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The Skin House Wrinkle Snail System Cream

15 Mar

I got the snail cream here.

I got the Skin House Wrinkle Snail System Cream from Gmarket in November last year and I took some time to test it before I blogged about it. I forgot how much I got it for but I’m sure the price was not over KRW20000. I got the snail cream with two gifts: Skin House Lovely Kiss Lip Gloss and Skin House Speedy Recharge Water Mist.

This snail cream is the second brand of snail cream that I have tried. The first one I have tried is Secret Key Snail + EGF Gel Cream.

So, here’s my review of the Skin House Snail Cream. I have an oily/ combination skin and the weather here in Bangkok is usually hot and humid. Please do note that differences in skin types and probably weather conditions may result to different effects.

Price: The snail cream was a good value for money. It is now sold at KRW9900. I’m not sure if they still give out the same gifts.

Weight: 100mL

Packaging: The product comes in a plastic tub. It has a seal and a protective lid, too. There was no spillage during shipping.

Colour & Consistency: The snail cream looks white in the tub but when spread on the face it doesn’t make your face “ghost-like”; it actually is translucent when applied. For its consistency, it is sticky as how snail mucus should be. It seems thick yet runny.

Applicator: None. It doesn’t come with a spoon or spatula.

Smell: It has a very mild powdery smell.

Country of Origin/ Production: Made in Korea

Ingredients: I got the ingredients list in ebay and here they are: DI-water, 1.3BG, DPG, PG, MCT, Acacia Collagen, Liponic EG-1, Babasu Butter, Pionier0030, Squalane, PEG-90M, Natural Betain, Ar-165,TW-60, TSF-451-100, Kalcohol 6870, Carbopol 940, TSH7500, TSF-451-100

Directions: Use a minimal amount (probably half a teaspoon or less) for the entire face. Rub onto face and pat gently for total absorption. Please remember that the snail cream is really sticky and it takes time for skin absorption. Sometimes I skip using this snail cream in the morning because it is thick and it takes longer to absorb. I use more than half a teaspoon of the product at night especially when I get breakouts.

Effects (from ebay): moisturizes, nourishes and protects the skin. It is recommended for acne scars, sensitive and tired skin due to environmental factors, skin pores losing elasticity, uneven dark skin tone, irritated skin from shaving or skin clinic procedures, and increasing fine wrinkles from losing moisture and elasticity.

My experience: One of the reasons it took me some time blogging about it is because I don’t really see that great an effect on my skin. I use to not wear it everyday because albeit I know that it should be sticky because it’s a snail cream, it’s just a hassle applying it in the morning when I am in a rush. I usually just use this at night because it makes my skin oilier in the daytime. My skin can be problematic at times so I don’t really put the blame entirely on the snail cream. What I really like about it though is that it gives my face a healthy look. When I went to Korea and my skin really got dry and dark, the snail cream did help revive my skin tone and elasticity just after a few days I got back. Although the snail cream does not keep me from having breakouts, it helps with drying the pimples after 4-5 days.

*** when I was in Korea in winter and I did not use a proper hydrating moisturiser, the snail cream was not really enough to moisturise my face.

Will I buy it again?: As there are many snail creams in the market, I would like to try other brands. But if there are good deals at Gmarket, I probably would 🙂

So, that’s my story with The Skin House’s Wrinkle Snail System Cream.

Have you tried it before? What’s your experience? Care to share?

Cheers! 🙂

Gmarket November Haul

26 Nov

*Date Ordered (1): November 15, 2011

Order Completed Local Delivery: November 18, 2011

*Date Ordered (2): November 16, 2011

Ordered Completed: November 19, 2011

Date of Shipment: November 21, 2011 (One item was cancelled on same day)

Date Received: November 24, 2011

(*I had two sets of order so I combined shipping)

Note: Please pardon this pic-heavy post.

Who sent my package? 😉

This November haul from Gmarket is by far the headache-free order I had from the site, well, save for the cancelled item (I don’t know the reason for cancellation but it was quickly refunded to my PayPal account).  I combined shipping for two orders and I was able to save EMS fees.

Yes, this is stress-free since this is the first time that I did not pay extra duty and taxes at the Post Office. The package was successfully delivered to my apartment.

The box is full of individual boxes/ packages from the different sellers.
And the goodies are…
This is quite a good deal. This is a 1 + 3 promo, which means you get three free items when you buy one product (it’s a choice between the honey primer and a radiant something… ooppss, I forgot what it was, it was a highlighter). The freebies are a honey mist, which smells so sweet and is really refreshing, a little bottle of eye make up remover and some download coupons (anyone who wants the download coupons can leave me a message for the codes since I have no use for them). I was actually expecting a box of cottons/ tissues as the third freebie since that is what’s mentioned in the site. Wonder what happened?
I was surprised that the Yojolady Snail Secretion is a little, little item (4mL). I tried a drop of it on my skin and it tingled, it is strong. I haven’t used it and I am quite hesitant to use it. I inquired from the seller how to use it and I was told it should be mixed with Blemish Out toner or it can be used purely on a blemish. I tiny drop should suffice. The seller sent me a sample of the toner and some brochures, most of them are in Korean, though.
The Peripera nail polishes  were on 1+1+1+1 offer. Love their quality (I tried one) and how they are packaged. The purple and the pink ones are new colours for autumn. Like I said in my previous post, I would like to try the perfumed nail polishes next.
The Cellio lipsticks are also value for money items as they are on 1+1+1 offer. I haven’t checked the quality of the lipsticks though. Their colours are much darker than advertised on the site but I hope it can be applied well on the lips and are not drying. It came with a free cucumber mask and download coupon (again, to anyone who wants the code for the coupon can message me and I will give it to you).
I am super excited for the Skin House snail cream. The snail craze hasn’t worn off on me yet and I am still in search for snail creams. I also got this particular snail cream on promotion with a free lip gloss and mist. Even its price is discounted, so it is definitely a good deal. Some of the snail cream leaked from the jar and it is really sticky. Hope it works well with my skin. Oh, there’s a note with the package but unfortunately I can’t read Korean so I don’t know what it is about.
I was most excited for these two dresses that I ordered. But I am not so much satisfied with the quality but its cheap so I got what I paid for. These dresses look so much prettier in the pictures though. I thought I ordered black but I got purple instead. The purple dress had a different hue from the site. The orange & blue dress has a hood, that feature wasn’t highlighted in the seller’s page so I didn’t notice. I thought I can wear this to work but it’s too casual. I hate hoods too.
Anyway, there might be a few misses but I am quite satisfied. I found good deals with the other items. I can’t wait to do another haul for my Christmas presents purchase.
Gmarket is so addicting  but it’s so fun. It takes a lot of patience to select and order an item but when you get used to it, you wouldn’t mind it anymore. If you have questions, you can message the sellers and they reply. I message them in English and they reply in English as well. Well, some reply in Korean but you can always translate them via Google or Babylon. Gmarket customer service assistants are especially helpful too. They reply to my queries and message me if need be.
Have you tried shopping at Gmarket? How was your experience? Oh, drop me a note in the comments section if you need links for the products or if you want reviews of the items.
Cheers! 🙂