It’s no secret that Korean beauty has grown to cult status over the last few years. What started as a niche market quickly blossomed into a full-blown phenomenon—and with good reason. The often-natural (and affordable) formulations are super effective.
One of the sector’s heavy-hitting brands, Mizon, can be found in drugstores across the US, and we’re so thankful. Much of its product line contains snail secretion filtrate—yes, a slime-like substance from actual snails. Sure, it may sound gross, but the benefits speak for themselves. The ingredient can retain up to 98% water and is best known for its youth-boosting and moisturizing properties.
One Mizon product that can barely be kept in stock is the Snail Recovery Gel Cream. It promotes repair of the skin by reducing acne, scarring, fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles. Like other products from the brand, it contains a good percentage of hyaluronic acid to quench and penetrate every layer of the skin. And did we mention it's less than $10? If you've been curious to try K beauty, get started with this fan favorite.