Ah, 92% snail filtrate. Without a doubt, this cream is highly raved with all the benefits it provides, one of them being ideal for acne prone and oily skin types, able to reduce wrinkles, and acne scarring. Some has found it too dry but for me who has oily (combination during winter months) skin, it was great! In fact, I was really surprise after just one application BUT, turns out, this cream is not for everyone.
Incorporating it into my night routine, I applied it after toner and proceeded with the rest of my skin care, and off to bed I went with a hormonal pimple on my chin. You know, that deep, painful bump that you can’t pop and leaves a dark mark (no pun intended) once it goes away? Yupp, I woke up and found that the bump had reduced significantly and my face was baby smooth and I thought “Omg! I found my holy grail of skincare!”
It was great the first three days, controlling my acne, making my skin smooth and best of all, a small dab goes a long way so that tub looked like it was going to last me a good year at least but then, the problems started.
At first, it was a whitehead at the side of my jaw where I applied some of the cream. Because I don’t usually get pimples on the side of my jaw, I found it odd it but thought nothing of it and since it was tiny, I popped it and the cream did help in the healing process.
The after a few more days of using the cream, I started finding small white bumps on my cheeks.
The weird thing was, my skin was radiant and smooth but there was just these… odd tiny, tinnnnny white bumps that can be popped easily. They do not draw blood but maybe a pin drop of pus comes out?
Anyhow, after a day or two, it wasn’t small bumps, it was small pimples and my holy grail became a holy hell.
See, even though it helped with hormonal pimples, it worsen the parts of my face that were acne free which was weird. How can a cream “heal” pimples and yet, produce pimples at the same time? It’s like saying “Here, if you drink milk, you will create strong bones but will fall apart.” (Okay, maybe not. I’m not great with analogy.)
Back to the story. So, after eliminating it from my skin care routine, I looked it up with cosdna and turns out, the cream contains Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated vegetable oil, Triethanol amine, Dimethicone, and Butylene Glycol, all six of them being acne triggers. Even though I am not sure which one of those is causing my pimples, I have no wish to find out.
It’s a bit sad because it is a decent product, really decent price, and I did hoped that it would clear up my skin / fade those acne scars when I first ordered it online SO, if you do not have sensitive skin or you know that those six ingredients above won’t break you out, it is worth a try which is why I might be giving it to my mother and see what she thinks about the anti wrinkle effect it claims.
While I have realized that snail filtrate is pretty amazing stuff, I have also learnt that not all highly raved stuff are worth the risk so now, I first check the ingredient list and even though I am a poor student, I would rather pay more for a product that won’t break me out rather than save money and get a cheaper product that might not break me out.March 9th, 2016 @ 3:27 pm
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