I am eye patch deprived. Every night for the past two weeks, I have been diligently testing the Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream or Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream for short (purchased from Beauteque). There are a lot of positive reviews on this so I figured I might always well try it out! Some people say that using eye cream for anti-aging/wrinkles is usually for people in their late 20s. But it never hurts to start early and prevent the things we are most afraid of from happening! Usually, for my regular eye routine I just use an eye gel from either Clinique or Biotherm (but they discontinued these ones). Let’s get on with this review!
Disclaimer: This product was purchased with my own money and I am not being paid to write this. My review, images, impressions and thoughts are all my own, unless stated otherwise. While this product may or may not have worked for my skin, it may or may not work for yours – remember, your mileage may vary (YMMV)!
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Total rating out of 5: 3.5
$12.99USD on Beauteque
Hydrating, convenient packaging, firms and tightens the area you applied it on
Didn’t do much for brightening my eye circles, only works on wrinkles/fine lines to a certain extent
Will I buy it again
No, it wasn’t AMAZING, it was ok/average (did its job, but also didn’t really do its job lol) I think you get the gist
‘Whiten, brighten and reduce wrinkles with Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream. Containing 80% snail slime filtrate and E.G.F. (Epidermal Growth Factor), use this eye cream to increase firmness and elasticity of the skin. Snail slime is full of antioxidants, and proteins as well as elastin and glycolic acid. Use on tired eyes or if you’re just start your anti-aging routine.‘
Let me tell ya, applying this every night for 14 days was no easy feat. I had to refrain myself from using other eye products so I could see the full results of this one and how it worked!
The cream comes in a small tube, but it can be purchased in a tub as well which comes in 25ml instead of the 15ml tube. It has a very narrow tip, so when you squeeze out the product you won’t be able to accidentally squeeze out too much at once (which happens to us all sometimes). The design is pretty simple, and it looks like the typical eye cream. I like the tube version more because it’s more hygenic! and you won’t get waay too much product on your hands by accident.
The product is packaged inside a cardboard box, that has descriptions and ingredients in both Korean and English. The expiry date can be found on both the box and the product.
Snail Secretion Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Sorbitan Olivate, Water, Dimethicone, Beeswax, PEG-100 Stearate, Polyacrylate-13, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Polyisobutene, Stearic Acid, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Tropolone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Adenosine, Polysorbate-20, Disodium EDTA, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Rh-Oligopeptide-I
Texture/How I Applied It
The cream is not as gooey as you would think it is (since it does say “snail”!). It’s white, has a consistency that appears creamy, but you can also tell it has some moisturizing/hydrating properties to it since it’s not entirely opaque like some of the heavier creams. When you apply the cream onto your face, it turns into a water-y consistency. It did not feel heavy/oily after I applied it. I dabbed this cream onto my eye with my ring finger after taking a pea-sized amount. There is no perfume or scent.
I liked how moisturizing the cream felt, as opposed to some of the other eye creams which are more heavy and oily based. This felt quite refreshing, light and can be used twice a day! (But I only applied it every night)
As mentioned before, I used this eye cream for 14 days every night. Sorry for the terrible lighting in each one! I take all the pictures in my room so the lighting isn’t usually accurate – but I’m trying to figure out a way to make it consistent every time. I took pictures in the beginning, middle and end of the testing period.
During the first couple of days, I noticed that it reduced the lines on the inner area of my eyes quite a bit. They are pretty fine, but they became less and less noticeable until a certain degree. My dark circles stayed the same though (probably because I always sleep so late??) After about a week in, I definitely felt the bottom area of my eyes were a bit tighter and more firm. However, in terms of brightening it didn’t work that well for me. My panda eyes were just as panda at the end of these 14 days. -cries-
This is a pretty good starter eye cream if you’re looking for one to try or if you’re starting out your anti-aging routine/eye care. It’s reasonably priced, and hydrates/moisturizes the under eye area. Some people said that it worked in terms of brightening, but it didn’t do much for me. The good thing about this cream is that it does work on your fine lines and wrinkles, but the effect isn’t that strong (you can still see them). The cream makes those fine lines less obvious but when it gets to a certain point, it doesn’t do anything for them anymore. Instead of using this at night, I’ll probably use this during the day instead. When I’m finished with this, I’ll be in the market eyeing out other eye creams to try!