Skin 79 Snail Nutrition BB Cream is made up of 45% snail secretion filtrate.
Maybe but it’s the latest craze and trend to hit Korea. Most everything you see has some sort of snail “slime” in it lately including skincare products like serums, moisturizers, and eye creams.
I know it sounds disgusting but there isn’t any scent or any one feature that will make you think of snails when you’re using it.
Take a look!
Skin 79 Snail Nutrition BB Cream is a proper Asian BB Cream. This has a high level SPF of 45 and either sheer to medium coverage with fuller coverage available if you build up. It’ll conceal redness, dark spots, acne scarring, or any other issues/problems that need addressing for a perfectly flawless finish.
It’s a rich, creamy texture that has a lightweight feel once in place. It offers a whitening/brightening finish that eases dullness and creates an overall look of whiter and brighter looking skin. The formula is mineral oil and paraben oil free as well.
The formula restores moisture to skin and leaves it hydrated and supple thanks to the snail secretion. However, the moisture level isn’t any better than you’d find in either the pink or gold Skin 79 BB Cream labels. I was surprised as I expected more moisture from this but the gel-like texture has the same rich creamy base that most all Asian BB Creams have. There isn’t any more moisture here than you’d find in any other BB available on the market.
Supposedly snail secretion keeps skin moist and healthy while building a protective layer over skin so it retains moisture. I didn’t really experience this phenomenon. This also acts to prevent skin from developing finer lines due to dryness.
Unfortunately it does not adjust as well as other BB Creams offered by Skin 79 so on my medium fair skin it came across a little pasty. It starts out a lighter shade of beige but contains pinker undertones with whitening grey that start to come out as you massage it in.
Skin 79 scented it rather badly. I’ve never noticed a fragrance in any of the other BB Creams I own from the brand but turns out this kinda has an old lady perfume smell. It’s not very pleasant to my nose and tends to stick around even after application. This could prove a deal breaker if you’re sensitive to scented facial bases.
As with most BB Creams you’ll see excellent wear from it. It has a satiny dry down that should work fine on many skin types. It won’t oxidize and with proper application you’ll find coverage lasts from the start of your day until the end of it without an issue.
Overall, I think Skin 79 Snail Nutrition BB Cream is an excellent BB Cream for those who fit into its shade range. I do think certain quirks about it bother me such as the scent and the pasty finish that wasn’t suitable for my skin tone. These issues prevent me from raving it harder. I never really have an issue with Skin 79 offerings and they typically suit my skin fine or I can, at the least, make them work. This just seemed a little TOO fair for me.
I think the snail secretion is disappointing as I did expect more moisture overall from the product. To me it just seems very similiar in texture to any other BB. There isn’t a while lot of difference here outside of the fact that they added in snail secretion which hasn’t really changed the formula either way.
Do you need it?
Not necessarily particularly if you’re happy with your gold and pink label already.
However, if you do fit in the shade range and never tried Skin 79 before, this is indeed, a good place to start as the formula excels at being a true BB Cream formula with many benefits including a high level of SPF and a long wear time.
A friend purchased mine for me who lives in Korea.
Skin 79 is sold on a variety of E-bay shops as well as online. DO be careful where you purchase from as there are many, many fakes around.
If you tried it, I’d love to hear your thoughts!