snail' colors. All of the products have a screw top. The booster and emulsion look almost exactly the same which has led to me applying the products in the wrong order- it would make application easier if there was a more obvious way to distinguish them. It does come with a spatula, but I do not find this necessary for application.
I would have loved to continue using this product at night as I am curious about the benefits of snail mucus. These products are extremely moisturizing, perhaps a little too much even for my dry skin. Definitely a no go if you have normal to oily skin. I do enjoy how my skin looks and feels after application as I prefer to be over hydrated than dry and flaky any day! However, the fussy 3 step application and the smell were deal breakers for me. I prefer my skin care and make up to be quick and minimal, and this system takes up too much time. I am very interested to see if my fellow Bntgirls, Joanne, Carina, Rini and Alene can stand the smell, or whether it's just me and my sensitive nose.