I thought I’d take a minute out to review and rave Elensilia Escargot Original Repair Cream because in my opinion it’s one of the best snail extract creams available and believe me, I’ve tried plenty. When Korea was having their snail cream everything moment a few years ago I totally got on board with trying a variety of formulas from a variety of different brands. I don’t know if I was as grossed out by the idea of a snail moisturizer the way most people were because I mean if I can eat snails I can sure as hell put their extract on my face right? P.S. They basically taste like butter, that’s the primary flavor so, as long as you’re cool with a calamari-type texture you’ll be fine. I’m half Portuguese, we eat Octopus, snail is definitely not an issue, I’ve eaten weirder stuff in my life.
Now, I’ve tried both expensive and inexpensive snail creams but one of the best I’ve come across is most definitely by Elensilia.
Here’s my thoughts!
Elensilia Escargot Original Repair Cream is available in a 1.7 oz jar and will set you back anywhere from $20 to $50. Honestly, if it came in a 16 oz size I’d buy it. It’s one of my staples. This is formulated with 80% snail extract and also contains airbutin for brightening and fading dark spots although fair warning you really have to be diligent with airbutin to see any benefits from it. It’s an ingredient that’s both fantastic and a PITA because if you aren’t applying it every single day you won’t see visible results.
This is a gel moisturizer but it has a very melt-y runny formula that absorbs very easily into skin but does leave it quite dewy. I tend to avoid using it in the day because it’s really rich and it makes my face a little slick and slippery. One of my favorite ways to use it is applying it right after a sheet mask session as the combination of the essence from the sheet mask plus a small amount of this leaves my skin super hydrated. It’s actually one of the few moisturizers I own that visibly improves and treats dryness. Sure, plenty of moisturizers will hydrate but if you aren’t committed to applying them daily you’ll notice your dry skin will pop right back up. Elensilia literally treats dryness and keeps it at bay. So, if you use it one week straight but either skip using it a few days or eliminate it completely from your routine you’ll still notice how incredibly smooth, soft, and how well hydrated your complexion stays. It does a very, very good job eliminate drier, flakier skin. One thing I do hate about it is the lavender fragrance. I find most snail creams have the same scent for some reason. I don’t really like it and find it very strong but I’ll deal with it since the formula is so crazy hydrating.
If you’re looking to not hydrate but treat drier skin, I’d highly recommend Elensilia Escargot Original Repair Cream! Truly it’s the end all of snail creams! You won’t need another once you try this incredible formula.