So what’s so special about this Mizon Snail Repair BB cream? Well, it has your renowned snail mucin in it, at least 45%.
What they say:
CERTIFIED FOR WHITENING, ANTI-WRINKLES AND UV PROTECTION BY KFDA
CONTAINING OF SNAIL SECRETION FILTRATE 45%/ SPF 32 PA**
“… Mizon Snail Repair BB is a high-performance bb cream which protects damaged skin by various problems and helps its quick recovery. It also helps correct skin tone and cover imperfection. Certified for anti-wrinkles, whitening, and UV protection improving melasma, freckles, pigmentation, fine lines and protecting skin from UV rays.”
PACKAGING. Lovely glossy golden-brown tube container in a flat-like shape, which I actually like because it doesn’t take up much of a space in my baby changing bag. I just slide it in one of the side pockets and that’s it! So easy to carry around.
Note: Both ingredients on this product come in Korean and English, which is pretty neat in my opinion.
PRICE. This was part of the Snail Cream set I bought for $55.00 in my first haul. You get this BB cream, Snail All in One cream and the Snail Eye cream. Yes, a lot of snail-ing. So I am one happy bunny with the price! (Or on its own, it’s $11.99 at wishtrend.com -> click here.)
It’s light beige, has silky rich texture to touch, which is basically just right for my skin tone.
Application’s first impression:
I dab this Snail Repair BB cream in 2-3 big dots on one check using my fingers and start blending. It’s not a very smooth application and noticed this ‘dryness’ feeling from the cream. I think that if you have dry skin or have not moisturized your skin enough, you will get a patchy or uneven finish. So please keep that in mind.
I applied more than the usual amount that I would normally use on my face just to even things out. Unlike other BB creams I’ve tried before which glides effortless on your skin, Mizon Snail Repaid BB Cream might need a little bit more help in the blending aspect. Try a foundation brush to see if it makes a difference.
So what’s the outcome?
If you’re into matte effect instead of dewy, then this BB cream will tick that box for you. On the up side, this does provide a medium coverage and doesn’t feel heavy, surprisingly.
Plus you’d be pleased to know that it doesn’t have any overpowering smell, just something very pleasant and light — almost floral-type.
Another good thing I should point out is that, I never get this ‘greasy feeling’ later on the day while wearing Mizon Snail BB cream. In the past, I’ve noticed this with some foundations/BB creams and I really hate that oily-grease-type smell you get.
I’ve also taken the liberty to actually apply this cream using a (slightly wet) latex-free sponge, just to see the different finish it would give. I know there’s this ‘rule’ that BB creams are best applied with your fingers but hey, there’s no harm in trying right? Anywho, I am happy with the result so that’s what matters the most in the end! Right?
UPDATE IN PROGRESS FOR THIS POST – PICS & SWATCHES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, PLEASE BEAR WITH ME.
As we are now getting a hot and humid weather, with the summer season literally round the corner, I wondered how this Snail BB cream would perform under the sun. So here’s the before and after being exposed under the sun pics.
Love it! No touch-ups or powder pact reinforcements yet my face doesn’t look like it’s melting! The last two bottom pics were taken just after 4-5 hours of sun exposure and running around the park with my little guy. What do you think? Impressed?