|Scinic Snail Matrix Cream Review|
This has been a cream I've been using for the past 2 months and I nearly finished it so I feel like I can finally do a proper review of this product. This cream was a love/hate cream for me, which I'll later explain why.
The texture of this cream is legit like snail slime. What you see in the promo picture is what it is in real life. This cream is supposed to have 5% snail mucus in it. Snail mucus is known for it's healing/softening/brightening properties, so it's a really popular ingredient in skincare products. The cream feels very tacky, heavy, and sticky, which didn't bother me because I've tried snail products before and all of them have that slight sticky feeling due to the snail mucus. Haha, this cream looks and has a very suggestive texture lol!
So my skin type is dry/combination in the winter and oily/combination in the summer. My god, this winter my skin was so dry and cracked like a desert, so I was looking for a new moisturizer that would help soothe my flaky skin. If you're wondering where I bought this cream, I went on ebay and bought it there. Anywho, why I first loved this cream so much was that it was really helping my skin from dryness and I would wake up with super soft plump skin. But I noticed that after a few weeks my pores started getting SUPER clogged and I started getting whiteheads, blackheads, cystic acne, you name it! (FYI I have very acne-prone skin) I honestly didn't think it was this cream that was breaking me out, because at first my skin was fine with it. I just thought it was my misfortune to have really bad skin. A couple days ago I decided to try my new Kiehl's cream and instantaneously my acne started getting better and my pores are getting less clogged. So now I know for a fact it was the Scinic cream that was breaking me out. I feel so sad that I suffered for 2 months because I didn't want to believe that the snail cream was making my skin worse.... now I'm left with acne scars to remind myself to give up a product if it's not good~~ I just hate wasting product since I feel like it's wasting money T_T.
Also, I'd like to mention I only used this cream at night... I wouldn't dream of using this in the morning considering how extremely shiny it makes you look. I love dewy skin, but this cream makes it look like a 100 snails had excreted all over your face. So that's why I only used this at night when nobody could see me haha.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this cream to people who are prone to getting acne. I've read other reviews where people loved this product so it really depends on your skin type. I feel like this cream is best for people who have very dry skin and doesn't get acne, but honestly I've tried much better creams on the market so I would skip on this one. My next post will be on an Innisfree cream, which I have been LOVING!~~ It's suitable for all skin types too so look out for that!