April 10, 2013

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask

Missha US just launched their new Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Collection last week. I’ve been testing out the Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask for several days now and I must say I do likey!

Take a look!

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask ($22.99) is a typical Asian sleeping mask that you can use over night to restore moisture to the skin. To use simply apply a generous amount, pat into skin, and head to bed for the night. In the AM wash it away and skin will be soft, hydrated, and smooth.

In this case, the sleeping mask or sleeping pack (whichever you prefer to call it) contains snail slim extract. No worries, it doesn’t smell bad or feel slimy, etc…actually it smells amazing compared to other snail products I’ve tried from other brands. It has a fresh almost cucumber scent. The texture is a softer creamy formula which absorbs easily into skin.

Snail slime extract supposedly restores vitality to the skin while firming and moisturizing it. If you suffer from patchy, flakier areas on your face this is an excellent way to restore moisture to those areas. In as little as a single treatment you’ll notice skin is smoother and softer. It definitely restores moisture to skin in a major way.

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask Swatches

I already use a host of ingredients to moisturize my skin in the evening but I like the fact that this sleeping mask works in a single treatment and I can experience the results in that single treatment. According to Missha snail slime is so precious that it takes over six hours to to gather a mere 1g!

I sadly do not know how snail extract is collected. I’ve read a variety of different articles for different brands that do snail skincare and it seems to be a cruelty-free process but I can’t confirm exactly how snail skincare is made so you might wish to Facebook, Tweet, or E-mail Missha for exact details.

If you’re interested this is available now at www.misshaus.com

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Blee

    Muse, after reading I see in my mind a LOT of snails on special sheets all racing to make the snail moisture to collect. LOL ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Katie

    I’ve always loved the idea of an overnight moisture masks, with high hopes that it could rid me of my dry patches. I’m apprehensive though because I literally sleep on my face at night. Will it one off? Does it stain a pillow case?

    • the Muse

      not at all katie, you’re using it as you would a moisturizer, patting it on, allowing it to absorb, and going to bed. you aren’t leaving a layer on your skin so it doesn’t stain or come off on your pillow case/sheets.

  • Liz Cat

    I still can’t say I particularly want to try a snail product, but i was curious the way they get it haha! i looked up several articles as well, and they seemed to say it came from “safe mechanical stress”. safe or not, mechanical stress didnt sound very pleasant to me but in an article from nbc news on there “today” website, it’s described as a process where the snails are stimulated repeatedly during there life span. After extraction, the snail goes back to living in the snail farm.
    Still not sure how the snails are “stimulated” but from what they’re saying, i interpreted as after the snail’s slime is collected (still unsure how…by “stimulated repeatedly” i just imagine scientists poking the snail so he will keep moving around lol. pretty sure this is not how it works) but then it seems the little bugger goes back to the farm to hang with his snail buds until the next time.
    Seems to be cruelty free, but really there is so little information! It seems to have improved at least in that at first snail products got the slime from crushing the snails, to now they do whatever this is.

    The funny thing is after all this and the fuss around it, I remember the fact that there’s snails being served up for dinner. So can’t say I like snails, but this process seems better than just plain up frying the suckers.

    • the Muse

      i actually didn’t see that on the news but going to google now prob on youtube somewhere. I’ve honestly read a SLEW of articles on the process and nothing implies they are being hurt during the process although as you said stimulated how? and why does that sound dirty lol! I mean technically they secrete when they move but doubtful that someone is sitting around poking snails all day and if so DAMN they got time for that?! ๐Ÿ˜€ snails are tasty…sorry I know, I said it, but they are ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Beauty Beat Manila

    Ooh I just tried Missha’s Super Aqua Blackhead Clear Oil during a sleepover with my girls. Was that supposed to have snail extract too? It felt unlike any blackhead scrub I’ve ever tried before as it felt more like a rich cleansing/moisturizing oil with micro scrubs than an exfoliating scrub ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sylvia

    I actually rather like snail slime products–I’ve seen videos of them agitating them to create slime and it doesn’t really seem cruel to me–after all, my husband eats clams which are steamed alive so me using snail cream from agitated snails isn’t so bad!

  • Miss D

    Ok, so I’m super dry…would you suggest I use this in the evening after moisturizing my face or purchase the Skin Food Honey mist you just reviewed? I feel I should only get one product, so… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • the Muse

      hey miss d I typically apply this only, nothing else, and sleep on it. combining the mist and this might be overkill ;D

      • Miss D

        Oh, sure I knew you meant that…but what I wanted to know is if you could just pick one of the two products to buy, which one would you choose- the Missha Snail Mask or the Skin Food Honey Mist?? I’m on a budget right now! ๐Ÿ™

        • the Muse

          oh sorry I think I read wrong…depends because they are two diff products…which do you need more? new mist? or new mask? ๐Ÿ™‚ if you already have a ton of mists maybe go with the mask? or vice versa, both are excellent products and hard to choose between two vastly different products!

          • Miss D

            Hmmmm, good question…well I do already have the Hadonomy mist, so…maybe I’ll try this snail stuff first! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • the Muse

            if you already have mist, try the mask ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s just hard to say this or that when the products are so vastly different ya know? ;-D

          • the Muse

            ps plus missha has some killer sales at the moment ;D

  • Lillian Funny Face

    This sounds amazing, I’d love to try it. I’ve been researching about how it’s collected too and like you I can’t really find a straight answer. It seems to be basically cruelty-free, the snails aren’t killed or seriously hurt but I’ve heard they ‘agitate’ the snails which could hurt them a bit. I’m not sure how to feel about it as a vegetarian. I’m not a vegan so I use things like honey but if the snails are being hurt on purpose it seems worse than bees just being kept in less than perfect conditions :/ If anyone knows more about it please let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Janet

    I actually tried this product and it broke me out in little white heads. ๐Ÿ™ I do use other snail products with no problems, like Mizon’s Snail Recovery Gel Cream. I think this MISSHA product was just too rich for my skin. At least I got it on sale!

  • Fanme

    Wow it works..even the mask,my skin is so soft and shiny..love this product..