I really, really, really don’t like putting body lotion on. Almost all of my motivational vanity is reserved for my face, and so are almost all of my fun and exciting products. I know I’m not the only one, either. I’ve talked about this more than once with my fellow skincare enthusiasts and beauty blogger homegirls, and the consensus is always that no one enjoys the body moisturizer chore. In fact, I had to make a new post category just for this review. I never expected to feel strongly enough about any body product to want to write about it.
Unsurprisingly, what changed all that was snails.
Purpose: Tony Moly Pure Eco Snail Moisture Gel is a gel moisturizer that’s very suitable for the body.
Best suited for: All skin types. May not be suitable for use as a personal lubricant due to the alcohol and fragrance.
Do not use if: Areas of your body where you intend to use this product are sensitive to alcohol denat., citrus extracts, castor oil, fragrance, or anything else in the ingredients list.
When and how to use: After showering or whenever skin feels dry, open up the tub, scoop out some product, and slather on.
Tony Moly Pure Eco Snail Moisture Gel ingredients: Snail secretion filtrate (90%), alcohol denat., glycerin, citrus unshiu fruit extract, citrus unshiu pericarp extract, citrus unshiu peel extract, bacillus/citrus unshiu peel extract ferment filtrate, sodium carbomer, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, carbomer, tromethamine, sodium polyacrylate, citric acid, water, styrene/acrylates copolymer, coco-glucoside, benzoic acid, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, fragrance
Notable ingredients: You can tell from both the ingredients list and the texture of the product that the Tony Moly Pure Eco Snail Moisture Gel is all about the snail goo. Without turning this review into yet another Fiddy Snails lecture on the potential benefits of purified snail slime for human skin, I’ll just say that snail slime is known to be rich in humectants, emollients, peptides, proteins, antioxidants, and all manner of skin-friendly components. The research so far demonstrates its promise as a skincare ingredient, especially for wound healing and photodamage repair. I’ve been using snail products for nearly two years now, long enough to know that I always want some snail in my skincare routine. There’s nothing like it for keeping my skin in top condition, and the more the better. 90% isn’t even the highest concentration I’ve got in my current collection.
90% is pretty damn high, though. You can definitely feel it in the thick, slick, smooth gel. The Pure Eco Snail Moisture Gel goes on light and disappears quickly into my skin, leaving it silky, hydrated, and subtly glowy, without any of the stickiness or suffocating residue that I get from many other body lotions and creams. Clean and detergenty, the fragrance is inoffensive but fairly strong, which is the only reason I wouldn’t be eager to put this on my face as well as my body. If you’re sensitive to perfumes, exercise caution with this stuff. The smell doesn’t bother me but is noticeable enough that I know it might be too strong for at least some people.
When I first started using the product, I was worried that the alcohol content, which helps it dry down fast, would irritate my skin, or that the gel just wouldn’t be enough to get me through an entire night and day. For once, my worries didn’t come true. My body stays comfortably moisturized all through the night and the next day. If your body skin is especially dry or you have concerns about the alcohol, just test the gel first on a small patch of skin. Don’t write the product off altogether. It’s exceeded all my expectations for a body product.
Conclusion: I’ve loved snail mucin since the very beginning of my K-beauty journey, but I never thought I’d be able to smear it with wild abandon all over my body. The generous quantity and affordable price of the Tony Moly Pure Eco Snail Moisture Gel has made that impossible-seeming dream come true. And guess what? I have a Memebox discount code that will make it even easier for you to live the dream, too.
Where can I buy Tony Moly Pure Eco Snail Moisture Gel, and what did you say about a discount code?
Even though it’s fairly simple and basic, Tony Moly Pure Eco Snail Moisture Gel has been a game changer for me. It’s turned a tiresome chore into a skincare ritual as fun as all my face care steps. I really want you guys to try this snail gel out too, so I called in a KIB favor and had a coupon code made for Fifty Shades of Snail readers. 300ml of Pure Eco Snail Moisture Gel sells for $8 at Memebox US, but if you use the code FIDDYSCHOICE at checkout, you’ll get 25% off of each tub!
What’s your favorite body moisturizer and why is it not as awesome as a giant tub of snail gel?
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