The SAEM Pure Natural Snail Mask has been one of those limbo masks that are not bad neither good. Very mediocre if you ask me. And I don't like that in skin care. there are so many products that lack effectiveness that there is no need in producing more. It was good at hydrating my skin but besides that nothing major happening. Besides, it left some weird leftover layer that felt clogging to my pores so I ended up washing it off. Not my cup of tea.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Concentrated snail mucous extract formula that deeply moisturizes and nourishes the skin
❇ Snail extract mask that provides intensive moisture and 4 kinds of white flower complex for the clear and bright skin
❇ Paraben, artificial coloring, triethanolamine, benzophenone, sulphate free formula

Directions from the manufacturer:

Apply mask sheet to cleansed face and leave on for 20-25 mins. Remove mask and massage remaining solution into skin.

Ingredients:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Snail Secretion Filtrate, PEG-75, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, PEG-50 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Glycyrrhiza (Licorice) Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Coptis Japnica Root Extract, Cingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Fragrance

My experience:

The SAEM Pure Natural Snail Mask has been okay but I will cut the story short right here. I will not repurchase it as it wasn't my favorite of the bunch that I got to try out recently, hence this is a one time deal. Sorry, SAEM. The packaging is made of foil type plastic and has a pront of a golden snail in it. Overall very eye catching and simple.

The sheet mask is of moderate quality. It is not too soft nor too rough. The fit of it is quite good, yet adherence is not great at all. I tried for a long time to take a picture with it on my face and after I sneezed at one point the top half of it peeled off my face 🙁 The essence inside is very light and watery and strongly scented. The smell is very floral (old perfume floral) and, sorry for repeating myself, strong.

There was a lot of essence inside the pack so it lasted me to cover both of my legs and hands. I did like it's texture though. It had a nice slip and felt very refreshing on the face and on my body. My skin felt some slight tingling right in the beginning but then it quickly subsided.  The wearing time for this mask is about 15 minutes before it starts to dry out. It is quite decent, seeing that it is was very hot when I was using this sheet mask. The leftover essence dried quickly on my skin forming a thin layer. It was not sticky nor dry but didn't feel entirely comfortable.

After some time I ended up rinsing my face and reapplying my moisturizer. It felt like my pores were suffocating under that film which was left on top of it. In terms of hydration, this mask did a good job. there was zero soothing/brightening effects noted so I presume it will go as a daily hydrator for many. Du e to the film that was left on my skin I can assume that it might pill off under the make-up. I didn't notice any breakouts after using this product, which I was afraid of. Luckily it didn't happen.

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Pros:

+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains snail mucin filtrate, licorice extract and glycerin
+ Light watery texture of the essence
+ Good price
+ Good hydration results on my skin
+ Potentially good for all skin types except acne prone skin

Cons:

– Hard to get in EU
– Strong scent
– Formed a weird layer on my skin
– Potentially pore clogging
– Poor adherence of the sheet

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: Not Available
❇ Internationally: Available at yesstyle, mishibox, masksheets  and other online retailers
❇ Price is 1-2€ per one sheet mask but those are frequently on sale on masksheets website

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?