Snail Cream and Other K-Beauty Treatments You Need to Try

let these products do wonders for your skin

If you’re beauty obsessed and always on the search for new products, then you’re in luck. Now is the time to finally take the plunge and get to know the magic that is Korean skincare. You might be nervous about putting unusual ingredients, like snail cream, on your face. But don’t be afraid. These groundbreaking beauty products can do wonders for your skin.

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Snail Cream

If you can get over the initial ick-factor, putting snail cream on your face just might give you the glow you’ve always wanted. Snail mucin became popular after it was discovered that the farmers who handled snails to make escargot had noticeably younger, smoother looking hands. Studies have shown that snail cream stimulates the production of elastin and collagen (a.k.a. the things that keep your skin perfectly plump). It also naturally contains hyaluronic acid, which helps retain moisture. So test some snail cream and watch your dry skin escargot away.

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Fermented Yeast

Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate sounds like a wrong answer on chemistry test, but it’s actually the key ingredient of the holy grail skincare brand SK-II. This ingredient is made from a strain of fermented yeast and is used to keep skin smooth, moisturized, and glowing. A bottle of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence can run over $165 a pop. Luckily, there are reasonably priced dupes in the Korean skincare aisle. Try Missha Time Revolution The First Essence or the entire line of SU:M37, which specializes in fermented skincare.


Bee Glue

This nourishing ingredient is actually a centuries-old remedy. Propolis, or bee glue, is a mixture of honey, wax, and other secretions made by honeybees to keep their beehives stuck together. Propolis has antibiotic and moisturizing properties, which gets rid of pimples and gives skin a dewy glow.

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